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    Western Red Cedar fence post 3.5 x 3.5 x 17". Cut for a 20 degree twist to the right and a 20 degree lift. Abalone shell eye spots, slate eyes and copper spiracles. 2X Liquitex Gloss varnish then lightly sanded back over the tool marks for the scale-like surface. The stone is 1" thick, the little white spot is a fossil! Good thing that I don't catch such beasts in my grapevines.
    I think I want to buy some sort of a cute little leash when this shows in the Artisan's Exhibition in September. Yes?
    Brian T

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    Interesting . Wonder what kind of a butterfly he would make. Ginny

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      That leash is a good idea. Then have a Robin walking alongside him with the leash in
      his mouth so the Robin is walking his pet. That would make an unusual and prizewinning display.

      Ray

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        My favorite thing about this site is the imagination of the posters, and this one has plenty.

        How about reins and a rider? Maybe a bunch of very small riders, like they were taking the bus.....
        Buffalo Bif
        www.bflobif.com

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          You sure have the imagination working on this one Brian. Nice work! The leash....hmm Keep em coming mate.

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            Thats cool.
            Makes me hungry for donuts.( from the side looks like it could be a string of donuts. Baker's dozen.)
            I think the copper spiracles are really neat... maybe hard to breath through.

            No osmetrium or tentacles?

            I like the idea of leash or reins and rider.
            Greg

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            • #7
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              It could be one of the ravens you carved that is alongside holding the leash....

              Claude
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                Cute little critter!
                Terry

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                • #9
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                  Thanks Ginny. I've done a lot of insect collecting over the years (genetics, diversity, etc). The really big caterpillars, hot dog size, usually metamorphose into a moth of some sort. Maybe something with 18" wings?
                  Brian T

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                    Thanks Ray. I was thinking of a leash tied to a cement block! _MY_ pet. Do you have any concept of how much a caterpillar of this size could eat? Bank-breaker.
                    Brian T

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                      Thanks Josef. Might have been done far sooner but the kitchen spoon thing got in the way. Do you think the body segment grooves are too deep?
                      Brian T

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                      • #12
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                        GG thanks. I considered adding more accurate body parts. To avoid the thing looking like a hobby shop kit, I was almost prepared to bash out the bits from 1/4" copper rod.
                        Early summer has finally arrived and I need to stay out of my burrow.
                        Brian T

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                          Thanks Claude but the big Ravens are rotting in the Vancouver, BC rain. Maybe drying out these days. A little pussy-cat body harness, tied to a concrete block.

                          The rider(s) thing won't work unless I carve saddles for them. The Robson Valley is ranch & horse country. They would expect anything but bareback!
                          Brian T

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                            Thanks Nomad. Think about it = a bunch of repeating lumps in a row. Particular ones have legs. That's it! At 17" long, I don't think it's above a beginner's skill to do.
                            Brian T

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                              Now you're giving me good inspiration. My stepdaughter is due with her first next month, with a shower in a little over a week. She has a ladybug theme going for her nursery... you see where I'm headed!

                              Mark

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