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Art of Chainsaw Carving

An Insider's Look at 18 Artists Working Against the Grain

With an overview of chainsaw carving, detailing its advent and growth in the United States, this guide covers the early pioneers from the 1950s through the 1970s and profiles 15 of today's most accomplished chainsaw artists and their most famous pieces. Featuring work commissioned for museums, malls, businesses, and backyards, this book also discusses the diversity, achievements, and future of this stylish art. Also included is an easy-to-follow, step-by-step chapter instructing readers on how to carve their own chair with a chainsaw.
Meet Some of the World's Finest Chainsaw Artists Since the 1960s, carving with a chainsaw has captured the attentionof artists and enthusiasts because of its intriguing combination of excitement, danger, and beauty. Today, due to the increasing number of competitions and performances and a rapidly growing community of talented artists participating in the craft, chainsaw carving has emerged as a highly respected art form that resides in a class by itself. In Art of Chainsaw Carving, noted chainsaw sculptor Jessie Groeschen presents an insider's look at the major artists, both past and present, whose unique and pioneering talents, artistic styles, and personalities make this art form so fascinating. In addition, you'll find an informative step-by-step chapter on how to carve a beautiful Sun, Moon, Bear chair. Demonstratedby the author herself, the project reveals the fascinating process f using a chainsaw to unlock the raw and natural beauty of wood.
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Weight 1.437500
Series None
Pages 160
Size 8.5" x 11"
Author Jessie Groeschen
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