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Old 09-28-2017, 09:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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One of the woodturning clubs nearby has a group of turners who get together regularly for some social time/dinner. Usually, there is no turning going on at these gatherings. More of a show & tell, visit, eat, and fellowship.
Sometimes one or two are doing a little carving of spoons or other items.
Last night, one gentleman taught me to carve a worry fish. These are small hand carved fish which you can carry in your pocket. These fish can help relieve stress as you simply feel it's smooth curves. We ended up with this gentleman teaching four of us to carve these worry fish!
These make great give away gifts and are much more meaningful than giving someone a fidget spinner you picked up at a convieniance store.
These are also therapeutic for the person carving them.....and a great use of cut offs.
These are both from red cedar with one coat of TY Oil, re-sanded and Beale buffed to a soft sheen.
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Neat. What is the approximate size?


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Thanks! The finished size on these are 3.25 long, 1.75 wide and .60 thick.
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I think on the next one you should let me do some pyrography. It would be fun. (Hint Hint).
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I like this idea !!!
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I like them, I have seen what is called "comfort birds" same principle as the worry fish but the fish is a new one. Another carving is the "comfort crosses", they are my choice to make. I was surprised at how people took to them. I gave away a few dozen at a Veterans Administration hospital on my last visit.
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Those are pretty cool Charlie. Thanks for sharing.
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Nice! - ideal start to a worry-free weekend.
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Nice work Charlie, I'm afraid I'll need a school of them.
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Those look very nice. I hope you can take a hint!

PS, Got my stock in, so I'll be working on some Chevrons this week.
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