Wednesday, April 22

Chainsaw Wonders

Click to enlarge so you can enjoy the carvings of Randi Boni, and read his biography here. He is amazing!






















We have an email buddy of mine to thank for these. I just wonder what they did with all the sawdust!

22 comments:

Kay Dennison said...

Those are fabulous!!!!!

Jay said...

Wow, I especially like the bears!

joared said...

I'm quite partial to wood carvings. These are most unusual, unlike anything I've seen.

Looks like you've redesigned your blog since I was last here -- very nice!

Granny Annie said...

Those carvings are amazing! I laugh to imagine what would happen if someone turned me loose with a log and a chain saw. I guess I could at least make some very nice shavings for garden mulch!

Evil Twin's Wife said...

You always have the neatest pictures - I love these! And yeah, I wonder what happened to the saw dust too... Hmmmmm. Maybe re-purposed as hamster bedding? :-)

Arkansas Patti said...

What an wonderful story. To be vision impaired for 30 years, then to see. Wow.
Chain saw carving always amazes me. How such a large clumsy piece of machinery can produce such beauty in talented hands is mind boggling.
Thanks for sharing.

Gilly said...

Those are fantastic!! I've seen chain saw carving here, but it is just so far from the fabulous standard of those.

Love the owls! Can I have one???

Pagan Sphinx said...

The raccoons are my favorite! Very neat sculptures you photographed, Judy!

utenzi said...

It's just insane that someone can be so deft with a chainsaw. That's such a crude instrument yet apparently it suffices in the right hands.

PI said...

The bambis are my favourites. They used to have sawdust in spitoons in the days when you could spit when you felt like it. Happy Days. Not!

Bob-kat said...

Gorgeous work! I really love the owls and the wolves. Thanks for sharing these.

robin andrea said...

These are quite spectacular. Beautiful artistry.

Grannymar said...

Some talent there!

Palm Springs Savant said...

Wow, they are really, really cool. I saw something like this up in Portland once at a sportsman's show. I was so impressed by it.

Nancy said...

Judy,

The very last picture looks like the tobaggon run at Lake Placid.....

Darlene said...

Incredible!! He is an artist with a chain saw. If someone turned me loose with a chainsaw there would be another massacre; only the victim would be me.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

These are wonderful! It's funny, but I kind of like them Unpainted, almost better....! Something about seeing the wood...for me....He certainly is talented! Thanks for sharing these Judy.....!

Shephard said...

I can't imagine the years of practice.

JeanMac said...

I probably couldn't even control one to cut a tree! How talented.

Sheri said...

Wonderful! But I can't believe he does them with a chain-saw!

Travelin'Oma said...

What a unique hobby. The carvings are awesome.

Lorane said...

Those are amazing! I would think the detail would be so hard to get! What a great find!