Channel Catfish Carving

Discussion in 'Jims Woodworking' started by BIG_D, Oct 29, 2008.

  1. BIG_D

    BIG_D New Member

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    hear is some pics of a channel catfish carving i did today if i cant catchem i will just carvem lol:wink:
     

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  2. Bill in SC

    Bill in SC New Member

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    I hear ya, Dallas! I LOVE wood carvings! Reps to ya when it will let me.
    BB in SC
     

  3. fishnvince

    fishnvince New Member

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    Totally :cool2:. Nice work
     
  4. CHAVEZ CHAVEZ

    CHAVEZ CHAVEZ New Member

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    that's pretty slick :cool2::cool2: how long did it take ya ??
     
  5. BIG_D

    BIG_D New Member

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    it probly took 3 or 4 hrs not to awfully long
     
  6. BIG GEORGE

    BIG GEORGE New Member

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    Fine job! I can't even carve my initials. LOL!
     
  7. stoney53

    stoney53 Well-Known Member

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    nice work dallas wish i had talent to do that
     
  8. Manny

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    I do taxidermy as a hobby and have made a mold of a 16 inch flathead. Because it is almost impossible to do a skin mount. There skin is nothing like a scaled fish. But when making a replica it does ruin the fish because of the molding process. I usually freeze the fish, thaw it out and pump the stomach full of caulk to hold its belly in position. Along with cutting of its whiskers and some fins to mold them seperatly. The cast is then poured in fiberglass resin an bondo.

    You can usually get 3 to 5 cast out of the mold before the mold itself starts to break down.

    The first pick is it in primer, then the next finished:wink:
     
  9. Freeman.360

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    thats cool
     
  10. BIG_D

    BIG_D New Member

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    nice job Manny thanks for sharring brother
     
  11. Mo.Hick

    Mo.Hick Active Member

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    I say both of you brothers have a God given gift. Thanks for sharing.

    Tom
     
  12. Trahviiz

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    Thanks to the both of you for sharing, they are very impressive. You guys sure do have some talent.
     
  13. story teller

    story teller New Member

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    Real smooth:cool2: Really nice carvings. With that said I'll let you carve them, I rather eat them.:cool2:
     
  14. Dave L

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    Truely awesome work guys. That hand carving is a talent all on it's own!

    I sure wish I had some models of some of the fish I had caught, very nice work!

    I can carve, though not by hand. Here's some recent playing around I've done.
     

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  15. oh no

    oh no New Member

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    I feel like a Dummy, looking at all this talent.

    Good Job Fella's
     
  16. willcat

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    Those are some real nice pieces of work guys!!!!
     
  17. zeboman

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    Nice work Dallas , how often do you bleed ?? LOL !!! You gotta watch your finger around those chisels.
     
  18. BIG_D

    BIG_D New Member

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    Z i use a power carver and yes you better keep thoes fingers outa the way if ya wana keepem lol i want to carve some brem on a pice of drift wood next just gota finde the right pic for a pattern cant finde anything that satisfies me lol i made a butterfly mobill a wile bake for Tina carved the butterflys it turnd out good i need to take a few pics to show it of but now im kinda hooked on releaf carvings on drift wood love that drift wood the price is right and it looks good
     
  19. Jacksmooth

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    Nice work guys!
     
  20. CuzICan

    CuzICan New Member

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    Lovely work Bro Dallas, you and Zeb are really talented, I am so jealous! I don't have a real special talent like this, and I so envy those that do! You really did a nice job on that!