Here's a little project that I've been putting off for a while now.
One of our neighbors is a wood carver. We traded him a bit of tractor work and some tree stumps for some carving. He used a chainsaw to do the rough carving, and turned a couple of our old tree stumps into great big bears. Since much of the time he spends on these carvings is sanding and the finish work, he left them roughsawn and told me to finish them. So, I've been working on them for several weeks now. It's was a very messy, dirty job with all the sawdust ending up in you eyes and your ears...basically all over you! Well, here we are...the 3 bears and I... (I'm the one on the right with the stain and brush).