Wow! This Wooden Dragon Is so Realistic It Almost Spits Fire
This "Awesome Dragon Chainsaw Carving By Nick Speakman" will make you appreciate the art of chainsaw carving. It is amazing to see the detail that these artists can achieve with a chainsaw in a short amount of time.
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. The dragon chainsaw carving by Nick Speakman showcases what you can achieve with a piece of wood. This type of art is just so organic, in that it's like the wood dictates what the art will be, evolving from the shape and size of the wood. You won't believe how amazing these chainsaw designs can be. Some of the chainsaw art you will see on this site include beautiful bed frame carved with running horses, lifelike deer on wood piece, chainsaw wood benches, natural kids tables and chairs, eagles, owls, each piece unique. The detail on these pieces of chainsaw art are amazing, with wing details of each feather on the birds, wrinkles on faces and more.
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 (because of the noise, sawdust, and very fast carving results), 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: The Art and Craft. He published material on chainsaw carving that predated the popularity of the Internet.
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