Here is a source. I have not used them yet. I plan to place an order in march when they start shipping again. I know others how have ordered from them and say they are nice to work with.Sweet, more tool funds? Bears are indeed a popular subject, in my experience they rank right up there with wood spirits.
Another piece of butternut? We went to Woodcraft a couple days ago and they wanted your right arm and firstborn child for butternut.
Will wait for the local carving club's show in April to acquire some, there are a couple vendors that sell carving blocks of various species at a reasonable price.
I am doing one at a time Gloops. His one will be a black bear. They have a little longer and thinner snout. I will do the hair with my wood burner..Progressing well, are you doing the 2 requests side by side or completing one then doing the other, reason I ask, some times if I like the topper I am doing I will do a spare a) to keep as a reference to try things out rather than ending up having to rework or start again on the original one. accidents happen