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In this week's Saw Safety newsletter we cover the technique and equipment needed to create a special gift for that special person.
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Work Safely for the Ones You Love

Chainsaw Sculpture
Bears carved from logs are a popular first project for novice chainsaw sculptors (see video below). With some angle cuts, imagination, and a few finishing tools, you can give your honey a Valentine’s gift right from the heart(wood).

Several manufacturers offer chainsaws specifically for carving or sculpting. Adaptations like lighter weight and low vibration enhance precision, and the dime tip bar allows for detailed shaping and carving.

Alternatively, conversion kits are available to outfit your regular chainsaw with a dime tip carving bar, a ¼” pitch carving chain, and the sprocket necessary to run it. This video will show you how.

While chainsaw sculpting is artistic expression, the tool dictates gearing up with all PPE.

Since art is in the eye of the beholder, however, it might be a good idea to accessorize your Valentine’s creation with jewelry, chocolate, or flowers for an extra measure of safety.
 
This is how you carve the perfect gift!
 

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Saw Safety Team:  Ellen Bauske, Wade Hutcheson, Heather Kolich, Brian Maddy, Gary Peiffer, Rolando Orellana, and Phillip Kelley.






 






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