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Thread: Build Thread : Carved Large Big Mouth Bass by hand

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    Wink Build Thread : Carved Large Big Mouth Bass by hand

    Build Thread : Carved Large Big Mouth Bass by hand I did this last year, figure I post it here for everyone over the next few days



    This carved Large Big Mouth Bass from Last Year is one part of a bigger project of Dimensional Intarsia , I did for a private client. I will show how I did this one start to finish.
    1st, I got a picture of a Big Mouth Bass an enlarged it using paint.

    2nd , I needed a nice piece of wood so I called a friend Known as Firemedit on another forum, his real name is Jean N. Becnel. He sent me a nice piece of Spalted Sycamore 3" thick 12" wide an 23" long.

    3rd, I copied the Bass to the wood using carbon paper.

    4rd I hand cut out the Bass with a hand saw an cut in the top fin an bottom fin
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    Love the "show how it is done" threads. Thanks for doing one,
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    Inspirational stuff.

    This is something I would love to try.

    Would BASS wood be good for this?

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    Yes Bass is good for this project
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    Well if you look in the privies pictures you can see I have pencil marks on the tail, so now I did the tail I used a draw knife an a gouge to do this part. I also used a skew to work on the other fins also. Next move on to the body leave the head for another time , bring the body in to shape to match the fins this will help when you work on the head
    Remember the tail move as if the Bass is swimming so give it some illusion as thought it is swimming
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    yeah, Id like to try it, except I lack one thing roy has, exceptional talent and 30 something years experience.

    man o man, you do some fantastic work.

    artists like you, toni, dave, seems you see things on wood and paper in 3 dimensions before you work on them.
    It amazes me. you bring a flat board to life, like dave makes a painting seem so lifelike as if the animal will jump off the paper.
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    Thanks for the build thread Roy. I love seeing threads like these. It almost makes me feel like I may be able to do that myself.

    Unfortunately, I could take a picture of a fish and when I'm done sawing and cutting I'd have a pile of shavings and something that looked like it crawled out of Lake Chernoble
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    Very, very nice, but, does it sing?
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    Good stuff, Roy. Looking forward to the next installment.
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