"Spiritwood Carvings" - by Carol Hakes
Chainsaw Bears
They were created by my birthday present which was a 445 husqvarna saw with a 16 inch bar and hand tools from my wonderful lumberjack husband Dave and our son. 






 
Keep in mind that these pieces are going about as fast as I make them, but I can make another special just for you.  Just call, email, or message me and request your customized size and color stain.  Some people like natural and others like a painted black bear.  It is all up to you.  I like to name the bears as an easy reference for you when you contact me. 



WELCOME BEAR



HUGS BEAR


MOM AND ME



HUGS BEAR




MOMMA & CUBS

MOMMA & CUB









LANTERN BEAR







BEAR CUB IN A STUMP (ALL ONE PIECE)











HERE IS A 5 FOOT TALL WHITE PINE BEAR BUST




4 FOOT TALL CHAINSAW CARVED
BURNT STUMP BEAR












 "RALSTON"
 WELCOME BEAR
STANDS 5 FEET TALL
THIS ONE WAS A CHRISTMAS GIFT A CLIENT PURCHASED FOR FAMILY









SEASONAL BEAR/REVERSIBLE SIGN



LANTERN BEAR










"CUBBY"
HOLDING A FUNCTIONAL LANTERN


















 
 
 
 
 
 
 
"Rudy" --DONATED to the American Legion for their spring raffle.  Went to a happy home. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
                                                                           "Smokey"
 
4' bear torched for the color with polyurethane finish
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
                                                             
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
                                                                            "BO"
 
 
 
 
  SOLD
 
4' Tall Butternut Bear
 
"Bo"  --this is him before putting the polyurethane on.
 
Here is Bo after the polyurethane bath.........he went to some Wisconsin newlyweds!
Congratulations Whitney & Brock!
 
 
 
 
 
SOLD
"Wheeler"
4' Tall  Butternut Bear
 
   "Wheeler"
        
Don't you just want to hug him?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
4' Tall Butternut Bear Carved to hold your choice of beverage! 
This "honey bear" is holding a Lienenkugels Honey Weiss.
This one is now finished as seen below this picture and has a new home now at the Leinies Lodge in Chippewa Falls,WI. 
 
 

 
Another picture of the  Honey Bear
 
 
 
 
 
 
Side view of the above "Honey Bear"
 
 
 
 
Honey Bear finished....
 

 
 
 
 
 
"Emma"
This is a 4' tall Butternut Bear
Unstained 
 
 
 
 
 
EMMA....FINISHED.......
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
SOLD
This is a 4' tall Butternut Welcome Bear
Unstained
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Meet "Peanut"
 
She is 3 1/2 feet tall
 
Before staining
 
 
 
 
PEANUT ..........
SIGNED, SEALED, AND READY TO BE DELIVERED!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bears standing at attention. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bears, Bears, and More Bears
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Curtis washing the next bear.
This will become a 6 foot tall white pine bear.
Biggest one to date for this wood carver. 
 
Ready to get to work...........
 
 
 
 
 
And he is ready for staining!
 
 
 
 
 
Introducing "Denali"!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 





Introducing....
"Ellie Maes Town" Bear 
 
Our towns "EMT" bear. 
 
This bear has been donated to the Cornell Area Ambulance squad for their fundraiser be held September 28, 2013 at the Legacy Lodge on beautiful Lake Holcombe .  Proceeds will go toward purchasing a "Thumper" machine which does CPR compression's for the EMT's while transporting patients to health care facilities. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
"SPIRIT"
THIS IS A BASSWOOD 5' BEAR UNSTAINED
 
 
 
 
ANOTHER PICTURE OF "SPIRIT" BEAR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
"JOHN"
 
COLE & LANDON NAME THEIR NEW ADDITION TO THE FAMILY!
WHAT DO YOU KNOW........
EVEN PACKER FANS CAN BE "BEAR FANS"!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
HERE IS A MAPLE BURL BEFORE A TABLE TOP BEAR HEAD
 WAS CARVED OUT OF IT.........SEE FINISHED BEAR HEAD BELOW......
 
 
BURL BEAR HEAD COMPLETED....
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
HERE IS THE 2013 LEGION BEAR
DONATED TO  THE CORNELL, WI    LEGION
FOR THEIR FUNDRAISER
TICKETS ARE SOLD OUT
CONTACT ME TO ORDER ONE LIKE THIS
THIS IS A 4' BUTTERNUT CHAINSAW BEAR
FINISHED WITH CLEAR POLYURETHANE
$250. 00
 
FRONT VIEW
 
 
SIDE VIEW
 
 
CLOSE UP OF FACE
 
ONE FINAL VIEW
 
 
 
 
THIS IS A 4' TALL OAK (YES SOLID OAK) BEAR
SEALED IN POLYURETHANE
$250.00
 
PICTURED INDOORS FRONT VIEW
 
PICTURED INDOORS SIDE ANGLE VIEW
 
 
PICTURED OUTDOORS FRONT VIEW
 
 
 
PICTURED OUTDOORS SIDE ANGLE VIEW






THIS IS A 4' BUTTERNUT BEAR PERSONALIZED FOR THE BLANK FAMILY:



BELOW IS A SIDE VIEW OF THE BLANK'S BEAR


BELOW IS A CLOSE UP OF THE HEAD OF THE BLANK'S BEAR
























HERE IS A BASSWOOD PAINTED BLACK 4' CHAINSAW BEAR
TITLE:
"FEED THE BEARS"




 
 









"HALF PINT"
Made from pine standing 3.5 feet tall.

 
 
 










 
 
INTRODUCING: CAMPGROUND BEAR "BRUT"
  THIS 7' BEAR IS MADE FROM AN 8' WHITE PINE LOG HARVESTED OUT OF THE CHEQUAMEGAN NATIONAL FOREST IN ASHLAND, WI.











Table Top Bear






Here is a 4' tall butternut chainsaw carved lady - bear spirit































4' LANTERN BEAR













BEAR BENCH
















2 BEARS:











































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