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Project by diggerdelaney posted 02-04-2014 02:25 PM 1100 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well have been having fun again and turned this fisherman’s priest.

Made from odd scraps of wood I had laying about like Beech,Chestnut and Sapele the length is about 10”. I have owned a Robert Sorby Texturing and spiraling tool since about 2010 and never seemed to get a half decent spiral from it, well I did get one when I decided to have a go again. The two red rings are beech which I stained.

-- Derek, Kent, UK, http://s702.photobucket.com/albums/ww21/diggerdelaney/





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helluvawreck

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#1 posted 02-04-2014 02:31 PM

It’s a nice clean piece and you did a fine job on it.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#2 posted 02-04-2014 04:10 PM

Love it! Every fisherman should have one. Very nicely done.

P.S. Although I “catch-n-release” the small ones, I’m into catch and keep the big ones since my friends depend on me to supply them with fresh trout during the summer.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#3 posted 02-04-2014 04:23 PM

Awesome. I made one but not nearly as nice as that. Well done.

-- --Dave, Downers Grove, Il. When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams

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jlb

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#4 posted 02-04-2014 05:10 PM

very nice work,but what is it for?

-- Jim, Ca, jimlbenson@comcast.net

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#5 posted 02-04-2014 05:24 PM

“very nice work,but what is it for?”

jlb it is used by fishermen to dispatch the fish they catch

-- Derek, Kent, UK, http://s702.photobucket.com/albums/ww21/diggerdelaney/

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#6 posted 02-04-2014 06:32 PM

“Very nice work ,but whats it for”

-- I Saw What I See

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#7 posted 02-04-2014 08:11 PM

Fantastic! I didn’t know what it was either. I just call it a club. ha

That is waaaaay too nice to bash a stinky fish with. If you gotta do it, might as well do it with sytle!

-- Hand Crafted by Brett Peterson John 3:16 http://www.TheCrookedNail.blogspot.com

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crowie

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#8 posted 02-05-2014 06:15 AM

Nice bit of turning Derek…. I never heard of the term “Fishman’s Priest’’ before.
It’d be a crying shame to use such a beautiful piece of woodwork on a fish….

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#9 posted 02-05-2014 05:53 PM

Nice job. I found this definition on Wikipedia.

A priest (poacher’s, game warden’s or angler’s “priest”), is a tool for killing game or fish.
The name “priest” comes from the notion of administering the “last rites” to the fish or game. Anglers often use priests to quickly kill fish.

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#10 posted 02-05-2014 10:52 PM

Very Nice Project Indeed! Beautiful Work! Thanks For Posting!

Rick

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#11 posted 02-10-2014 02:32 PM

Cool! That’s really a fancy tool on dispatching a fish.

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