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#1 steeldrifter

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 11:03 PM

I made this for the new office build and thought you guys might enjoy seeing it. Last week while at my cabin on a fishing trip I was picking up some of the downed trees and limbs that came down over the winter when I noticed a pretty cool looking dried out stump. When I see things like that I get all sorts of thoughts of things to make out of it swimming around in my head so I tossed it in the trunk before we headed back home. I ended up making this out of it. Basic idea of what I did was I made the base out of carved foam and then drylock coated it gray, glued some river rocks and branches, leaves and various things to make it look like a river log jam. Mounted the stump and then varnished and minwax clear urethane coated it. Mounted a 13" Rainbow trout fiberglass repo mount (from bass pro shops) and put a streamer with line in its mouth. Came out pretty cool and fits right in with the new office theme.







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#2 Goduster

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 11:13 PM

That came out killer, I like it. Great addition for the office.

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#3 John T.

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 05:39 AM

Steve, you never cease to amaze me! Great addition to the office.

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#4 typhoon

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 09:26 AM

I love it. That trout looks great in that setting. I can just see it wrapping around the log.

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 11:08 PM

QUOTE (steeldrifter @ May 13 2013, 12:03 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I made this for the new office build and thought you guys might enjoy seeing it.


That looks great, but who dusts your shop? (the bonsai's wouldn't fair any better). If I had anything like that, it would be coated in a serious layer of dust.

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 11:13 PM

That stuff isn't hard to dust. Just put a wand on your air compressor and blow the dust from the top down, then sweep or vacuum it up. C'mon, man! quit thinking like a woman wants you to! hysterical.gif

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 01:22 AM

QUOTE (kbproctor @ May 14 2013, 12:13 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
That stuff isn't hard to dust. Just put a wand on your air compressor and blow the dust from the top down, then sweep or vacuum it up. C'mon, man! quit thinking like a woman wants you to! hysterical.gif

Cool sculpture, Steve


Yep Kev nailed it. I use my shop vac which has the reverse flow outlet and just blow the dust off things like this then sweep the floor. Makes life easy that way.

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