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Project by kiefer posted 07-07-2016 11:08 PM 4158 views 2 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a fisherman’s tool and I always had one with me when fishing but it got lost so today I carved another one .
Made from a piece of unknown wood and I got to use a couple new Japanese rasps which cut so nice and smooth kind of like a hand plane .It’s also nice to have several vises on the bench to hold things just right .

Hope the Grandsons see this they will come right over and make their own .

Now I cant wait till fall to go fishing .


-- Kiefer

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#1 posted 07-07-2016 11:42 PM

Klaus, I’m glad I’m not a fish. Ha ha. That looks deadly just by looking at it. Your carvings on the face and side make it look more effective. Well done. I would bet the grand kids will love to make one.
Some of my first projects on the lathe were priests. Only mine look more like police billy clubs.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#2 posted 07-08-2016 12:17 AM

Dispatch with grace. That is certainly the the fanciest “Priest” I’ve seen. Good luck and may you have the opportunity to use it to your fullest satisfaction.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#3 posted 07-08-2016 01:14 AM

I’m not a fisherman but it looks like you put it in the water and scare the fish into jumping into the boat. Or it’s the Canadian God of fishermen?

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#4 posted 07-08-2016 01:19 AM


How do you USE it?

Wait for the fish to come up to the surface and then CLOBBER them? :)
After you catch them, clobber them?

Looks like a nice tool… but…

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:

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#5 posted 07-08-2016 01:48 AM

Thanks Dave
I think the Grandsons will like this because they seem to like carving just hope they don’t use my face as a model.


-- Kiefer

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#6 posted 07-08-2016 01:49 AM

Thanks John
This Priest will get it done .


-- Kiefer

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#7 posted 07-08-2016 01:50 AM

Thanks Tom
I have to try that or make them jump in the pan .


-- Kiefer

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#8 posted 07-08-2016 01:52 AM

Thanks Joe
After you catch them you clobber them on the head or if they are lucky I you let them go .


-- Kiefer

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#9 posted 07-08-2016 03:25 AM

Hi Klaus nice whacker you’ve made . We use a small base ball bat for the big salmon.

I was on the pier fishing one year and a guy landed a big salmon and did not whack it. He went to take the lure out of its mouth and it flipped and caught his hand and he got all tore up pulling his hand back! He should have had a whacker!!

Nice work!!!!!!!!!!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#10 posted 07-08-2016 03:36 AM

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#11 posted 07-08-2016 08:18 AM

Hi Klaus
That’s some priest! The fish must be huge in your neck of the woods.

-- It always looks better when it's finished!

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#12 posted 07-08-2016 10:35 AM

Oh the stories this club will become associated with down the road. Great piece.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#13 posted 07-08-2016 11:15 AM

I get it Klaus. Instead of clubbing the fish you just scare it to death with that carved face. Merciful and well done.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#14 posted 07-08-2016 12:38 PM

Klaus, I wanted to be a fish in my next life. I just changed my mind !
This thing is a nice piece of art. Well done. It reminds me bones that I saw in the movie Quest For Fire.
This is good inspiration, as usual. Thanks.


-- Learn from yesterday, work today and enjoy success tomorrow. --

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#15 posted 07-08-2016 02:08 PM

Thanks Jim
I can relate to that story about the salmon we caught a couple big pike 26 and 27 pound one winter and the bonker came in handy .

Thanks A1Jim

Thanks Jim Rowe
Yes we still catch some big once up north and hopefully this priest will keep them quiet in the boat .

Thanks jaykaypur/Jim
Yes fisherman stories it’s always good to hear another good one and maybe this one will be part of one .

Thanks Mike
The idea of the scary face is to scare the fish to lay still so you can club it . LOL

Thanks Serge
Glad you changed your mind about being a fish ! LOL
Good to hear you are inspired this maybe a project for you .


-- Kiefer

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