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Whittled bear

Postby whittlesbywhitt » Wed May 08, 2019 10:58 am

This is a bear I've whittled, using the old pocketknife you see in the photo. It will be a gift for my sis, who loves bears. It's bigger than the size stuff I typically whittle. I'm finishing up a lady friend for him now also.. The pattern is from Mike Shipley's great book "Whittling the country bear & his friends".I've been strictly a pocket knife whittler since 1994, out of personal choice. I just really love the rustic "Grandpa whittling on the porch of his cabin up in them thar hills" feeling that old time pocket knife whittling evokes. Wish I knew who made the knife. It has NO markings, shield, etc on the body or blades. Such a great old knife! Happy whittling all. :)
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Steve Warden
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Re: Whittled bear

Postby Steve Warden » Wed May 08, 2019 11:23 am

Cool! What a way to make an entry!
Welcome to AAPK. Some great work you're showing off!
Don't hesitate to post up more pics of your whittlin' skills!!
Take care and God bless,

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Re: Whittled bear

Postby Doc B » Wed May 08, 2019 12:02 pm

That's an exceptional bear...especially with just a pocket knife! ::tu:: ::tu:: ::tu::
Post a couple of photos of your knife, with the blades open and give closed length...someone will probably come up with a good guess on who made it. Welcome to AAPK!
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Re: Whittled bear

Postby doglegg » Wed May 08, 2019 2:10 pm

Welcome whittlesbywhitt and yes you have made quiet an entry. Great looking little bear and paint job. And all with a pocket knife. I look forward to more of your work. Thanks for sharing. ::nod:: ::tu:: ::handshake::

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Re: Whittled bear

Postby whittlesbywhitt » Wed May 08, 2019 3:15 pm

Steve Warden wrote:Cool! What a way to make an entry!
Welcome to AAPK. Some great work you're showing off!
Don't hesitate to post up more pics of your whittlin' skills!!


Thanks so very much for your kindness, Steve.

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Re: Whittled bear

Postby whittlesbywhitt » Wed May 08, 2019 3:15 pm

Doc B wrote:That's an exceptional bear...especially with just a pocket knife! ::tu:: ::tu:: ::tu::
Post a couple of photos of your knife, with the blades open and give closed length...someone will probably come up with a good guess on who made it. Welcome to AAPK!


Thanks much, Doc. Sure will.

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Re: Whittled bear

Postby whittlesbywhitt » Wed May 08, 2019 3:17 pm

doglegg wrote:Welcome whittlesbywhitt and yes you have made quiet an entry. Great looking little bear and paint job. And all with a pocket knife. I look forward to more of your work. Thanks for sharing. ::nod:: ::tu:: ::handshake::


Thanks so much, doglegg. Glad you liked him.

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Re: Whittled bear

Postby samb1955 » Wed May 08, 2019 4:25 pm

Good looking bear!

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Re: Whittled bear

Postby New_Windsor_NY » Wed May 08, 2019 4:50 pm

Nice job and ::welcome::
I couldn't whittle or carve a toothpick.
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Re: Whittled bear

Postby whittlesbywhitt » Wed May 08, 2019 9:56 pm

New_Windsor_NY wrote:Nice job and ::welcome::
I couldn't whittle or carve a toothpick.


Thanks much.


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