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  • Chetwynd International Invitational

    Has been cold and raining but nobody slow down.
    The wood is western red cedar log. The dust is XXX bad.
    If this link works, some pictures from Day 2.

    https://www.google.com/search?sa=X&q...w=1372&bih=908
    Last edited by Brian T; 06-08-2019, 11:30 PM.
    Brian T

  • #2
    Sorry Brian but I won't do Facebook but did click on the link and saw a picture of a lady drinking a beverage. FYI
    Bill
    Living among knives and fire.

    http://www.westernwoodartist.com

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    • #3
      I don't know why that image held up. If you had scrolled down, there are dozens, hundreds, of pictures of the carvers "at work."
      Brian T

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      • #4
        It is probably that I can't observe anything farther because I don't sign in? Regardless, nothing, unless you have to sign in...maybe someone else can do that? Sorry I can't be of much more help, Brian...I just avoid Facebook like the plague( too much computer security background I guess).
        Bill
        Living among knives and fire.

        http://www.westernwoodartist.com

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        • #5
          OK. There ought to be a conventional website as they have been using in the past.
          I changed the link. Just a gallery of pictures.
          I was hoping you could watch the progress but if you won't look in FB. Not a chance.
          Last edited by Brian T; 06-08-2019, 11:31 PM.
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          • #6
            The Japanese carver won the major event. Don't know who won the "Quick-Carve" this afternoon. The show is over for 2019.

            I need an excuse to go to the Ice Carving Championship in Canmore, Alberta next winter.
            Brian T

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            • #7
              Wow, those are some talented carvers. Had a guy here about 12 years ago that pulled his pickup of cottonwood short logs off by the highway on weekends and did some fabulous chainsaw carvings. Said he went to New Mexico for contests. He was gone after 3 or 4 weekends. Never saw him again.

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              • #8
                Chetwynd brings them in from Russia to Australia. I know 2 carvers that accepted invites.
                One of them has a big carving that I want more than a new car. 5' x 2' x 3' or so.

                RayV: I've seen those guys. Was one for several summers here in McBride on a corner, out by the highway.
                Get 'em while they're hot. I bought 2 x 24" bears and a fantastic full-curl mountain sheep (8" log = no cracks).

                He had a bad habit of slopping them up with spar varnish (orange) but I got in quick and got them raw.
                Cleaned the fuzzies off the ram and left it raw, charred the bears with a bottle torch then polyurethane.
                Brian T

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                • #9
                  Some amazing artists there, Brian! Thanks for p_osting.

                  Claude

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                  • #10
                    Me oh my! Fantastic! I think I may of seen a couple of these in Oregon.

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                    • #11
                      There are really, really good chainsaw carvers all over the world and North America is no exception.
                      I don't know what the invitation criteria are. But the list always has Europeans, Asians and several from the Americas.
                      Huge sponsorship list with serious bragging rights.
                      There's a timed "speed carve" on Sunday afternoon which is supposed to be almost funny if it wasn't serious.

                      Same goes for the ice-carving championships which are held in winter in Canmore, Alberta.
                      Canmore is a winter city just east of Banff and many olympic teams train there.
                      The carvers use water and liquid nitrogen for glue. I gotta go see that.
                      Brian T

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