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Black Bear Chainsaw Carving

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Project by Josh Carte posted 07-19-2015 06:40 PM 998 views 2 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

18” tall, 12 1/2” diameter, 22 pounds. This is a large piece! It makes quite a statement!

This sculpture began as a large, White Pine log. I shaped the log into a bear using several different chainsaws. Once I went as far as I could with a chainsaw, I used a torch and sanders to rid the piece of all the chips and fuzzies. To refine the eyes and a bit of the nose, I used a few different hand tools. Next, I painted the carving using black enamel paint and a little bit of white. The entire carving is finished with two coats of UV resistant, spar urethane.

Chainsaw carvings are made of living wood. The carving should be out of direct sunlight and off of the ground. It is a good idea to place a barrier between the wood and the surface it is to touch. Chainsaw carvings are likely to split/check. A black sharpie will help hide any imperfections over time. Chainsaw carvings need to be treated the same way as outdoor wood furniture. A new coat of urethane should be applied 1-2 times per year.

YOU CAN FIND THIS CARVING IN MY SHOP: https://www.etsy.com/shop/JoshCarteArt

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#1 posted 07-19-2015 06:49 PM

Wondered where you were. out playing with the chainsaw! LOL! Nice piece Josh.

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#2 posted 07-19-2015 06:52 PM

Doc, I’ve got so many carvings going right now that I’m not sure what to list, paint, finish or photograph…. I love it, though :)

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#3 posted 07-19-2015 06:58 PM

Oh please, please, please dont let my wife be looking over my shoulder right now. She will SO WANT THIS !

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#4 posted 07-19-2015 07:00 PM

You will get lots of brownie points, Joe :)

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#5 posted 07-19-2015 07:07 PM

This is a nice bear, and I,m not afraid to meet him.

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#6 posted 07-19-2015 07:16 PM

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#7 posted 07-19-2015 08:17 PM

Very nice looking bear, Josh. We bought one many years ago and he still guards our front porch!!

Cheers, Jim

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

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#9 posted 07-20-2015 12:59 AM

Congratulations Josh, that sure is a real looking bear.
I reckon if somebody was sneaking around in the dark, and came into eyesight with this fella they would need a change of undies.
Can’t wait to see the next one..

-- 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 07-20-2015 01:12 AM

Thanks, Bob! This is definitely the most realistic bear that I’ve carved. I’ve began making boards with several images at different angles of the animals that I wish to carve. It has really helped me a lot :)

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#11 posted 07-20-2015 01:40 AM

Josh

Your carvings always look so nice and you did another one on The Bear

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#13 posted 07-20-2015 11:57 PM

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#14 posted 07-21-2015 01:18 AM

Thanks so much, Claude! :)

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#15 posted 07-21-2015 05:03 PM

In any garden or orphanage, or the florist (front garden) IT will be good decoration of design. And to it will be cozy to find the new house…...
Good work and good memory.

-- Ganchik Sasha

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