Finesse With a Chainsaw ?!?!
To some, chainsaw carving may sound like a gimmicky parlor trick, a world away from fine art design. Long considered one of woodcraft’s more interesting (and more dangerous) methods, chainsaw carving is a precision technique used to create ornate, custom wood sculpture. This hazardous approach to wood carving produces pieces that are unquestionably fine art.
CustomMade artisan Alex Downs is a talented, classically trained sculptor. He’s created a process combining wheel thrown pottery, lathe turned wood, and chainsaw carving. His expert precision combined with the raw power of the chainsaw allows him to create custom, one-of-a-kind sculpture as well as functional, useful woodwork.
Below are three one-of-a-kind wooden bowls. These are not your traditional wooden salad bowls. These are large custom wall hangings often measuring four feet in diameter. Each bowl is turned on a potter’s wheel while carved with a chainsaw. They can be hung on the wall with a custom metal cleat, or placed on a pedestal, table, or floor depending on the size bowl you have made.
The photo below shows a wonderful perspective of just how awesome these custom masterpieces can be. Imagine the piece of wood required to make this piece and how does it fit on a potter’s wheel? Now that’s a creation story I’d like to see!
Whether your style is rustic or more refined, whether you prefer a small table piece or large wall-mounted display, your perfect custom piece is hidden inside a wooden log waiting to be exposed through creative vision and the buzz of a chainsaw. Click custom artisan Alex Downs and commission him to create your chainsaw masterpiece.