Friday, November 30, 2012

I have often been asked how I came by the name Old Bear Woodcarving. Some may believe it's because bear are favorite subject to carve, but far from it. Actually my wonderful wife of forty two years deserves the credit for that. One day I was working on her honey do list which was half as long as my leg. All the while I was slaving away for her I was also complaining that I had a carving in the works that I would never get to. After listening to me whine long enough she finally said "well then just go carve, you old bear". So that's how, many years and carvings ago the name Old Bear Woodcarving was born.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Remember the polar bear carving I had started way back when. Well here it is finished at last, and it's been a long time coming. I think this carvers block I was suffering from has also finally run its course and I can get back on track. Hope you enjoy.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Here's a simple little carving that was completely out of the blue. One of those where I just start carving with nothing special in mind. I've found in the past this helps me get rid of my "carvers block."  Just carve with nothing in mind and be happy with whatever you end up with. LOL, sometimes all I end up with is a pile of wood chips, but at least I'm carving.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Well once again it's been a while since my last post. Still not carving as much as I would like, but I am working my way out of the funk I'm in. Here is my latest carving. Hope you enjoy.

Mrs Claus and her rocker are made from one piece of wood, and she is not attached to the base so she can rock while she knits. She is available for purchase at :