I’m very happy to have this book, to show people who come to see my carvings, to inspire me, and to reinforce the idea that there are as many approaches to carving as there are carvers, and only a few of them involve bears.
The Art of Chainsaw Carving is excellently produced, with great photos and entertaining text. I have met some of the carvers featured, and it’s good to know more of their history and approach to carving.
For the record, there’s one step-by-step in the book; Jessie showing how to carve a chair. If you want to learn how to carve, there are other books. But if you want to know why we carve, this is the one.