George Kenny's Chainsaw Carving School

George Kenny's Chainsaw Carving School

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Thank you so much for making my last minute idea a reality! It's perfect. I know our buyers will love their new sign when they move in tomorrow.
Huge thank you to Brandi Lynn Herber for creating this custom gift for me! It’s perfect!!!
Fir Butte Feathered Friends - and more
While perusing Pinterest....
Do you have any "Sasquatch" carvings? as I was up there and you had one that had a big smile. ?
Do you come to Reedsport Oregon for the fathers day weekend carving?
Hi George, How close are you to Chicago ? I would like to find a possible way to learn chain saw carving? Thanks,Julie
George can't thank you enough for making a detour and stopping in Schertz to help me make cool things with my fallen elm. I learned so much, you are an awesome instructor, and amazing to watch you in action! Can't wait to see you in a competition one day 🙂. Diane can't wait to try some of those awesome wines in December at your shop 😉
Thanks for the amazing art!

Chainsaw Carving School at http://Chainsaw-Carving-School.com 360-710-5250
LIVE ACTION OF THE STUDIO Located in the heart of downtown Allyn, Washington on the Olympic Peninsula between Bremerton and Shelton, the George Kenny School of Chainsaw Carving is an ever-changing showcase for this unique art form, born and perfected in the great Pacific Northwest and now practiced by artisans throughout the world – why not you?

Operating as usual

Photos from George Kenny's Chainsaw Carving School's post 03/06/2022

Sideways eagle goes to new home tomorrow,, next few tall wings up in production! Getting geared up for the spring time rush,,,

Photos from George Kenny's Chainsaw Carving School's post 02/16/2022

Finally got this wings up going after fish piece delivered to its home up in Packwood,Washington,,, very cool location on the golf course,,, will turn a lot of heads,,, now on to other orders!

Photos from George Kenny's Chainsaw Carving School's post 02/01/2022

Got this big boy all moved into new home,,, now heading south for more adventures before going back to shop and getting ready for this year’s upcoming shows,,, carvers,, be on the lookout for Northern California championship,,,, Reedsportcc,,,,Sedro-Woolley,,,, I’m meeting with and discussing particulars with all the organizations over next 2 weeks,,, details soon!

Photos from George Kenny's Chainsaw Carving School's post 01/29/2022

Yep,,, acting as if I was a teenager! 3 stump jobs in one week! Crazy, but hey,, got to get ready done while you can! After Sacramento sportsmen’s show, went on a stump job terror! In Colfax now, just came from Nevada city,,,back up north next week or so!

Photos from George Kenny's Chainsaw Carving School's post 01/20/2022

Best booth in the show, right under Stars and Stripes! Come check us out at first event in 2022,,, finally back after 2 years,, International Sportsmen’s Expo at Sacramento!

Photos from George Kenny's Chainsaw Carving School's post 01/15/2022

Looking for an eagle? This grouping will be ready soon, also,, check out the cool grain on these fish! Getting ready for show in Sacramento,, come check it out,, sportsmen’s expo! January 20-23,,, will have huge selection of cedar and redwood carvings and benches available,,,

Photos from George Kenny's Chainsaw Carving School's post 12/24/2021

Merry Christmas eve! Have all the final orders staged for pickup and surprise deliveries made,,, big shout out to the great carver family here at “ Bear in a Box” Brandi Herber/Garrett Aries/Dan Whited/Marty Smith/Betty/Tena/Diane,,, have a safe Happy Holiday and look forward to a great new year,,,

Photos from George Kenny's Chainsaw Carving School's post 12/18/2021

Thanks to all the great team members who found a way to keep us going through the holiday season with great cool carvings, Dan, Garrett Aries,Brandi Herber,Marty, also Tena and Betty Diane and Lance to get stuff and the shop ready! Fyi,, most of the items seen in these photos are orders,,, LOL 😂 though we still have a large selection available,,,, check us out for that hard to get for person!

Photos from George Kenny's Chainsaw Carving School's post 12/16/2021

Early morning surprise sign bear install,, looks great there,,, best part was stump was level!

Photos from George Kenny's Chainsaw Carving School's post 12/14/2021

Just a few history photos,, a few highlights of our 28 year anniversary at the same spot! Crazy how time keeps on rolling on and great memories are overlapping,,, met some fantastic friends and out of this world talent,,, looking forward to the next few years ,, enjoy the photos as there are fun stories attached to each one,, when we, my brother Frank, and I got to town,, we met Charlie Hubbard, fun guy,, great carver,, since passed away,,he helped us get a few small carving events going in our quaint town, Allyn,, on case inlet, mason county. Came up with idea of creating a town totum,,, lasted till just this past fall,,, I took on a short stint as fund raiser for our festival,, first year of real polar plunge! That’s me doing straight in dive off dock in January! At only 6-7 weeks of being open,,, had high speed car chase go through town,, cop car lost control,, crashed right thru store front,,, stayed open, had to,,, no compensation as we had no sales history! Oh well,, great news coverage,, LOL,,,thru the years,, after opening 4 locations,, became a carver with the thought of “ becoming one of them “,, so I could get connected to the business,, and get connected did I get! Happened to find out that I can be an auctioneer if I followed the action of Boaz, he was the one on stage at most of the events those early days,,, then I got to see other carvers try their hand at it,, Ryan Anderson became quite talented at it as well, now running ocean shores event. Then decided to give a go at training up and coming carvers,, started the school of chainsaw carving in 2004,,, little did I know that this would become a whole new business! Also had no idea of the great talent that would pass thru the classes,,, and still happening now,,, very happy to see them come to the stage and get their awards,,,I also learned a lot from the competition,, many who have become great close friends,,, it really is a family, along the way, became an ordained minister,, got the honor to marry good friends and special people,,,carving has also allowed Diane and I to travel to places we never would have otherwise,,even got to do some fun landmark carvings,, like the 20 ft sea captain at cannon beach. Couldn’t have done it without the coaching and encouragement of some of the best in the business,, Mark & Barb Colp,, Bob and Cindy King, Dan whited,,Mark and Colby,, Chris Foltz,, Jeff Samundowski,,Steve Backus, just name a few,, still going strong and looking forward to upcoming seasons to keep making more memories!

Photos from George Kenny's Chainsaw Carving School's post 11/15/2021

Just installed this 12 foot long double sided booth divider at the Cascadia cafe in Olympia,,,

Photos from George Kenny's Chainsaw Carving School's post 11/14/2021

Yep delivery set for another wings up,, and we do stuff other than bears/eagles/fish and Sasquatch’s

11/12/2021

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Photos from George Kenny's Chainsaw Carving School's post 11/11/2021

Just installed a few new items at a soon to be ready river lodge,, several cabins that will be a great retreat for some lucky guests! The carving team here at the shop did a fantastic finish job on the layout,, customer very happy and can’t wait to get some folks to check out all the cool stuff,,,

Photos from George Kenny's Chainsaw Carving School's post 11/08/2021

Just turned these two guys out from my final class of the past 6 weekends in a row! They were great throughout the rough conditions, but hey,, this is the real thing us carvers face all the time,,, wanted them to have a taste of the real thing! They were ready and no let up of energy made for a fun time!

Photos from George Kenny's Chainsaw Carving School's post 11/01/2021

Another great weekend class graduation! Fun time on Halloween weekend to boot! Got them on their way before the kiddos came out! Be safe have fun!

Photos from George Kenny's Chainsaw Carving School's post 10/27/2021

For those of you who have an early morning flight,,, next round of eagle getting ready to fly to new destination!

Photos from George Kenny's Chainsaw Carving School's post 10/23/2021

Great class just finished! This was the largest group class I’ve had in a while,, 5 friends came for an adventure in wood,, they had a blast and made some cool stuff for their camp sites,,,

10/18/2021

Yep,, they made all that in 3 days! Still signing up for classes ,,, they make great gift certificates,, then you can make your own holiday gifts! Newest class just got done today,,, great work guys!

Photos from George Kenny's Chainsaw Carving School's post 10/14/2021

Newest wings up done and ready for delivery,,, also just installed Garrett Aries sleeping bear with owls ,, matched house colors really nice,,, now back to shop to prep for weekend class,,

Photos from George Kenny's Chainsaw Carving School's post 10/11/2021

Another great fun class graduation! They did awesome,, hats off to all, especially Erin, she had never even held a saw until class,, and a left hander to boot! Gonna be fun to see their progress,, also, check out the upcoming show on King 5, tomorrow night at 7,,, Evening Magazine

Photos from George Kenny's Chainsaw Carving School's post 10/08/2021

Mark your calendar’s! Evening Magazine just finished a special on our shop and school! Will be aired this Monday pm! It’s been a few years since we’ve been featured on their prime time show,, King 5 news. Highlights will be that store is primarily in the hands of these gals! Go figure ! LOL,, still going strong after 27 years here in Allyn!

Photos from George Kenny's Chainsaw Carving School's post 10/05/2021

Just installed latest wings up,,, now back to shop,, just have 4 more to make! LOL

Photos from George Kenny's Chainsaw Carving School's post 10/04/2021

Just finished a great fun class with this couple from Montana! And to top it off,,, we now have some new friends we have to visit who live near Yellowstone!

Photos from George Kenny's Chainsaw Carving School's post 10/01/2021

Can’t wait to get this eagle pair dialed in and finished! Big shout out to Beco’s Tree Service for saving these cool snags! Will post more as it gets closer,,,

09/11/2021

9/11,,,, carved this 20 years ago with Charlie Hubbard,, in front of fire station at Allyn,,,never forget!

Photos from George Kenny's Chainsaw Carving School's post 09/02/2021

Yep,, we can do more than eagles and bears,,, this was a fun but challenging project! Great lakefront home made for a couple of nice days at the “ office”

Photos from George Kenny's Chainsaw Carving School's post 08/28/2021

Just finished this group of eagles,, all going to different homes this weekend! Now getting into next group,, have 2 more tall ones and another couple of stump mounts to go,,, busy.busy!

08/27/2021

Great to hear from past students that they are still making sawdust!

08/25/2021

Finally got Don Bensons moose from Reedsport competition in 2018 to his home,, In front of sunshine’s produce, Belfair,,, story is,, guys wife bought it 2 years ago, kept it a secret until she couldn’t anymore!

Photos from George Kenny's Chainsaw Carving School's post 08/21/2021

Took the gals to participate in cascade days in Concrete,,, even got Denny Henson to part with his Saturday! Going to have live auction at 4 pm today!

Photos from George Kenny's Chainsaw Carving School's post 08/21/2021

What a treat,, our customer came home and found this note at their door,, it reminds us as sculptures,, the impact our work makes is shared daily through visual smiles,,,

Photos from George Kenny's Chainsaw Carving School's post 08/15/2021

Yep,, sent another one flying out the door! Been quite the run on this design here lately,, have 3 more orders of similar, great setting for this one here at Mason Lake!

Photos from George Kenny's Chainsaw Carving School's post 08/12/2021

Yep,,, just did this install with the crew! Got it done and customer is stoked! Was gonna wait till I could get Garrett Aries to participate,, but after the third level,, 😳 jello knees 😂

Photos from George Kenny's Chainsaw Carving School's post 08/09/2021

Yep,, they Loved their moms and papa bear with Cubs in tree,,, looks great in that landscape,, going to make river rock stream bed with several trout swimming too,,, also they have one of Garrett’s owls

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Attention carvers,, looking for feedback,, considering to have carving show here in Allyn during what would have been Al...
This is the way to install 10 ft,,1800 lb Sasquatch on 5 ft stump at 7:30 in the am,,,,then going up to get logs for Sed...
In light of the nation wide shortage of toilet paper, we have come up with a new invention! It’s called the buttock humi...
Hard at it early, gas saw allowed before gates open,,,so,,, let’s fire them up!
Kids day at the Monterey Fair! It’s a fun filled weekend here with some great carvers! Come check out the action through...
Day 2! Sedro-Woolley Loggerrodeo quick carve! One hour fifteen minutes! Crazy cool auction starts at 5!
Huge crowds here for last day at Reedsport Championships! Quick carve underway,, live auction at 2pm,,, then awards cere...
Here are first day quick carves! Great lineup,, live auction at 5:30! Every day new items!
Couldn’t leave truckee California without stopping in and getting into the craw thaw festival with Diane Aries Kenny’s f...
Just went back and did a little re-finish work on this 14 foot light house that Garrett and I did Earlier this year, did...

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18351 E State Route 3
Allyn, WA
98524

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 5pm
Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 5pm
Saturday 9am - 5pm
Sunday 9am - 5pm

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