Saturday, January 23, 2010

Speckled (rainbow) Trout

Early Jan. 2010

Time to carve: 3 hours
Finishing: 2 hours

This is a one piece slide. Now what I mean by this is the loop is carved into the slide from the same piece of maple as used for the fish. I used maple for it's strength and tight grain for the finished slide. Carving this slide took some time since it is smaller that most of slides I have been doing lately and because of the detail. When it came to finishing this slide I went out to Google looking for a picture of a Speckled Trout. After seeing what it looked like, I struck on another idea. What if I painted it to look like a Rainbow Trout instead?  It is painted with craft paints and finished with a couple of coats of Poly.  It is too bad that I forgot a fin or two while making the slide but I still think it still came out nice in the end.

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