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Offline WV_hillbilly

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Chainsaw Carving
« on: August 22, 2004, 12:23:33 pm »
   Is anyone doing chainsaw carvings  ?  I was thinking of trying to do this . I need to know  how do you get started  , are there any books or videos availiable and what kind of saws chains and bars do I need .


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Re: Chainsaw Carving
« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2004, 01:20:27 pm »
you mean this kind of stuff ???



Somewhere in Wisconson! three prong elm stump.
Try Bailey'shttp://www.baileys-online.com chainsaw carving on the left menuhttp://www.carvingworld.com/index2.htm.
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Re: Chainsaw Carving
« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2004, 05:27:29 pm »
One of my favourites! ;D
THE CHAINSAWN' BEAR by Matt Kelley





Add's new meaning to the word CARVING   :o ;D 8) 8) 8)
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Re: Chainsaw Carving
« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2004, 06:00:37 pm »
  Leweee

WOW  . That's what I'm talkin about in the first post .  That first one took some vison , time and ability . The pics in the second post are funny and artistic.

 We went to the Grand Opening of the Cabela's in Wheeling ,WV and the Stihl procarving team was there.  I have been thinking about it for a while . The wife says  " I bet you could do that too "  . I ask if that was an okay to buy some new equipment  ?   ;D   She said after what I had just spent at Cabela's not for a while .   :(   I will just have to take my time  and I will get some new stuff. So for now I'll have to get educated about what to buy /need  .  
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Re: Chainsaw Carving
« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2004, 11:29:51 pm »
WV_ hillbilly                                                                                       Sure am impressed with your scrollsaw work that I've seen here on the forum. Keep up the good work. 8) My favorite woodworking tool is stihl my chainsaw (but I don't carve with it yet) ;D Loggen & sawn & sawn & Loggen   leweee
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Re: Chainsaw Carving
« Reply #5 on: August 23, 2004, 04:48:02 pm »
   Thanks leweee.

It is just a hobby for me . But I sure like it .
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Re: Chainsaw Carving
« Reply #6 on: August 24, 2004, 08:31:07 am »
Chainsawcarving: the Art & Craft by Hal Macintosh is a good book on the subject available from both Amazon.Com and Barnes & Noble.

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Re: Chainsaw Carving
« Reply #7 on: August 24, 2004, 08:57:00 am »
Woodcarver
Welcome to the Forum. Have you seen the elm tree stump carving in your state?(first two photos in this thread). ??? leweee
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Re: Chainsaw Carving
« Reply #8 on: August 24, 2004, 12:08:10 pm »
I haven't seen that one. I'm curious about where exactly in the state it's located.  My wife and and I both do a little hand (manual)
carving. Like Arky we are thinking of trying chainsaw carving.  

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Re: Chainsaw Carving
« Reply #9 on: August 24, 2004, 12:09:59 pm »
Oops.  Should have said Hillbilly, not Arky.  Sorry about that.

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Re: Chainsaw Carving
« Reply #10 on: August 24, 2004, 09:45:26 pm »
  woodcarver

    Thanks I will have to get that book .

 Boy that Arky guy gets around . Next thing you know he will be showing up at scroll saw competitions  showin off his skills  Introducing himself as Hillbilly .  :D
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Re: Chainsaw Carving
« Reply #11 on: August 24, 2004, 10:49:51 pm »
Arkey will never make a decent cussword, though. Sounds more like a cat sneezing.  AAARkheee!    :D :D

There used to be a chainsaw carver in Tallahassee(he may still be there, but I ain't) that did some magnificent sculptures on the roadsides. He would get the City, County and State crews to leave some big snags when they were removing dead trees, and would create his works right there beside the roads. He did a trio of dolphins, leaping from the water, from a huge live oak stump that must have been 30' high. He also did a bunch of smaller pieces in one of the city parks, from some pines that had to come down. One of the most interesting was in the park. It was a cage with a ball inside.  The ball was too big to get out through the bars, but was completely free inside so you could reach in and roll it around. I still ain't figgered out how he did it.
All of his work eventually rotted away, but it gave a lot of people great pleasure in the mean time. :)
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Re: Chainsaw Carving
« Reply #12 on: August 26, 2004, 10:48:47 pm »
Hillbilly; Bailey's sells special saws for carving and have a book to get you started.  Paul F B

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Re: Chainsaw Carving
« Reply #13 on: August 27, 2004, 09:12:23 am »
If I'm not mistaken Bailey's also includes an instruction video in their chainsaw carving "kit"

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Re: Chainsaw Carving
« Reply #14 on: August 27, 2004, 04:58:01 pm »
I see one of our area carvers has been busy this week just a little ways from me. Usually you see them carving the stump, this one carved the butt log laying right close to the road. Looks like he has a little more work planned since his shingle is still out.




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Re: Chainsaw Carving
« Reply #15 on: August 27, 2004, 05:02:39 pm »
  That's  neat Jeff.

Maybe next year you could direct me  to this place when we come up for the Pig Roast  .  
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Pre-commercial thinning pays off. :)

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Re: Chainsaw Carving
« Reply #17 on: August 27, 2004, 08:07:43 pm »
  Thanks Swampdonkey.   I'll have to  check them out tommorrow when I get home.

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Re: Chainsaw Carving
« Reply #18 on: August 27, 2004, 10:34:48 pm »
Where can i get the THE CHAINSAWN' BEAR , i think that looks cool , every woodsman should have one

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Re: Chainsaw Carving
« Reply #19 on: August 28, 2004, 05:00:43 am »
http://www.roadsideattractions.ca/hartland.htm

Here's a carving in a town nearby. It celebrates an era long past on the Saint John River when you would see both Indian folk and white people fishing the river for Atlantic Salmon. When the hydro electric projects moved in it disrupted a way of life and the means of making a living for many folk. My grandfather used to own his own part of the river where he guided salmon fisherman and he was invited to fish in parts of the river by local native folks. In those days some folks has riperian rights on the river. The old deeds stated that you owned what was on the river, under the water and in the water in the days that King George or Queen Victoria granted the land.

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