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    First off I want to thank Nebraska AKA Ed for the great trout carving tutorial he recently posted and for answering my numerous PM's while I was trying to pull this off.

    Carved from Butternut, the trout is about 10 inches long and has three coats of Tung oil. I ran into a couple of worm holes. I'm not sure if I'll try to fill them or not, probably not, I think it would be tough to get a good putty match.

    Thanks for taking a look.

    Mike

    Trout Final - 1.jpgTrout Final - 2.jpgTrout Final - 3.jpg

  • #2
    Hi Mike , makes me want to go Fishing . A Piece of Art to enjoy for years . Merle

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    • #3
      Well, if it was flopping around I would think it is real, top-notch job
      . . .JoeB

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      • #4
        I read as far as "Trout in Butter . . . . ." and I thought: "Oh, goodie! Somebody has poste.d some food!"
        That's a great fish. I like the accent given by the obvious grain pattern.

        Don't fill the bug holes. They will then look like somebody patched up some bug holes.
        Brian T

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        • #5
          Beautiful fish, Mike!

          Claude
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          • #6
            Mike beautiful catch,,
            I agree with Brian T, both on the eating and with not filling the holes. gee I wish I could count the trount we have caught , fried fresh on the bank and and em oh my now it is time to get out the old pole.
            Chuck
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            • #7
              Very, very nice carving and love the butternut, Mike.

              have some butternut that I recently got from Loess' and it has borer holes in it also. I enjoy carving butternut and can't find a way to fill them, so just do what Brian said. If you do find a way, please let me know how. Hard to find the stuff and "holy" butternut might be the only way to go...at least we can still get it but the Canadians can't.

              Fine carving and finish. Well done.
              Bill
              Living among knives and fire.

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              • #8
                Mike,

                Great job on the trout! Especially for a first larger and multi piece project. Using a rock for the base, clever idea.

                I’ve enjoyed watching your progress during this project well done.
                Ed
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                • #9
                  Thank you all for taking a look and for the nice comments. This was a fun project. A little more involved than I thought it would be but I'm glad I gave it a try.

                  Mike

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                  • #10
                    Very nice Mike.
                    Joe

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                    • #11
                      Thank you Joe.

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                      • #12
                        Well done. Beautiful butternut was a good choice.

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                        • #13
                          Thank you Dashriprock. This was the first time I've worked with butternut. I like it. It carves easy and has nice color and grain.

                          Mike

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                          • #14
                            I love carving Butternut, it is such a beautiful wood, with great texture and colour. Well done, keep up the good work.

                            Bob
                            Before they slip me over the standing part of the fore sheet, let them pipe: "Up Spirits" one more time.

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                            • #15
                              Mike, I think you'd like the forum: https://thefishcarvers.proboards.com/

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