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Walnut Tarpon Mount

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Project by cross_wings_wood posted 04-01-2019 11:26 AM 789 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I came back from a trip recently with an itch to carve a tarpon. Hard to explain some of these urges but I’m retired and have the time … so I found a picture of a tarpon on the www to use as a model, grabbed a large slab of walnut and my Kutzall grinding wheel and started carving.

By the time I finished, I had used a few more grinding and shaping tools, as well as my small collection of hand chisels. I didn’t intend to give the fish an attitude but couple of friends have said my version of the tarpon seems to be smiling. So, before I finished, I added some angry eyebrows (altho not anatomically correct) to change his/her demeanor a bit.

Catching a tarpon on a fly rod is definitely on my bucket list but I guess I’ll have to settle for this (wood) tarpon mount till I can catch the real thing.

-- Richard, Austin TX - "Every repair job is really just an upgrade oppty in disguise!"





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GR8HUNTER

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#1 posted 04-01-2019 03:10 PM

GREAT JOB :<)))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#2 posted 04-01-2019 09:37 PM

Nice work on the Tarpon I dont think I would ever be able to catch something that size
A great result with the Kutzall. I think its a smiling female tarpon now!

A question what did you use to produce the finish?

Oh and BTW you are a naughty boy, ... there is a coffee cup on the table saw …ha ha! joke

-- Regards Rob

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#3 posted 04-02-2019 02:44 AM

Very nice!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#4 posted 04-02-2019 05:32 PM

Nice. The wooden one will last longer and stay smelling good.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#5 posted 04-02-2019 05:46 PM

Excellent carving.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#6 posted 10-07-2019 01:46 PM

  • UPDATE **

Well, it happened. Big check off the bucket list for me!

-- Richard, Austin TX - "Every repair job is really just an upgrade oppty in disguise!"

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