Carved Bass

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Project by medsker posted 02-27-2013 03:41 PM 868 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I carved this out of basswood for my Dad for Christmas. A lot of time and effort involved in it, but he liked it a lot!

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#1 posted 02-27-2013 03:44 PM

Very nice

-- Rob — I've cut it off twice and it's still too short!,

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#2 posted 02-27-2013 04:08 PM

That is a sharp carving. Very realistic.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#3 posted 02-27-2013 06:31 PM

I can tell you spent many hours on this carving and it shows. Looks good enough to eat :)

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#4 posted 02-27-2013 07:46 PM

Beautiful! What kind of paint did you use? Were the fins all done seperately?

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#5 posted 02-27-2013 09:18 PM

Yes, all the fins and gills were done separately. I used a air sprayer to apply the paint. Lots of mixing to get the different colors etc.

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#6 posted 02-28-2013 12:14 AM

You did a beautiful job in carving and painting the fish. Your dad must have been thrilled. Is this your first attempt at carving? The reason I ask is because I see no other carving in your posts. If it is the first it’s quite wonderful. Thanks for posting.

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#7 posted 02-28-2013 12:36 AM

Oakwood – No it is not my first carving. I’m bad about taking pictures and haven’t put any of the others on here, but I need to. I did several relief carvings before I attempted this fish!

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#8 posted 02-28-2013 04:27 AM

Crazy good. I had no idea. There is an ability to see and think in three dimensions that I just can’t understand. It amazes me when I see it finished and just can’t picture how it gets to be that way. You have a special vision. Was the painting air brushed? I’ve been thinking of exploring that.

-- Chance Four "Not Just a Second Chance"

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#9 posted 02-28-2013 04:41 AM

That’s a wonderful bass! The details are fantastic, especially the gills. Your Dad couldn’t help but be thrilled.

Thanks for sharing.


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#10 posted 02-28-2013 02:26 PM

This looks great!

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