Iain will start each carving with an axe or electric chainsaw to rough in the basic form, but more importantly to remove the dangerous outer layers which often contain dirt, stones or even metal. Once it's safe to get creative he then moves to hand tools like gouges, axes and files for the remainder of project.
Pear Tree Stump Fairy Home
Species: Pear Tree
This Pear tree succumbed to disease but this Scotsman was not about to just chop it down and bury it. It seemed like a good housing option for fairies or sprites. The stump and it's roots are hollowed out, then wired for lights at each window. The roof lifts off to access the light switch. The cedar door was built plank by plank complete with brass hinges and embossed glass. It's better built than most of today's homes.