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Project by Robert Smith posted 12-02-2007 05:21 AM 1415 views 0 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had an order for 23 set’s of Bears Momma and cub.The Bears are Carved From Catapla Wood mounted on red oak. Momma Bear is app 4 1/2 inches long by 4 inches tall ,cub is app 1 3/4 long by 1 1/2 inches tall. Base is 5 inch round.

-- Robert, mountainwoodcarving@netzero.net





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Karson

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#1 posted 12-02-2007 05:24 AM

Do you now dream of carving Bears.

That’s an incredible amount of carving. A great job. Can you post a third picture that is a close-up of just one of the items.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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cajunpen

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#2 posted 12-02-2007 06:39 AM

The carvings are nice looking. Bet it was a Bear of a job getting them all done.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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#3 posted 12-02-2007 08:00 AM

Those are really nice . How long does it take you on average to carve one?

Bob

-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#4 posted 12-02-2007 08:32 AM

Some days you carve the bear, some days the bear carves you!

Nice job, I don’t think I could handle the repetition.

How is catalpa to carve?

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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Colin

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#5 posted 12-02-2007 12:01 PM

Really nice piece of work, I really admire your patience and skill.

-- Colin, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. "Every craftsman was once an amateur"

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#6 posted 12-02-2007 12:43 PM

not sure if I’d enjoy carving 23 of something.
It’s so cute I can see why the demand. Great job.

You are quite the carver!!!!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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relic

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#7 posted 12-02-2007 02:33 PM

Nice carvings, what was the time frame from start to finish?

-- Andy Stark

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#8 posted 12-02-2007 03:17 PM

How long did the firs tone take and how long did the last one take :) I hope you mad ea few extra for gifts :)
Did you have fun making them or was it just work?

-- "so much to learn and so little time"..

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mot

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#9 posted 12-02-2007 06:29 PM

That’s alot of bears! Nice!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#10 posted 12-02-2007 07:58 PM

Sometimes I wish I had that much patience. Great job.

-- Bruce from Central New York...now, if you'll pardon me, I have some sawdust to make.

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Karson

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#11 posted 12-02-2007 08:17 PM

Thanks for the third picture. It looks great. and, a lot of carving. Still have all ten digits?

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Danette Smith

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#12 posted 12-02-2007 08:34 PM

Hi Robert!
I love your bear project…they are so cute! Never heard of that type of wood, but then I’m not a carver…great job! Danette

-- Dangee's Pyrography by Artist Danette Smith - http://www.danettesmithpyro.weebly.com

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MsDebbieP

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#13 posted 12-02-2007 08:35 PM

had to come back and have another look. So impressive!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#14 posted 12-02-2007 09:56 PM

I have a stump seat with three legs I made almost 40 years ago, out of catalpa, still has the bark on it. Must be some good wood. Very nice carvings, man you got patience. They are cute little knickknacks. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#15 posted 12-03-2007 04:58 PM

Man, this took some skill and patience. Nice work, Robert!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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