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Since 1985



Pat Bauman
Bob Berg
John Bouchillon
Carl Bowen
Wilbert Brewton
Martha Byron
Jack Combs
Bob Craven
Jeane Crawford
Ed Dinges
Bob Frey
Dave Heck
Bob Heinrich
Danny Hill
Dee Kley
Don Kley
Bill Kuhn
Tonya McFarland
Paul Medlin
Richard Meroney
Tom Mortellaro
Richard Mueller
Art Repovich
Wyatt Sample
Charles Sapp
Walter Schmierbach
Moe Schmitz
Bill Steele
Glenda Taber
Dick Weber
Rich Weitzman
Richard Wempe
Al Westfall

Dick Weber provided pictures of two versions of Christmas Bear ornaments that he carved for his daughter's restaurant -THE BEAR TRAP- in Riverside, Wyoming. Below the pictures is a pattern he provided for his bear Christmas ornaments.


Pattern contributed by John Bouchillon

John created this pattern when he tired of the same old Jack-in-the-Box face and the Hardies star on antennas.  This one is easy.  Just start with a basswood pear.  It could be done in an egg to save weight, but John says he hasn't had trouble with his on the antenna.  It is painted with acrylics and finished with several coats of polyurethane to make it carwash safe.

To install the antenna ball, drill a 1/4" hole in the bottom about 5/8" deep.  Make a wedge out of a 1/2" length of 1/4" dowel.  Cut the dowel in half and groove the center of each half about the same size as the antenna shaft.  Then, place the ball on the antenna and insert the halves on each side of the antenna shaft, forcing the top ball up into the hole.  You have to push hard, but it keeps it in place even in the carwash.

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