"The Grizz" Grizzly Bear Candle Tray and Charms

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Project by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) posted 08-29-2010 01:19 PM 1981 views 1 time favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is another pattern I designed for my candle tray series. This one I like to call “The Grizz” in honor of my good friend here on LJ’s – Grizzman. He has been a great friend since I arrived here at Lumberjocks and suggested I add a grizzly to my candle tray series, so I did this one especially for him. I used hickory wood for the first time and it scrolled just beautifully. It had enough grain in it to provide interest and color, yet it was strong enough to hold up to the delicate scrolling of the tree limbs. The color of it is amazing, and I used just plain mineral oil to finish it which I will give a final finish of spray shellac in a couple of days. I am also considering tinting the trees and bears with sheer acrylic color as I did with some of the other trays. If I do, I will certainly add more pictures. The last picture is the same tray done by my friend, Leldon. He chose a beautiful piece of black walnut and I also think that his looks amazing. I really hope you enjoy these designs.


-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#1 posted 08-29-2010 01:35 PM

Amazingly detailed, beautiful work, Sheila.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#2 posted 08-29-2010 02:54 PM

Fantastic as always!


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#3 posted 08-29-2010 03:50 PM

I like that one, it is very cool!!!

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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#4 posted 08-29-2010 04:19 PM

You do beautiful work, my wife’s eyes and mouth both opened to an O when she saw this! I am sure this will be a hot seller among woodsmen’s types and people who like bears. I am sure she will want to order this pattern too!

Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#5 posted 08-29-2010 05:15 PM

fantastic detailed , beautyfull ,crispy and fragile work as usual Sheila :-)


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#6 posted 08-29-2010 05:36 PM

Amazing!!!! Wow!
Now I know why your called scrollgirl! You are a master!!!!
Thanks for sharing and I also love the look of the black walnut your friend did.

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#7 posted 08-29-2010 07:03 PM

wonderful job


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#8 posted 08-29-2010 07:44 PM

Great work, Sheila!
And a tribute to a really nice guy!

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#9 posted 08-29-2010 08:21 PM

Designing your own work is great, doing such a wonderful design is even better, pulling it off so sharp and clear, well, AWESOME! Great project….......

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#10 posted 08-29-2010 09:13 PM

your talent for design and your cutting talent really shine here…this is amazing and of coarse i am honored that you would do this and im very humbled that you would do this for me and call it the grizz…im going to do this in walnut…and maybe put a light backer on it…to bring out the design….....thank you so much sheila..

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#11 posted 08-29-2010 11:02 PM

You never cease to amaze me!

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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#12 posted 08-29-2010 11:40 PM

fantastic detail. beautiful design! :)

-- Flemming. It's only a mistake if you can't fix it.

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#13 posted 08-29-2010 11:49 PM

Another great design Sheila! You keep giving me more reasons to visit your site and order a few plans.

-- I am responsible for how I respond to everything in my life - - Deadwood SD

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#14 posted 08-30-2010 12:41 AM

I want to say thank you for all the nice comments on this project. It was one of those that I struggled with to get from what I saw in my head to what I actually drew and made. I wanted it extra nice because I never really dedicated a project to someone and I wanted it to be good. Grizz is a good friend, a great woodworker and always has positive things to say to make us all feel good. And he always makes us smile! There are so many others here too that I consider good friends even though I haven’t met you. What a great community we have here!

I appreciate the encouragement and support from all of you!

Sheila :)

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#15 posted 08-30-2010 01:26 PM

Very nice details.
Looks great!

Thanks for posting

-- Safety first because someone needs you.

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