The 4th Annual Logs to Frogs Chainsaw Carving Contest is bringing woodworking wonders to Milton-Freewater, Oregon, this weekend (Jul. 19-20), where theyll show off their speedy wood carving skills.
Event organizer Mike Watkins says, Its fast and furious carving that produces the coolest art pieces. They start with a chunk of wood and make art out of it. Theyre real artists, only they use a chainsaw instead of a paintbrush.
The contest has two events, the speed carve, which gives participants one hour and 15 minutes to whittle, and the long carve, where they get 12 hours to create a work of wood art.
Past contestants have wowed judges by creating detailed bears, a frog riding a snail, and even a child picking a frogs nose.
However, no one ever makes naughty wood carvings because, as Watkins puts it, We tell them, If you wouldnt carve it for your mother, dont carve it for us.
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