Well she saw a chainsaw carving event in Kenai Alaska two years ago. Some of the best chainsaw carvers in the world live in Alaska and the carvers attending were very good. One was a woman and my wife thought she was badass!At the time she was pregnant and wanted to start learning from one of the carvers right away. I talked her out of it until after she had the baby. . Unfortunately we had to move for work from the Kenai Penninsula to Southeast Alaska not long after so a year went by without a chance to learn. Then one day a local guy in Petersburg who was an amateur carver posted to our community that he was going to give lessons to anyone interested. He taught her some basics and mostly showed her how to handle and maintain a chainsaw safely.I got her all the safety gear required and some chainsaws and tools and she’s been self teaching ever since. She learns techniques and how to block out from other carvers that have been sharing advice on a forum. She’s got natural ability though. I’m amazed by how good she is after only a year.
It’s kinda funny, at nights we lay in bed, and are both glued to our cell phones watching videos. I’m watching grow videos (Pot Porn), and she’s watching Carving videos (Carving Porn).