Eagles and bears chain-sawed in a tree trunk. I get a kick out of the big bear at the bottom holding on for dear life.
Hubby studied chip carving at the Alpine School of Wood Carving in Park Ridge, Illinois, under professional chip carver Wayne Barton. Barton took his formal training in Brienz, Switzerland, the woodcarving center of that country.
C'mon, let's take a peek into hubby's studio.....
|Carved With Chain Saw|
|Wood Spirit Walking Sticks|
View of our back yard along the creek
|Norwegian Chip-carved Mangle Boards|
Legend has it that Mangle Boards were a traditional courtship gift. A young man would carve a mangle board for the lady he hoped to marry. The young man would then hang the mangle board on the door of the young lady's house. If she accepted his proposal, she would bring the board into her house. If she refused, she would leave the board hanging on the door. The man could not use the same mangle board for the next lady he proposed to, so he had to carve a new board and design. Because of having to carve new boards, the best wood carvers in Norway were bachelors!
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