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For #WomanCrushWednesday here's a throwback to a speed carve at Skulptur Rabbatz in 2019.
People are sometimes surprised at what can be achieved in only an hour or two. If you get chance to check out a demo, it's definitely fun to watch the sculpture emerge. https://t.co/97OB5jt9yC
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Couldn't resist another #bringyourdogtoworkday photo.
After all, what chainsaw artist can resist a dog in @STIHL_GB gear?! https://t.co/PSSYGWYV2h
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They're old but good ones!
This is what happens when you take your dog to work on the same day as a feed delivery (the workshop is on a farm)!
It's officially #bringyourdogtoworkday but in all honesty, most days are 'bring your dog to work day' for Poppy and she loves it! https://t.co/RmLejShwUI
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This seemed a fitting sculpture to share on #TopGunDay !
I was commissioned to make this airman for Highclere Castle (better known as Downton Abbey to some!) as a memorial to the pilots who lost their lives when their planes crashed on the estate during WWII. https://t.co/I16bpCsCfq
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It's my second year with no HuskyCup which usually happens around now. It'll definitely be great to get back when we can do it safely. Until then, here's my collaboration with Keiji from 2019...

#chainsawcarving #chainsawartist #treecarving #huskycup #dragon #ChineseDragon https://t.co/O5sdb0PtyX
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Simon O'Rourke - Tree Carving
Simon O'Rourke - Tree Carving
They're old but good ones!
This is what happens when you take your dog to work on the same day as a feed delivery arrives (the workshop is on a farm)!
It's officially #bringyourdogtoworkday but in all honesty, most days are 'bring your dog to work day' for Poppy and she loves it!
Did you know it was originally established to raise money for dog welfare and not just a cute gimmick? Www.bringyourdogtoworkday.co.uk has loads of information if you're interested!
Simon O'Rourke - Tree Carving
Simon O'Rourke - Tree Carving
This seemed a fitting sculpture to share on #TopGunDay !
I was commissioned to make this airman for Highclere Castle (better known as Downton Abbey to some!) as a memorial to the pilots who lost their lives when their planes crashed on the estate during WWII. My teammate Dan actually used pieces of the same planes that came down in the benches which are also designed to resemble the aircraft.
The sculpture can be found on the lawns overlooking 'Heaven's Gate' at the castle.

#chainsawcarving #chainsawart #treecarving #chainsawartist #highclerecastle #downtonabbey #publicart
Simon O'Rourke - Tree Carving
Simon O'Rourke - Tree Carving
It's my second year with no HuskyCup which usually happens around now. It'll definitely be great to get back when we can do it safely. Until then, here's my collaboration with Keiji from 2019...

#chainsawcarving #chainsawartist #treecarving #huskycup #dragon #ChineseDragon
Simon O'Rourke - Tree Carving
Simon O'Rourke - Tree Carving
A year after being featured on Amazing Spaces, we contacted the owners of The Dragon Tower to ask them about the sculpture. What they shared was a lovely mix of fun, family stories and the asset he is to the business.
Read this week's blog to find out a little more about my fire breathing dragon!

Simon O'Rourke - Tree Carving
Simon O'Rourke - Tree Carving
Sticking with Maggon the Dragon, here's something for #ThrowbackThursday taken from The Dragon Tower ... Maggon breathing fire!
Simon O'Rourke - Tree Carving