It's always nice to start a story by painting a picture with the supplies.
This pile of 50 lb cedar planks was given to me by a friend. It was just leftovers. Or maybe fate.
I am about to design a lure big enough to mount on your wall... or place next to your fireplace, or hang as a store sign.
I started by drawing a rough shape on the 3 inch thick plank. Dawned my goggles and fired up the chainsaw.
After getting a little chewed up.... SMH... I got her cut out. Fins will be added later. You'll see.
A few coats of clear.... and this 9 lb, 48x14x3 lure is taking shape.
For the fins, I used the scrap and cut and sanded them to perfection.
LOVING THE GRAIN ON THIS WOOD!!!! Even more magnificent in person!!!
Next time: The finishing touches!!