Look Closely... It's More Then Just an Amazing Carving...

This "Stunning Carved Seesaw by Dimitry Ramushkevich" is like nothing you've seen before. Children will either be amazed be this insane design, or some could be a little nervous at the reality of the man in the seesaw tree.

Just when you think you've seen the most amazing piece of chainsaw art there is, along comes another work such as this to raise the bar even higher. This incredible piece of chainsaw art, is perfect in everyday, from the details on the trees face, roots and branches to the arms that serve double duty as the comfy seats for the seesaw. This stunning carved seesaw by Dimitry Ramushkevich would look good in a park like setting where there are a lot of trees, it would fit right in. The art of chainsaw carving is a fast-growing form of art that combines the modern technology of the chainsaw with the ancient art of woodcarving. On this chainsaw carving site you will find a variety of chainsaw artists and their amazing chainsaw art. Some of the pieces of chainsaw art you will find on this site include realistic deer chainsaw carving, chainsaw carved benches, totems, eagles, parakeets, owls, faces, giraffe and elephant chainsaw art, bears climbing trees, chairs and furniture with intricate chainsaw details. Each piece of chainsaw art is original and unique to the piece of wood that the art is carved out of. It's amazing to see the small details that each piece of chainsaw art provides, whether it be the details on the fur of a carved animal, or the wrinkles in the face of a carved piece of art. You'll want to take a look of yourself!

The oldest chainsaw artist records go back to the 1950s, which include artists like Ray Murphy and Ken Kaiser. Although the general impression of the public is that it is largely performance art (because of the noise, sawdust, and very fast carving results), there are a few chainsaw carvers now producing stunning works of art. These works can be produced in a fraction of the time that would normally be expected if only conventional tools such as mallet and gouges were used. Many carvers continue to use other tools alongside the chainsaw, although the chainsaw remains the primary tool. With the growth of the Internet, chainsaw carving has become a worldwide phenomenon with chainsaw carvers from all over the world.

In the 1980s the art form really began to grow with Art Moe getting a lot of exposure for the craft at the Lumberjack World Championships held in Hayward, Wisconsin. This event was broadcast nationally. The addition of carving contests from the west coast to the east coast brought log carvers together to test their skills and learn from each other. The first Chainsaw Carving World Championships was held in 1987 and was won by then 24-year-old Barre Pinske. The 1980s also saw the development of the Cascade Chainsaw Sculptors Guild and their newsletter, The Cutting Edge, mailed out to many members throughout the Pacific Northwest and the rest of the United States. The 80's also brought the first book on chainsaw carving, Fun and Profitable Chainsaw Carving by William Westenhaver and Ron Hovde, published in 1982. Other books soon followed, including a book by Hal MacIntosh published in 1988 titled Chainsaw Art and in 2001 Chainsaw Carving: The Art and Craft. He published material on chainsaw carving that predated the popularity of the Internet.


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