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Dale Felice

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    Wood Carving Forum

    In many carving groups I'm in, we have carvers that chainsaw carve. However many carve by dremel, arbor tech, die grinders, angle grinders and so on. Yes it's good to expand. All aspects requiring some sort of blade and or attachment is considered carving. I actually use chisels to carve eyes and detail if the customer requests detail. A combination of equipment in most forums is ok to do. I'd see no problem with it. The only thing I'm completely against is a cnc for chainsaw carving work. Cnc is ok for other work, but too many guys are doing" production " work and to many of us carvers, it kills the art form. No 2 pieces of art should be exact, but unfortunately the fun is being taken out as well as some degree of talent. A carving forum would be cool.
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    Carved log bench2

    Thank you John! It was a beast.
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    Carved log bench2

    Side view
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    Carved log bench

    This is for a pre order the customer wanted. She wanted a log bench to match her log furniture. It's been soaking wet here So, I bought 2x6 material and glued up the logs. All chainsaw and hand hewn. Even hand carved knots. Live edge was chainsaw work as well. I hope that she is happy to have It!
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    Carved log bench

    Thank you lew. Yeah if you glue them real tight, you get good results. As a saw carver this is a must to do. We usually carve our own bark as well. Looks very realistic and matter of fact they make tool that mounts on the saw and does it now. It is called a Harry cane tool.
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    Wings wide open2

    From the album: Chainsaw Carving

    Finally, done! This is going to a wounded warrior I met in Norvelt, PA. He said he wanted an eagle for in front of his flag pole.... well he got a decent one. A special thanks to a world carver named Chad Dancyk who supported me by helping me get the eye work done much better. He instructed me to try chisels on the eyes instead of power carving. Much better!!! What do you think?
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    Wings wide open2

    He texted me and just said that lol! He is happy with the progress. Just have to seal it and ship it out.
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    Rustic deer slab

    From the album: Hunting, Fishing, Wildlife

    A brand new pattern that came out just this month. This piece is in maple and torched edges sets the tone. This will be up for sale at my father in laws in Irwin Pa. Approximately 8"x11" . Was an evening at the saw. Lots of details in the trees. Thanks for looking.
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    Chainsaw Carving

    When the weather gets nice in Pa, I try to do something a bit different instead of being cooped up inside. Here is some things I have either done or started on .1 hr so far.
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    Chainsaw Carving

    Lew, just seen this. Thank you. It was a beast to do being the first eagle with wings attached. Now that I understand it much better, it's becoming second hand. Most carving is now. Once you have an image set, you can begin to "draw" by saw and take baby steps towards a finish result. Lots of learning to go.
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    Wings wide open 3

    From the album: Chainsaw Carving

    Better shot of eye details.
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    Hunting, Fishing, Wildlife

    Collector plates, wildlife scenes and outdoors type projects. From my neck of the woods.
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    Cardinal welcome

    From the album: Hunting, Fishing, Wildlife

    Scroll saw pattern that's brand new! Did this in one day and is up for sale . Pattern is 8"h x 15"w. Maple ply. Thanks for looking!
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    Cardinal welcome

    I have so many here lew..... you would swear I raise them. My favorite bird by far aside of my chickens. When we get big snow here in Cambria since I moved, it's nice to see the area highlighted by them. The Baltimore Orioles were a plenty here too this year. Quite an entertaining bird. I have many feeders out to watch them. A cup of coffee, and if not winter.... flowers start my day. In just a year, you can't really see my yard. It's covered with flowers. Every place I've lived I've encompassed the whole property with nothing but color. At my old house, we had people from as far as California come to take pics. I've got a good green thumb and it showed. The cost was always minimal as I transplanted things to cover grounds.
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    Rustic deer slab

    From the album: Hunting, Fishing, Wildlife

    This piece is a brand new pattern I got just the other day. I used maple ply for the medium and torched the ends as to give a burnt log look. Thanks for looking!
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    Rustic deer slab

    Thanks lew! Thanks Gene! Appreciate it after a long week of work so far. This one is going to the annual officer down memorial coming again in October.
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    Perfect pair 2

    From the album: Chainsaw Carving

    This is the final product. It went to a Vietnam veteran with co 2/12 infantry, of the 4th infantry division . 50 yrs later I was in co 2/12 to replace 2 dead engineers in Korengal valley Afghanistan. He was also nearby my home as I went to school with his son. Talk about meaning, and not to mention such a small world after all!!
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    Perfect pair 2

    Thank you lew! Just seen this now haha. Each piece is done this way then it makes for a better project I believe.
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    Rainbow trout 4

    From the album: Chainsaw Carving

    Quartered view to show depth on scales.
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    Rainbow trout 4

    Thank you Ron! Lots of hand work went into that. I have several roughed out by chainsaw and sanded. More to come.
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    Perfect pair

    From the album: Chainsaw Carving

    Two raptors will be fused together with a 4th infantry division sign and colored. Being made for a Vietnam veteran and friend. More pics to follow!
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    Perfect pair

    Lew... I will be posting pics of actually what I did with this. It went to a Vietnam veteran with the 4th ID symbol between. We both were in the same co 50 yrs apart. Turns out he was a friend and his kid went to school with me.
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    Wings wide open

    From the album: Chainsaw Carving

    Made for a wounded warrior, this will hold the small graveyard flag. Not quite finished but a great start!
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    Wings wide open

    He has been messaging me a ton lol!!!
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    Natural bear bust

    From the album: Chainsaw Carving

    Made from pine and sealed with Australian timber oil. Just to show what it looks like in a clear form. Thanks for looking!!!

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