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I tried to make this Santa Bear look a little deeper and more rounded. Still not real happy with it, but working on another that should fix that happiness thing. Still working with only cedar. (Not even sure what kind of cedar cause Home Depot employees don’t know.) Have to stain or paint a lot of parts. Can’t wait to start getting some different woods from online.

-- Woodworkers don't make mistakes, they make kindling.





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paul44224

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#1 posted 970 days ago

Great job, PreacherDave! After my Holiday craftshows, I am going to try Intarsia. I get all my on-line hardwoods from Ocooch Hardwoods, and, up your way, is the thehandsomewoodman.com He is in Vancouver,Wa.

Paul

-- Paul, http://www.flickr.com/photos/woodworks44224

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PreacherDave

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#2 posted 970 days ago

Thanks Paul. Right now, the main thing that’s slowing me down is two small children, (and all the expenses that come with them), and a limited income. I’m sure once I can sell a few more pieces, I’ll be able to buy more varied woods. As far as thehandsomewoodman, I’m at the extreme norther border of Washington, and Vancouver is pretty near the southern border of the state. Would still have to order online, but thanks. I’ll look into his site and the other one you mentioned. I’m making a list of places to shop for small quantities of various woods.

-- Woodworkers don't make mistakes, they make kindling.

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doncutlip

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#3 posted 969 days ago

Not happy with it, what’s not to like? I think you did a great job with it. How do you get those shapes – carving or sanding or what?

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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PreacherDave

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#4 posted 969 days ago

It’s all done with files and sandpaper. Some power sander, MOSTLY hand sanding. When it comes to my own stuff, I am the world’s WORST critic. It could be perfection that even God would be proud to claim, and I’d still find fault in my own workmanship. shrug Just the way I am.

-- Woodworkers don't make mistakes, they make kindling.

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Ken90712

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#5 posted 969 days ago

I think its very cute and great results for only using one type of wood for the whole project. Look fwd to seeing more in the future.

I think as woodworkers we all are very critical of our work. Blondie finally beat it into me to quit pointing out flaws I was not happy with. Most of the world other than us Lumberjocks do not take the time or effort to try and create projects like we do.

Nice Job!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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