Bears go travelling! After a 500km trip to eastern Ontario, near Cloyne, the Bear Benches got setup. After a 6 hour U-Haul adventure, we setup the carvings during a torrential downpour. We ‘beared it’ and all is good. On to … Continued
The Bear Benches are Done! Four bear benches for a past client. Stay tune for the posts showing the process of delivery and setup at the customers cottage. http://cancarve.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/20210625_125800.mp4
It’s spring time and the birds are here! This 7 foot carving in a 20″ diameter white pine log shows all 4 family members represented as birds of their choice. The birds are a raven, cedar wax-wing, teel and a … Continued
My carving wood is buried under lots of snow, therefore, it’s time to explore the world of snow carving. It’s fun! Middle of February is when the ‘good carving snow’ appears. Last week made a polar bear, then a penguin, … Continued
These hungry bears are working hard to reach their sweet spot; the bee hive! This was carved in an emerald ash borer killed 16 foot white ash stump at Ken Jackson Construction near Tiverton, Mother bear watches as her two … Continued
In early August I participated in the annual Sauble Beach Sandfest Sand Sculpturing Contest. I can now claim to be ‘award winning’ with my couch potato guy watching TV. It was a very physical day piling and compacting a LOT … Continued
The old King of Tiverton, in front of the King’s Pearl Pub & Eatery, is being retired for my newly carved King. This new Aragorn King is carved in a local cedar log and has appropriate King bling for all … Continued
This is a truly satisfied squirrel of Southampton. The property owner near the Southampton golf course was forced to remove a white ash due to the emerald ash borer damage. A portion of the tree trunk was used to carve … Continued
Custom Carving of a Pileated Wood Pecker (3ft tall) with internal mount.
Heritage Pole carving (15 ft tall) completed in a Port Elgin white ash stump. Blue jay (proper use of power), Beaver with chewing stick (work ethic, family protector), Bear holding Saugeen Shores sunset (elderly kinsmen, strength)Port Elgin
Wolf head carving completed in Southampton in a white ash stump.
This rabbit is now in our front yard showing to all the world our street number.
The Town of Saugeen Shores used the carvings around Fairy Lake, Southampton for one of its Public Service Announcements during the Covid 19 pandemic.
This unique gizmo that attaches to a angle grinder allows me to carve those tricky hard to reach places.
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It has been a great year of carving in 2019. Birds, on- site carving of a stump, sand carving and always an assortment of bears and good looking guys😀
This is a white ash stump that was carved to a marshland. Includes red-winged blackbirds, cat-tails and a loon on water. Located in Southampton.
Carving Santas for the feastive season.
It’s a slow process, but the carving shop is going to happen before the snow flies. 🤞
Recently carved this Nascar bear for a customer 🏁🏎️🏁🏎️
Another beautiful day for carving. Completed the project today. Happy with the results.
It was a beautiful spring day for carving at Fairy Lake. Spent 8 hours roughing out the Pileated woodpecker and the Barred owl.
Thanks to the generous Southampton Rotary club, I’ll be carving my final carving at Fairy Lake this spring. It will be a pileated woodpecker with a barred owl peeking out of a tree hollow. Currently drawing up some ideas.
Had a great day of carving at the Maplefest in Port Elgin March 24.
I’ll be chainsaw carving and selling small carvings at the first ever Maplefest in Port Elgin on Saturday March 24. It will be a day of the sweet, sweet sound of chainsaws along with the munching of maple syrup goodies and … Continued
Here’s a Google map for all to find the Shoreline Artists studios. The new revised 2018 will be prepared well in advance of this years tour.
It’s January and it’s plus 8 Celsius! Took out a chunk of white ash that fell to the evil EAB and did my first carving of 2018. Felt good giving my battery operated chainsaw a solid workout. I rediscovered my … Continued
This carving is to educate all about this non native ash destroying insect; the Emerald ash borer EAB. It caused the cutting of 500+ ash tree in this small park. The strange thing at the base of the carving is … Continued
This was a challenge for two reasons; 1/ the tree was three stumps that separated about 2 feet above the ground and 2/ I wanted a realistic sculpture of a snapping turtle that only a mother snapping turtle could love.😘:-)
This hungry guy is right beside the red winged blackbirds. He’s holding an actual black walnut nut.
I had three small stumps all together. They’re near the walking path by the museum. A high profile area. Darn tricky carving little bird into little trees.
Man, do I need a lot of gizmos to chainsaw carve! Here’s a pricey wheel barrow load of my equipment plus a generator, etc. while carving at Fairy Lake, Southampton.
Final day for getting my ducks in a row. Most challenging was the male duck feeding at the back of the line. Eventually got the look I wanted.
Then came the detailing. Always the most important, always the most challenging. I’m happy with the 3 chrysalis’ and the added metal to enhance the antennae and legs. I’m truly learning more and more about Monarch butterflies as I go. … Continued
I’m truly getting ‘my ducks in a row’. Starting carving three more stumps along Fairy Lake. The challenge is ensuring mom’s duck beak stays strong, therefore, I carved grasses behind the beak. Just started roughing out three ducklings in the … Continued
It was crazy windy and stormy out today. Got a half day of carving in. Worked on the wings and chrysalis’. Feeling good about it indeed.
I’m finally carving at Fairy Lake in Southampton. I’m tackling the biggest stump first, a monarch butterfly feeding on a milkweed flower. Chrysalis’ hang on the leaves. Much still to do. Muscles getting a good work out!
Here’s a newspaper clip from the Shoreline Beacon for the Saugeen Shores.
Just finished carving two buffalo heads into a multi stump of maple. Challenging, but fun.
Art on the Fence was on a beautiful day. Met lots of great people coming by the booth. The sunshine and the calm wind certainly helped the day!
Packed and ready to go to the Southampton Art on the Fence tomorrow; August 6. Come and check out painters, wood workers and me! Down town by the flag pole.
This bear is enjoying an excellent book of children poetry written by Judith Buxton and illustrated by Peter Storck.
Practicing in clay for a multiple stump carving. A buffalo head is an impressive thing indeed.
These two bears LOVE to read, especially those Winnie the Pooh adventures. It was fun carving these two.
I’ve got owls, Wizards, mushrooms, bears….. Plus ready to take custom orders.
First sunny day in awhile. Carved until the forearms ached. Carved Wizards, clean cut guys, mushrooms and owls
July 8 and 9 is coming up quick. Finally getting some carvings ready. Carving and grinding between downpours.
This year I’ll be for certain at two art events. 1/ Shoreline Artist Tour – July 8 and 9 (10:00am to 4:00pm) – I’ll be showing my studio wooden sculptures (outside our home), Love to see you and chat about … Continued
Diversifying my range of animals to carve. Currently practicing in modeling clay the knife (eventual chainsaw) cuts to make foxes. Good fun while waiting for the last puff of winter to pass through.
My throttle finger for the carving saw is getting twitchy. What am I looking forward to trying this spring? Plan to do some serious carving with a battery operated saw. Stay tuned. My log pile is ready to go.
In our brand new backyard we had one cedar badly leaning into the neighbours yard after all the construction in our yard. Sadly it had to come down. The tree base became a rough carved owl. In the spring I’ll … Continued
It’s been a long time since I have been active on CanCarve.com, however, big things have happened. The business has moved from the Kawartha Lakes area of the province to the western side of Ontario by the beautiful Lake Huron … Continued
Carving apples in basswood, cedar and poplar for the Toronto Cider Festival on September 26. See you there. Got to get back to carvin’! CanCarve.com
Current temp is 31C. Wow, my ambition to make wood chips has got up and gone. Once it cools, the carving saw shall start up. Stay cool.
During these great days of summer enjoy Canada wherever you maybe in this great country.
When you have three chainsaws howling, chips a flying and lots of smiles; it means 3 chainsaw carvers have gathered. Great time carving for 2 days at the Carving Gallery (Walter’s shop in Moores Falls). Roughed out 2 heads, an … Continued
Terry Fox is such an inspirational Canadian icon for the fight to beat cancer. I was asked to carve a facsimile of Terry Fox in a white pine stump at the front of the Country Gables B&B near Havelock. Doug … Continued
Last week was great for carving. The temperature was perfect, the humidity was low and the sun was shining! Completed a custom chainsaw carving at the home of Kim and Don in Port Hope, ON. The black locust tree stump … Continued
Testimonial from Don and Kim (Port Hope, 2014): working with Gerald It is never easy for people when it is time to remove a tree. We love our trees and a lot of thought went into what we might … Continued
Recently finished a great one week long totem carving course, at the Haliburton School of the Arts. This course was with no chainsaws, just sharp chisels. Wayne Hill, the key instructor was great in showing the nuances of carving the Haida … Continued
It took some serious web design learning, however, CanCarve.com (aka GetAHeadCarvings.com) is now functional. Still need to ‘chip away’ at some of the rough parts of the site. Check it out – it’s all about chainsaw carving (sorry, no chainsaw … Continued
Last summer – 2013, I carved two owls in stumps located at a property in Southampton, Ontario. One owl is in the backyard and one owl meets all who come into the driveway. The house number has been carved into … Continued
Over the last year, I have taken photos of beautiful carvings in many places. Hope you enjoy them as much as I do. [soliloquy id=”389″]
Interested in having CanCarve entertain crowds at your festival, show or event? Contact us We can guarantee from our 18 years of experience that chainsaw carving at events / festivals is a definite crowd pleaser noticed by the media. For some additional … Continued
The Fraser Totem pole is a truly family focused design. The 12 foot – 12″ X 12″ cedar beam came from a century old barn that was removed to construct their custom home. It was covered to focus on the … Continued
We are excited to refresh our internet presence by way of our new website, CanCarve.com. Our past website, getaheadcarvings.com will continue to operate until we have fully established this site. It’s a serious learning curve!
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