Starting a bear topper today. Butternut is one of the woods i like carving best. Sadly there is something killing the trees and the wood is hard to get. I just have a few pieces left.So this will be a special stick and a personal keeper. Cut the basic shape with my band saw today. If you are new to carving and do not have a band saw you don't need one. But it is nice to have. At first I just carved a way the waist. Then for many years I cut out subjects with a copping saw. Then stepped up to a bow saw. So just jump in with what you have. It will be a week or so be for I get back to it I need to finish the Templar stick and a couple of other project I will post on this thread as I go.
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