Tag Archives: Chainsaw Carving

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

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Looking Ahead to 2015

When the holidays end, the winter months ahead can look pretty bleak. But for Ontario carvers, this quiet time is the prelude to a busy show season just ahead. Finish your projects now, and you could be on the road collecting ribbons this spring.

Here are some shows I’m looking forward to.

Hamilton: Canadian Woodcarving Championship at the Hamilton Wood Show — Canada’s largest consumer woodworking show
February 27 – March 1, 2015
www.woodshows.com/cwc

Kitchener: Wood Art in the Cities: Owl’s Nest Carving Competition and Canadian National Wildfowl Carving Competition
March 13 – 15, 2015
www.canadiannationals.net/location-date.html

Gravenhurst: 6th Annual Chainsaw Carving Event
March 19 – 22, 2015
http://www.backyardstuff.net

Niagara Woodcarvers Association 36th Annual
Show and Competition
March 28 – 29, 2015
www.niagarawoodcarvers.ca/show.html

Belleville: Quinte Woodcarving Show
April 11, 2015
www.quintewoodcarvers.ca/carving-show