Hey friends! Been busy shuffling things in booths and trying to make some dough for Christmas! I finished up this contraption just the other day. I love working with vintage water skis and was sitting in the garage wondering what else I could make with one. The long water ski had me thinking "fish!" And then it took off from there...
I drew it off with pencil of how I wanted to body shape to be and then started cutting with my scroll saw. Vintage water skis are very dense and it took time and patience.
I went to looking for some kind of hooks and ran across these vintage hooks in one of my drawers. I didn't even know I had them!!
The "side fin" is the metal rudder from a different water ski.
The eye is a vintage industrial light indicator. I got a bag full of these in different colors a few years ago in Canton, TX at the trade days. The center is glass.
Here's the tail end with my nameplate up higher. I wore down the edges all around for a more aged appearance.
This creation will definitely keep a lot of keys in check in an entry way, kitchen, laundry room, garage OR office! Great for a man cave too!
So here's looking at you! It's available in my Etsy shop and can be viewed at Timeline Antiques & Collectibles Mall in Shreveport, LA.