Xmas bears stained

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I’m always torn between staining and leaving the wood natural but unfortunately basswood is too white for very much contrast. But i try to keep the stains subtle.


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#1 posted 11-06-2011 07:44 PM

Very Nice

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#2 posted 11-06-2011 08:12 PM

Perfect- subtle is perfect.

-- "So much wood. . .so little time!"

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#3 posted 11-06-2011 08:15 PM

Jordan: A great project. I think that the stain gives a lot more definition to the items.

Great job.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#4 posted 11-06-2011 08:26 PM

I like it again even more so :))

-- Custom furniture

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#5 posted 11-06-2011 08:33 PM

I do think the stain makes it very attractive.

If this was our house, that dog would be in the middle, hogging the covers!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#6 posted 11-06-2011 08:35 PM

Jordan, the stain you’ve applied has merely accented and embellished this charming little piece. It is not only a stunning bit of craftsmanship, but a whimsical and heartwarming one as well.

-- Leland, OC California

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#7 posted 11-06-2011 08:42 PM


-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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#8 posted 11-06-2011 09:07 PM

hey Jordon, I think the “WOW FACTOR” on the color is in order, what an awesome peace!!

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#9 posted 11-06-2011 09:15 PM

How wonderfully different is this from the plain carving… really makes the piece POP…

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

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#10 posted 11-06-2011 09:19 PM

GREAT JOB!!!!!!!!!

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#11 posted 11-06-2011 10:17 PM

The stain is a great addition! I really liked the piece as shown earlier, but the tinting just added a level of emotion that couldn’t be achieved otherwise. I see 3 happy souls there …

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#12 posted 11-06-2011 10:31 PM

Jordan…you are truly amazing.

-- Jeff , Wisconsin Please...can I stay in the basement a little longer, please!

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#13 posted 11-06-2011 11:13 PM

I agree a little stain and color sends this over the top.

-- Paul , Calfornia

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#14 posted 11-07-2011 12:34 AM

I think I hear one of em snorring. so very nice.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#15 posted 11-07-2011 12:43 AM

You have just performed CPR on this one Jordan, you brought it to life :: )))
Fabulous piece

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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