Chainsaw Carving Classes



Chainsaw Carving Classes- Our carving class runs for 4 days. This class is for beginner to intermediate, male or female carvers. Official class hours 8 am to 5 pm each day, but you are welcome to stay later to work on honing your skills. Each session has a maximum of 5 students to allow personalized attention. During our class you will carve a bear and an eagle that you will take home with you at the end of your session. If you are traveling in from out of town we have made arrangements with AmericInn Hotel located right in town, you can give them a call at 763-389-9312.

If your interested in a weekend class give Joe a call.
call or email for more information 612-363-5842 or

Class Schedule-
Registration and Orientation
Safety Instruction
Designing an eagle
Demonstration- blocking out an eagle
Students block out eagle
Discuss eagle detailing
Demonstration of eagle detailing
Students detail their eagle
Saw Sharpening
Designing a bear
Demonstration- blocking out a bear
Students Block out bear
Demonstration of detailing bear
Students detail bear
Techniques on preserving and painting carvings
Lecture on the drying of wood for carvings, why wood cracks
Demonstration on filling cracks
Lecture on where to buy tools and supplies.
Lecture on what kind of trees are good candidates for carving and where to find them
Discussion throughout class on choosing a good carving location and how to get your business up and running.
We will provide the logs to carve and the gas and oil for the saws. If you do not have your own saws, we have saws you can rent.

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What to bring:
Carving chaps *REQUIRED*
Safety glasses *REQUIRED*
Hearing protection *REQUIRED*
Block out saw
Saw with carving bar


Follow this LINK to our registration form. After you have completed it please mail it along with your payment to us at I Saw It In Minnesota 4674 HWY 169 Suite 1 Princeton MN 55371 Attn: Carving Class


Here is what past student Gary S from Rochester MN has to say about his experience with us:  Great class.  Joe explains things very well, then demonstrates how to do it on a separate carving and then has you do it on the carving you are working on.   He gives you feedback and a ton of helpful hints.  We did several projects and I walked away feeling confident and ready to start doing some projects on my own.  This was a two thumbs up class for me.



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