I have been chainsaw carving for over 30 years I never make Welcome Bears! I wanted to make a real cute bear for my Vermont Wooden Bear co. I started with a rough out of a Pray for snow bear. The Paws were not working for a wooden sign so I got the idea to do the heart! The heart can have different sayings put on it like Think Spring or Think Snow. I am able to rough these guys out on my CNC mill then hand detail them making each one similar but unique. It's going to be a great product.
Welcome Bears are a staple of chainsaw carvers I hope people mine!
Keep your saw in the Wood!