Saw Dogs premieres January 24 on OLN

From a media release:


  • 10-part series showcases veteran carver Steve Blanchard’s Saw Valley ranch where chainsaws scream, sawdust flies and imagination rules


Bringing together a team of the world’s top chainsaw sculptors, OLN gives viewers an inside look at the little-known world of chainsaw art in the new original series, Saw Dogs. Premiering Tuesday, Jan. 24 at 9pm ET/6pm PT, each adrenalin-filled half-hour episode follows renowned veteran carver Steve Blanchard and the world’s top chainsaw sculptors as they battle short deadlines, tight budgets and conflicting artistic sensibilities to complete a series of commissioned carvings.

Combining the extreme artistry of chainsaw carving with the dangers of this unique skill, master carver Blanchard pulls from a pool of the best carvers around throughout Canada, matching their special talents to each over-the-top project he takes on. Saw Dogs showcases these incredibly skilled individuals craft some of the most intricate woodcarvings imaginable.

“With its compelling juxtaposition of artistry and danger, Saw Dogs sheds light on the little-known and surprising world of chainsaw carving,” said Claire Freeland, Director of Original Programming for Rogers Media. “As the challenges and strengths of these carvers are revealed in each gripping episode, viewers will have a unique look at how these incredible works of art come to life.”

In the premiere episode, “Furry Creek,” an eagle-themed sculpture for the signature hole of a spectacular golf course presents unexpected challenges. Speed carver Ben Risney and nature specialist Pete Ryan each carve their own bald eagles, which are joined to a massive stump with a built-in bench for the ultimate golfer’s photo op. But Saw Valley’s rookie apprentice throws a wrench in the works when he accidentally decapitates one of the eagles with a forklift.


5 thoughts on “Saw Dogs premieres January 24 on OLN”

  1. Have a question why are these people running quads through creeks and tearing up the creek bed, time to act responsably. Your show is a true rendition of west coast carving.

  2. I love the show guys. I’ve been carving/sculpting for 2.5 years now and cannot imagine ever getting enough of it. I’m wondering how to get on the show in fact. I live in the southeast and would love the opportunity to get a hold of some of the monster trees ya’ll come across. As all of you are aware I’m sure finding a niche for our art is tricky. I’ve been in art shows, fine craft shows etc but have yet to find a true fit for what we do. Kudos to the creators of this show and to the on camera talent. Truely a unique and talented group of artists all the way around. Keep up the good work.
    Chad Carson

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