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post #21 of 26 Old 12-02-2014, 04:23 PM
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Anyone want to try a full scale model using a gs powered carving tool?

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That dude is good, I bet he was wore out after all that.


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Yea, that looks like the model chainsaw I have. I just cut firewood with mine and it gets heavy quick. I believe if I was going to try chainsaw carving I believe I would use an electric chainsaw.
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Many of the carvers doing large stuff use both gas and electric.

I was a Stihl dealer for 20+ years, we assembled and started every saw we sold at the purchase time, we always installed the blade with "STIHL" printing upside down, we did that to show the blade was reversible, for longer lasting.

I can't tell you all the times we would sharpen a chain, the customer would take home and install, then call and say, "YOU RUINED MY CHAIN, IT JUST BOUNCES". Then we would tell the chain was on BACKWARDS. Then they would say, OH, and hang up. hehe.

Stilh, great product.

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Dale, looking at your work I'm not sure what anybody could do or say to help you out, your skill level is probably above 95% of the people that will read your post (including me ). I do think that getting a model for reference is a great idea though. I will say that if you are planning to carve this piece "in the round" 3d that it will be a harder task than a relief carving 2d. I'm not sure which you are after.

As far as the carving goes,.........I think it's just a concept. Once you have the concept you can carve in any medium using any type of tool,,,.......power or traditional hand tools. It's simply applying an image to a piece of whatever and removing what doesn't belong to your satisfaction. I think you just need to swing at it. I also think that the group/club thing would be a waste of your time. People will be giving you advice that spend limited time on santa ornaments etc. It's just my $.02 for what ever its worth (probably what you paid for it lol). Good luck and keep us posted.

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Just because you find a carving club that does nothing but Santas from purchased rough-outs doesn't mean you have to stay there.

Best of all, find the CS carving competitions and study what they do. Talk to them. Have a CS carver friend who has been invited to this gig a few times.
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