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Chainsaw Carving History

Chainsaw Carving History

The art of chainsaw carving is a fast-growing form of art that combines the modern technology of the chainsaw with the ancient art of woodcarving. The beginning of the art form The oldest chainsaw artist records go back to the 1950s, which include artists Ray Murphy and Ken Kaiser. In 1952 Ray Murphy used his father’s chainsaw to carve his name into a piece of wood. In 1961 Ken Kaiser created 50 carvings for the Trees of Mystery. Many new…

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The Black Isle Show

The Black Isle Show

You can find Iain at the Black Isle Show every year with dates posted on this website.  Iain does live carving demonstrations and also has a selection of pre-carved items available for purchase on the day.  This years date is August the 6th and the event page is here.   About The Black Isle Farmers’ Society was formed at a meeting in Avoch on 22nd March 1836 and the first Black Isle Show was held at Fortrose on 6th October…

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Carve Carrbridge Competition 2015

Carve Carrbridge Competition 2015

The annual Carve Carrbridge chainsaw carving competition will take place on Saturday 5th September 2015, on the village sports field. Top chainsaw carvers both from the UK and around the world, including entries from the USA and Europe will compete for the magnificent Claymore trophy and prize money. A day of family events including live music, activities, games, stalls and food & drink.             Those Competing Are: 1. Pete Bowsher – Scotland – 2014 Winner…

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