Fret work tropical fish key holder

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Project by CalumetWoodworks posted 11-18-2012 11:18 PM 1759 views 4 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Another Christmas present to check off the to-do list! This one is for my mom. Backer is 1/8” bb plywood stained with a red color (name of stain escapes me at the moment). Fish is cut from 1/4” poplar. Applied 4 coats of wipe on poly, then added 5 cup hooks to the bottom. The lower piece of plywood is another 1/8” piece added so the hooks had something to screw into.

Thanks for looking!

EDIT: Pattern is from Dirk Boelman at The Art Factory

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#1 posted 11-18-2012 11:30 PM

Nice cutting there DigBaddy! Is that your pattern? I like the sleek clean look to it.

-- ---Joel; Central MD...rookie empter nester and getting back into woodworking!

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#2 posted 11-18-2012 11:42 PM

Nice cutting job. Great piece.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#3 posted 11-18-2012 11:43 PM

Oops…I added the link to Dirk Boelman’s site. He is the pattern designer…he has quite a few excellent patterns for sale.

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#4 posted 11-19-2012 12:42 AM

I have cut a fish like that before that Patrick Speilman designed.
That is a tough one.
Very delicate.
Nice job.

-- Mike - In Fort McMurray Alberta

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#5 posted 11-19-2012 09:15 AM

This is awsome work and wonderful idea I will use.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#6 posted 11-19-2012 05:27 PM

Mom will surely be proud of this one. The intricacy of its pattern is overwhelmingly pretty.


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