Hi all , this is the result of the fight between a stihl and my plum . Both are winners and i'm the Grinner .With a paintbrush in hand i outlined the the trunk to be chopped and another outline to be carved
Again using the tip of the saw i carved and scalloped all the material out to a happy medium .I used 2tanks of fuel and 2 hours on the saw during the major carving , now it was ready for the dremel . With a straight cutter i smoothed out the saw cuts and added some character to the hollows , finishing off with a ball cutter its a little rough and ready as mother nature intended . All in all i'm really happy with the final shape and the character the trunk now has .Time to sit back and contemplate my operation . Cheers Alpine
.Using the tip of the saw i set about running curved cuts in the areas marked , severing the stubs off in preparation for carving .