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  • A Family Passion

    Be amazed by the realistic carvings being produced with a chainsaw by Joe Semler and Ben Semler at I Saw It In Minnesota. If you’re looking to purchase a carving, have a custom carving done, or looking for someone to come to your location and carve your tree, Joe and Ben have the experience to create just the right piece for you.

  • Carving Profiles

    Sawdust in the blood

    Joe Semler

    Ben Semler

  • Joe’s projects are not limited to commercial ventures. He has done hundreds of personalized carvings over the years. From huge on sight tree carvings at customer’s homes to smaller carvings that have been shipped all over the United States. If you have the chance to take a scenic drive around Mille Lacs Lake you will find many of Joe’s carvings adorning lakeside cabins and homes. His carvings have won him many awards and he is a favorite at the Hackensack Chainsaw Carving event. You can view more about the event by clicking HERE.

    Joe has passed his trade down to his children and Ben Semler has taken this skill and run with it. He has been developing his skills over the past 5 years. This father son team has built a business with a solid reputation for customer service and satisfaction. Joe and Ben produce carvings all year long, and take customer orders so you don’t have to search for just the right carving- they can create it for you.

    Not only has Joe created carvings for high profile customers, built a successful business doing something that his loves, but has created a school to share his skills with others. Joe gives a 2 day and a 4 day carving class where a student can learn a variety of skills to start creating chainsaw art of their own. You can learn more about chainsaw carving classes by checking out our CLASSES page.


    If you have been thinking about a custom carving, learning how to carve, or purchase a stock carving we invite you to visit with us by phone, email, or in person. You can view our local retailers here, send us an email for your custom carving here, or give us a call at 763-286-4642.

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