Here's another one that has been setting on the counter for much too long. I turned the base this morning and burnt the fur on the robe and the bear claw necklace so the next steps will be to....
1. Figure out just what he's holding.
2. Cut the openings for the claws. I've already carved them.
3. Carve inserts to go in front of and behind the braids.
5. Insert and fix the claws permanently in place.
This is a pretty large piece....standing about 17" with the base. There will be some designs and pictographs on the robe so he should really be a colorful piece. Hope you will agree.