A grand day out.....certifiably insane

Made some other form of traditional fishing tackle.
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Richard C
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A grand day out.....certifiably insane

Post by Richard C » Wed Aug 23, 2017 10:02 pm

Totally bonkers, I hold my hand up. :surrender:
But what you don't see is, I've had fun making it. And whilst I'm whittling, I'm technically 'busy' so unavailable for chores. :eyebrow:


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The rod is all set up ready to fish, I've even baited the hook with bread (imitation).
The sarnie is ham and mustard...
Three replica Harcork floats, 1 Avon, a perch bobber and and a stick float all measuring just 15mm.
Frame size 15" x 8"
Old Holborn tin 15mm x 8mm
The photo I took on a trek along the Sussex Ouse to find the perfect swim that had just the right image.
The focus on my photograph background is purposely ( :liar: ) pixelated close up so my work 'pops' but in focus three feet away.
Not sure what's left to tell you....except maybe I'm bonkers, but I figure you all know that by now... :Tongue:
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Re: A grand day out.....certifiably insane

Post by Dave Burr » Wed Aug 23, 2017 10:49 pm

From bonkers come brilliance. Great work Rich, next job is to make a gigantic one.

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Re: A grand day out.....certifiably insane

Post by Wallys-Cast » Wed Aug 23, 2017 10:59 pm

An absolutely wonderful creation Rich and yes you are definitely bonkers mate.

There's a very fine line between genius and madness and in your case I think it's about 12oz breaking strain. :Hahaha:

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Post by AshbyCut » Wed Aug 23, 2017 11:23 pm

Genius at work ... I'm in awe !!! :Thumb: :Hat: :wave:
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Re: A grand day out.....certifiably insane

Post by Crucian » Thu Aug 24, 2017 7:01 am

Lovely work :Hat:

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Re: A grand day out.....certifiably insane

Post by LuckyLuca » Thu Aug 24, 2017 8:17 am

Brilliant!

I love artists, I have absolutely no idea how they do what they do but love them all the same.

Bonkers? I think we all need a little bonkers in our lives!
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Re: A grand day out.....certifiably insane

Post by MGs » Thu Aug 24, 2017 8:18 am

Fantastic
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Re: A grand day out.....certifiably insane

Post by Tengisgol » Thu Aug 24, 2017 8:19 am

The lengths you've gone to, I'm utterly intrigued as to where you got/how you made the different parts? It is amazing and a thing of wonder.
Where the willows meet the water...

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Re: A grand day out.....certifiably insane

Post by Nobby » Thu Aug 24, 2017 9:19 am

s'funny...there's no image on my screen, but I have seen it and I love it!

Edit: They're all there now...weird!
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Re: A grand day out.....certifiably insane

Post by Black Prince » Thu Aug 24, 2017 9:30 am

A reel labour of love (spelling on purpose) a very skilled piece of art fantastic :Ok: mike

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