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Project by Steve posted 12-17-2012 05:09 PM 1285 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this intarsia bear for a friend of mine who collects bear stuff. The bear itself is made from a single oak board that had nice grain and good color variations to pick from. I cut the main head piece from a portion of the board that had a natural defect in it, which worked well for the eye. The grass, base, and backboard are all pine. It’s finished with clear satin spray lacquer.

I searched Google images and found a picture to use for a template over at vincent.shadedviews.com so I want to give them credit. Check out their work.

-- Steve in Lawrenceville, GA - http://www.TheCarmichaelWorkshop.com





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#1 posted 12-17-2012 05:14 PM

Looks very good Steve nice work.

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#2 posted 12-17-2012 06:05 PM

Very nice Steve.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#3 posted 12-17-2012 06:16 PM

Very nice—I like the way the grain flows like the hair of the bear.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#4 posted 12-17-2012 06:36 PM

cool!

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#5 posted 12-17-2012 08:13 PM

That is so cute…

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#6 posted 12-17-2012 08:27 PM

I like it, nice job Steve.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#7 posted 12-17-2012 11:38 PM

That is really very nice. You captured the bears form/stance perfectly! NICE job.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#8 posted 12-19-2012 06:22 PM

It will light up whole collection, I’m sure.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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