Work with timber on a different scale. Creatively apply fundamental chainsaw skills to begin sculpting and gain the coolest hobby you'll ever have.
You’ll learn skills and techniques in planning a piece, chainsaw safety, basic operation, uses of timber and design, and expert finishing and oils. Once you've covered the fundamentals, you'll create several fresh carvings of your own design. You’ll work with camphor laurel timber harvested from Bellingen river banks, a soft timber with a lovely aroma and beautiful glow after polishing. You’ll also be part of reducing an introduced species that damages local waterways and bushland. In 2020, this course will be exclusively for battery powered chainsaws. Tutor Matt George is available to discuss options with students looking to make the change.