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Chainsaw Carving - Garfield The Cat - Chainsaw Jenna

I am fairly sure that most of us in America, especially rural America have seen some extraordinary chainsaw carvings.

As an artist, I have not ventured into that area of woodworking. It takes a special eye to imagine and articulate an idea into wood with a chainsaw.

Chainsaw carving has been around since the 1950's having its roots in the Pacific Northwest.

Now it is everywhere and many talented artists are producing wonderful carvings.

Enjoy the video below as Chainsaw Jenna carves "Garfield".

The Art of Chainsaw Carving: A Beginner’s Guide

Embarking on the enthralling journey of chainsaw carving unveils a world where raw wood transforms into intricate masterpieces through the marriage of power and precision. This dynamic art form emerged among loggers in the Pacific Northwest, evolving into a global movement embraced by artists seeking a unique blend of creativity and craftsmanship.

In this beginner’s guide, we’ll navigate through the history, essential tools, safety measures, and fundamental techniques that lay the foundation for those eager to unleash their artistic potential with the roar of a chainsaw. Whether you’re a seasoned artist or a novice adventurer, the art of chainsaw carving beckons with the promise of both artistic fulfillment and an adrenaline-fueled journey into the heart of sculptural expression.

History of Chainsaw Carving

Chainsaw carving has deep roots, dating back to the 1950s when it emerged as a unique art form in the Pacific Northwest of the United States. Loggers and artists began using chainsaws to create intricate sculptures from the abundant wood around them. Over time, the art gained popularity, evolving into a global movement with competitions, galleries, and dedicated artists showcasing their masterpieces.

Essential Tools

Before diving into the world of chainsaw carving, it’s crucial to familiarize yourself with the necessary tools. The primary tool, of course, is the chainsaw. Opt for a lightweight and maneuverable model, ideally designed for carving. Specialized carving bars and chains enhance precision, allowing for intricate detailing..." from the article: The Art of Chainsaw Carving: A Beginner’s Guide

Video from Chainsaw Jenna

Chainsaw Carving - Garfield The Cat- Chainsaw Jenna

'This video was Sponsored by:

PA Great Outdoors Visitors Bureau

I hope everyone is enjoying their summer! Thank you so much for watching and supporting my business! Don't be afraid to try something new once in a while! Stay safe out there friends! :)" from the video introduction

Area local finds success for business through social media persona as ChainsawJenna

'BROCKWAY — Area local Jenna Whiting has been quickly growing her social media following to help grow her small business and follow her passion with a unique career as a chainsaw artist, ChainsawJenna.

Jenna grew up around chainsaws and carvings, living in the Brockport area with her parents Tom and Dawna Ceriani, owners of T & D Carvings. She graduated from the Brockway Area High School in 2019 and attended Butler County Community College Brockway branch for a semester for business.

“Both of my parents are chainsaw artists, they’ve been carving for a little over 20 years, so I’ve been exposed to this art my entire life,” Whiting said. “I definitely knew that I wanted to own my own business, but I didn’t know that I was going to pick up from what my parents have shown me all these years.”

While attending college she continued carving on the side, and realized that carving had changed from her “plan B” to “plan A.” She said she wanted to try something new, but found that with carving, there’s always something new to do anyway..." from the article:

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