Friday, August 05, 2005

Bear Making

These bears of mine kind of look neat before their final paint job. I start with cutting out the body with a scroll saw. I cut free form, no jigs or preliminary sketches... I don't use clamps so there's a need to be a bit more careful when holding the wood down with my other hand. After that I whittle the edges down with a utility knife and putty any wide cracks with spackle. The head and ears get extra whittling. That is where the essence of the bear comes through.


Blogger the k-bear said...

That looks super cool just as it is. What a beautiful form! I can't wait till I get my very own bear creation. Oh yeah, the prints are still at the shop, I will let you know.


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