A Guide to Chainsaw Carving

Chainsaw carving is an incredibly popular hobby, and chainsaw art has been gaining tremendously in popularity over the past couple of years. The oldest chainsaw artist records actually go as far back as the 1950s when it really all first began, and in the early 1960s chainsaw dealers would line up at forestry expos and state fairs.


There are a few valuable tools in particular that are used in chainsaw carving, the main one being a chainsaw of course. It is important to choose the right chainsaw for carving, because you do not want to have one that is so heavy you will not be able to lift it. At the same time you do not want to have too light of a chainsaw that you will not be able to carve properly.

There are also other smaller tools that you may want to use for your chainsaw carving as well, such as knives or shorter blades, to get into the tight areas and do sculpting.

In order to reach the high levels of skill that are required to be a real chainsaw carver, there will be a considerable amount of instruction and practice required. You will need to work at it for a long time and when you first start off remember not to get frustrated because chances are that you are not going to have that good of luck. It is a very difficult art form, once you get used to it of course you will be better but at the beginning you may find it hard and need to keep practicing.

There are some great chainsaw carving instructors out there that you could get to help you out, at least at the very beginning when you are just getting started. They will be able to help you find the right tools for the job and show you tips and tricks of the trade. They will basically be able to walk you step by step through the entire process and ensure that you are doing everything right. Even the way that you hold the chainsaw, for instance, is going to be important, so listen to everything they have to say and take it all seriously.

There are some people who actually make their living with chainsaw carving, and you can too if you are interested but you will definitely have to get some good and serious practice in and get really skilled at it.