If you’re an avid “Game of Thrones” fan, or a loves to play Final Fantasy to “Dungeons & Dragons” game, you’re most likely have a soft spot for anything and everything related to dragon.
What’s more? Sitting on a bench carved to look like a fierce dragon is wood art lover’s dream come true! Estonian artist Igor Loskutov carved this incredible dragon bench wood art using only a chainsaw.
Chainsaws and art might not exactly the best match for this art medium, but Loskutow, a master of chainsaw carving, created a set of dragon benches that shows how magnificent chainsaw art really can be.
He was born in Tallinn, Estonia and presently working at Bad Dürrheim, Southern Germany, as a Husqvarna representative, and also a wood carving teacher.
Since 2006, Loskutow has received more than a dozen awards and praises for his wood art, including a first-place ranking at the prominent Fasna Carving Festival in the Netherlands in 2009.
Igor’s latest achievement, the astonishing dragon bench, is sure to bring him even more success! No wonder the internet can’t stop sharing it.
Check out his awesome woodwork below, and let us know what you think.
Check out his other breathtaking works too!
Are you interested in trying out wood carving, on your way to becoming an advanced carver or are you already a master in carving wood?
Choosing the Right Wood for Wood Carving Newbies
Nearly every wood on earth can be used for carving, which gives the craft a huge abundance to choose from, and at times that can be overwhelming.
Basswood is the most popular choice wood for beginners. It’s been used in woodworking for centuries. Basswood has almost no grain and is very soft, making it ideal for new woodworkers.
Basswood blanks can be found easily and are a great wood to start learning to carve on, since it is malleable and inexpensive.
Aspen is another white wood that is quite popular among woodworkers. It’s stronger than basswood but is still quite soft, so it is fairly easy to use for carving. Aspen is readily available and inexpensive.
Black walnut is a popular choice. It is more expensive than basswood and aspen. It should be carved using sharp tools and a mallet for the best results.
Walnut has a rich color and grain that has made it popular for a wide range of products, including furniture and gunstocks.
Oak is also a popular wood for carving, with a range of features that make it almost ideal. The grain of oak is much defined and is also a favorite woods used for making furniture. In short, it is a strong and sturdy wood.
Butternut is another good wood for beginner wood carving. It is browner than basswood or aspen and has a nice grain. It is related to walnut but is lighter in color and can be carved easier. Like black walnut, butternut polishes quite nicely, and is also a good choice for furniture. It is a much softer wood, so this wood is also friendly for beginners. Be prepared for wormholes when working with butternut.
(Source: Artist Official Website)
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