I had seen a primitive norther pike carving at the Shelburne Museum gift shop a while ago. I decided to make one.
It was a little chilly in the workshop. I could see my breath condensing, so I turned on the propane heater. When we get into February, I will need to wear gloves, even with the heater (I should insulate the workshop one of these years...).
I got a 20 inch a piece of (relatively) straight grained 2 x 4 and drew out the basic shape. I roughed out the pattern on the band saw. I will need to make the fins with either thin panels or metal sheeting.
On to the draw knife. After about 20 minutes I had a nice pile of shavings and a rough shape.
The propane gave out just as I was ready to start to plan for the fins.
Time to go refill the propane tank. The pike will have to wait . . .