Chainsaw Carved Horse Head in Cedar

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Project by Amcarver posted 1051 days ago 2950 views 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This horse head was chainsaw carved and raffled off at the American Woodcarving School’s Open House held this past summer at the school in Wayne NJ. The wood came from a large cedar tree that fell in a neighbors yard and I haven’t been able to find something this large and nice since. Sadly, this was my last piece. The woman that won the carving was extremely pleased with it.

-- E.R. Bunn,

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#1 posted 1051 days ago

That is one sweet carving! The cedar is just so rich in color, too.

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#2 posted 1051 days ago

Great job.

You must have spent a lot of time with a chainsaw, to have that kind of control.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#3 posted 1051 days ago

I’ll bet this is harder than it looks. Nice job….......

-- mike...............

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Heidi Neely

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#4 posted 1051 days ago

AWESOME!!! I have a hard enough time doing precision work with a chisel…I can’t imagine achieving such detail with a chainsaw! lol!

-- Heidi :) “The only source of knowledge is experience”

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#5 posted 1051 days ago

Beautiful! Reminds me of a giant chess piece

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#6 posted 1051 days ago

I have to admit I took a v-tool and chisel to the eye and mouth. Everything else was chainsaw, grinders, sanding. Done a lot of horse heads mostly not with a chainsaw. Chainsaw makes it very fast, but carving is carving.

-- E.R. Bunn,

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#7 posted 1051 days ago

Wow that’s great. I was on a cruise recently and they had a carousel horse in different stages of completion. I added trying to carve something like that on my “to do” list. I just started toinlcude soem very basic carving in some of my projects. Your carving is very inspiring and something to shoot for.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#8 posted 1050 days ago

I have lots of Carousel Horses I did back in the 80’s and 90’s on my website.

-- E.R. Bunn,

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#9 posted 1049 days ago

Beautiful job!

-- Can't never could do anything, to try is to advance.

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