I'm impressed. I was kidding about the chainsaw. Didn't think you'd use it on a piece so small and delicate. Although I've seen some pretty delicate and intricate work done with chainsaws, mainly with ice sculpting. In any case it's good wood. I've tried to do a little wood carving myself, but don't have the patience. And it's too much like work....after a period of hard work out in the field, I need my art work to be a little less strenuous.
Well it's true, it is a lot like work. Dirty hazardous work, but I swear the hard work is the only thing helping me fight back the years. I love having rock hard forearms! I'm lucky enough to have a six saws, one is 5.2 cu. inch with a 36" bar, on the other end I have a little echo with a 12"bar and what they call a dime tip. It is tiny! Also a larger echo, an old Stihl that needs work and several electrics I use till they die. Cheers!
sounds like you know how to have fun. I used to have a Mcullough (sp?) with about a 30" blade, which was two heavy for the small work I did. I now have one with abouit a 15" blade. Don't remember the name off hand, it's a french sounding name. Anyway, I only use it for small jobs. Use to have an electric that I put on the end of a pole to get the high limbs from the ground. Anyway, I admire the artwork that can be done with these things. There are a couple of people around Madison, Wi. who carve figures into tree stumbs in people's yards. They do some pretty impressive sculpting with those things.