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Religious Figures - Chainsaw only - The Mother Figure

Religious Figures - Chainsaw only - The Mother Figure

Something like this figure was sketched by a child using the Book of Kells as a guide. It has been sculpted from a log planted in the ground. She has a saintly halo and stands about five feet tall. The photo show the figure when I had finished sculpting her with chainsaws. She will be sanded down and coloured by the children.


Religious Figures - Chainsaw only - The Father Figure

Religious Figures - Chainsaw only - The Father Figure

Something like this figure was sketched by a child using the Book of Kells as a guide. It has been sculpted from a log planted in the ground. He has a saintly halo and stands about five feet tall. The photo show the figure when I had finished sculpting him with chainsaws. He will be sanded down and coloured by the children.


Bald Eagle Head

Bald Eagle Head

This Bald Eagle head was chainsaw carved for the Gauntlet Birds of Prey Centre, Knutsford, for their open air Bald Eagle area. The wood is Douglas Fir.


Tree detectives

Tree detectives

This stump, in Stamford Park, Altrincham, has been chainsaw carved with a number of leaves in 'relief' - on the ground there are the same leaves chainsaw carved from logs. Children can point to a leaf on the stump and then run to the matchging leaf on the ground.


Hedgehog benches

Hedgehog benches

These oak Hedgehog benches were chainsaw carved from oak logs from Tatton Park, Cheshire.
They are situated in the nature garden created at Egerton Pre-school, Knutsford, Cheshire. The Hedgehogs are the emblem of the pre-school. The are situated in front of a Lion's head story telling chair.


The 'Mystery Tree', Chorlton Park

The 'Mystery Tree', Chorlton Park

This 'Mystery Tree' is in Chorlton Park, Manchester. This photo shows an owl, and a winged Elf sitting on the top of the forked branches.


The Owl Babies - and Mum

The Owl Babies - and Mum

Dowson Primary School, in Hyde, Cheshire, have a story book for their Infants which is entitled 'The Owl Babies'. The three baby owls are all white feathered and their mother is brown. This four branch tree had to be partially felled so the Headteacher decided to have the owls from the book carved onto the remaining stumps. Thier overall height is about 10 feet.


A Lived in tree

A Lived in tree

This is an old Horse Chestnut tree stump in Worthington Park, Sale, which was not in very good condition. However, rather than being completely lost the 'Friends of Worthington Park' decided to have something made from it. The stump would not take an animal like a squirrel or a bird so a few doors, windows and even a balcony give it a lived in look. The happy sun face is to show that whilst the tree is not well it can still be bright and sunny!


A Lived in tree

A Lived in tree

This is an old Horse Chestnut tree stump in Worthington Park, Sale, which was not in very good condition. However, rather than being completely lost the 'Friends of Worthington Park' decided to have something made from it. The stump would not take an animal like a squirrel or a bird so a few doors, windows and even a balcony give it a lived in look.


'Hannah' The Bald Eagle

'Hannah' The Bald Eagle

This chainsaw carving from a log of Beech is over 2 metres high. It is situated outside the Gauntlet Birds of Prey Centre, Knutsford, Cheshire.
She was created in April, 2006, and this photo was taken after Hannah had a 'makeover'!


Small owl on a big branch sculpture

Small owl on a big branch sculpture

This small owl has been chainsaw carved on the top of an upturned branch of Macra Carpa at a school in Timperley, Cheshire. It stands about fourteen feet high.
Richard Wainwright of Frankland Tree Services carried out a number of branch carvings for the school, as well as making some very large tables and benches from logs. With his help the owl was completed despite the height and a strong wind.


The Three Bears

The Three Bears

These three bears have been chainsaw carved from three separate tree stumps in a children's play area. The tallest, father bear, is over three feet high.


Woodpecker

Woodpecker

This life-sized Woodpecker has been chainsaw carved into the side of a Silver Birch stump in the Arboretum at Jodrell Bank, Cheshire.


A 'Tree Creeper'

A 'Tree Creeper'

This life-sized Tree Creeper has been chainsaw carved into the side of a Silver Birch stump in the Arboretum at Jodrell Bank, Cheshire.


Peregrine Falcon

Peregrine Falcon

This bigger than life-sized Peregrine Falcon has been chainsaw carved on a pine stump in the Arboretum at Jodrell Bank, Cheshire.


'The Wizard of Old Moat Park', Manchester.

'The Wizard of Old Moat Park', Manchester.

This Wizard is over six feet high and has been chainsaw carved from a large log of Beech. He is watching over Old Moat Park, Manchester.


'Dove in Hands'

'Dove in Hands'

This chainsaw carving is of a dove in the hands of an older man. The carving has been created from a log of oak and stands about four feet high.
It is now the centrepiece for the gardens of an older people's residential complex on the Broomwood, Altrincham, Cheshire.


The Wizard of Worthington Park, Sale, Cheshire

The Wizard of Worthington Park, Sale, Cheshire

This 'Wizard of Worthington Park' has been chainsaw carved from a Beech tree stump in Worthington Park, Sale, Cheshire.
The carving stands about 10 feet high and was commissioned by the 'Friends of Worthington Park'.
This chainsaw carving can be located at grid reference 53 degrees 25 minutes 25.36 seconds North and 2 degrees 18 minutes 36.23 seconds West (but on Google Earth it still looks like a Beech tree with foliage).


'Snail Bench' Worthington Park, Sale, Cheshire

'Snail Bench' Worthington Park, Sale, Cheshire

This 'Snail Bench' has been chainsaw carved from a log about 12' long. It stands at the entrance to a 'snail maze' that has been burnt into the grass on one of the playing field areas at Worthington Park, Sale, Cheshire.
This chainsaw carving can be located at grid reference 53 degrees 25 minutes 25.71 seconds North and 2 degrees 18 minutes 42.03 seconds West.


The Old Man of One House Nursery Sculpture Trail

The Old Man of One House Nursery Sculpture Trail

This chainsaw carving stands about 13 feet haigh and has been created from the stump of an Ash tree. The 'Old Man' figure stands in the grounds of the One House Nursery, just outside Macclesfield, Cheshire, and was created for their sculpture trail.


Dunham Park, chainsaw relief carving

Dunham Park, chainsaw relief carving

This is another view of the same chainsaw carving.


Dunham Park, Stallion Pound - Chainsaw Relief carving

Dunham Park, Stallion Pound - Chainsaw Relief carving

This is another view of the Stallion Pound chainsaw carving.


'Wood fairy Rising'

'Wood fairy Rising'

A Wood Fairy rising from a log of beech in Dunham Park, Cheshire.
She is just over 6' tall.


'Old Stumpy'

'Old Stumpy'

'Old Stumpy' was released from a 200+ year old beech tree in Dunham park, Cheshire. Recent storms brought down a lot of old trees on the Dunham estate of the National Trust. There are already many ecology wood piles and the wood from this tree would have been burned or left to rot.
So 'Old Stumpy' was created and will hopefully be in the Park for many years to come. He is about 7-8' high.


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