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She came up to where I was sitting behind my table...she asked if I had something “special “ for her.  Well, I told her ...
01/20/2020

She came up to where I was sitting behind my table...she asked if I had something “special “ for her. Well, I told her that I did indeed have something special for her... I said: “ I’ve got 9 inches of the most special hard wood that you’ve ever pressed your lips to”...she smiled and laid $28 dollars on my table... grabbed my iron wood and winked, and walked away....just another straw sale! —-what were you thinking?...🤗

Getting ready to put my supper on my plate... saw this and just about had a friggin heart attack- I hate-HATE spiders!- ...
01/19/2020

Getting ready to put my supper on my plate... saw this and just about had a friggin heart attack- I hate-HATE spiders!- but... well, it was just a damn sticker thing from these darn Arizona “stab ya “ plants that landed on my plate...—almost lost my supper... 😬

You always see some kinda weird and wonderful wooden objects that someone made out of a pallet... well, I made this toda...
01/18/2020

You always see some kinda weird and wonderful wooden objects that someone made out of a pallet... well, I made this today out of a table, two chairs and a credenza that I had hanging around!— what do you all think?- 🤣

So, once upon a time it was dark and I wanted to see... I needed some light. I had an old barn beam and a deer antler......
01/15/2020

So, once upon a time it was dark and I wanted to see... I needed some light. I had an old barn beam and a deer antler... and some other electrical stuff...😁 So, I made myself a lamp— then I could see after dark—-there wasn’t any thing special about seeing after dark after all. But, now I have a pretty lamp if I wanna see nothing special!—😂

01/14/2020

The big Yellow moon is up... the Coyotes are yipping. ...The wild burros are ...well, they are making whatever the hell noise they make... it’s a good Monday night here in the desert!

Turning wood into straws is like anything else... sometimes it works and you get something nice and pretty... sometimes ...
01/14/2020

Turning wood into straws is like anything else... sometimes it works and you get something nice and pretty... sometimes the wood says “NOPE- screw you!”... and you’ve spent your time making trash.—-

Ok... this is both sides of this mug.. I made it a while back... it DOES have MY name on it... but, if you like this sty...
01/12/2020

Ok... this is both sides of this mug.. I made it a while back... it DOES have MY name on it... but, if you like this style and would like one with your name on it ... well, just let me know.. haha!- Cheers!!

You know what really chaps my ass??—- I post photos of things that I make and sell- ( that’s how I make my living -makin...
01/12/2020

You know what really chaps my ass??—- I post photos of things that I make and sell- ( that’s how I make my living -making things that folks enjoy and want to have in their lives)— and face book sends me messages like” for $10 you can reach up 800 more people with this post!”... I have over 3000 people who have liked my stuff and I don’t think that 10 percent of those folks see my posts!—- does Facebook really help small artists and makers at all???....I’m just saying... what’s a guy supposed to do??...

You know what really looks good with barn wood -natural stone!- these tables have natural slate tiles inlaid tops- and t...
01/03/2020

You know what really looks good with barn wood -natural stone!- these tables have natural slate tiles inlaid tops- and the drawer pulls are made from a stone that I picked up on the shore of Lake Superior.——they were fun to make.

Spoons and spatulas and forks and butter knives... -all made with ergonomics in mind...🤣 i’m just weird I guess.... I ma...
01/02/2020

Spoons and spatulas and forks and butter knives... -all made with ergonomics in mind...🤣 i’m just weird I guess.... I make things that I want to use-I even made a right handed spoon and it won’t work if you’re left handed...even made a spoon for “dieting..”... look closely- you’ll get the joke!....just thought I’d share some of things that I like to make...Cheers!

01/01/2020

Twenty years ago tonight... New Year’s Eve 1999... Everybody thought that the whole system was going to collapse... y2k... was going to mess up everything- and.... absolutely nothing-Nothing- happened!- that’s how expectations go- ya just never know! ( but, I must admit- I was really hoping that something cool would happen- but, nothing!)...Happy New Year!

This is a “coffee “table made from the same barn wood. It is made with “dove tail “joints...everywhere!- ( lots of hand ...
12/29/2019

This is a “coffee “table made from the same barn wood. It is made with “dove tail “joints...everywhere!- ( lots of hand work!)— I think that it turned out really well!

Some more barn wood furnishings that I enjoyed making— this is a a copper topped bar that I built...It has wine bottle s...
12/29/2019

Some more barn wood furnishings that I enjoyed making— this is a a copper topped bar that I built...It has wine bottle storage ( along with plenty of room for glasses)- and really, it’s one of-a kind—-table and chairs to match- if you like!...

These are two benches made for the same customer as the king size bed— made from the same barn wood and Alder... they we...
12/29/2019

These are two benches made for the same customer as the king size bed— made from the same barn wood and Alder... they were beautiful and a “ton” of work!...the “keys” for the center bar were made from cherry...and yes, they are real keys for holding the whole bench together... post and beam construction... I’ve always been pretty proud of these also!...

Thought I’d share a couple of pictures of a king sized headboard and foot board that I created from some special barnwoo...
12/29/2019

Thought I’d share a couple of pictures of a king sized headboard and foot board that I created from some special barnwood and some Alder- a few years back when I had a “indoor “shop to work in!😁😁

It’s the day after Christmas. It’s raining where I am- which is kinda nice.- didn’t do much making today so, I thought y...
12/27/2019

It’s the day after Christmas. It’s raining where I am- which is kinda nice.- didn’t do much making today so, I thought you’d wanna see this...hope you had a great Christmas!- if you are ready for a nice cool drink in a beautiful new mug in order to relax after the festivities- well, you know where to get ‘em!- Old Bear Creek!—-Cheers!

12/25/2019

It’s almost over!- No more Christmas music- or advertising to buy, buy, buy....but, I WILL miss egg nog!- I friggin LOVE egg nog!

12/24/2019

Ok, so, apparently weather forecasters in Arizona are no better at their jobs than they are anywhere else in the country.- but you’d think it would be SO much easier here....guess not....

Back in the part of Arizona that the folks who drew the “Roadrunner “cartoons HAD to have in mind when they were drawing...
12/22/2019

Back in the part of Arizona that the folks who drew the “Roadrunner “cartoons HAD to have in mind when they were drawing it up...- I am almost sure that these are called the “cartoon mountains “...

This is what happens when you don’t pay attention...I know, I know...as a woodworker you cannot loose concentration for ...
12/19/2019

This is what happens when you don’t pay attention...I know, I know...as a woodworker you cannot loose concentration for even a second!- A piece of wood that you are shaping could get ruined, or a bit or a blade might get a little too close to your fingers...and after all these years of working with power tools and knowing what can happen- today, I found out that you should NEVER leave the cap loose on red wood dye— it’s super hard to get off your hands!!

12/18/2019

Carbon monoxide isn’t that much of a problem.. I know because I’m using my grill as a heater and so far I’m doing just gibbons and flickers-are those fire flies?—pickles might be people too... I’m sleepy...

Been thinking lately ....every time I make a bowl, I seem to give it away...I’ve still got some of this beautiful ambros...
12/16/2019

Been thinking lately ....every time I make a bowl, I seem to give it away...I’ve still got some of this beautiful ambrosia maple- maybe I should turn a bowl for myself...think I will!- I need a rice/desert bowl....Gotta treat yourself once in awhile right?

Purple Heart and maple- a beautiful combination of colors for sure! This drippy style is something that I came up with a...
12/14/2019

Purple Heart and maple- a beautiful combination of colors for sure! This drippy style is something that I came up with a long time ago and has proven so popular that other mug makers are trying to copy it!- imitation is the most sincere form of flattery- I hear- but I call bullsh*t!!!- I say-come up with your own ideas!!!-sorry for the rant....Cheers!

This may be a horror story to my friends who are from the eastern side of the country...and something totally unknown to...
12/12/2019

This may be a horror story to my friends who are from the eastern side of the country...and something totally unknown to the rest of my friends....both of these are empty!- and I still have two slices of bread left!—- I have a question for you all... do you know what these two WONDERFUL products have in common?-and do you love them as much as I do?...

This little generator is what powers my woodworking shop-and my little home on wheels! It’s my only source of electricit...
12/10/2019

This little generator is what powers my woodworking shop-and my little home on wheels! It’s my only source of electricity at the moment- I’m hoping to be solar powered soon!- but, I just wanted to give a huge plug to “predator “ generators... I got this one at Habor Freight for $360... honestly one of the best purchases I have made! Starts on the first pull every time, sips gas and runs everything in my shop like my table saw, lathe, routers and sanders while charging my house battery... I couldn’t recommend this little gem any higher!

I’ve been told that Nobody used wood with flaws in it for fine furniture, art, or objects to be used on a daily basis......
12/10/2019

I’ve been told that Nobody used wood with flaws in it for fine furniture, art, or objects to be used on a daily basis...- I always wanted to know what were considered “flaws “—- I like the look of knots, checks, and bug holes... that’s “Character” to me...wood is natural- and so are we... flaws are what makes us unique and should be celebrated!...knots and all! Embrace your knots!!!-😜😜😜

Ok, it’s probably not very nice of me to post this photo- simply because most of you won’t be able handle a mug like thi...
12/09/2019

Ok, it’s probably not very nice of me to post this photo- simply because most of you won’t be able handle a mug like this...it’s a one of a kind.... black walnut-and Redwood... it’ll hold 32ounces of your favorite beverage...and make You look good while doing it...you’ve got to be pretty special to own a mug like this...how special do you feel???...

THESE THINGS SUCK!!!... chill, chill... they are supposed to suck!- They are some of the wooden straws that I’m finishin...
12/04/2019

THESE THINGS SUCK!!!... chill, chill... they are supposed to suck!- They are some of the wooden straws that I’m finishing up!!!-😂🤣😂 they “suck”- get it?—- ok, it’s been a long day.......excuuuuuse meeee!!!! 😄

This is the start of how my wooden straws are made... you like em?... wait till you see them finished!...
12/01/2019

This is the start of how my wooden straws are made... you like em?... wait till you see them finished!...

I know that this picture has almost nothing to do with The woodworking that I do but,  my camp where I’m working now is ...
11/20/2019

I know that this picture has almost nothing to do with The woodworking that I do but, my camp where I’m working now is littered with these interesting blue rocks... and I thought I’d share some that I picked up with you. When I change locations ...I’ll leave these here for the next person to enjoy. Blue rocks- very cool!

Another batch of straws turned today!- not complete but, I thought you might like to see the before finished photos.... ...
11/15/2019

Another batch of straws turned today!- not complete but, I thought you might like to see the before finished photos.... some folks say that they look like “magic wands” - well, that’s because they are!! Little magic wands that you can drink from!-haha!....

Been asked if I make “multiple colored straws “?... why, yes, I do!!—- here’s one that I turned today- one that a Fan of...
11/13/2019

Been asked if I make “multiple colored straws “?... why, yes, I do!!—- here’s one that I turned today- one that a Fan of the VIKINGS might like.....it’s made of Purple Heart and Yellow Heart....Wait till you see it finished!-Cheers!

Ok folks, I need to get some traffic to my newly reopened Etsy store ( and make some sales this weekend!!)-So, please, c...
11/02/2019
Custom Made Mugs, Barnwood Furniture & Accessories by oldbearcreek

Ok folks, I need to get some traffic to my newly reopened Etsy store ( and make some sales this weekend!!)-So, please, click on the link, take a look and get yourself or someone else a beautiful new mug and I will throw in a wooden straw for free!- yes, for free ($28 value- on me!) thanks for looking and Cheers!...

You searched for: oldbearcreek! Discover the unique items that oldbearcreek creates. At Etsy, we pride ourselves on our global community of sellers. Each Etsy seller helps contribute to a global marketplace of creative goods. By supporting oldbearcreek, you’re supporting a small business, and, in ...

Custom Made Mugs, Barnwood Furniture & Accessories by oldbearcreek
10/29/2019
Custom Made Mugs, Barnwood Furniture & Accessories by oldbearcreek

Custom Made Mugs, Barnwood Furniture & Accessories by oldbearcreek

You searched for: oldbearcreek! Discover the unique items that oldbearcreek creates. At Etsy, we pride ourselves on our global community of sellers. Each Etsy seller helps contribute to a global marketplace of creative goods. By supporting oldbearcreek, you’re supporting a small business, and, in ...

A bigger 32 ounce “upside down “ style mug- completely of Redwood-even the handle!- Not needing any design-the wood is b...
10/27/2019

A bigger 32 ounce “upside down “ style mug- completely of Redwood-even the handle!- Not needing any design-the wood is beautiful without anything from me!- $70 with free shipping in the USA!- thanks for looking-Cheers!

Here’s another Old Bear Creek mug! It’s a “upside down “ 24 ounce Redwood mug with a pine handle. Very light weight in y...
10/27/2019

Here’s another Old Bear Creek mug! It’s a “upside down “ 24 ounce Redwood mug with a pine handle. Very light weight in your hand or on your belt!... available now for $65 with free shipping in the USA!!- thanks for looking!-Cheers!

New camp for the next couple of weeks... I’ve got lots of work to get done- mugs & straws to make-but I will have a beau...
10/25/2019

New camp for the next couple of weeks... I’ve got lots of work to get done- mugs & straws to make-but I will have a beautiful view while I do my work!- Hope you have a beautiful view this week also!- Cheers!

Worked on a few more of these “mug hangers” today... the best place to keep your Old Bear Creek mug safe when it’s NOT i...
10/23/2019

Worked on a few more of these “mug hangers” today... the best place to keep your Old Bear Creek mug safe when it’s NOT in your hand is on your belt....Available in your choice of light brown, dark brown & black. Plus, you can choose a button made from deer antler or sea shell. $23... Thanks for looking-Cheers!

Was thinking of offering a “do it yourself “ mug making kit. Yes, you too can make your own wooden mug with this kit! Ev...
10/23/2019

Was thinking of offering a “do it yourself “ mug making kit. Yes, you too can make your own wooden mug with this kit! Everything in photo 1 is included with this kit so that you can build a beautiful wooden mug like photo 2! Complete kit ( except a few thousand dollars worth of tools and a few decades worth of experience, and of course, a proprietary formula finish-available at extra cost-) only $19.95!!- detailed instructions and plans are available at an extra cost....what do you think?- any interest?🤣😂🤣

I’m looking for some feedback on this mug... it’s a “drippy “ style 24 oz. I usually do them inlaid with contrasting woo...
10/21/2019

I’m looking for some feedback on this mug... it’s a “drippy “ style 24 oz. I usually do them inlaid with contrasting woods- but this one is inlaid with,well, itself! It is aromatic cedar and matching handle.- first of it kind!- should I do more like this?- thanks for your input!-Cheers!

LOOK EVERYONE- I’ve got WOOD!—-any guesses as to what I’m going to do with it???😬
10/19/2019

LOOK EVERYONE- I’ve got WOOD!—-any guesses as to what I’m going to do with it???😬

10/19/2019
ONLY 24 hours LEFT!!!..for the “ Buy a Mug- Get a free straw!” SALE!              For a limited time only (today thru 10...
10/15/2019

ONLY 24 hours LEFT!!!..for the “ Buy a Mug- Get a free straw!” SALE!
For a limited time only (today thru 10/19) buy one of these 32oz mugs and get a free stainless steel lined wooden straw ( a$28 dollar value!) And you’ll get free shipping in the U.S. too! The striped mugs are $75 each and the drippy mugs are $85 each- your choice! Message me for more photos or to order. Cheers and thanks for looking!

Preparing today’s straw turnings for their first coat of finish tonight... even after all these years as a woodworker, I...
10/14/2019

Preparing today’s straw turnings for their first coat of finish tonight... even after all these years as a woodworker, I still marvel at the wonderful natural colors of these different species of wood.... and the colors really “pop” after the finish is applied!-Cheers!

This is the view from my “shop “ this week... putting the final finish on some new wooden straws tonight. Hope you all h...
10/09/2019

This is the view from my “shop “ this week... putting the final finish on some new wooden straws tonight. Hope you all have a good night!-Cheers!

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