After finally getting around to putting a dedicated carving bar onto a Stihl MS 193 C, it was time to try a little chainsaw carving. Since the Christmas season was fast approaching, I decided to try my hand at carving some small trees. Trees seem to be pretty simple to carve and would be a good starting point for a beginning carver, and, with the silly season almost upon us, a carved tree would add to the festive decor (and maybe make a gift idea or two).
The first challenge for carving was securing the wood to keep it safely immobile during carving. A few screws into an old wooden sawhorse did the trick, and it was off to the races. Using a 50 cc Stihl MS 271 to block in the rough shape, it wasn’t long before I was putting the new carving bar through its paces. The new carving set up worked quite well.