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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…

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Chainsaw and Brush Giant Hand of Vyrnwy Prints

This week on social media, we were excited to launch Simon’s latest collaboration: Chainsaw and Brush. In this week’s blog, we share what it’s all…

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Top Chainsaw Carving Events

When there isn’t a global pandemic, summer is chainsaw carving event season! There are lots of great events around, and lots of reasons to go…

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Carving Bar Maintenance for Chainsaw Carvers

Simon is going to be making a series of videos and blogs to share maintenance tips with other chainsaw carvers. We kick that series off…

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Creating a Sculpture Trail Part One: Proposal and Preparation

In the blog “Why is Art Expensive?”, we explained there is a lot of work that goes into creating a sculpture. That work goes far…

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Robin Memorial Bench

COntacSimon often receives commissions for memorial sculptures. One of his most popular sculptures last year was a beautiful memorial for a young lady named Robyn.…

Basic Kit for Starting Chainsaw Carving 800 600 Simon O'Rourke

Basic Kit for Starting Chainsaw Carving

Welcome to the second in our series on starting out in chainsaw carving. In the first blog, Simon shared basic pointers. You can find it…

Oak Fairy Sculpture 450 600 Simon O'Rourke

Oak Fairy Sculpture

Simon has created several fairies over the last few years. His fairy sculpture for the Narnia Treehouse was especially popular on social media. His most…

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Tips for Chainsaw Carving in the Sun

One of the things Simon loves about his work is that he gets to spend a lot of time outdoors. However, carving in all weather…