Making the Most of Your Timber as a Chainsaw Carver

I think most artists and craftspeople agree that it’s important to avoid waste when it comes to the materials we use. I’m very conscious that as a chainsaw carver, timber is a precious commodity. Whilst there will always be trees that need felling because of death, disease or danger (you can read more about my … Read more

Simple Practices to Help you Stay Healthy as a Chainsaw Carver

I think we all know that every career comes with its benefits and struggles. Creating sculptures with chainsaws is no different! I’ve found it’s important to be intentional about taking care of my health as a carver. This is for both my immediate wellbeing and comfort, but also for longevity. A couple of recent health-related … Read more

Helpful Tips for Constructing Large Sculptures: A Step by Step Guide to Flat Joints

I’m back with another of my Tips & Tricks Blogs with some (hopefully!) useful tips for fellow sculptors! Hopefully others find it interesting too though! I’ve recently completed a large dragon sculpture that needed several pieces adding on. I thought I’d walk you through that process and share some tips for constructing large sculptures. I … Read more

How to Create Texture on a Sculpture: Six Examples for Chainsaw Carvers

People often ask why I don’t use any kind of colour or finish on my sculptures (I explain that a bit here). I’m also often asked how I create certain effects on my sculptures. If you’ve ever wondered about either (or both!) of these things, this is the blog for you! Keep reading for some … Read more

Getting the Best From Your Chainsaw Bar

Over the years I’ve tried lots of different chainsaw bars. Sugihara. Husqvarna. Stihl. And more! I found some brands have a bad reputation and are often avoided – including Sithl. However, I’ve had a Stihl bar that lasted four years! What I’ve discovered is that when it comes to chainsaw bars, it isn’t so much … Read more