The next time you're angling for some new figures to carve, make a gridded piece of plywood.

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The next time you're angling for some new figures to carve, make a gridded piece of plywood. Mark or scribe lines at 1" intervals and coat the surface with a marine varnish or polyurethane. Place the catch of the day on the plywood and take a photograph. When the photos are developed, you'll have a scale pattern to work from.
—Russell V. Domer, Okeechobee, Fla.