Tutorial 3of3: Chainsaw Bear

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Project by 3DBMe posted 04-25-2008 10:16 PM 1644 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Image 1: Because I wanted to add a detachable drum and beater in the bears hands I did not progress to much further with the chainsaw. This is where I begin to use power tools (chisels, files, grinders and sanders) to get to the next phase which is detailing and refining shapes to accept the drum for instance.

Image 2: Here is the level at which I stop using power and turn to hand detail cutting as well as sanding the surface.

Note: A cultural detail of the Haida people is that didn’t use sandpaper to smooth the surface. The use of various sized and angled Crooked knives was their detailing tool. I aim to attain this perfection.

Image 2: Now I can make the final drum and beater and know they fit in the positions I have made for them and finish detail cutting with small carving knives.

Image 3: I finish my larger pieces with multiple coats of Spar Urethane for maximum UVprotection. Just in case this Bear is placed out of doors.

I hope this helps you “non-linear” people out there who say they can’t do it. It’s just that you haven’t!

Have FUN,

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Scott Bryan

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#1 posted 04-25-2008 11:31 PM


Thanks for the posts. I do understand the technique enough to appreciate the effort it requires.

Thanks for the info about the finishing process. I was wondering if you put spar urethane on it.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#2 posted 12-08-2008 03:38 PM

I’m sorry I missed this one, but I’m glad I found it today.

A pretty cute little Bear.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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