Raw stone from the mine.

Raw stone from the mine.

I happened to have photos of this piece from start to finish. I hope it gives you an idea about the process

30 hours

30 hours

This is what thirty hour looks like from the raw stone.

Base roughed in

Base roughed in

Further along with the base roughed enough to drill the whole to mount the trout

Left side finished

Left side finished

Looking from the tail this is the left side finished

Close up of face Left side

Close up of face Left side

Candace, my wife made the glass eyes for this piece. They are not a replicate of the real thing put I liked them and though they worked with the piece.

Right side close up

Right side close up

Candace, my wife made the glass eyes for this piece. They are not a replicate of the real thing put I liked them and though they worked with the piece.

Right side finished

Right side finished

This is the right side finished. I have a hard time telling which side I like the best. The three forks stone has lots of marbling and different colors. It is still a thrill to see the finished colors of a piece.

© 2013 Carving Stone, Cedar Lewis