Tools Used for Chainsaw Carving.
Well the obvious tool is a chainsaw. I use a variety of different saws, and recently have started using battery saws a LOT. They vibrate less, and are a lot nicer working indoors with.
Saws range from the smallest battery saw available with a 6″ bar and the tip is smaller then a dime all the way up to a 90cc saw with a 36″ bar on it. Around a dozen saws are in my aresenal and all are used on a regular basis.
Many types of sanders are used, grinders with 24 grit sandpaper, high speed drill with a flap sander.
Die Grinders & Dremels
I use both of these for small detail work with several different bits.
A few types of torches are used to burn carvings before sanding, adds lots to the carvings, a necessary step. Gets rid of the fuzzy’s and adds a level of depth to the pieces.
I had a dolly made to easily move logs around, as you can see it even will support a full log about 26″ across. Its got ATV wheels & tires and stands about 6′ tall.
Heavy Duty Utility Trailer
Being in the business of moving a lot of logs around that are not light, a heavy duty trailer is a must. Mine supports 7,000lb and is a tandem axle.
My latest toy, and very helpful, saves the back moving big wood around. Ive got forks for it which is a must have.
What to NOT USE!
This has got to be the worst and most dangerous tool out there. Its marketed to chainsaw carvers, but there is nothing it can do better then a chainsaw. Its incredibly dangerous and so many people get very very injured from them. Stick with the saw, SO MUCH SAFER! If you get given one of these Lancelot grinder disc’s do yourself a favour, THROW IT OUT!