Old Bear Creek

Old Bear Creek Custom wooden mugs, Barnwood Furniture visit us at http://www.etsy.com/people/oldbearcreek?ref=si_pr

Sneak peek at what l have been working on lately. New mugs, straws, and mug hangers!-
07/17/2019

Sneak peek at what l have been working on lately. New mugs, straws, and mug hangers!-

110 degrees in the shade and I’m out here turning straws and making sawdust!-I must be crazy.🤪🔥🥵🔥
07/14/2019

110 degrees in the shade and I’m out here turning straws and making sawdust!-I must be crazy.🤪🔥🥵🔥

For some reason -people seem to like Purple Heart and Maple together...furthermore, one dripping over the other-Well, th...
06/19/2019

For some reason -people seem to like Purple Heart and Maple together...furthermore, one dripping over the other-Well, the combos IS hard to beat visually.—-what do YOU think?-like these colors?

Well now, These wooden straws seem to be REAL popular!!...I think it's because of the stainless steel liner that makes '...
04/04/2019

Well now, These wooden straws seem to be REAL popular!!...I think it's because of the stainless steel liner that makes 'em SO much stronger and easier to clean-plus- you get a cleaning brush that comes with each straw!---lots of different wood types available - all $25 with free shipping in the U.S....Thanks for looking!-CHEERS!!

Is it just me or do YOU do this too?--Hang little treasures from the handle of your mug?-I have treasures like small bot...
03/27/2019

Is it just me or do YOU do this too?--Hang little treasures from the handle of your mug?-I have treasures like small bottles filled with magic potions, and coins that mean something special to me...and of course, my straw, all hanging from the handle of my my mug. Do you do this?-Show me your collection!---CHEERS!!

Now, for something a little different....Taking a short break from making mugs and straws...I had some BEAUTIFUL ambrosi...
03/12/2019

Now, for something a little different....Taking a short break from making mugs and straws...I had some BEAUTIFUL ambrosia Maple that I thought would make good looking bowls-so, I turned a couple!-small "snack" type bowls....8" accross...I love the look of this wood!---Was wondering if OLD BEAR CREEK should start offering this type of thing along with mugs & such?-Your thoughts -as always-are much appreciated!-cheers!

Ummm...."upside down or rightside up"....not really sure. Both are 32oz Redwood Old Bear Creek mugs but, one of them has...
03/12/2019

Ummm...."upside down or rightside up"....not really sure. Both are 32oz Redwood Old Bear Creek mugs but, one of them has the small end of the mug pointed up and the other has the large end pointed up...Which do you like best?-Just a question-Thanks for playing along!-CHEERS!

Old Bear Creek's cover photo
03/05/2019

Old Bear Creek's cover photo

I've got a question for you all....Please, let me know your thoughts on this!-(It would really help me!-Thanks!)....the ...
03/05/2019

I've got a question for you all....Please, let me know your thoughts on this!-(It would really help me!-Thanks!)....the photo shows my logo for OLD BEAR CREEK--I'm really proud of the things that I make and sell-so, I want to sign my work with my logo....My question: should I put this on my creations or not?....Thanks for your time!-CHEERS!!

OLD BEAR CREEK has mugs available! This one is figured maple with purple heart stripes and holds 24 oz of your favorite ...
03/02/2019

OLD BEAR CREEK has mugs available! This one is figured maple with purple heart stripes and holds 24 oz of your favorite libation in style!-only $75 +shipping!-Don't forget: you can get a matching Stainless steel lined straw for only $25 more!-check out other available mugs right here! (under "Available mugs-duh!)-Thanks for looking -& CHEERS!

available mugs
02/27/2019

available mugs

Here's a "sneak peek" of the new mugs that are available now from Old Bear Creek!-They will be listed for sale right her...
02/27/2019

Here's a "sneak peek" of the new mugs that are available now from Old Bear Creek!-They will be listed for sale right here tonight- in the meantime if you have any questions just message me!-Thanks for looking and CHEERS!!

Not sure if it's the types of woods, or the fact that they come with stainless steel liners-(and a cleaning brush!), or ...
02/24/2019

Not sure if it's the types of woods, or the fact that they come with stainless steel liners-(and a cleaning brush!), or if it's that they are SO dang good looking that these straws are SO popular!---But, I LOVE making them and you'll love using them!-$25-free shipping in the U.S.!-Just message me to get yours today!-CHEERS!!

02/10/2019

10:30pm on a Saturday night... finishing up some mugs...I’ve heard that if you can make money doing what you love you’ll never have to work a day in your life!—- I guess that’s why I have to do this at night!—-haha!...I love making these things!!!-and the best part is knowing that some of you like what I make too!!! Cheers!

Stainless steel lined straws by OLD BEAR CREEK,,,,It seems that these three wood types are the most popular of the woode...
02/09/2019

Stainless steel lined straws by OLD BEAR CREEK,,,,It seems that these three wood types are the most popular of the wooden straws that I've made so far...you all have great taste!---left to right are: Curly Maple, Black Walnut, and, Purpleheart. These straws are lined with stainless steel and completely covered in the same finish that I use on my mugs - designed for years of service!-not only are they beautiful-they are useful!-$25 -they come with a free cleaning brush and free shipping in the U.S.---Thanks for looking and -CHEERS!!

Lots and Lots of wooden straws headed out the door to new homes this week!---Must be the stainless steel liners and the ...
02/01/2019

Lots and Lots of wooden straws headed out the door to new homes this week!---Must be the stainless steel liners and the cleaning brush that makes 'em so popular huh?...oh, and they're kinda good looking too!----Cheers!

OLD BEAR CREEK has straws!  Wooden straws with stainless steel liners in 5 kinds of wood...Mahogany, Purpleheart, Alder,...
01/30/2019

OLD BEAR CREEK has straws! Wooden straws with stainless steel liners in 5 kinds of wood...Mahogany, Purpleheart, Alder, Curly Maple and Walnut ...the stainless steel liner makes them stronger and easier to clean-speaking of keeping them clean...each straw will come with a cleaning brush! If you are interested-$22 each (plus $3 shipping in the U.S.)-just message me here!--Thanks for looking!!-CHEERS!!!

Drippy mugs... handles,... and something new for old bear creek...Wooden straws with stainless steel inserts--i’ve bee...
01/23/2019

Drippy mugs... handles,... and something new for old bear creek...Wooden straws with stainless steel inserts--i’ve been busy!—(and you guys thought I was hibernating for the last two years!)...Old Bear Creek is awake!...Cheers!

Ooooh..A Maple skull on Cherry!....really, can you imagine a better looking hand made wooden mug?....especially one that...
09/13/2016

Ooooh..A Maple skull on Cherry!....really, can you imagine a better looking hand made wooden mug?....especially one that will hold 32ounces of your favorite beverage?.....IN THIS KIND OF STYLE!!...Do you know where to get this kind of mug?---Sure you do!-Right here (and NOWHERE else!!)...
https://www.etsy.com/shop/oldbearcreek?ref=hdr_shop_menu

Ooooh..A Maple skull on Cherry!....really, can you imagine a better looking hand made wooden mug?....especially one that will hold 32ounces of your favorite beverage?.....IN THIS KIND OF STYLE!!...Do you know where to get this kind of mug?---Sure you do!-Right here (and NOWHERE else!!)...
https://www.etsy.com/shop/oldbearcreek?ref=hdr_shop_menu

Ooooh..A Maple skull on Cherry!....really, can you imagine a better looking hand made wooden mug?....especially one that...
09/13/2016

Ooooh..A Maple skull on Cherry!....really, can you imagine a better looking hand made wooden mug?....especially one that will hold 32ounces of your favorite beverage?.....IN THIS KIND OF STYLE!!...Do you know where to get this kind of mug?---Sure you do!-Right here (and NOWHERE else!!)...
https://www.etsy.com/shop/oldbearcreek?ref=hdr_shop_menu

Old Bear Creek
09/13/2016

Old Bear Creek

Yep, Monday wasn't good to Jack this week!---On top of everything else that's going on---I broke my friggin' scroll saw!...
09/13/2016

Yep, Monday wasn't good to Jack this week!---On top of everything else that's going on---I broke my friggin' scroll saw!....Guess I'll have to have a sale on mugs so I can buy a new one!....Anyway, I hope your Monday went better than mine!-Cheers!

Clearly...these are some fine Old Bear Creek mugs!---Made from Box Elder logs with handles made from 3 layers of barnwoo...
09/04/2016

Clearly...these are some fine Old Bear Creek mugs!---Made from Box Elder logs with handles made from 3 layers of barnwood and cedar....keep an eye on your surroundings while you enjoy a cool drink...bottoms up!
By the way---does ANYbody else make mugs like Old Bear Creek does?...you know they don't!-Find 'em here:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/oldbearcreek?ref=si_shop

Old Bear Creek's cover photo
09/04/2016

Old Bear Creek's cover photo

Yeah, well, It's Wednesday night and I just finished a few more hours with some "naked " Box Elder logs...(I know, i kno...
08/25/2016

Yeah, well, It's Wednesday night and I just finished a few more hours with some "naked " Box Elder logs...(I know, i know....damn Jack, get A LIFE....). Anyway, these two are BEAUTIES!!--plus, they have "clear bottoms" like , I mean SEE THROUGH!!....I'll be done with them in a couple of days and then you can have 'em...if you're into that sort of thing...Haha!-Thanks fer lookin'!---Cheers!

08/18/2016

1:30 am...most of my friends are sleeping...I just finished brushing the sawdust off my shirt from a LONG day of cutting wood.-Heck, I'm a night owl!!---stepped outside and saw the most BEAUTIFUL full moon!!...I hope at least some of you got to see it...what a sight!---To the rest of you-Sleep tight!--& G'night!-Cheers!!

At first I wanted this photo to show the size difference between 24oz mugs and 32oz.mugs..(I know, I know... some people...
08/16/2016

At first I wanted this photo to show the size difference between 24oz mugs and 32oz.mugs..(I know, I know... some people STILL don't know that the ONLY difference is that the 32oz mug HOLDS more !!)..Then I realized-hum...(Yep, I actually said-- hum,,)...I can make the "zombie hunter" mug in either size AND I can make the "tattoo" mug in either size also....SO, the ONLY question I have for you IS----What size would you like?....Happy Monday & Thanks fer looking!---CHEERS!!

I got a message tonight asking is OLD BEAR CREEK still making "inlaid" mugs?  ( I guess because of all the "Zomie Hunter...
08/13/2016

I got a message tonight asking is OLD BEAR CREEK still making "inlaid" mugs? ( I guess because of all the "Zomie Hunter" & Tattoo & clear bottom log mugs that I've been showing lately)...Well, the answer is YES!!-Yes, Old bear Creek is STILL making inlaid mugs...OLD BEAR CREEK -IS still making inlaid mugs!---You can find them here..(and if you don't see something that you want-just ask-I'm sure I can help make the mug of your dreams!),,,Thanks fer looking & CHEERS!-Have a GREAT weekend!

https://www.etsy.com/shop/oldbearcreek?ref=hdr_shop_menu

Oh yeah, while I had my lunch today, SHE was checking me out...what a deer!...kinda shy, but pretty right?....me , being...
08/02/2016

Oh yeah, while I had my lunch today, SHE was checking me out...what a deer!...kinda shy, but pretty right?....me , being me, I would rather just watch her...but, come this fall, some other guy will, I'm sure, take a shot at her. I hope he'll miss her, I know I will.
LIFE: it's all about perspective...think about it.-Cheers!!

And sometimes I feel like a mermaid....(what?...Don't you?)Mermaids; can't live with 'em---can't live without 'em.--So t...
07/30/2016

And sometimes I feel like a mermaid....(what?...Don't you?)
Mermaids; can't live with 'em---can't live without 'em.--So the saying goes....(or sort of like that anyway!)....If you ever wanted to take hold of a beautiful mermaid....perhaps share a drink with her....here's your chance!----A beautiful mermaid just for you!....find her here....but, hold on tight-she's a wild one!!-Cheers!!
https://www.etsy.com/listing/386012062/blond-haired-mermaid?ref=shop_home_active_6

I guess that another advantage to having a clear bottom-if you are talking about mugs-is, folks like 'em!---I'm so happy...
07/30/2016

I guess that another advantage to having a clear bottom-if you are talking about mugs-is, folks like 'em!---I'm so happy to say that these two have sold and are on the way to their new homes....I'd be happy to make more if there is an interest--just let me know!
....Thank you fer looking and I hope you all have a GREAT and safe weekend!-Cheers!

What's the advantage of having a see through bottom?....Well, I guess it depends on what you are talking about---if you ...
07/29/2016

What's the advantage of having a see through bottom?....Well, I guess it depends on what you are talking about---if you are talking about pants--then the advantage might be....advertising? But, if you are talking about your favorite drinking vessle, well the advantages are many!-For example: you keep an eye on your friends (or enemies), you can check out that nice booty across the room without being too obvious....& you will notice right away if anybody has dropped a coin into your mug---ALL while enjoying a cool drink....Old Bear Creek just listed two clear bottomed mugs & you can find them (and others) right here!----Thanks fer looking & CHEERS!!
https://www.etsy.com/shop/oldbearcreek?ref=hdr_shop_menu

Ya know...I have always LOVED getting photos from folks who own my mugs, or furniture, or...whatever else I have made th...
07/28/2016

Ya know...I have always LOVED getting photos from folks who own my mugs, or furniture, or...whatever else I have made that they have seen fit to buy from me...photo's showing that they like-or are enjoying something that I have made for them....It makes me feel like I am part of their enjoyment somehow....Thanks for including me-or something I've made for you-in your lives!---Thanks again and CHEERS!!!
P.S.....I'd love to see more photos of you enjoying something I've made for you...It would make my day!

I was driving back from the Cities this evening...(for those of you who are NOT from Minnesota....that's what we call th...
07/25/2016

I was driving back from the Cities this evening...(for those of you who are NOT from Minnesota....that's what we call the area around Minneapolis-St. Paul!)...and I was looking at the countryside and noticing all the fields, the farms...the beautiful barns along the way ...(I have always enjoyed the architecture of barns, farm houses and old buildings). and it got me thinking...
The wooden barn is a disappearing thing-being replaced by steel structures -no style, no individuality-no character...I LIKE WOODEN THINGS!--REAL Things--That's why I make things from recycled barns---for the history, the character and the "realness" (if that IS a word!)....I love making useful things from recycled barnwood...it makes me happy knowing that the history of these structures will continue...and I like knowing that you will be enjoying what I make for you from this great resource....thanks for listening & Cheers!

Tattoos are for life...I got my first tattoo when I was 18 years old...a young man  newly inducted into the United State...
07/23/2016

Tattoos are for life...I got my first tattoo when I was 18 years old...a young man newly inducted into the United States Army...still in basic training actually....The last thing my mother said to me before I left home was "don't come home with a tattoo"...well, I didn't listen. I've always LOVED the art work of tattoo artists from the 40's and 50's...like Lyle Tuttle, Sailor Jerry and so many others!... I wanted a tattoo for myself and I got the first of many!----(sorry Mom!)....
Now, I wanted to make something honoring the art that THEY left...So, I made a mug-because,well, ... that's what I do.
I hope you all have a great weekend!!!-CHEERS!

I just listed a few more mugs on my ETSY store including the two barnwood mugs! The one on the left is a 32oz size and t...
07/22/2016

I just listed a few more mugs on my ETSY store including the two barnwood mugs! The one on the left is a 32oz size and the one on the right holds 24oz...Folks are always asking me "what's the difference between the two sizes?" I tell 'em the bigger one holds more-DUH!
Anyway, take a look at the two and others right here--https://www.etsy.com/shop/oldbearcreek?ref=si_shop
and as always: Thanks fer looking-CHEERS!!

I just wanted to say "THANK YOU" to all of you who let me know what you think about my "Zombie Hunter" mug design.---See...
07/21/2016

I just wanted to say "THANK YOU" to all of you who let me know what you think about my "Zombie Hunter" mug design.---Seems that a lot of you liked it! Thanks for your feed back and all the kind words----I'm thinking that I WILL make a LIMITED run of say...10-12 total of this design both in 24 oz. (like the first one) and also 32 oz. ---unless there is any interest in a 12 oz size?....but, I'm really glad that you liked the design!-Thanks for looking & CHEERS!
(By the way, I've got some other designs in the works-I hope you like them as well!!)

So....A couple of days ago I told you all about how I've been catching up on  "The Walking Dead" and how that T.V. show ...
07/19/2016

So....A couple of days ago I told you all about how I've been catching up on "The Walking Dead" and how that T.V. show kinda influenced me to make a new mug-remember?....well, here it is! "The Zombie Hunters Drinking Team" mug! Kinda gross, but, kinda cool too huh?....anyway, what do you think?-Ya like it?-Or no....I'm trying some new things and I'd really like you all's input so....let me know ok?....Thanks fer looking - and CHEERS!!

OK!...Have you ever heard the saying about "a fly in the ointment"?....Well, it means that something "BAD" has happened!...
07/17/2016

OK!...Have you ever heard the saying about "a fly in the ointment"?....Well, it means that something "BAD" has happened!....The proper saying SHOULD be (if you are a woodworker) "a fly in the finish"....this is a photo of what happens on a pretty regular basis to me-and, I'm sure, other woodworkers....a friggin' fly has commited suicide by landing on the final coat (of 3 coats by the way!) on one of the handles that I spent a L-O-N-G time creating....and now, I have to scrape it's dead corpse off and re-sand and re-finish this handle!!!---I hate flys!---(heck, maybe I should just put another coat of finish over it and call it "art"...hummm...)...no, that's just not a good idea.-I'll fix it. (f**kin' fly.)

I've been watching "The Walking Dead" on Netflix....(yeah, I'm WAY behind the times!...)...I'm, up to season 4!!...anywa...
07/16/2016

I've been watching "The Walking Dead" on Netflix....(yeah, I'm WAY behind the times!...)...I'm, up to season 4!!...anyway, I've been influenced by this TV show to make a mug...('cause... that's what I do...) I'm making a ZOMBIE HUNTERS mug!...(I mean, zombie hunters gotta drink too...right?)....anyway, inspiration is where you find it....I hope you all have a GREAT weekend- AND I hope you all find your own INSPIRATION to create!!....CHEERS!!

100 year old barnwood - lots of character, lots of style..combine that with the "clean" lines of some "new" oak and a ni...
07/14/2016

100 year old barnwood - lots of character, lots of style..combine that with the "clean" lines of some "new" oak and a nice beveled edged mirror....Nice combo I think! What do YOU think of this combo?--Let me know if you'd like to see some more of these two wood together!---Thanks, & Cheers!!

Naughty ..I mean knotty,(hehe!) Cedar...Just one of the new "Old Bear Creek" mugs that have been completed lately. ...I ...
07/10/2016

Naughty ..I mean knotty,(hehe!) Cedar...Just one of the new "Old Bear Creek" mugs that have been completed lately. ...I have fallen a little behind on making sawdust-doing my best to catch up now...(It's a passion!)...Hope you all are having a GREAT weekend-CHEERS!!

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