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2018 bear
« on: September 03, 2020, 07:33:40 AM »
Got my 2018 bear back from Rick at Cedar River yesterday. Just a little guy, but a beautiful coat, and Rick did a great job. Wife wants it on the bedroom wall, so no complaints from me. Always a pleasure to check out Rick's shop and see what he has going on.

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Re: 2018 bear
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2020, 07:43:56 AM »
Nice work!  (Don't tell us it's a little one... as far as we can tell, it's laying on a King Sized bed... :chuckle: )
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Re: 2018 bear
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2020, 08:00:01 AM »
Nice work!  (Don't tell us it's a little one... as far as we can tell, it's laying on a King Sized bed... :chuckle: )

Funny you should say that! I just called my wife and said, that's a queen, right?
No, it's a full... :chuckle:

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Re: 2018 bear
« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2020, 08:05:47 AM »
Beautiful job and bear. Congrats, AP.
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Re: 2018 bear
« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2020, 12:38:50 PM »
Beautiful job and bear. Congrats, AP.

Thanks. Can't wait to get him on the wall.

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Re: 2018 bear
« Reply #5 on: September 04, 2020, 12:52:24 PM »
That looks real nice  :tup:

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Re: 2018 bear
« Reply #6 on: September 04, 2020, 01:09:33 PM »
Beautiful coat on that one! I hope your next post is that it didn't fit on the wall so you had to ceiling mount it!

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Re: 2018 bear
« Reply #7 on: September 04, 2020, 06:08:53 PM »
Nice work!  (Don't tell us it's a little one... as far as we can tell, it's laying on a King Sized bed... :chuckle: )

Funny you should say that! I just called my wife and said, that's a queen, right?
No, it's a full... :chuckle:
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Re: 2018 bear
« Reply #8 on: November 22, 2020, 10:18:31 AM »
OK, today's project is to finally get this guy on the wall. Sounds like lots of different options for mounting. Any tips from you guys?

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Re: 2018 bear
« Reply #9 on: November 22, 2020, 12:04:06 PM »
My last rug (bobcat) came with little hanging rings stitched into the back side of the felt - I just bought some picture hanging hooks and lined them up with the rings so it was easy. The bears I have put on the wall I just got the long thumb tacks and pushed them through the felt about every 6" .
It's a two person job.

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Re: 2018 bear
« Reply #10 on: November 24, 2020, 10:44:45 AM »
Well, I sewed on some D-rings, and hung him up. I don't love the vertical presentation, but when your wife says she wants the bear in the bedroom, you do what you're told!


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Re: 2018 bear
« Reply #11 on: November 24, 2020, 10:59:59 AM »
This is how I did one of mine..  Put a couple sheets of plywood together, roughly traced the outline of the rug, cut it out and stapled the rug to the plywood.  Then, located a couple studs in the wall, determined the angle I wanted, notched the backside of the plywood and hung it. 

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Re: 2018 bear
« Reply #12 on: November 24, 2020, 11:47:43 AM »
This is how I did one of mine..  Put a couple sheets of plywood together, roughly traced the outline of the rug, cut it out and stapled the rug to the plywood.  Then, located a couple studs in the wall, determined the angle I wanted, notched the backside of the plywood and hung it.

That looks really good. I thought about doing something similar but without the exposed wood edge. But I think I really like it.

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Re: 2018 bear
« Reply #13 on: November 24, 2020, 12:32:09 PM »
This is how I did one of mine..  Put a couple sheets of plywood together, roughly traced the outline of the rug, cut it out and stapled the rug to the plywood.  Then, located a couple studs in the wall, determined the angle I wanted, notched the backside of the plywood and hung it.

That looks really good. I thought about doing something similar but without the exposed wood edge. But I think I really like it.
Thanks!  I really like how it turned out.  It kinda added some depth to it..  By the way, that is my first bear from almost 30 years ago  :)

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Re: 2018 bear
« Reply #14 on: November 24, 2020, 01:29:11 PM »
This is how I did one of mine..  Put a couple sheets of plywood together, roughly traced the outline of the rug, cut it out and stapled the rug to the plywood.  Then, located a couple studs in the wall, determined the angle I wanted, notched the backside of the plywood and hung it.

Hmmm... pretty cool.  I might have to think about this one for Little Pathfinder's bear.
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Re: 2018 bear
« Reply #15 on: November 24, 2020, 02:32:50 PM »
I've got a bobcat laying around that I've thought about having rugged. a wood frame like that might make it a little more substantial.

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Re: 2018 bear
« Reply #16 on: November 24, 2020, 03:41:04 PM »
This is how I did one of mine..  Put a couple sheets of plywood together, roughly traced the outline of the rug, cut it out and stapled the rug to the plywood.  Then, located a couple studs in the wall, determined the angle I wanted, notched the backside of the plywood and hung it.

I like the look of that! How did you secure the pieces of plywood together? did you use a stain on the plywood? This might get me permission to hang my rug in the living room, hehe

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Re: 2018 bear
« Reply #17 on: November 24, 2020, 04:04:39 PM »
This is how I did one of mine..  Put a couple sheets of plywood together, roughly traced the outline of the rug, cut it out and stapled the rug to the plywood.  Then, located a couple studs in the wall, determined the angle I wanted, notched the backside of the plywood and hung it.

I like the look of that! How did you secure the pieces of plywood together? did you use a stain on the plywood? This might get me permission to hang my rug in the living room, hehe
I used a couple of 1x4's and some screws though the plywood into the 1x4's.  Think I also put some wood glue along the joint just to help.  I originally did it as a way to hang it, but the way it turned out, it really "pops" off the wall and the plywood border does add some perceived size to the rug.  It wasn't the biggest bear. :)  Yes, I did stain the plywood.  Really didn't take much effort to make, but turned out pretty cool I think.     

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Re: 2018 bear
« Reply #18 on: November 25, 2020, 04:40:05 PM »
I used finish nails through the leather every 6-8 inches around the entire skin. Doesnt need to be in any studs and the felt wont begin to stretch and sag that way.
My nails were black so not noticeable either.

 


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