98 people took woodworking to another level and shared their results in this online group (new pics)
If you’re tired of the mass-produced furniture and home décor that’s flooding stores and you’re looking for something unique to decorate your home, look no further. It might sound like a commercial introduction, but he actually has a great online community of him where you can post anything related to woodworking. r/woodworking!
Created in 2008, the subreddit is a home for nearly 5 million people to celebrate “all things made out of wood.” From giant wood carvings to beautiful cabinetry, it’s a hub for woodworkers and those interested in the craft.
Our team has collected the most impressive wood projects that you will admire. Scroll down to see these stunning pieces of craftsmanship.For more impressive works, check out our previous article here, here, here, here and here.
bored panda got in touch with Kenneth Packeya woodcarving sculptor in the Berkshire Mountains of western Massachusetts, who learns about the art of woodcarving and his profession as a sculptor.
Kenneth was part of the team of three that won the 9th Husky Cup World Sculpture Championships in Mulda, Germany with “The Knight,” a life-size figure of a medieval knight on horseback.visit him Instagram and website To see his incredible work!
Kenneth says he was a communications engineer building networks in New England before pursuing a career as a sculptor. “I was burnt out with ‘On Call.’ I’ve seen nasty “square bears” and thought the tools you use would limit your form. It looks like it was a great stress reliever! I had never used a chainsaw before and took a short class. I called the loggers, got a ton of wood, came home at night, pulled out my wildlife book, put up some logs and carved them! I put myself out there to learn.
In 2007, I went to the Ridgeway Carvers Rendezvous in western Pennsylvania. It was an epiphany. Seeing the level of work people were doing to support their families, I knew I had to take on the challenge. I started playing in the water at a general store, but with a large amount of commission, I quit my job and started working harder than ever to support my family with art! I have been his full time wood carver since August 2008. ”
Throughout his career, Kenneth has produced thousands of sculptures. The artist shared that it can take him half an hour or up to five weeks to create a sculpture. “Perhaps what I am most proud of is horse and rider Made at the World Cup in Germany. It was a team game, so I carved it out with Jeff Samudosky and Tomas Vrba. Collaborating with others against scale, detail and time has been very rewarding. ”
According to Kenneth, the most difficult part of the art of chainsaw carving is creating a 3D sculpture out of a log. “The hardest part is preparing, securing raw materials, hauling and moving. After the logs are erected and put in place, everything flows very quickly. Finding the form becomes clearer, then the hardest part is when to stop, I feel like I’m “abandoning” most of my sculptures. From a practical point of view, it comes down to what your budget for engraving will be. The artist shared that she loves working on details, fur, feathers, faces, fingers/nails/claws.
Wood carving is an art that has been cherished for centuries. Kenneth believes that the public’s fascination with wood carving comes from seeing a log transform into something before their very eyes. “We revive what used to be alive in another form.”
Kenneth has no cut-to-curve policy. “All my wood has been recycled and fallen for other reasons. Storm trees, power company logging, etc. These large international competitions push the art form. It has fascinated many classically trained sculptors who understand how fast and how detailed they can be. You can watch them create legitimate works of art on a large scale. It just keeps getting bigger and better! ”