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Louiethefish
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Joined: Jul 26, 2008
Posts: 29
From: Hawaii
Posted: 2009-04-20 11:00 am   Permalink

I havent posted anything in a long while, but I have been carving almost daily, with a bit of fly fishing squeezed in! Here are some carving I did recently. I have a customer in Miami who loves to collect my work, in bone , ivory and pearl shell, and most of this went to him.
My website still doesnt have any custom work page up yet....thats what happens when you get stuff for free!! But I am now on Facebook thanks to my wife (She reckoned I needed a new face!) listed as Louiethefish DeNolfo, and there are a lot of pictures there in my albums.
I hope this inspires a few bone carvers out there. I will be in Winnemucca Nevada from May 8 till 18 , teaching bone carving to 250 5th graders at French Ford Middle School! Pandemonium!
Tightlines, Louie the Fish








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Queen Kamehameha
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Joined: Oct 21, 2003
Posts: 1407
From: So Cal
Posted: 2009-04-20 11:55 am   Permalink

hi Louie, love you youtube videos, nice stuff!


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seeksurf
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Joined: Sep 27, 2007
Posts: 2144
From: Buckley, WA
Posted: 2009-04-20 5:04 pm   Permalink

Very Nice! and they look sharp.

 
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laojia
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Joined: Feb 04, 2009
Posts: 938
From: Metz Lorraine France
Posted: 2009-04-20 9:14 pm   Permalink

No word comes out of my keyboard
completely charmed by your work!


 
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Lake Surfer
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Joined: Oct 21, 2002
Posts: 3376
From: Milwaukee, WI
Posted: 2009-04-20 10:45 pm   Permalink

Very high class work, Louie.

The finishes on these pieces are gorgeous.

Like a white mirror.

I really love your fish... the Queen Angel, the Tang and I think that's a Dolphin Fish... hell, they're all beautiful!

Mahalo for sharing!
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big daddy
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Joined: Oct 02, 2008
Posts: 325
From: houston
Posted: 2009-04-21 06:20 am   Permalink

beautiful work louie. looks like i could just go hand lining with those hooks, and i'm sure i could but damn they're just too pretty to put to use in that way.

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annamarikitiki
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Joined: Mar 03, 2009
Posts: 41
From: Atlanta/Anna Maria Island, Fl
Posted: 2009-04-21 08:19 am   Permalink

Im diggin' those fishhooks!
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surfintiki
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Joined: Sep 30, 2004
Posts: 1574
From: S. Chatham, MA
Posted: 2009-04-21 08:50 am   Permalink

Why don't you skip the Nevada trip and come teach me!!! HA
I'd love to see someone show me the braiding and attaching to the bone. It looks perfect!
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Louiethefish
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Joined: Jul 26, 2008
Posts: 29
From: Hawaii
Posted: 2009-04-21 10:31 am   Permalink

To all those interested in bone carving and how to do the lashing, I suggest you buy Stephen Myhre's book Bone Carving, available at Amazon. He's a friend and fellow carver from New Zealand, and does fantastic work. Also check out the incredible carving by New Zealand's Master carver Owen Mapp, and the jewelry by his wife, at www.art-jewelry.com
Or come to Nevada and watch while I try to teach 250 5th graders in a week!!
Alohas, Louie
www.louiethefish.com
More pics on Facebook at Louiethefish DeNolfo or louiethefish@yahoo.com


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Irishcarver
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Joined: May 07, 2009
Posts: 56
From: Ireland but living in the USA
Posted: 2009-05-17 1:21 pm   Permalink

Hey Louie,

Your work is awesome. I've looked everywhere for the extended version of that video on youtube, the one that shows the lashing technique. Is there a reason its not on the net anymore. Its really hard to find a good tutorial about the lashing itself.(even with the steven myhre book). If you could help it would be much appreciated!

Slainte,

Damien


 
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