It sat in the way out in the shop until I finally got it all together here in the last couple days.
I screwed what was left of his toes back on and trimmed around his feet.
I squirted linseed oil in the holes and turned in threaded rods.
Sort of like a foot canal.
All the remaining toes etc were trimmed up and screwed back on with glue. The area was given a liberal coating of linseed oil.
Arc welded up with green power.
Skookie immediately climbed up and perched on his head.
So, 'Bear' stands again. He's got more pins and screws in him than Evil Knievel, and he's not as tall as he used to be, but better than being in the scrap pile. I'm going to wrestle him outside somehow and keep him around here while I enjoy it and do some other detail work on it. Eventually I will turn him loose and he can find his way back down to oversee the hot spring area once more.
All that bending over welding and wrestling the bear has been a little hard on my back.
Theres just one cure for that, a little ice and into the hot tub.
I caught the last of the sun on Fire Mountain.