22 Sep. 1983|
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Seven years ago, the chainsaw artist learned the craft of turning a tree-cutting tool into a gas-powered paintbrush. Two years ago, he and his wife, Tracy, opened a year-round shop in nearby Pontoon Beach where he works and sells his artwork, which varies from benches, tables and three-dimensional wildlife carvings to plaques and signs. His favorite wood for chainsaw art is catalpa, which holds detail well, has minimal cracking, is rugged in the elements and is beautiful finished naturally. To finish his products, he torches and wire brushes the wood to remove splinters and sharp edges.
If you could get back to me I can tell the tree removal service to leave enough stump to work with. We are interested in obtaining an estimate for turning a future tree stump into a unique military sculpture. Prices range from $50 for small signs and critters up to more than $1,000 for large carved tree stumps. However, he most often uses red oak, walnut, cedar and sycamore because they are more readily available from the tree trimmers who provide most of his wood.
A friend introduced him to the art of chainsaw carving, and he applied his hand-carving skills to the chainsaw, developing a craft that started as a hobby.