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Project by hairy posted 11-18-2020 07:36 PM 971 views 3 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I like making these climbing bears. Alternate pulling the handles and he goes up, lift up the handles and he slides back down. This one is for my new grandson.

I know, polar bears are North Pole, and penguins are South Pole. And for me, this is the first whale I’ve seen wearing lipstick.I think he’ll have fun with it.

I turned and drilled the penguin blanks on the lathe before carving to shape. Penguins do have belly buttons, don’t they?

Mahogany whale, basswood bear and penguins. Acrylic paints and lacquer spray.

-- You can lead a horse to water, but you can't tie his shoes. Blaze Foley





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Dan'um Style

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#1 posted 11-18-2020 07:52 PM

Very cute. Your grandchild will love it.

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#2 posted 11-18-2020 07:58 PM

great job, love it.

Look at this! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=abenSyDlnvs or this one, this is fun for the kids to.;https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tv6hiqtuurE

-- Wood works 4 me.

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#3 posted 11-18-2020 08:57 PM

Nice! Cute little critters.

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#4 posted 11-18-2020 09:00 PM

Well done. Is there any difference between width of ropes at the whale from the width of bear hands?

-- socrbent Ohio

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hairy

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#5 posted 11-18-2020 09:15 PM

Thanks, fellas!


Well done. Is there any difference between width of ropes at the whale from the width of bear hands?

- socrbent

I drilled 3/8” holes through the bear. The rope is 3/16”. I drilled a 1/4” hole through the penguins and the whale, then I ran a 3/8 ” drill bit halfway through, from the top down on the whale and from the bottom up into the penguins. That way I could feed the rope through, double it over and pull it back into the body to get CA glued in place.

If the hole through the bear is too small, it won’t come back down. On all the ones I’ve made, I rub the ropes with paraffin wax to help them return.

-- You can lead a horse to water, but you can't tie his shoes. Blaze Foley

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wildwoodbybrianjohns

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#6 posted 11-18-2020 09:35 PM

Looks like a fun project all round, and a well fed bear.

-- WWBBJ: It is better to be interesting and wrong, than boring and right.

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mikeacg

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#7 posted 11-19-2020 03:03 AM

Very cool! I can’t wait to try making one of these!
I live in Lumberjack country so maybe I’ll have to try that first…

-- Mike, A Yooper with a drawl, http://www.artcentergraphics.com

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#8 posted 11-19-2020 05:50 AM

Looks good Hairy…Well Done. Your New Grand Son will love it!!!!

Regards…...Cliff

-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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#9 posted 11-19-2020 08:30 AM

Realy funny toys, great idea! I realy like colour job!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#10 posted 11-19-2020 01:28 PM

Clever with great animal theme. Nicely done.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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#11 posted 11-19-2020 01:39 PM

Nicely done. Simple toys are always enjoyed and last longer.

CtL

-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- PortablePastimes.com (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#12 posted 11-19-2020 02:00 PM

This is a toy well worth playing with. Kids will love these. Great idea and nice work.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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hairy

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#13 posted 11-19-2020 02:12 PM

Thank you all!

-- You can lead a horse to water, but you can't tie his shoes. Blaze Foley

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#14 posted 11-20-2020 02:23 AM

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