Chainsaw carvings from Canada

Posted By on April 26, 2010

Glenn GreensidesThese chainsaw sculptures are carved by Glenn Greensides from Sayward, British Columbia, Canada.

Glen started in 1995 a massive project in Japan, to carve each year one of the Japanese Zodiac symbol.Each of the sculptures are five meters tall and made from logs exported from British Columbia.
These sculptures are displayed in the Listel Inashawiro Hotel’s Herb Garden.
Unfortunately, I found only one good quality images of these sculptures.

More of his spectacular work can be seen on his website:

dragon by Glenn Greensides

“Year of the Dragon” by Glenn Greensides

Sculptures from Canada

Posted By on April 24, 2010

Violette DesrochersThese sculptures are carved by Violette Desrochers from Saint-Jean-Port-Joli, Quebec, Canada.

Violette Desrochers was born in Montreal in 1960. But only in year 2000 that she discovered her passion : sculpture. And since then, she has become a very skilled sculptor.

More of her work can be seen on

Pyrography from Canada

Posted By on April 22, 2010

Randall A. WalshThese complex pyrography artworks are made by Randall A. Walsh from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

Laminated tables, decorated by Randall, are made from Canadian softwoods, Douglas Fir or White Pine.

Much more of his hand crafted tables can be seen on his web page:
Custom Fir – Nature Tables & Artistic Pyrography

Woodwork humour

Posted By on April 20, 2010

You know you’re a woodworker if/when:

1. Your spouse wraps your Christmas gifts and closes the wrapping paper with Band-Aids.

2. You might be married to a woodworker if your wife wants a new lathe for Christmas.

3. You feel relieved that you finally get to use yours again after getting one for her.

4. when driving, the wife wants you to look at a nice house and all you see is the trees around it.

5. You give your son your tools so you can buy new ones.

6. You spend more time in your shop than in your actual house (or at least you try to).

And if You made motorcycle like this , then woodworker is probably Your diagnosis.

motorcycle from wood

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Contemporary Netsuke from USA

Posted By on April 17, 2010

These contemporary netsuke sculptures are carved by David Carlin from Mill Valley, California, United States.

These sculptures are carved from boxwood and then stained and painted and inlayed with bone, glass and amber.

Netsuke (Japanese:根付) are miniature sculptures that were invented in 17th-century Japan to serve a practical function (the two Japanese characters ne+tsuke mean “root” and “to attach”). They were used like button-like toggles.

More of his artwork can be seen here: