bear cub burn

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Project by Jim Sellers posted 09-07-2018 04:14 AM 835 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Was looking for a burn project since I now had the equipment. Found a picture, copied it, traced it, transferred it to a piece of 1/4 plywood. After that it was a relaxing and enjoyable process although not very challenging. It’s basically just drawing and coloring over anothers picture/drawing. But I  was pleased with the results and surprised at how fast I could complete (less than a day to burn image). I enhanced the tree bark with a white colored pencil. Made frame with rough sawn walnut scraps. Sprayed clear matte finish.

-- J.C.Sellers, Norcross, Ga. Just cut it right the first time. The best carpenters make the fewest chips.

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#1 posted 09-07-2018 05:26 AM

That is a very nice burning. What are you using to burn with?

Thanks for posting, I’m sure it gave someone the encouragement to try it.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#2 posted 09-07-2018 10:53 AM

Very nice piece, Jim!!


-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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Jim Sellers

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#3 posted 09-07-2018 03:08 PM

Thanks guys for the comments. re: SteveN I’m using the Colwood super pro. If I had to review it, I would give it 5 stars but I don’t have anything else to compare it with. Instant heat and temperature controls. Works great. I’ll probably be ordering some different type nibs.

-- J.C.Sellers, Norcross, Ga. Just cut it right the first time. The best carpenters make the fewest chips.

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#4 posted 09-07-2018 03:50 PM

Very nicely done.

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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#5 posted 09-07-2018 05:29 PM

Nice and funny little bear.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#6 posted 09-08-2018 02:57 AM

Looks like your burning up the place! LOL!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#7 posted 09-09-2018 02:46 AM

Great looking. The colored bark idea is also excellent. Good job !!!

-- MEL, Kansas

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#8 posted 09-09-2018 03:08 AM

Very Nice Jim & Well Done!

-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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#9 posted 08-28-2019 03:09 PM

love it, keep up the wonderful work.

-- frankie v

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