Bear Head Chainsaw Carving

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Project by Josh Carte posted 09-23-2014 03:46 PM 1522 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I carved this bear head in a piece of Eastern White Pine. I used a small chainsaw for the entire carving. I torched and sanded a bit to get the colors I was going after. I have an old router bit that I hollowed out to create the eyes. I used a little bit of black and white paint to highlight a few spots.

This carving is 20” tall, 12” wide and 9” thick.

He’s hanging out in my etsy shop:

Just so everyone knows, I’m not your typical woodcarver. I don’t stick with the same set of tools all the time- I use chainsaws for larger projects like this one, but also enjoy using the tiniest of hand-carving tools to create super-detailed hand carvings (like the faces that I carve). I like to change things up and keep my mind and body moving. Hope your day is awesome!


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#1 posted 09-23-2014 03:49 PM

Nicely done Josh. Looks like he’s got a nice personality.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#2 posted 09-23-2014 04:37 PM

Love it! Bears have always been a favorite of mine, in fact “bear” is the only nickname I was ever given by my friends in college.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#3 posted 09-23-2014 06:04 PM

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#4 posted 09-23-2014 06:13 PM

Great job on that carving, Josh!!...............Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#5 posted 09-23-2014 09:19 PM

Great job like it a lot. I like the transition from the base to the bears body/head.

-- (the only thing in there she says is....tap on head..........tap..........tap..... saw dust) - James

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#6 posted 09-24-2014 01:17 AM

Great looking piece, well done

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#7 posted 09-24-2014 02:01 AM


-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#8 posted 09-24-2014 02:46 AM

Thanks, all! I very much appreciate your comments and feedback :)


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#9 posted 09-24-2014 03:48 AM

Hey Josh, that is AWESOME.
Love the colours.


-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#10 posted 09-24-2014 12:28 PM

So life like Josh.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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