Chainsaw Carvings By Chris Foltz

Chainsaw Carvings By Chris Foltz

This comical moose is the work of "Chainsaw Carvings By Chris Foltz," you won't believe the fine details on a piece this size! This chainsaw moose has details throughout the antlers, fur, gun, shirt and face that must be seen.

The art of chainsaw carving is a fast-growing form of art that combines the modern technology of the chainsaw with the ancient art of woodcarving. On this chainsaw carving site you will find a variety of chainsaw artists and their amazing chainsaw art. Some of the pieces of chainsaw art you will find on this site include realistic deer chainsaw carving, chainsaw carved benches, totems, eagles, parakeets, owls, faces, giraffe and elephant chainsaw art, bears climbing trees, chairs and furniture with intricate chainsaw details. Each piece of chainsaw art is original and unique to the piece of wood that the art is carved out of. It's amazing to see the small details that each piece of chainsaw art provides, whether it be the details on the fur of a carved animal, or the wrinkles in the face of a carved piece of art. You'll want to take a look of yourself!

The oldest chainsaw artist records go back to the 1950s, which include artists like Ray Murphy and Ken Kaiser. Although the general impression of the public is that it is largely performance art, there are a few chainsaw carvers now producing stunning works of art. These works can be produced in a fraction of the time that would normally be expected if only conventional tools such as mallet and gouges were used. Many carvers continue to use other tools alongside the chainsaw, although the chainsaw remains the primary tool. With the growth of the Internet, chainsaw carving has become a worldwide phenomenon with chainsaw carvers from all over the world.

In the 1980s the art form really began to grow with Art Moe getting a lot of exposure for the craft at the Lumberjack World Championships held in Hayward, Wisconsin. This event was broadcast nationally. The addition of carving contests from the west coast to the east coast brought log carvers together to test their skills and learn from each other. The first Chainsaw Carving World Championships was held in 1987 and was won by then 24-year-old Barre Pinske. The 1980s also saw the development of the Cascade Chainsaw Sculptors Guild and their newsletter, The Cutting Edge, mailed out to many members throughout the Pacific Northwest and the rest of the United States. The 80's also brought the first book on chainsaw carving, Fun and Profitable Chainsaw Carving by William Westenhaver and Ron Hovde, published in 1982. Other books soon followed, including a book by Hal MacIntosh published in 1988 titled Chainsaw Art and in 2001 Chainsaw Carving. He published material on chainsaw carving that predated the popularity of the Internet.

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