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    Here is my latest carving in BASSwood of a BASS fish
    Al thinks this is funny
    I had this piece of wood laying around for a long time and started to make a bowl out of it, then changed my mind and carved a fish instead. All the detail is woodburned and all the carving is done by hand, (no power carving for me) I'm guessing the size at 6'x10'x2'. Already sent it out and forgot to measure it LOL
    I haven't been getting much carving done lately, but I'm starting to feel inspired again.

    Donna





    I hope this works....
    Indiana USA&&http://pyrogite.tripod.com

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    That is a great looking carving. What is the depth of the relief? The finish also looks great.

    Dale

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    • #3
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      This is just too good; not only is it a bass fish in basswood, but its also bass relief!

      Most of all I'm envious; great work, Donna!

      Al

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      • #4
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        Donna,
        That is really Great.I also do only hand carving. I caught a Bass just like that yesterday in back of my house.

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          Thanks everyone
          Dale, I'm not sure about the depth of the relief part. The whole thing was 2' thick, and I started to make a bowl, so I cleared out about 1/2' thickness of the center before I started to carve the fish. There is probly a good 1/4' of wood left behind the fish.
          Al, you are so easily amused! hehehehe

          Donna
          Indiana USA&&http://pyrogite.tripod.com

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          • #6
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            Really nice work Donna!

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            • #7
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              Wow, Donna !! That's one fish I wish I could catch. Incredible.

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              • #8
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                Donna, beautiful fish! Can I have the recipe?

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                • #9
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                  Donna,

                  Great job on the fish and with the surrounding background, very realistic, very good 'pyro' talent too.

                  Bill in NY

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                  • #10
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                    Donna, that is beautiful! You certainly did justice to the wood, great job!! Callynne
                    http://albums.photo.epson.com/j/AlbumList?u=4055528

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                    • #11
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                      Donna,

                      I love it! Boy, that would look nice on the wall beside my pool table.

                      Good Work.

                      Chris
                      Safety first

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                      • #12
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                        Donna,
                        excellent job I just love it what a talent now to me that is woodcarving. I would love to be able to do that and you did it without power I am so impressed. You are a true artist it looks as if you had gone out and caught it and had it mounted on the wood. Love seeing your work.
                        Colin

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                        • #13
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                          Very nice Donna, thanks for sharing.

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                          • #14
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                            Thanks everybody
                            And the recipe is..........
                            hehe just kidding, I lost the recipe
                            I did find a handy tool on ebay tho, it is a scraper for stripping furnature and paint. I used it in a lot of places instead of sanding and now I'm using it to take some varnish and stain off an old walking staff that I picked up at a flea market about 10 yrs ago. Someone had blasted it with white spray paint over a dark glossy finish. It is a nice stick, some kind of hardwood (maybe hickory) twisty. The scraper comes with several (6-8) blades of different shapes. It goes much faster than the tools I was using, knife, gouge, microplane rasp...
                            Thanks everyone for the nice compliments!

                            Donna
                            Indiana USA&&http://pyrogite.tripod.com

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                            • #15
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                              Donna, your work continues to amaze me. That fish is beautiful!!! Someday I want to BE you :-)

                              Ter
                              "Santas for the Soul" &&Original Carvings by Teri Embrey&&http://www.teriembrey.com&&[email protected]

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