Chainsaw 101 Reference Page

Chain Saw Safety Links

Basic Chainsaw Safety And Use
Chain Saw Safety No Tricks
UACES Publications Chain Saw Safety
kse Chain Saw Safety
Safety Information
Chain Saw Safety after a Disaster
IRS - Forestry Info - Basic Chain Saw Safety
NASD Chain Saw Safety
Chain Saw Safety Tips
Preventing Injuries and Deaths of Loggers
OSHA Safety and Health Topics:Logging
OSHA Standards for logging operations
California Department of Industrial Relations - Portable Chain Saw Operation
Chain Saw Safety - Advice from an Expert - Part I
Chain Saw Safety - Advice from an Expert - Part II
Chain Saw Safety - Advice from an Expert - Part III

Animal Images

Chain Saw Maintenance Links

Spark Arrestor/exhaust port
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Patuxent Bird Identification InfoCenter Photos of a large number of bird species
Owls of North America Multimedia
U of Michigan Animal Diversity Web Photos of many animals

Chainsaw Carving Books and Videos:

Chainsaw Carving: The Art & Craft -- Hal MacIntosh, Hal McIntosh; Paperback
Chainsaw Sculptor: The Art of J. Chester 'Skip' Armstrong (Folk Art and Artists) -- Sharon R. Sherman, Skip Armstrong; Paperback
Chainsaw Carving Manual -- Westenhaver-Houde; Paperback
In the Trees of Tulsa: A Guide to the Chainsaw Art of Clayton Coss -- Paperback
Totem Pole Carving: Bringing a Log to Life -- Vickie Jensen
Carving Totem Poles and Masks -- Alan Bridgewater, Gill Bridgewater
Chainsaw Arts & Crafts, Making and Marketing by Hal MacIntosh (book+Video)
"Masters of the Chainsaw: Extreme Power Carving"
2002 Ridgeway Chainsaw Carvers Rendezvous
Chainsaw Carving books and videos (and supplies) at Log Home Store - Hal MacIntosh, Jerry Wagner, Jerry Faber

Saw Manufacturers

Echo (USA)
John Deere

Carving Bar Manufacturers

GB Carving Bars
Cannon Carving Bars

Sharpening Advice

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Chain Sharpening Advice Stihl's chain sharpening advice


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Wood Characteristics table of common woods at


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Medical and Liability Insurance for Carvers Some info provided by Doug Ricks</TD

Finishing tips

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UV protector - additive Improve UV protection of finishes - info from Terry McKinnon