Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Chainsaw Magic

While at our local fair last week, we ran across a demonstration by Jason Emmons from Bear Hollow Wood Carvers. He is part of a team that creates sculptures from logs using a chainsaw.


He started with just a log.


Then came the head design.



He refined the body.....


and then added some details and paint.




Here you have his finished product that took an hour to make.


Mr. Emmons stayed at the fair for two nights and did two demonstrations each night. His sculptures were auctioned off at the end of the week with proceeds going to the fair.


I hope you will check out the link. Mr. Emmons, and his team, are truly some talented gentlemen. Galleries of their work are on their web page.




44 comments:

  1. that is just flippin' amazing that folks can do that with a chainsaw!!! i think sculpting is just fascinating anyway - to be able to chip away at a block to make a form emerge that was hidden somewhere inside... it takes true vision...

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  2. That is neat...I've seen the sculptures but never have seen them do it before.

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  3. I love that they auction them off at the end of the week as a fundraiser! I was given one of these chainsaw bears as a wedding gift and she sits outside my front door....love her!

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  4. I am always amazed when I see how they do this...to think, that bear was hiding in that tree!

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  5. These guys amaze me with their talent.

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  6. Yes! I love this - such talent and I love how rustic it all is :)

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  7. I've seen these before and I always find it amazing! The talent to do that is beyond me...with a big ole chainsaw...great work!

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  8. Love watching chainsaw carving! We have a few bears around our place!

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  9. What a neat post, showing how this is done. My husband has been wanting an eagle sculpture done this way for a while. Hope they made lots of money in the auction! Did you buy one?
    ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  10. How they can do that with a chainsaw I will never know!

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  11. Teresa - I did not buy one, but would like to. They were estimated to auction for $500-$800 dollars.

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  12. Outstanding work. It reminds me of the horse I saw carved by the same method at Worcester.

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  13. I am truly amazed. Mostly because I can't even frost a cake without it looking like crap. I can't imagine taking something so powerful and using it to make such fine details.

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  14. This is what I would call Amazing...What talent this guy has!
    I'm sure it was interesting to watch..
    shug

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  15. He is good. I witnessed a similar scene a while back, amazing what so´me people can do with a chainsaw.

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  16. That is very cool. he's cutting away everything that doesn't look like a bear.

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  17. that is just awesome....I wish i had a talent like that...I love wood...

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  18. That is too cute. I wonder if he travels around we had an event like this at the Balloon Fiesta.

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  19. Fun! And what a great job he did! Sculpting has always fascinated me. I don't know how they do it!

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  20. That is pretty remarkable. They do good work.

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  21. Did you notice if he had all his fingers? Amazing that he can make this out of a log and so fast, really neat and i love that they were auctioned off to raise money for fair. I wanted to thank you for visiting my space and your kind comments alwways make me smile. BTW your list is wonderful! Happy Summer!
    Jen

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  22. Awesome work - incredible talent.

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  23. That is so neat. I would love to have one of those, only maybe a raccoon instead of a bear. Not many bears in Nebraska. ;)

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  24. This is great, I would really like to try, but I'll probably end up with some missing fingers...

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  25. Wow I am always amazed to see this. I can watch these guys work their magic every time. B

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  26. I always fine these so amazing!!!

    wishing you a very lovely day,
    doreen

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  27. awesome, awesome, awesome...thanks for sharing.

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  28. i LOVE these too....they seem so SUMMERTIME to me....

    love the animals they make out of a log...

    so cute

    happy to stop by today, my friend

    always a pleasure


    sending summer love,
    kary and teddy
    xo

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  29. So much talent and vision these guys have! We have a group that comes to our state fair and does the same thing. they are just awesome!

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  30. Well, I tightened a screw in my eye glasses the other day. Still, I'm impressed by these guys.

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  31. Just amazing how they do that...I never could understand it...ice sculpting too...crazy!!!!!
    Gotta love the fair!!!

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  32. I've seen artists like this work. Amazing! But so loud!

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  33. Anyone who can use a chainsaw to make a sculpture is amazing. That takes a lot of talent.

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  34. wow. I bet that was really cool to watch.

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  35. Love these works of art and admire the artists who can hold a chain saw up that long to start and finish a project! Makes my back hurt just thinking about it! ;-)

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  36. We have 2 chainsaw bears on our porch. I love them! such talent!

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  37. I love it! My daughter-in-law calls my son by the nickname "Bear"! :)

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  38. These folks amaze me with what they can do. But I also have zero artistic ability :(.

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  39. One hour? Wow. And I love this kind of sculpture so much, I've seen lots in the Pacific Northwest!

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