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    I just finished The Bears from Neal Moore's book "Animal Portraits in Wood".

    I would like to thank Neal for his time, not only in writing this book, but also in making time to answer my questions. I would like to thank Fox Publishing for publishing the book and having the open house. That's where I met Neal and in his class he gave me (and others) the confidence to do a project like this.

    This was a great and fun project even tho I broke blades and burned my fingers using the hot glue gun during the assembly process. I think the next time I do one of these it will be the Tiger.

    Well, here it is for your perusal.

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    My saw is a DeWalt788 Measure twice; cut once; count fingers after cut

  • #2
    That is beautiful work. It's stuff like this that keeps me coming back.


    • #3
      Those bears are beautiful. You did them justice. Very nice work.
      Owner of a nice 21" Excalibur
      Owner of a Dewalt 788
      PuffityDragon on AFSP


      • #4
        Love'em Bill!!! Those are officially known as "Rivari's Bears" as I put them in the book for him before he deployed. Really nice work!!
        If it don't fit, don't force it....get a bigger hammer!!


        • #5
          EXCELLENT job Bill!! I really like them.
          ‎"Orphans are easier to ignore before you know their names. They're easier to ignore before you see their faces. It's easier to pretend they're not real before you hold them in your arms. But once you do, everything changes."

          D. Platt


          • #6
            That's a lovely piece of work, Bill. Well done .

            There is no opinion, however absurd, which men will not readily embrace as soon as they can be brought to the conviction that it is readily adopted.
            (Schopenhauer, Die Kunst Recht zu Behalten)


            • #7
              Nice work on the bear Bill.

              Delta P-20 & Q-3

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              • #8
                Very nice bears, Bill. You did a great job.

                Scrolling with a Dewalt 788


                • #9
                  Great work Bill, couldn't tell for sure but is that segmentation or intarsha? Haven't tried either one yet but this one sure makes me want to.

                  Scrollin' with DeWalt DW788


                  • #10
                    Nice segmentation work Bill,

                    And a very nice staining job too.
                    What was the final finish?

                    I'm sure the tiger will be fun for you to do also now that you have learned a few tricks in practice.
                    And my question would be: What is the most important thing you consider having learned doing this piece?

                    DW788. -Have fun in the shop or it isn't a hobby anymore.

                    NOTE: No trees were killed in the sending of this message, but a large number of electrons were terribly inconvenienced.


                    • #11
                      What other projects are in your book Neal? I noticed it the other day and I still have a gift certificate I need to use!!



                      • #12
                        Very nice cutting Bill, and a great pattern Neal.


                        • #13
                          Janette...there are 16 projects in there, three basic "learning" projects and 13 more complicated pieces such as the Bears. There are a Bison Skull, Eagle, Wild Mustang, Great horned Owl, Giraffe, Wolf, Barn Owl, Jaguar, Bobcat, Tiger, Bears, Antelope, Lion, Lioness, and Cheetah. Several of the patterns would lend themselves well to Inarsia with a little modification. Mind you, I'm not advertising the book.....but I'd sure appreciate you buying it!! LOL!!!
                          If it don't fit, don't force it....get a bigger hammer!!


                          • #14
                            Great job Bill! I'm curious about the stain also. And was this your first attempt at segmentation?

                            DeWalt 788

                            aut viam inveniam aut faciam

                            God gives us only what we can handle.. Apparently God thinks I am one tough cookie.....


                            • #15
                              One word....WOW! Great job on those Bill.
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