I was going to abandon this project a while back, I am glad I didn’t. She is almost finished and about to take flight. The hard part was using copper for the beak. seeing its a replica of a grosbeak I wanted its beak to stand out.

what a beak!

almost ready to fly

stainless steel bar

taking shape

a picture of a solid piece of stainless steel. It is 316 grade, which is the type of stainless that is used in the food industry for purity, It can be polished to a mirror finish. If you looked inside of the piping in a food processing plant you could see yourself. The welds have to be as pure.

I am going to shape this piece into a Bull trout and post pictures as I go, I better get started, I have a lot of cutting and grinding to do.

This was a previous post, I have inserted the progress I have made. It will be swimming up river soon