My name is Les Smith and I am a Chainsaw Artist ,Woodworking log tool inventor  , Book Author and Illustrator. Chainsaw carving is the ultimate creative adrenaline rush. God gave us trees for making our shelters and for the creative people a medium to work with.   To me when you add the sound of a lot of chainsaws that can sound like Harley's  & your competing against other top carvers ,”  It don't get better then that !. I have been carving for over 17 years and l love it.  In chainsaw carving competitions that I have competed in , Reedsport , Oregon competitions  I have placed 7th once & tied for 10th once Reedsport Oregon chainsaw carving competition is one of the top west coast chainsaw carving competitions in the world with international carvers. To me placing in that competition was a huge accomplishment .  Eureka Montana carving competition  I placed  1st once  and 2nd once .  I have sold many carvings over the years and have shipped carvings out of state.  I once shipped a 10 ft tall lumberjack mascot to a school in the state of Washington. In Montana I carved the big 10 ft. tall bear on Main Street  in east glacier. In Cut Bank Mt .I carved the 11ft. Tall bear with a old man reading a book for the Story Teller Round-Up held once a year. Along Missouri River in Craig Montana I carved the fisherman that's naked covering him self up with only a rainbow trout .  Fisherman floating the river stand up in there boats to take pictures especially now since someone put a Fish And Wildlife hat on him. Judges that judge carving competitions use the term called the wow factor. It is when the judges first look at your carving and if they go wow! It helps in the scoring of your competition piece.  My naked fisherman would have scored high in the wow factor!  Some of the things I really like to carve are caricatures and wildlife & of course chainsaw sculptures that have the wow factor. 

LOGMAN has been involved in the log furniture and Log Furniture tools for over 20 years.  We have also invented and manufactured tools for the log furniture building industry. Les smith is the  owner and inventor of the LOGMAN TENON MAKER,  LOG X PRO LOG TENON CUTTERS and our newest Logman Angle Grinder Tenon Cutters.    Les Smith is also the co-author of the book BUILD YOUR OWN LOG FURNITURE. After teaching the art of building log furniture using tenon cutters that go on drills Les decided to invent a tool that would make building log furniture easier . In the classes Les taught he quickly found that not everyone could hold a big heavy duty drill with a pencil sharpener  tenon cutter.  If the end of a log wasn't cut square or flat logs would spin out of the vise.  If a log wasn't secured good in a big vise  logs would  spin out .  If a log starts to spin out of a vise and gets caught  the person making the tenon  would be in trouble.   When the drill starts to grab you can't let your finger off the trigger on the drill .  The next thing that happens is the drill lifts you off the ground and you go for a ride.   If your looking to build log furniture or log hand railing and you want something that's fast and easy to use check out our new Log X pro1 or our new Angle Grinder Tenon Cutter models.  

Logman  manufacturers the Logman Tenon Cutters in the good old USA in the state of Montana.   Feel free to contact us with questions  406-450-4130

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