Since Walter Keller of Elma, Manitoba, started Manitoba's first carving camp at Falcon Lake in 2007 there have been eight camps an 57 graduates. This is our class from June, 2017.

 
 
 

I remember seeing my first chainsaw carving and thinking "I want to do that some day". I photographed carvings in my travels and researched the topic on the internet but found that I still had no idea where to start. In 2007 I was fortunate to be able to attend a three day workshop given by a professional carver. I now assist with the camp and promote the art in our area and I enjoy helping others get started in this great "art form". Russ Kubara aka "ROOSTER"

To be safe you need to be aware of the hazards and risks.
Download our Chainsaw Carving Handbook for beginners.
A 12 inch "dime tip" carving bar mounted on an MS170 equiped with a 1/4 pitch sprocket and 1/4 RMS chain makes an excellent entry level saw.
Along with a 32+cc, 14", saw for blocking you are ready for carving logs up to 12 inches (30cm).
MS170 CARVING MS250 BLOCKING    
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2017 Manitoba Chainsaw Carving Events

July 15, beginner carving camp at Tyndall Firewood email

August 5, 6, Lac Du Bonnet Chainsaw Carver Jamboree

September 2, 3, Pine Falls Powerview 4PCCC

September 9, 10, BBB Fair and Rodeo Beausejpour TBA

 
The chainsaw carving forums below are a wealth of learning from role models world wide! (check out the links below)
FACEBOOK MILT'S BRITISH UCCG GERMAN FORUM
 
WOODCARVING RENDEZVOUS   PINSKE FORUM DENMARK FORUM
EVENTS MAP BUTCH ELROD'S CARVER MAP Tom and Dawna Cerianni Carving Bars and Burrs BEAR NECCESITIES SCULPTURE SUPPLIES
BUY CANNON CHIPPING AWAY   texture

*NOTE: Lake Agassiz was an immense glacial lake located in the middle of the northern part of North America encompassing parts of Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Ontario, North Dakota and Minnesota. Our group draws membership from this area.