Fish story...

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Fish story...

Postby Bob Jr » Thu Mar 28, 2019 6:26 pm

It seems that when I catch plenty if fish, nobody at the landing asks how I did. But, when I get skunked everyone wants to know. This will be my answer to people when I catch nothing:
big bass.jpg

The actual size is 23 inches.
The model is from the Vectric clipart collection that comes with VCarve pro.
I'll just keep this guy stashed in my boat until needed.
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Re: Fish story...

Postby mtylerfl » Thu Mar 28, 2019 6:29 pm

Good one, Bob!
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Re: Fish story...

Postby Bob Jr » Thu Mar 28, 2019 6:30 pm

Thank you Michael. Everyone needs a backup plan...
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Re: Fish story...

Postby scottp55 » Thu Mar 28, 2019 6:36 pm

Nice plan!
GREAT paint job and cut!! :)
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Re: Fish story...

Postby Bob Jr » Thu Mar 28, 2019 8:12 pm

Thank you Scott.
I guess we are on opposite ends of the spectrum when carving. :wink: I used a .5 end mill for roughing, and a .25 ball nose end mill for finishing.
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Re: Fish story...

Postby scottp55 » Thu Mar 28, 2019 9:57 pm

Nah Bob,
A .5mmEm and a .25mmTBN sounds just about right.....36 hour cut time right? :wink: :wink: :wink:
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Re: Fish story...

Postby martin54 » Thu Mar 28, 2019 10:58 pm

scottp55 wrote:Nah Bob,
A .5mmEm and a .25mmTBN sounds just about right.....36 hour cut time right? :wink: :wink: :wink:
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Think what Bob means is the size Scott, he has cut his fish at 23 inches, you would probably have made it 2/3 inch :lol: :lol: :lol:

Nicely done Bob but why don't you just keep a real fish on the boat all the time, after I while I am sure you would get use to the smell :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Fish story...

Postby Bob Jr » Fri Mar 29, 2019 2:56 am

Thanks Martin,

"Nicely done Bob but why don't you just keep a real fish on the boat all the time, after I while I am sure you would get use to the smell "

I did that by accident once. I lost track of one of the fish being caught. It slipped under a boat seat. After about 2 weeks in the August heat, I found where the little guy was hiding.

You offer a good suggestion Martin, but I don't think I'll try it again.

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Re: Fish story...

Postby Bob Jr » Fri Mar 29, 2019 3:04 am

scottp55 wrote:Nah Bob,
A .5mmEm and a .25mmTBN sounds just about right.....36 hour cut time right? :wink: :wink: :wink:
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I should have been more clear: That's .5 INCH end mill for roughing, and a .25 INCH ball nose end mill for finishing.
Actually,it took about three hours per side.

But, your specifications would have shown waaaaaaay more detail!
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Re: Fish story...

Postby scottp55 » Fri Mar 29, 2019 1:22 pm

:) Purposely misunderstood Bob's bits to make fun of my own crazy fascination to details and the extra time it takes me. :)
I do like most here, and toolpath with a guesstimate size bit, then copy toolpath and plug in next bit size down, and preview first one, then second one with "Show Tool" off, and just keep repeating with smaller sizes until I can't see any difference.
Most people stop at whatever detail level they want, but I'm crazy :)
Of course if I did make a minnow-size of Bob's Monster, of course I'd have to go correspondingly smaller bits for the same detail.
(Martin..on Large key fob, the model can be a HUGE 1.1 inch! :) )

Wish I had your painting skill Bob!

Maybe move up here Bob and take up fly fishing and join Trout Unlimited? THAT way at the end of the day, you can pull out your handy-dandy notebook,
And say "I didn't get skunked....I had NINE "Refusals" " (when a trout takes the fly, and spits it out before you can set the hook)
(You do NOT want to know what Maine Guides say about "Refusals" :D :D

NICE catch Bob!! :D :D :D
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Re: Fish story...

Postby woody53 » Fri Mar 29, 2019 5:38 pm

Bob, How thick did you actually make it. Looks awesome and paint is, well I cant paint anything likes yours. Looks perfect.


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Re: Fish story...

Postby Bob Jr » Fri Mar 29, 2019 8:06 pm

Thank you Dave,
The fish is 3 inches thick.
Although I appreciate the compliments on my painting skills, I think anyone could do it the way I did. I used four different colors of spray paint that I had in the shop. The colors looked fishy enough to work: dark brown, light brown, yellow, and white. I also used a white primer coat to start. I tested techniques and colors on paper first. When in doubt, I tried spraying from further away then worked my way closer until I got what I was looking for. If I made a mistake, I sprayed over the base coat again. I finished with a gloss clear coat to make the fish look wet.
Since this was a fish, I didn't have to be real exact with the colors.
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Re: Fish story...

Postby martin54 » Fri Mar 29, 2019 10:13 pm

No I couldn't have done it the way you did Bob, & got as good a result as you did, think your being a bit hard on yourself. :lol: :lol:

second one with "Show Tool" off, and just keep repeating with smaller sizes until I can't see any difference.
Most people stop at whatever detail level they want, but I'm crazy :)


That's what I do Scott & thought everyone else did as well so I must be crazy as well :lol: :lol: Generally I don't know what level of detail I want until I know what level of detail I can have :lol: :lol:
Once I know just how much detail I can achieve then I can work from that to give myself something that is acceptable in detail & machining time :lol: :lol:
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