The Tiny Bear Company is working on expanding its presence in the Truckee area. This company supplies retailers wood crafted items from a steady chainsaw. His carvings can be found in Tahoe, Lake Almanor, Colorado, Southern California, and more. Continue reading below about this unique company or click here to read the original article.
Tiny Bear Company
The crafty carver got his start during a summer job with some other chainsaw carvers. He said he learned from simply watching his employees. During his time, he would help to gather the wood pieces used. The team would start with getting proper permits to allow them to go into burned areas to reclaim wood. The team would then harvest cedar, carve the bears and then take the finished products to wholesalers around the west coast. (Source)
“We’d fill the single cab flatbed truck up and drive it around and sell them all. Then we’d go back to the forest and do it all over again.” – Magiera
The carvings are typically cut from one single piece, sometimes stumps or standing trees. These end up in a creative composition from references found online or in nature. (Source)
“I would set up on the side of the road and people would ask me to carve a bunch of things from a dragon to Mickey Mouse.” – Magiera
The Company Now
Since 2013, this has been his full-time job as owner and operator of the Tiny Bear Company. For the design, he either uses online or realistic references. For the larger projects, he works with an artist based in Reno. (Source)
For the last five years, he has worked more on custom projects. The latest project completed was a 6-foot lady in the tramp carving for a client in Truckee as a 40-year wedding anniversary gift. (Source)
The current project is a totem pole of lucky animals. This is expected to be complete from start to finish in just 2 months. (Source)
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Source: Goodwin, Ashleigh. “Tiny Bears Company Works to Expand Presence in Truckee-Tahoe.” SierraSun.com, SierraSun.com, 23 Oct. 2022, https://www.sierrasun.com/news/tiny-bears-company-works-to-expand-presence-in-truckee-tahoe/.