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About diamondcarving

Hi, my name is Alyssa and I'm a woodcarver in Toronto. Depending on the project, I use hand tools, power or my chainsaw, named Buzzkill.

Later that same year…

Time has flown since the last post! Sorry about that.

But I haven’t been idle. Highlight of the summer so far was the chainsaw carving course at Haliburton School of the Arts. Taught by Robbin Wenzoski of Robbin’s Amazing Art, it’s an intense course that covers chainsaw buying, maintenance and of course, safe use – along with plenty of opportunity to create works of art.

As a result, continuing my Alice in Wonderland theme, the cheschire cat in my tree out front now almost has the white rabbit for company. Just a few more details and finishing to go.

While in the Minden/Haliburton area I visited Walter at the Carving Gallery. Great guy and an outstanding place to visit if you’re a fan of chainsaw carving.

Chainsaw-carved White Rabbit from Alice in Wonderland

White Rabbit, still needing his ears and whiskers. Plus a few other details, and finishing

Did you guess it?

Long overdue for an update about my contribution to the Maple Leaf Forever Tree at the Ontario Science Centre. It’s almost done — just a few tweaks to go and some tidying up. Just in time, too: all carving must be done by the end of May in order to finish the tree for Canada Day.

My leaf, almost done. Maple Leaf Forever Tree, April 30, 2017.

My leaf, almost done. Maple Leaf Forever Tree, April 30, 2017.