Grizzly Bear

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Project by Allison posted 2296 days ago 1538 views 1 time favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Perhaps my hardest of all at least the mouth.Made out of black walnut and red maple, both very hard woods to begin with, and add some very small pieces like lips,gums,teeth,and hardest of all the tongue and it becomes a long and hard process (for me anyway) that was not EVEN complete without the severe language that I found coming out of my mouth. However when it was finally done I am pretty happy with it. Also this particular piece taught me probably more than any other particular piece. Not without saying I also learned I have a very foul mouth at times! I even surprised myself! Matter of fact I have so many spare bear parts if there is anybody out there in cyberspace looking for some I would be the person to contact!!! PEACE!!!

-- Allison, Northeastern Ca. Remember, Amateurs built the Ark. Professionals built the Titanic!

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#1 posted 2296 days ago

Great looking grizzly. The detail in the mouth is excellent-I’d hate to have it after me.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#2 posted 2296 days ago

Excellent looking bar. Keep turning them out, I have found that carving has a certain language attached to it and has to be used! My last project got called everything but what it was supposed to be. Sometimes I think about the Roman’s carving figures out of granite and marble. Semper Fi !!


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#3 posted 2296 days ago

excellent job. Glad you stuck with it.
(laughed at the language comments hehe)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#4 posted 2296 days ago

I’ve met a couple real live Grizzly bears and they will also change your language. Nice work, Allison.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#5 posted 2296 days ago

I’ve seen that pattern in Wood Carvers magazine, you really did it justice. Just beautiful. Yea, you picked some good hard woods to work with, but did an excellent job with them. mike

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

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#6 posted 2296 days ago

Really nice work, for sure!

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

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#7 posted 2296 days ago

Very impressive, with so much detail work I can understand the frustration but it turned out great and must be well worth it..

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service

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#8 posted 2295 days ago

Great job, it looks like a lot of work.

-- Andy Stark

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#9 posted 2064 days ago

I really dig the depth of this one…

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#10 posted 1630 days ago

That’s Killer, nice work!

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#11 posted 1630 days ago

Nice Bear i love the detail the mouth looks real!

-- Dave, I wood if I could but I can't so I woodknot

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#12 posted 1627 days ago

Wow that’s some great grizzly fantastic work Allison

-- Custom furniture

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#13 posted 1174 days ago

Great looking art work translated through woodworking, very impressive. I am continually amazed by the level of talent here on the site, your work is exquisite, thanks for sharing

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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