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Chain-saw carvers travel here
by Debbie Lurie-Smith
Nov 01, 2012 | 1241 views | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Chain-saw carving is not an all-male event. At least three women carvers are expected at this year’s Chaptacular, which is also a fund-raiser for Cystic Fibrosis.
Chain-saw carving is not an all-male event. At least three women carvers are expected at this year’s Chaptacular, which is also a fund-raiser for Cystic Fibrosis.
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A unique charity event scheduled for next Friday and Saturday has doubled in size each year of its existence.

The Chaptacular Chain-saw Carving Event is scheduled for Nov. 9-10 beginning at 9 a.m. both days at 541 Hungerford Road. This is the fifth year for the event, hosted by Chap Nelson, who is a chain-saw artist himself.

Thirty-three artists have committed to attend and each will donate a piece of work to be sold to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Last year the carvings raised $4,000 for the foundation.

Nelson said the carving event started with a couple of guys whom he met at other events, including Dayton Scoggins, a world and national champion in the world of chain-saw art.

The next year eight carvers showed up, and the third year the event got serious.

“That’s when my sister suggested working with the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation,” Nelson said.

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