Tag Team Carving – Whimsical Barn Owl Garden Sculpture

Dad and I tackle this owl carving together as a tag team carving at the same time! This piece represents the balance of nature, and the importance of family relations and love. Papa barn owl sits on top watching over everyone keeping pests and illness at bay. Mama barn owl is protected with her baby in the hole keeping everything warm and happy. The tree carved is made to represent a cedar stump with vines crawling up the side.

This was a great carve, it is very dangerous to carve next to someone else that close but given our skills with the saw and our experience working together we are able to do it safely and efficiently. Its amazing how fast the wood can move and turn into something beautiful.

Barn owl carving sculpture

Barn owls are beautiful creatures that help balance the ecosystem by keeping down rodent and disease carrying creatures. They are deadly silent and great at hearing not to mention a beautiful bird. Some native cultures hold that owls are a sign of death and others do not I believe them a balancer a watcher that keeps illness at bay.

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Making A Dragons Head 2020 (full)

dragon head

We follow up the how to carve a dragon video with a detailed video about how you carve the head of a dragon. We give some great advice on airbrushing and you get to see lots of the saw work. If you are looking for a specific part of the video or want to skip ahead check the time stamps on the video description and be sure to give it a like and a share!

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How to carve a Wyvern DRAGON Wood Carving in White cedar – Part 1-4 (full series)

dragon wyvern sculpture

Wyvern Definition: wy·vern – /ˈwīvərn/ a winged two-legged dragon with a barbed tail.

Part 1 of dads awesome dragon Wyvern shows him blocking out a nice white cedar cutoff. The Wyvern wood carving is about 3 feet long and was made with chainsaws. You can watch as this piece of wood turns very fast into a nice dragon shape. Watch along to see how dad starts this piece.


Part 2 of dads cool dragon aka wyvern shows him carving out more of the details and shape; you’ll see it come to life with the details. Using power tools and hand tools like die grinders and angle grinders and a practiced artistic hand Paul begins adding more shape and detail to the dragon setting up the shapes for final detail.


Part 3 of dads awesome wyvern beings to show the finer details this is where everything comes together but it is a long proccess that has to bee right. Dad details the scales, horns, claws of the dragon, and his wings you will start to see the finer details of the wyvern.


Part 4 of dads fantastic dragon wyvern shows the finishing details on the legs and chest and spine of the dragon, youll get to see the finished product in this video also. Dad gives the dragon a nice clear coat that brings out all the detail and perfection and also seals and preserves the wood.


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Walleye Fish Carving – White Oak (How to)

walleye fish carving

This project was a commissioned retirement gift, dad chose an awesome piece of white oak for this project, the grain will suit the walleye well. The walleye wood carving is about 2 feet long with some subtle but realistic movement. Keep the monster fish out in the water and instead get a nice wood mount, we have done large scenes with carved fish and coral for both fresh water and salt water scenes. 

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Our next online project we are sharing with you will be our Dragon carving video, Part 1-3 are out on our channel now but well be sending you part 1-4 later this week.  Signup to get our videos emailed to you along with our giveaways and event listings.

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Brown Bear Chainsaw Carving

chainsaw carving bear

On today’s video we are showing how to finish carving an 8 foot brown bear. Bears can be found all over north america, and have many meaning for many cultures, the Anishinaabe clan hold the bear as the healer or physician. This one is made from a white pine and has been drying for over a year, we give this wood carving its finishing touches with burning, sanding, shading, airbrushing and sealing. This bear was carved out using just chainsaws, from local wood in Ontario.