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Bear Dog Designs

Dreaming, designing, and building custom wood products.

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Remember that arbor I built a few weeks ago? Yesterday my mom adorned it with greenery and flowers and I married the love of my life underneath it. . . . . . . #makersmovement #woodworking #woodwork #diy #montana #wedding #woodworkingwoman #gaywedding #gay #pride #pridemonth

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I picked up this vintage Sandvik 270 Norseman 26” crosscut saw at @homeresource a few weeks ago. It’s just waiting in the shop to be brought back into working order. . . . . . . . #antiquetools #vintagetools #woodworking #woodwork #restoration #woodworkingwoman #montana #missoula

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Our wedding is Saturday and I have had zero shop time the last few days, so #tbt to spline time. . . . . . . #woodworking #woodwork #woodworkingwoman #makersmovement #makersgonnamake

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Broke the work table off the my disc sander in the middle of a project. Whoopsie 🤦🏼‍♀️Thankful for @_jbweld_ and @irwintools clamps today. . . . . . . . #woodworking #woodwork #woodworkingwoman #maker #makersgonnamake #makersmovement #missoula #montana

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Making curls with my favorite little @officialstanleytools block plane. This is my favorite tool for a quick and easy chamfer. #tooltuesday . . . . . . . #woodworking #woodwork #woodshop #woodworkingtools #woodworkingwoman #handtools #maker #makersgonnamake #makersmovement

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Loved making this bedroom door sign for my friend’s beautiful, adorable, kiddo. And that maple figure is like 😍 Cheers @hannah.n.guay! . . . . . . #woodworking #woodwork #woodworkingwoman #custom #customsign #diy #baby #maker #makersgonnamake #makersmovement

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One down, one to go. 6” steel santoku blade, walnut handle, and brass pins. I’m really pleased with how this turned out. . . . . . . #knifemaking #knife #woodworking #woodwork #woodworkingwoman #diy #maker #makersgonnamake #makersmovement #kitchendesign

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Good news- the santoku knives I’ve been working on are wicked sharp. Bad news, one slipped and landed straight onto the side of my calf (?!) and left a two-inch gash. The knives are super sharp and the cut is remarkably clean, but it’s also deep so it requires a few stitches. Side note- we get married in a week. Lolol, when it rains, it pours. I just keep reminding myself that I was due for my yearly sew-up anyway. . . . . . . #woodworking #woodwork #woodworkersofinstagram #woodshop #woodworkingwoman #makersgonnamake #maker #shopinjury #stitches

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Another gem from this week’s drive up to Polson. . . . . . . . . #workbench #antique #woodworking #woodwork #woodworkersofinstagram #woodshop #woodworkingwoman #makersgonnamake #maker #vise

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Duplicating hand-drawn letters on a scroll saw. After the second letter is cut out I usually use some spray adhesive to stack them together and sand down to the line on my disk sander, but these ones didn’t really need it. . . . . . . . #woodworking #woodwork #woodworkersofinstagram #scrollsaw #woodworkingwoman #makersgonnamake #maker #madeinmontana #ryobination #handmade

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Someone asked for an explanation of how I set knife scales. I’m no expert, but this method works for me. I start by epoxying one scale and clamp it until dry, then drill using the holes in the tang as a guide. It’s important to use a drill press so the holes are as straight as possible. After that’s complete I epoxy the other side, clamp again, and use the pin holes I drilled in the opposite side as a guide for my drill bit. After all that’s done, assuming the holes are aligned properly and nothing is loose, I coat my pins in more epoxy and drive them home. This knife handle is 3/16in brass rod and walnut. The next steps are simply to shape and finish the handle. . . . . . . . #knifemaking #woodworking #woodwork #woodworkingwoman #woodworker #diy #maker #makersgonnamake #madeinmontana #montana

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Finally getting to these santoku knife scale glue-ups. I prefer to glue them one-by-one and drill out the pin holes after they’re set from each opposing side. This one wasn’t pretty, but I can work with that. Anyone else have some tips for gluing up scales? . . . . . . . . #woodworking #woodwork #woodworkersofinstagram #knifemaking #woodworkingwoman #makermovement #maker #madeinmontana #montana #handmade

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Running shop errands and dreaming of brass and bookmatched walnut . . . . . . #woodworking #woodwork #woodworkersofinstagram #woodshop #woodworkingwoman #makermovement #maker #madeinmontana #montana #handmade

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Throwback TUESDAY (whaaaaa wild) to that time a client asked for simple garage storage and carpeted cat shelving (🙀🙀🙀) with enough surface area to house hooks for tool storage. Life is weird. Let your cats be wild. Or something. . . . . . . . #woodworking #woodwork #woodworker #woodshop #woodworkingforall #woodworkersofinstagram #woodshop #woodworkingwoman #womanwoodworker #woodshoplife #makermovement #makersgonnamake #madeinmontana #montana #missoula #cat #catshelf

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