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Hi im after some advice on equipment. Ive just got into carving but i dont have any equipment. The photo is of my fourth carving ever! I used someone elses chainsaw and it has a normal 14" cross-cutting bar and chain. Thats it! Obiously theres only so fine I could go with a 5/32 chain and large sprocketed bar but people are saying i'm a natural at it so I would like to get into it more seriously. I'd like to find out more about things i can use to refine my pieces. Sanding? Grinding? And a rough idea of how much it'll cost to get going. Cheers

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I can see the picture. I don't know anything about carving but I think what you've been told is right; you do seem to have a natural ability for it. I'd say that is very good for one of your first goes. If I tried to do it, it certainly wouldn't look like that. In fact, you'd be hard pushed to even know what it was supposed to be. 

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4 hours ago, Ignis said:

Hi im after some advice on equipment. Ive just got into carving but i dont have any equipment. The photo is of my fourth carving ever! I used someone elses chainsaw and it has a normal 14" cross-cutting bar and chain. Thats it! Obiously theres only so fine I could go with a 5/32 chain and large sprocketed bar but people are saying i'm a natural at it so I would like to get into it more seriously. I'd like to find out more about things i can use to refine my pieces. Sanding? Grinding? And a rough idea of how much it'll cost to get going. Cheers

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Rob D who owns chainsaw bars does a carving kit and everything you need.

Chainsawbars - Selectors for chainsaw guide bars, chains

 

 

 

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Looks great to me too. I guess the ideal would be to go to a country fair or woodfair where they have a chainsaw carving event, chat to the guys and see what different gear they have - fingers crossed next year? Maybe there will be something in the autumn.

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Nice work. A friend of mine who carves uses a 4 inch battery grinder with a disc fitted with chainsaw chain, great for final detailing. Apart from that, I'd also say try chainsawbars.co.uk 

Rob knows his stuff and has an excellent website.

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Nice work. A friend of mine who carves uses a 4 inch battery grinder with a disc fitted with chainsaw chain, great for final detailing. Apart from that, I'd also say try chainsawbars.co.uk 
Rob knows his stuff and has an excellent website.
First part of this advice is terrible, do not ever consider buying a grinder disc with chainsaw chain. Usually called Lancelot discs, they are stupidly dangerous and have far less control and applications than a standard chainsaw setup.
That aside, do check out www.chainsawbars.co.uk and if you're on Facebook join some of the chainsaw carving groups ,you'll get plenty of help there.
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you have a gift to be able to do that.

 

somethings cant be learnt either you can do them or you cant.

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I’m impressed, I struggle to draw stick men no matter carve faces and figures into wood.

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