Maybe it is a throw back to the days when I was more production oriented than I am now, but usually when I start making something I cut out parts for several items at once. Along with the thin blanks that I used for Dork Fish and Punk Fish, I cut a 3 inch thick blank from some soft pine that I have salvaged. It was a scrap from a log home construction site. At first I was planning on making a weather vane, complete with compass points. But when I got to this point I decided I liked the idea of it being on a simple cedar log stand. As it neared completion my wife kept calling it the "fish on a stick", like Jeff Dunham's "jalapeno on a stick". After a while the name Fish Stick just kind of stuck.
I am a beginning carver, so this is a bit primitive. But I am happy with the outcome. He is pretty beat up, with beer cap eyes and tin can fins. I added several coats of acrylic paint that I distressed to show colors through the layers. The heat gut got a work out on this project. If you are using a heat gun be very careful. There is a fine line between blistered paint and wood project smoking.
I think this is the end of the fish for a little while. I have some other tramp art projects in progress and am trying to get my newly aquired antique blacksmith forges repaired and ready to use for the summer.
This project is for sale in my Etsy Store.