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Jeff has been carving for 18 years, since he was 12 years old. He began with a pocketknife and a chunk of 2 x 4 while spending time in the shop with Mom and Dad, both avid woodworkers.

His grandparents bought him a carving knife and book for his birthday and he was hooked for life. For the most part, he's self-taught and has developed his own style and methods over the years.

At the age of 14 he saw his first chainsaw carver at work and just had to try it. So all he wanted for his 15th birthday was a chain saw, every parents dream, right!?*?! Since we all love to buy toys for our kids, he got his chainsaw and all the protective gear and was lucky enough to spend some time learning the basics with that first chainsaw carver.

When he was 16 he taught a college class in chainsaw…

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  • Born on December 8
  • Joined November 10, 2010

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Jeff has been carving for 18 years, since he was 12 years old. He began with a pocketknife and a chunk of 2 x 4 while spending time in the shop with Mom and Dad, both avid woodworkers.

His grandparents bought him a carving knife and book for his birthday and he was hooked for life. For the most part, he's self-taught and has developed his own style and methods over the years.

At the age of 14 he saw his first chainsaw carver at work and just had to try it. So all he wanted for his 15th birthday was a chain saw, every parents dream, right!?*?! Since we all love to buy toys for our kids, he got his chainsaw and all the protective gear and was lucky enough to spend some time learning the basics with that first chainsaw carver.

When he was 16 he taught a college class in chainsaw carving and has subsequently passed on what he's learned to a number aspiring carvers.

In his late teens, he was priviledged to study under Wayne Barton, a world-renouned master of chip carving in the Scandinavian and Swiss styles. Chip carving is accomplished with only two knives which are specifically designed for this traditional style of carving. Historically, chip carving designs are geometric or free form.

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