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Project by grizzman posted 927 days ago 1284 views 0 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

im really not sure what to call this piece, i had this piece of walnut that was very odd shaped and to me it was to beautiful to burn or discard, so i had a thought come to add it to a small slab of sweet gum that i had, to me it looks like a mountain peak, and i figure i could put a candle on it or some other piece, i have several small bears that would be perfect there as well, so i did pick one that i got while i was in Seward Alaska, and he looks perfect on there. this is made from walnut, that had some crotch figure in it and what i think is sweet gum, it came from a fire wood save that i made another piece from that i posted here. i found the best way to put these two together was to use some dowel wood, and it seems to look OK to me..what do you wood workers think…i like the piece and have it placed already in the living room. thank you for looking and i always enjoy and appreciate your comments…grizz

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





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Dez

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#1 posted 927 days ago

Cool looking art for sure Grizz!

-- Folly ever comes cloaked in opportunity!

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Woodwrecker

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#2 posted 927 days ago

I can see that artistic side of you coming out in 2012 Grizz!
Very nice piece !

-- Having fun...Eric

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Karson

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#3 posted 927 days ago

Cool Grizz

-- 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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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#4 posted 927 days ago

My favorite is the one with the bear, of course! I think it looks cool! What a wonderful sculpture and a great history to go with the piece! A great reminder of Alaska for you. :D

Sheila

-- Contributing Editor, Creative Woodworks and Crafts Magazine, If you like reading my blog, come visit at Sheila Landry Designs http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com "Knowledge is Power"

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a1Jim

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#5 posted 927 days ago

All cool pieces . Call it Grizzart!

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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grizzman

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#6 posted 927 days ago

i think your right sheila, and i have the bear on there now…i like it a whole lot, i can stare at this piece a long time and it makes me think of wild mountains, it makes me think of beautiful wood…and of coarse it makes me think of wild grizzles…these are all things that i love…gee i almost feel like crying here…...thanks for the comments folks…2012 will be a different year, i have that feeling…grizz

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

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stefang

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#7 posted 927 days ago

Good work Grizz. A beautiful nature scene. Great use of wood scraps too.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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degoose

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#8 posted 927 days ago

Works of art for sure…

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

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doncutlip

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#9 posted 927 days ago

Good eye, very artistic, bet they’re cool with the candles going

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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ellen35

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#10 posted 927 days ago

Very creative, Grizz. You have about the most beautiful wood there!

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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NBeener

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#11 posted 927 days ago

I was confused, for a second there.

So it’s ONE project, but … you’ve dressed it up a few different ways, right ???

Very cool concept ! You could dump about 25 feet of SNOW on it, and call it Cordova, Alaska. [YIKES !]

;-)

Great work. Very fun look.

-- -- Neil

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Trev_Batstone

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#12 posted 927 days ago

Very, very different, and very unique. It would be a neat place to leave cookies and milk for Santa next Christmas.. just kidding. It’s a lovely piece of art and you have every right to be proud of it.

-- LIVE, LAUGH, CUT WOOD.

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peteg

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#13 posted 927 days ago

I believe you’re goin all “artsie” on us Grizz :: )))
This is a neat little piece, dont worry about the dowels they add a bit of “bush” art to it.
Well done
Pete

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

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Gary

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#14 posted 927 days ago

Grizzart!!! LOL Great Jim
Really great piece Bob. Really creative. Perfect….would look fantastic on the coffee table

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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amagineer

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#15 posted 927 days ago

Looks like a petrified bone from a grizzly bear. You definately have an eye for creating pieces of art.
-Don

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

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