Bass carved from a piece of driftwood

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Project by piddlinchic posted 05-03-2014 09:25 PM 1920 views 2 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Ok, if you saw my blog, you know I am a “newbie” at carving. This is my first “real” carving (minus some hack jobs with a box blade and scrap 2×4). I found a piece of driftwood in a creek behind my house and decided it needed to become a fish. After a lot of messing up and fixing and re-fixing….here it is.

-- Learning by method of trial and error...right now, mostly error :)

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#1 posted 05-03-2014 09:28 PM

Being A Devoted Bass Fisherman …... I Love It!

Very nice work Indeed

-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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#2 posted 05-03-2014 09:42 PM

Great job, compliments.

-- The common man thinks. The wise man is silent. The stupid man discusses.

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#3 posted 05-04-2014 01:22 AM

I’ve been keeping up with your blog, and it’s nice to see the finished product. It turned out great! Can’t wait to see your next carving!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#4 posted 05-04-2014 03:51 AM

Great job, If you wouldn’t have said anything I would have figured you have been carving for years!

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#5 posted 05-04-2014 04:50 AM

Very nice work! (most of my projects are a series of mistakes corrected as the project moves along.) This includes typing this post!

-- Jim, Ca, [email protected]

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#6 posted 05-04-2014 04:52 AM

It looks fabulous! It helped me convince hubby to take me fishing on Monday. I can’t carve one like that but it certainly would be great to catch one like it! (We hope we won’t need our longjohns!)

Thanks for sharing.


-- “Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.” Benjamin Franklin -- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#7 posted 05-04-2014 05:28 AM

Looks great!

-- Dreaming patterns

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#8 posted 05-04-2014 06:04 AM

Very beautiful!

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#9 posted 05-04-2014 06:11 AM

I thought, “What the hell is a fish doing on LJ?” Now I know! Nicely done, and an excellent paint job too. Airbrushed?

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#10 posted 05-04-2014 12:31 PM

thank you for the comments. No, not airbrushed…just painted it with some acrylics I have. I understand that a lot of carvers use airbrushing, but i think it is a little expensive for me right now. Doing it this way I have less than $5 in the whole project (ended up making the eyes myself instead of ordering more), so there would be no guilt if it turned out like crap or if I didn’t finish it.

Again, thank ya’ll for the kind words.

-- Learning by method of trial and error...right now, mostly error :)

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#11 posted 05-04-2014 12:49 PM

That is a beautiful job!

-- Mike - Northern Upper Michigan

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#12 posted 05-04-2014 01:05 PM

wowsers :) not a fish person but definitely looking to get my feet wet in carving! If that’s a beginner project – I got some work ahead :) Very nice!

-- Beka/Becky - aspiring jill of all trades, still learning to not read the directions.

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#13 posted 05-04-2014 01:45 PM

looks good keep up the good work

-- Punk in PA

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#14 posted 05-04-2014 03:00 PM

It’s a beautiful carving. Very nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#15 posted 05-04-2014 03:40 PM

Nice job on the finished product. Your acrylic paint job looks excellent.

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