Last month, my in-laws took us to meet a chainsaw carver
that they had met recently.
Since its the weekend,
I thought it might be nice to show you some of the pics I took of the man's work.
What's that you say?
Yay! A shorter post!
This man's yard was filled with fun and whimsy.
I could use a handy bear like this one.
This one brought up a question...
were those antlers or ears?
Not bad for a chainsaw.
Turkey Vulture anyone?
This was the man's favorite.
This chicken was my favorite.
The man who carved these was very nice.
He showed me how to use the chainsaw and how he blocks out the pieces.
He even gave me a frog that was blocked out to finish
with my carving knives.
Inside his wonderful house...
he has other carvings of wood and soapstone.
He gave me a chunk of soapstone to try carving...
since I already carve with knives and a knife is the tool for this.
They were the nicest people... he and his wife.
They have gone south for his cancer treatment for a few months...
and invited me to return
when they get back home and he's had some rest.
Meanwhile, the in-laws cut down
a few of their incense cedar and red wood trees.
I've asked for some tall pieces...
and some smaller ones of 2 to 3'.
I'm hoping to find a nice small chainsaw soon.
One that won't take a WWW guy to operate.
Have a great weekend everybody!