Chainsaw Art

Up here in the northwoods, we just may find beauty in what can be formed from a White Pine Log. I call it Art, no I do not like all of it, some of it is stiff and formal, well as formal as chainsaw art can be.

Saturday we went to a Chainsaw Sculpting Invitational that was put on by a group called Loghoggers, over at Hackensack, Minnesota. It was a beautiful day, a little windy, but warm.

The whine of chainsaws filled the fall air, the smell of pine was pungent ..very Christmasy. It began to give me a headache, much like Christmas does. I kept getting chain saw dust on my lens..and the sun was in the wrong spot, but some of the photographs turned out acceptable.


The carvers are behind a black netting, it shows up in some of the photographs. They have lots of different sizes of chainsaws. When the pieces are complete, they are painted, or wood burned and taken to a display tent. On Sunday these finished pieces were auctioned off to the highest bidder. There were a few pieces that we really enjoyed, but not enough to go back and bid on them.

Far Guy’s favorite.

My favorite, I don’t even like raccoons, but this little guy really had a forlorn look on his face.

I managed one photo in the tent without a bunch of people in the way. It was a fun afternoon, we opted for a snack of homemade french fries and a chocolate shake from one of the many food vendors there. There was a craft show of sorts, mainly wood stuff, we walked around and enjoyed looking at the wares. We didn’t buy anything. I already have to much stuff, if I can’t eat it or read it ..I probably don’t need it:)

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2 Responses to Chainsaw Art

  1. Ann says:

    Dave would be really happy if I’d say if I can’t eat it I don’t need it. I’m always reading but he like the fact that I only use library books. Drew my grand so was here today I had to make hime homemade french fries for lunch and fresh fried potatoe chips for supper. He clams I make the best. How can I tell him no.

  2. Abra La Mente says:

    I’m always amazed that chainsaw artists can use that big blade to chisel such cool sculptures in such a short amount of time. I like your saying about eating and reading…I may need to start following that philosopy!

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