Predators, Bear, Wolf, Wild Cats, Bob Cat, Cougar, Wild Dog

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Project by scrollingmom posted 07-19-2012 02:36 AM 2059 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This picture is done with 3 different patterns. The wood is Oak and you can see that the grain goes in at least 3 different directions. The wood was so hard cutting that I just about went through all the blades I had to get this project finished. There were some places that the blade just would not finish cutting the piece. I enjoyed doing this, but I have to tell you with this piece of wood I was glad it was done.

The Bear pattern I could not find who the author is. The Wolf is by Charles Deering hope I spelled his name right. The Cats are by Marilyn Carmin.

The picture itself measures 12” in the widest part and 23” at its tallest corner 5/8” thick. Finished with Danish Oil and Wax.

Thanks for looking.

-- Kelly, Allen,KS

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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 07-19-2012 03:22 AM

Those are so neat. I’ll bet it was hard cutting—that is a thick oak board!! It appears to be a wild grain section that would be hard on a table saw!! Lots of stress in that board!

You did a nice job on it.! thanks for sharing, Kelly…................Jim

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

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#2 posted 07-19-2012 08:58 AM

What a great job, a real beauty!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#3 posted 07-19-2012 09:52 AM

Excellent work on this. You did that piece of oak justice…that’s for sure. I bet you WERE glad when this was done.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#4 posted 07-19-2012 11:35 AM

Very nice – I like the live edges on this work.

Each animal was done very well!


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#5 posted 07-19-2012 12:32 PM

That hunk-a Oak is perfect for those beautifully scrolled animals, and such. Very nice

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#6 posted 07-19-2012 04:22 PM

very well done. It would be a hard cut.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#7 posted 07-19-2012 05:21 PM

Very nice, Thanks for sharing.

-- --May you have fair winds and following seas--

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#8 posted 07-19-2012 05:31 PM

An impressive piece ! It’s a tribute to your skill that the orientation of the bear’s head does not confuse one as to what it is. It seems to me, do a poorer job of that and people would say “what is that ?”.

-- Dwight - "Free legal advice available - contact Dewey, Cheetam & Howe""

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#9 posted 07-19-2012 06:19 PM

Great work, I admire your skill!


-- "With a little bit of faith, and some imagination, you can build anything!" Nate

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#10 posted 08-07-2012 09:12 PM

This is all cut in thick Oak solid wood folks! Not the thin plywood stuff, but real wood. Very well done K.S.,

-- Mark DeCou - American Contemporary Craft Artisan -

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