How to Chainsaw Carve Wood Mushroom
Here is a quick how-to video put together to demonstrate how you can chainsaw carve wood to make your very own scaled-up mushroom for your Enchanted Fairy House in your backyard.
The tools used here are:
- A large STIHL 440 chainsaw
- A smaller Poulan 3816 chainsaw
- A STIHL MS 250 with a carving bar dime tip
- Makita grinder with King Arthur’s Tools Lancelot carver.
Do you desire to have a lifetime ringing in your ears? Personally, I’d like the ringing to stop. So protect your ears folks! There is a vast array of hearing protection and ear muffs to choose from. I prefer and I use foam plugs and over-ear protection together – double protection, double your pleasure. We’re not talking gum here folks.
Start by blocking out the basic shape with the STIHL 440
And then, for further detail move onto the smaller Poulan 3816. As you can see in the video, when you chainsaw carve wood you may hit something in the wood and your chain may break free on you … it is handy to have more than one chainsaw. When you’re on a roll, you want to keep on carving!
Time to bust out the dime in the rough! What are we talking about? The STIHL MS 250 with short carving bar and dime tip for detailing out your rough piece. Next, take the Makita grinder to it to add your unique texture and voila – a mushroom! Once you’ve finished the overall carving, you can hollow out the backside of your wood block, this will minimize the amount of cracking you get as the wood dries and will help it dry quicker. Once dry, be sure to seal!
Did you learn anything new? If you have enjoyed this video showing how to chainsaw carve wood mushrooms, check out our other video blogs. If there is something you don’t see that you are curious I can do, please be sure to leave your comments. If there is a video you’d like to see about carving, sculpting, painting, metal work, etc … etc … etc … I am always up for a challenge. I am also interested in all your questions and how I can be of service to you.