Wood chips and raindrops fall in front of chainsaw artist Randy Gauthier of Moberly Lake as he goes to work on a tree trunk while carving out his next work at The Burner's chainsaw carving exhibition on Saturday

Raindrops fall and wood chips fly at Malakwa chainsaw carving exhibition

Cavers brave the elements for inaugural event at the Burner Grille.




Chainsaw artists from throughout the Interior, and as far as Medicine Hat, carved through the rain and the cold in support of The Burner Grille’s inaugural chainsaw carving exhibition in Malakwa, Oct. 6-9. The event was organized by Burner owner Dave Stickle. Participating chainsaw artist Randy Gauthier of Moberly Lake, saw the week as a soft start to what he and his fellow participating carvers want to see become an annual event.

The Burner and local sponsoring businesses pulled together to provide fuel, logs, food and accommodation for the chainsaw artists, who kept at it rain or shine.

 

Fernie chainsaw artist Michael Penny carves down the snout of a bear sculpture:

Michael Penny

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marina Cole of Chainsaw Spirit, from Medicine Hat, Alta., uses a dremel for fine detailing:

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Liam Tromans of WoodWork Art of Chemainus maneuvers his completed bear sculpture out in the rain for display;

Liam Tromans

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marina Cole works on a new project while showcasing some of her completed carvings:

Cole

 

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