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    I'm just about to start the finish sanding so I thought I would submit more photo's for your viewing pleasure, please let me know what you think. I settled on Birchwood Casey Gun Stock oil for the finish and it arrived today, waiting for Foredom to send me the polishing paper to finish it, have it sanded to 600 grit now will go to at least 1200 or maybe finer. Had a walnut base started but it developed a nasty crack so here we go again.......

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    That's a nice piece of carving. I couldn't figure out what was in the earlier pics, but this set is spot on! You've done a great job of capturing the panic of the school of smaller fish being chased by the bigger one (Large Mouth Bass is it?) I don't know my fish very well, but I do know what I like in carving, and that piece is a winner!!! Great job.

    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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      Absolutely phenominal job fishcarver, ya showed great vision and execution with this piece!!!


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        Now that must have been a job! Anxious to see it when its finished! Ice Cream
        "Lif iz lik a box "o" choc lets, ya nevr kno whut yull git!"

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          Beautiful sculpture! I look forward to seeing the finish on the woodgrain of those fish as well as the twisted wood habitat. Great use of action expressed. thanks for posting the picts at this stage.
          Thor
          Steve

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            Re: Update on Juniper piece

            Thanks All for you comments and encouagement, one gets tired doing a piece this size so the encouragement is important, Bob not knowing the fish is okay as this is an interpertive carving so things like that is open for the viewers interpertation, glad you guys are liking it, we'll see what the judges say that's always a crap shoot isn't it?, thanks again...........

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              That is just beautiful! Can't wait to see it finished, juniper is sao beautiful with the light and dark wood twisted together. We had tons of it in the desert, unfortunately I waited too long to collect any before it all burnt up in the Sawtooth Complex fire we had in July. Now I am way north of that.

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                Just to echo others comments. The sculpture is just looking fantastic. I can only imagine how many hours you have already put into it. Having just finished my sculpture of fish and base and it is much smaller, I know how much time it does take. Now will come the finish and that will take almost as much time. How fine of sandpaper are you going to use for the finish? Anyway, it looks great and is going to be a fantastic piece. Oh yes, I assume you used some type of power carving on it, Foredom or Dremel or such?

                Keep up the good work and keep on plugging away, it is going to be another award winner.

                Gene

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                  How are you coming on your Juniper piece? It is looking so great, I hope you will keep some pictures coming as you progress along the way.

                  Gene

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                    Re: Update on Juniper piece

                    Hi Gene and others, thanks for all the comments and encouragement. I am currently fine sanding and fine tuning the piece, so haven't taken any updated pix as it really hasn't changed to much, I will sand to about 1200 grit and than decide where to go from there and after learning all i have about burnishing from the forum, thanks guys, i will try that before i oil it. I'm leaving in two weeks (27th) for Az to spend the winter so I will be sure to post some pix before i depart, thanks for all your interest and support.........

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