Thursday, August 23, 2007

Eagle captured in flight

Another woodcarving from driving around town.
This one is a favorite by local chainsaw carver
Dennis Chastain - Den's Wood Den.
It's probably 8 foot long - wingtip to wingtip,
with a 2 or 3 foot steelhead.
We've watched him work on his carvings.
It's fascinating to watch,
even with the noise of the chainsaw.
Watching him take a tree trunk and transform it using a machine that scares the daylights out of me.
My husband is a carver, but he uses hand tools.
He and Denny talked about carving.
Denny said he tried hand tools, but didn't like them.
I guess it's all in what you're used to.
Denny worked in the timber industry,
so a chainsaw comes naturally to him;
and he's an artist with it.


Rambling Round said...

Fascinating that somebody can do that! I'd love to see him carve with the chainsaw.

Forks and Forest said...

Come and visit Forks! He has a shop south of here where he does his carving most of the year.