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Old 10-23-2016, 06:06 AM   #1
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First try at Carved Bear

We had some big pines cut down and I asked tree men to leave this trunk 5 foot tall.
Carved this bear with the only chain saw I had, a 20 inch Johnsered Turbo that weighs about 30 lbs. Got to tell you I was some sore after carving it over the course of 2 days.
Kept on saying, What the Heck if it doesn't come out I will just cut it off/
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Old 10-23-2016, 06:23 AM   #2
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That's amazing, especially for a first go!
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Old 10-23-2016, 06:38 AM   #3
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There is some talent there.....
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Old 10-23-2016, 08:42 AM   #4
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Looks great! Kudos!
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Old 10-23-2016, 08:51 AM   #5
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Great job!

My dad was a woodcarver but he usually just roughed out with the chain saw and then finished with chisels.
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Old 10-23-2016, 09:00 AM   #6
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It has been said that a sculpture is already in the medium, it just takes a talented artist to reveal it!
Great job!
In this case, if I tried it... I would surely be "STUMPED"
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Old 10-23-2016, 10:07 AM   #7
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Great job!

Hope you do more!
You've obviously got hidden artistic talent, just waiting to be developed!!!
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Old 10-23-2016, 10:15 AM   #8
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Wink bear

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We had some big pines cut down and I asked tree men to leave this trunk 5 foot tall.
Carved this bear with the only chain saw I had, a 20 inch Johnsered Turbo that weighs about 30 lbs. Got to tell you I was some sore after carving it over the course of 2 days.
Kept on saying, What the Heck if it doesn't come out I will just cut it off/
That is so cute,good job,1st one!!
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Old 10-23-2016, 09:53 PM   #9
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Nice Job!

Wow, very nice carving job, Gerry. Looks like a sweet bear to me. I always wanted to carve a bear, or buy one that a carver made!

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Old 10-24-2016, 03:03 AM   #10
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Thanks

Thanks to all. I should have stood by it to show that it is life size, for a Maine Black Bear, at 5 feet tall. There was another tree I took down in the front, but it was in the middle of the drive so I had that stump dug out.
I can figure out how to carve, now I need to master how to put pictures in a post right side up.
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Old 10-24-2016, 02:03 PM   #11
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LOL picture orientation!


He's super. I love that he's sitting on a proper stump.


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Old 10-24-2016, 02:53 PM   #12
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Excellent job! Using a chainsaw alone---you really did a fabulous job. Imagine what some chisels woud accomplish!!
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Old 10-25-2016, 02:31 AM   #13
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That stump is the actual tree its carved out of and as far as chisel work... Paul Bunyon I may be but I'm no Rodan. and besides it would have taken alot longer I think to chisel it all out it being so big.
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Hi, Gerry,


that's what I meant about a "proper stump." Something still with roots in the ground. I think that's super cool and a great use of a stump.


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Old 10-25-2016, 05:42 PM   #15
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I'm impressed! My first carving became instant firewood.
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Old 10-29-2016, 04:46 AM   #16
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So not a total loss
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So not a total loss


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Wow, you carved those ears just using a chainsaw? Nice work!


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Old 11-01-2016, 11:42 AM   #19
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not just a chain saw but a Johnie-Red with a 20 inch bar.he he he
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