Cutting-edge art brought to bear via chainsaws for Doney Park business
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Cutting-edge art brought to bear via chainsaws for Doney Park business

Wood chips fly as Sam Murray transforms a pine log into the rough form of a standing bear. It takes Murray just under three minutes to make more than forty cuts into the log revealing the form of a bear. Mike Steincipher uses a grinder mounted with a chainsaw disc to finish the details on a bear. What Sam Murray saw — his artistic vision, if you will — was anything but quotidian. He saw potential for beauty and whimsy. He saw, with a few deft strokes of his trusted Stihl 20-inch chainsaw, the possibility for artistic transformation. He saw, too, a chance to make a buck and make a customer happy. Heck, just the other day, a customer approached Murray and his son Mike Steincipher and asked for a giant chainsawed snail. Neither man blinked an eye. These guys will carve a likeness of anything you wish, including that memorable time a woman asked to have the faces of her five children carved, Mount Rushmore-style, onto a totem pole. Wood chips fly as Sam Murray transforms a pine log into the rough form of a standing bear. It takes Murray just under three minutes to make more than […]

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