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Antique Grizzly Bear Pull Toy Replica

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Project by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) posted 05-27-2011 02:59 AM 1858 views 4 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the second replica toys that I designed. I don’t know what I like so much about doing these simple toys, but they are fun and I think they are kind of cute. I cut this grizzly bear out on the scroll saw and used wenge for his body. I then used the Dremel to gently shape him and give him some dimension. His wheels are made of Baltic birch plywood that I painted first black, and then dry brushed some antique gold metallic paint on them to make them look old and worn. Finally, I found these little rusty bells and threaded them onto a wire to form a collar for him. I hope you enjoy him. :)

Sheila

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





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grizzman

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#1 posted 05-27-2011 03:04 AM

now that is really cool…i love the bells..you did good…im going to have to make one of these for my grandson…maybe his birthday present…great job sheila..grizz

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

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#2 posted 05-27-2011 04:15 AM

Awesome!!

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

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#3 posted 05-27-2011 04:56 AM

My boy would love to let the cat chase him!

-- I came, I was conquered, I was born again. ἵνα ὦσιν ἓν

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WhiskeyWhiskey

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#4 posted 05-27-2011 05:05 AM

Very Nice I love this and what a great Christmas present!

-- Whiskey-Whiskey Out....

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#5 posted 05-27-2011 05:08 AM

Sheila
I love the style and finish of your woodwork/art. You are very good at it. I just received a scrollsaw from a relative and have not had the chance to use it you. I bet it would make awesome inlay’s for other things.
Great Job
Arlin

-- It is always the right time, to do the right thing.

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#6 posted 05-27-2011 05:56 AM

Awesome!! Great work.

-- http://www.mahadevwood.com

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#7 posted 05-27-2011 07:23 AM

I like the humpy lines…a little bi of the past remade…Very Cool!!!

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#8 posted 05-27-2011 11:49 AM

Thank you all very much for the nice comments! It was nice to wake up to such a positive response. I like his rustic look too. He was really fun to make. :)

Sheila

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

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prompt

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#9 posted 05-27-2011 12:33 PM

Hi Sheila.
Fun toys.)

-- Elhan, Azerbaijan

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#10 posted 05-27-2011 03:29 PM

Nice work, Sheila.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com

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Jonathan

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#11 posted 05-27-2011 03:36 PM

Sheila, nicely done!

It seems you’ve captured some of that feeling of time gone by here, in a wonderful way.

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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#12 posted 05-27-2011 04:55 PM

Looks GREAT!

Thanks for sharing!

-- Safety first because someone needs you.

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kiefer

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#13 posted 05-28-2011 05:53 AM

Nice
I love these old toys remind me of my childhood back in germany
those where the toys i had
great stuff Sheila !!

kiefer

-- Kiefer 松

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#14 posted 05-28-2011 06:24 AM

Great project

-- Norman

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#15 posted 05-28-2011 01:42 PM

I am happy that you like this little guy. I had such a fun time making him. I plan to do several more animals such as this and appreciate your encouraging comments. :)

Sheila

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

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