Little Bear Carving Chainsaw Only

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Project by Josh Carte posted 04-20-2015 04:20 PM 687 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I carved this cute, little bear using a chainsaw and torch ONLY. No other tools were used. Sure, I could have gotten more detail using smaller tools, but I want to show how much can be accomplished on such a small scale using a chainsaw only.

I like to use Stihl chainsaws. To carve something of this size, I use my 170 or 180c with a 1/4” chain and sprocket.

There is a trick to being able to carve something this small using a chainsaw…one needs some sort of vice to keep the wood from moving while it’s being carved. I use a vise called a “Jawhorse”. It is a wonderful carver’s companion :)

This carving is made of Eastern White Pine, and is 9” tall and 6” wide.

This little carving is available in my store:

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Hope your day is wonderful!


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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 04-20-2015 10:53 PM

Nice carving, Josh!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#2 posted 04-20-2015 11:46 PM

You could probably carve something out of a scoop o ice cream….....seriously.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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Josh Carte

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#3 posted 04-21-2015 12:24 AM

Thanks, Jim!

Too funny, Roger! Thanks so much!


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#4 posted 04-24-2015 06:03 PM


Been doing maintenance and necessary things. Great eye hand coordination. Feet too? LOL!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#5 posted 04-24-2015 07:51 PM

You are very skilled with a chainsaw. Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#6 posted 04-24-2015 10:23 PM

Feet too, Tom! Only Kidding- thank ya, sir!

Thanks, Charles!


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