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What3Words Chainsaw Carving Trail

This week a representative from What3Words approached Simon to ask about using images of the Giant Hand of Vyrnwy, sharing its location with their followers.…

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Using the Stihl MSA 200

Happy New Year! We’re kicking off 2022 with some tool talk! People often ask about the tools Simon uses, so this week we’re going to…

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Titan Treecycle Initiative

At the start of November, Simon announced he’d joined ‘Team Titan’, and become part of the Titan Treecycle initiative, but we have never explained what…

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Illustrators that Influence his Work

Have you read Simon’s biography? If you have, you’ll know that before Simon tried chainsaw carving, he did a degree in illustration. He had planned…

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Crohn’s Inspired Sculpture

Next week is Crohn’s and Colitis Awareness Week in the UK (1st – 7th Dec 2021). Their theme is ‘Your Story Matters’ and Crohn’s and…

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Bill Badger Sculpture and Bench

Did you see our hint on Wednesday about the sculpture for today’s blog? We showed the legs and asked people on social media to guess…

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WWII Soldier Memorial Sculpture

As the country silences itself at 11am today, Workington has a new WWII soldier memorial sculpture to commemorate those who gave their lives in military…

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The Importance of Lighting for Chainsaw Carving Sculpture.

This week’s blog has something for both carver and client. Whether creating or viewing work can be transformed completely by light. With that in mind,…

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Lower Farm Sculpture Trail

In this week’s blog, we’re doing something a little different! Usually, the blog is about finished sculptures. This week though, we invite you to a…

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Giant Pinecone Sculpture

Last week Simon created something very different to his usual style: a giant pinecone sculpture! Did you see it on Facebook or Instagram? It definitely…

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A Chainsaw Carving Sculpture for Liverpool Hospitals Charity

This week Simon and Liz donated a chainsaw carving sculpture for Liverpool Hospitals Charity. It will be auctioned off at their annual ball next week…

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An Abstract Chainsaw Carving Sculpture

Earlier this month Simon had the opportunity to create an abstract chainsaw carving sculpture. It’s a little different to his usual style, so we thought…