Fishness

tehutiAugust 4, 2010

A neighbor of mine, who trims trees (sly garden reference)gave me this old chainsaw blade. Soooooooooooooo, you know me well enough by now. . .

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sprout_wi(z4 WI)

Fabulous- Amazing how some junkers, er, artists can look at a piece and see something more in it. Great job!!
-Sprout

    Bookmark   August 4, 2010 at 5:52AM
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jeannespines

Awesome, Robert! Candlestick for base? Spray painted? What are the fish scales made of? Faucet for tail? Love the saw blades for fins & body of fish! Ahh, mouth is perfect! You have an great eye for creating junk art!!! Love it! Great recycling! TFS! Jeanne S.

    Bookmark   August 4, 2010 at 8:09AM
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mmebrady

hee hee hee...it's awesome!! and guess what else was in my wheelbarrow o junk? Chain saw blades!!!!

    Bookmark   August 4, 2010 at 9:29AM
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tehuti

Thank you all for being a part of this dynamic forum; a positive place for me to showcase what goes on inside my head.

Jeanne for you, a list of the secret ingredient for Fishness (and oh, how close you were).
1: the body, a chainsaw bar of course.
2: the gill fin, a section of that fold-up vegetable steamer
3: the base, from a silver-plated candlestick.
4: the fins, an old saw blade
5: the tail, (and I noticed the question marks) was the bracket that held the blade on an old ceiling fan.
6: yes it is painted. I used to paint much of my weirdness but was discouraged by spectator comments. Now I do what "feels" in the moment and thatÂs all. It makes for a happier Robert.
If you mean for scales the row of white dots they are painted on by dipping a Q-tip® in white paint instead of using a brush. A second effect can be had if the cotton is removed and the hollow stem is used; it makes a neat little circle.

    Bookmark   August 4, 2010 at 9:37AM
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garden2garden(z8 FL)

Robert, I LOVE the fish! I like the way you have mounted on the stand, makes it much more cool than just hanging from a nail. I enjoyed guessing the parts, too, the tail I knew I'd seen it somewhere, couldn't place it. Ceiling fan, of course, lol!
I second using Qtips to paint with. Very handy.
Been enjoying your other critters, too. Thanks for posting.

    Bookmark   August 4, 2010 at 12:15PM
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kelly_oh(OH z6)

LOVE IT! I'm so glad to see your projects popping back up on here!!!

    Bookmark   August 4, 2010 at 12:16PM
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seamommy(7bTX)

I see a weathervane...

    Bookmark   August 4, 2010 at 12:23PM
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Calamity_J(z7bc)

Very Cool! Love it! My Dad used to make knives out of chainsaw blades (good steel)but i love what you have done!! Born and Raised on an Island, I LOVE fish stuff!!!heh heh!

    Bookmark   August 4, 2010 at 2:13PM
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kathyjb(8)

Is that a salmon or a barracuda?

    Bookmark   August 4, 2010 at 2:59PM
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rock_oak_deer(8b TX)

I love that! What a good job. That's turning junk into art for sure.

    Bookmark   August 4, 2010 at 8:25PM
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kylslil1(8b)

Oh wow....I would love something like that for my sea bed! Old chainsaw blades swimming in my bed...love it, love it, love it!

    Bookmark   August 4, 2010 at 9:53PM
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luna_llena_feliz

Totally awesome, Robert! You are amazing! I love primitive art and your pieces are some of the best. I love this musky ... or is it a sturgeon? You did a great job painting it. Keep those wonderful sculptures coming!

    Bookmark   August 4, 2010 at 11:54PM
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jeannespines

Thanks, for sharing the parts list & how to's! Just a really NEAT pc of art! Jeanne s.

    Bookmark   August 4, 2010 at 11:58PM
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sunnyca_gw

Great job tho you should have a hook in his mouth with fishing line broke off & sign saying"the 1 that got away" or "yes, I did catch it" LOL. Jan

    Bookmark   August 5, 2010 at 12:42AM
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Purplemoon

Robert, I sure have missed you! But you are back with a big load of creativity to WOW us with!
Only problem is I'm running out of words for how cool I think your stuff is. LOL.

hugs, Karen

    Bookmark   August 5, 2010 at 1:32AM
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tehuti

Karen, the main thing is that you guys enjoy the art.

I know I do enjoy making them.

nice ideas - Jan

Robert

    Bookmark   August 5, 2010 at 2:16AM
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concretenprimroses(4B NH)

Wonderful, I love it.
Is it a salmon? or a pike? Come, what was your inspiration fish! You've told us everything else, for which I thank you.
Kathy

    Bookmark   August 5, 2010 at 1:38PM
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Marlene Kindred

Robert! I have missed you and your creations...been out of town for a week, so I'm just catching up on these! LOVE the fish! I am definitely going to have to share this with DH!

    Bookmark   August 6, 2010 at 5:04PM
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toomuchglass(5)

Robert - I can't imagine the mass amount of doo-dads you have to play with !!! I LOVE your fish !!!

    Bookmark   August 6, 2010 at 8:58PM
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