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Old 02-09-2005, 10:53 AM   #1
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Making bear totum pole


starting making a bear totum pole, saw someone selling them at a fair and looked like it wood be fun to try to make one

so i started making one, i am not finished yet still have more to do
but you can kind of tell it is a bear
i have to get another chainsaw before i finish it first, so i am holding off till then
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Old 03-27-2005, 01:30 AM   #2
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You're coming right along, what kind of stump are you working with?

We carved an eagle out of large oak stump a few yrs back, turned our pretty fair if I do say so myself. I'll see if I've still got the pics on the hard drive and post one up.

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Old 03-27-2005, 01:22 PM   #3
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Nice work! And here's a suggestion: I always use a Dremel Tool for the detail work in my own totem poles....

Once I've got broad strokes roughed out, ya know, with my 18" Stihl, I get an extension cord, the Dremel, and a #2 burr attachment. I've been known to spend days on just an eyebrow or a feather.
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