Chainsaw Carving of Whitetail Bucks Wins Championship

For a one-of-a-kind whitetail-themed piece of art, check out skilled chainsaw carver Brandon Wilson.

Chainsaw Carving of Whitetail Bucks Wins Championship

Most avid deer hunters appreciate wildlife artwork, and if you want your man-cave to be truly unique, then add a custom whitetail-themed chainsaw carving to your collection.

The photo above features master chainsaw carver Brandon Wilson, who recently took first place in the pro division at the Oregon Divisional Chainsaw Carving Championship. In the photos below, you can see Brandon as he begins carving the complicated scene with his chainsaw. Like other competitors in the pro division, Brandon Wilson begins with a massive stump and then slowly reveals his entry.

Wilson explained the process for carving such an elaborate scene: “For the tools in the competitions, I use chainsaws with various bars/attachments to block out, shape and detail the pieces. After it’s formed, I use power tools from grinders to sanders, Dremel, etc. to clean up areas and create texture with different bits.”

Competitors are also allowed to add color and texture on their carvings using various techniques. “For coloration on most of my work, I use a propane torch on areas of the piece to highlight and shade,” Wilson said. “I then take a flap sander on a drill and go over areas such as the buck’s antlers to create a bit of depth from light to dark. Finally, I use a little bit of white and black paint touch up on the eyes and muzzle; this is done by hand with various brushes.”

This sideview of Brandon’s impressive chainsaw carving shows the level of detail in the antlers. One slip of the chainsaw and this droptine buck would quickly shed his massive antlers!
This sideview of Brandon’s impressive chainsaw carving shows the level of detail in the antlers. One slip of the chainsaw and this droptine buck would quickly shed his massive antlers!

Quote from Wilson’s Mountainside Sculpture & Design Facebook business page: “We make custom carvings, rustic art and wood furniture. Anything wood. Have a storm-damaged stump left in your yard? We'll turn it into a masterpiece!”

Wilson often posts photos of his finished artwork (chainsaw and other forms) for sale on his Facebook page. Prices and other details can be worked out directly with Wilson via Facebook private message and phone: (802) 309-9345.

P.S. Click here to see the impressive chainsaw carvings awarded second through tenth place in the pro division during this championship, as well as other top finishers in the semi-pro division.

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