Learning to carve wood with a chainsaw begins with a steep learning curve, but is an ongoing process of experimentation and trial & error. When first starting out be sure to take all safety precautions with your chainsaw, including reading the manual and wearing proper protective equipment. Start with basic shapes to get the feel of carving. Pick a log that isn’t too big to be overwhelming, but not too small for your chainsaw to cut details into. Before carving, anchor your log to ensure stability while working. Take care of yourself during and after carving, since using a chainsaw is muscle intensive. Find a carving process that works for you.
- Chainsaws are dangerous, so take precautions like using proper safety equipment and only carving when you are physically capable.
- Plan out your carving, making sure to anchor down the log before any cuts are made.
- Start with basic shapes to become familiar with the chainsaw, working on medium sized logs.
“the learning doesn’t end – chainsaw carving is an ongoing journey of experimentation”