The Art Of Using Saws


Be it a chainsaw, a band saw, a table saw, a miter saw, or even top rated woodrouters – we can’t deny that saws are very handy in a person’s life. But you know what? It’s not just used for cutting down trees or making wood products – it’s used for art, too!

Saws For Painting

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Wondering how saws can be used for painting? Think of “wide.” Yup, that’s right. You can use a “wide” saw blade as canvass for painting, just like what one artist did back in 2015.

MyndScapes artist Daniel Thomson has been featured in ViralNova in February 2015 due to his beautiful artworks painted on old saw blades, specifically old power saw or long saw blades. Most of these paintings feature nature and outdoor life at its best – complete with stunning illustrations of a lush forest, a picturesque riverside, and a calm ocean. According to Daniel, his paintings were all imagined – hence, the name MyndScapes. Knowing there are no places like these existing in the real world also satisfies him, which is clearly evident in his beautiful paintings.

But you might ask, what made him paint on saw blades? He further explained that about 22 years ago, he stumbled across an old saw blade from a sawmill in a barn near his Buffalo, New York house. He thought it would be exceptional to have it placed on a wall and has been painting on it and other unique platforms since then.

Saws For Carving


Art is not just limited to painting, though. It’s also found in carving and in this case, carving wood sculptures via saws – or more specifically, chainsaws.

Tupper Lake featured a closer look in the world of carving wood sculptures via saws back in 2015 as they prepared for the annual Tupper Lake Woodsmen’s Days, which is held every second weekend of July – wherein competitions, demonstrations, exhibits, parades, and other form of celebrations are done around the small New York village’s rich wood industry history. Aside from that, people can find great deals from wood products such as chairs, tables, shelves, bird houses – and of course, stunning carved wood sculptures.

It’s worth noting that apart from being able to see wood sculptures up close, people can also see how these wood sculptures are made through a chainsaw carving competition – wherein chainsaw carvers all over the Northeast area of New York City show off their carving and designing skills for cash prizes and even bragging rights.

Check out this Batman wood sculpture!

The art of using saws has never really been more fun.

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