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Project by grizzman posted 01-10-2012 12:06 AM 1538 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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#1 posted 01-10-2012 12:18 AM

Cool looking art for sure Grizz!

-- Folly ever comes cloaked in opportunity!

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#2 posted 01-10-2012 12:19 AM

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

-- Eric down in sunny Florida.

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#3 posted 01-10-2012 12:26 AM

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 soon moving to Virginia †

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#4 posted 01-10-2012 12:29 AM

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


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

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#5 posted 01-10-2012 12:33 AM

All cool pieces . Call it Grizzart!

-- Custom furniture

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#6 posted 01-10-2012 12:35 AM

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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#7 posted 01-10-2012 12:52 AM

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

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#8 posted 01-10-2012 12:52 AM

Works of art for sure…

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

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#9 posted 01-10-2012 12:55 AM

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

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#10 posted 01-10-2012 01:33 AM

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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#11 posted 01-10-2012 02:36 AM

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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#12 posted 01-10-2012 03:02 AM

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.


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#13 posted 01-10-2012 04:13 AM

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

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#14 posted 01-10-2012 05:19 AM

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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#15 posted 01-10-2012 04:14 PM

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

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

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