The bodies of these fish were all turned in the same way. Blanks that would become the sides of the fish body were temporarily glued to a waste block and turned into a sphere using the Shadow Sphere Jig. The eyes, gills, and mouth were then turned using an eccentric capable sphere chuck. The temporary glue joints were split and the body halves hollowed as a bowl would be using the sphere chuck. The hollowed body halves were then glued together and fins added.
This fish is made of Zebrawood. The eyes were done using a maple dowel with an eccentric insert of a contrasting wood which was glued in and then shaped. The fins were cut from flat stock and shaped with drum sanders.
This fish is all Zebrawood. The fins were cut from thin Zebrawood and shaped with drum sanders.
Assuming you get how the body is made flatter, can you guess how I got the mouth almost round?
This fish has a maple body. The eyes were turned on multiple centers so the fish appears to be looking forward, even though real fish eyes don't look like that. The fins are walnut, and were shaped entirely on the lathe using multiple centers and a waste block. "Scales" were added with a leather working punch.
The body of this fish is laminated maple and walnut. The lips are Padouk. The eyes are maple and walnut. The fins are maple, shaped entirely on the lathe with multiple centers and a waste block.
This is my first fish. The body is maple, and the fins are walnut. The fins were done using a waste block on the lathe, but not multiple centers. They are kinda heavy, but hey, it was my first one.
The body of this fish is Sande Plywood. The lips are Padouk, the eyes maple and walnut, and the fins maple.