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Chainsaw Figures - More Bob Eigenrauch projects

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Project by Eric M. Saperstein posted 275 days ago 495 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just updating a few of Bob’s carvings as he’s never going too show them off. This one is a boy fishing in a small backyard pond. He’s done dozens / hundreds of figures over the years. I’ll try to post a few examples.

Bob Eigenrauch is our chainsaw carver – an individual who tends to be a bit reclusive so he doesn’t generally post online or show off his work. I on the other hand do not have such a modest nature so despite his periodic protest I’m going to hawk his talent and skills whenever I have a chance!

Bob has over 20 years experience as a chainsaw carver, and a lifetime before that in the forestry industry. As he reached the end of his tree climbing career he realized that retirement could open the opportunity to put a chainsaw to a more creative use than logging, so he signed on with my father (Stan Saperstein) to learn the basics of carving. It wasn’t long before his skill was shining through and he took on more and more unique and complex projects.

Bob handles our commissions for chainsaw carvings for outdoor pieces and does our rough in work for large scale indoor sculptures.

For more info on Bob and examples of his work visit http://www.artisansofthevalley.com/ws_chainsaw_intro.shtml

-- Eric M. Saperstein, Master Craftsman www.artisansofthevalley.com





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littlecope

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#1 posted 275 days ago

A Stout Lad and a Patient Fisherman I bet… Bob does Great Work!

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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grizzman

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#2 posted 275 days ago

thanks a lot, this is wonderful work, i would love to be able to have some of his bears here, i guess i need to get my saw out and do a lot of practice…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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Eric M. Saperstein

740 posts in 1845 days


#3 posted 275 days ago

Thanks – I have a catalog of bears that he’s done! Amazing how quick he is at putting them together.

The bear arms bear – I owned for all of about 12 hours and he sold!

-- Eric M. Saperstein, Master Craftsman www.artisansofthevalley.com

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Monte Pittman

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#4 posted 274 days ago

Beautiful work. I don’t think that me and my chainsaw would be safe trying this.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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Roger

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#5 posted 274 days ago

Some fine carving with a chain saw, for sure. Wow!

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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