You Won’t Believe What This Guy Does to This Tree With a Chain Saw! Hint: He’s Not Cutting It Down!

From playful bears to majestic birds of prey, Lueb Popoff has created many woodland creatures carved from various types of wood.

Lueb begins the creative process with his sketch pad. Once he has “found the animal in the log”, he begins work with a chainsaw to cut and shape the wood. He then refines the definition of each piece using a carving disc. Detailing is etched with a rotary tool and chisels. He uses museum quality glass eyes, and then air brushes the carving with colored stains.

Most of Lueb’s on‐site projects take between three days and two weeks to complete. Here’s Lueb carving a two week project in less than three minutes.

You can check out more of Lueb’s creations on his website at Hollow Log Tree Carving and Sculpture. If you are interested in any of the carvings you see on his website, or custom work, you can contact him to discuss the specifics.