Chainsaw carvings from United Kingdom

Posted By on June 2, 2010

Simon O'Rourke

“Lancelot & Guinevere” by Simon O'Rourke (click to see full size)

These sculptures are carved with chainsaw and hand tools by Simon O’Rourke from Rosset, Wrexham, North Wales, UK.

Simon O’Rourke has a degree with honors in Illustration; specializing in children’s books.
Before starting his own business in 2005, he worked as tree surgeon for Acorn ArborCare.
Simon O’Rourke have participated in lots of carving events and competitions across the globe.

His work is a mixture of life studies and works of fantasy. He aims to give each piece he creates a narrative, and he loves the fact that something beautiful can be produced using this potentially violent and destructive machine.

More of his work can be seen on his website:

And pictures of making process of sculpture “Lancelot & Guinevere” ( which won third place, & 1 / 2 Carver’s Choice award in 2009-06 Chetwynd, BC Canada) can be seen here:

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4 Responses to “Chainsaw carvings from United Kingdom”

  1. Glenna says:

    Very, Very Cool. Love every one. Wonderful.

  2. @admin,

    Interesting photograph! I am just starting out blogging. How do you find the ideas for your posts? What is the quickest way to build a fan base? (You know what I mean, people that actually want to stop by and read your material?)

    (My appologies for the newb questions, I just want to get started!)

    Thanks! 😀

  3. I have found that to keep my chainsaw running the right way I need to do a lot of maintenance. It is a good idea to always check the fluids, bar oil, and keep your chain sharp. This makes it easier to use and is safer as well. If anyone else has any tips I’d be happy to hear them.

  4. Chainsaw says:

    Are you using a double ended lag screw to keep the girl in place? Here where I live there are 2 guys that do these on the side of the road. They make a great living in only 2 months of the year. They cant make enough! Nice post, thanks!

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