|Masters of the Chainsaw is
a limited group of the nation’s top
professional chainsaw sculptors, dedicated
to promoting and preserving the integrity
of the art form and it’s performance.
At a typical forty five-minute show, from
behind protective netting, onlookers will
observe an original and captivating high-energy
performance. With chain saw roaring and chips
flying our carvers' precision and skill, quickly
transforms a three-foot tall log into a true
work of art. Nearly every show will result
with a carving being-produced from start to
finish, with as many as four carvings per
day and shows lasting up to an hour. The best
part of the entire package is that by retaining
the carvings for an auction your event can
recoup the cost of the carver and even profit
In 1992 Masters of the Chainsaw was formed
to provide professional representation for
chainsaw carvers in the business of carving
as a performance art.
Our main focus is the representation of
only the finest professional chainsaw saw
sculptors. The venues they appear at are
fairs, festivals, hardware store grand openings,
as well as many other promotional events.
The carvers they represent are the very
best performance chainsaw artists in the
world. The carvers’ artistic ability
and speed are not the only criteria they
must meet to be one of the Masters of the
Chainsaw. They must be of the highest degree
of professionalism and of a personable nature
befitting their position.
In 1992 we had only 5 members that fit
their high demands. Today Masters of the
Chainsaw carvers numbers 13 exclusive members
and 36 part time members. It is the only
agency in America devoted exclusively to
chainsaw art. To date it has placed over
60 carvers at nearly 1,200 events in almost
every state in the U.S., Canada and Japan.
Additionally it has organized and operated
16 Chainsaw Carving Competitions.
Masters of the Chainsaw is now fortunate
enough to announce its operations in Japan.
As of April 2001, there is also a Masters
of the Chainsaw in Toei, Japan. There have
been carvers exported to Japan to carve,
as well as, teach the art of chainsaw carving.
We are now importing carvers to the USA
for demonstrations, as well as competing.
Masters of the Chainsaw were also asked
to be honorary judges in the first ever
Japan Chainsaw Art Competition.