View Full Version : Bear wood burning bottle opener

02-03-2017, 04:46 PM
This is my forth wood burning project. I'm really like this type of art. I still have to develope a lot more skills with the different tips. I mounted a bottle opener on it with a magnet glued inside to catch the caps from falling as you will see in the video. I opened up an etsy shop and I'm hoping I will be able to sell this type of work. Wish me luck! Hope you all like it.

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Finished product
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02-03-2017, 10:42 PM
Beautiful art work!

02-04-2017, 06:05 AM
Actually, I think I prefer the non-lackquered non-metal-bearheaded progress version a bit better. I generally have a thing against shiny wood, so I may be biased, but I really feel the the lacquer distracts from the natural scene. As for the picture itself, I have to say you humble yourself! The fur is great, varies in texture greatly, and color transitions are very smooth... I certainly hope your shop will do well!

02-04-2017, 06:30 AM
Beautiful work. The detail of the fur is superb and I love your misty trees in the background. I'm not sure about the bottle opener, but I like the magnet idea! :)

02-04-2017, 09:54 AM
Really super!

02-04-2017, 02:30 PM
Very creative.

02-04-2017, 03:44 PM
Looks very good... good luck with your shop :)

02-04-2017, 07:16 PM
I agree about the non coated version being better. I'm new to wood and I joined a wood carvers club so that I can learn more about wood. I was told wood should always be coated to preserve it. Otherwise it will warp and deteriorate over time from moisture. I've never tried lacquer but I heard the polyurethane would protect it better. It gives it a honey color. I've heard that the spray wouldn't really give it that color but I'm not sure about that. Also I'm not too sure how well the spray would protect it.

chammi kaiser
02-05-2017, 12:21 PM
Terrific work. I am sure you will be successful with your shop.:crossfingers:

02-05-2017, 04:26 PM
Oh yay! This is grrrrreat!

02-09-2017, 02:37 AM