|Project by Josh Carte||posted 03-24-2016 12:53 AM||984 views||0 times favorited||15 comments|
I just finished this large, chainsaw carving today. When I first began working with this log, I moved it around using my tractor…I am now able to move it around on my own… A log gets a lot lighter when large chunks are repeatedly subtracted :)
This is a chainsaw carving in an Eastern White Pine log. This piece is about 3 1/2’ tall, 18” in diameter and weighs around 100-150 pounds. I really enjoyed creating this sculpture. Native American subject matter is something to which I am very drawn. I call this sculpture, “Caught In A Dream”... It depicts a chief in headdress, an eagle and an owl in the back. The overall composition makes me think of a dream catcher. This is my most pleasing Native to date. I am very happy with this carving, and am so grateful for all that I’ve learned on this great carving experience so far.
I used a Stihl 310 with skip tooth 3/8” pitch chain… A Stihl 250 with a 16” carving bar and 1/4” pitch chain.. Also, a Stihl 170 with a dime tip bar and 1/4” pitch chain..Those are the saw set-ups… As far as hand tools: Dremel with flame burr and Makita mini belt sander… I thought I would throw this out there in case anyone needs recommendations on what tools to buy :)
This carving is available for sale. Feel free to contact me if interested..I will be listing it in my shop… Local pick-up only. Check out more of my work at https://www.etsy.com/shop/JoshCarteArt.
P.S. I’m not sure why Lumberjocks uploads many of my pictures sideways that all other domains upload correctly