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From Log to ArtI added chainsaw carving to my artistic designs in the summer of 2015 after my wife encouraged me to buy a chainsaw and give it a try. When starting a carving I have not done before, I spend time studying photos or drawings of the new design. Once I have done the research and visualized the piece, it’s time to fire up the chainsaws. Various chainsaws are used throughout the carving process.
In the beginning they are used to cut simple lines that rough out things like a body, mouth, ears, claws and snout.Once finished with the saw work, it is time to use a variety of sanders and bits to smooth out the piece and add those little details that will make a carving standout. From here, most carvings will receive paint and a protective finish. Still perfecting techniques in this new art form, I continually work to improve on creating the fine details of each piece, making each finished carving unique.You can visit the gallery to view some of my finished work, and can watch me creating some of these pieces in action on my youtube channel.Contact me to get started on seeing your ideas come to life.