RONAN — The town of Ronan is hosting its third annual Chainsaw Carvers Rendezvous this week, with nine carvers in attendance to showcase their art no matter rain or shine.
The roar of chainsaws filled the area around the Ronan Event Center Saturday as carvers were hard at work making sculptures for sale and auction while also showing off their passion.
“Just the fact that I needed something more exciting in life,” said Anthony Robinson of Hoquiam, Washington, about picking up chainsaw carving. “Every job bored me to death. Now I’m no longer bored.”
Five of the carvers were from Montana, and each carver worked on their own large project to be auctioned off Sunday.
Each design was unique, but most were made with the goal of representing Montana in some way, as Robinson did with his project.
“We have horse manes, turning into water, so the water comes back around and flows down and crashes at the bottom,” Robinson explained while showing off his project. “There are mountains on the back. There’s a small horse on the side. It’s just kind of a native Montana piece. Something that’s native to Montana, the horses, the rivers, the mountains.”
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