From a media release:
OLN CARVES INTO THE EXTREME ARTISTRY OF CHAINSAW SCLULPTERS IN ORIGINAL REALITY SERIES SAW DOGS, PREMIERING JAN. 24
- 10-part series showcases veteran carver Steve Blanchardâ€™s Saw Valley ranch where chainsaws scream, sawdust flies and imagination rules
Bringing together a team of the worldâ€™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 worldâ€™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.
â€œWith its compelling juxtaposition of artistry and danger, Saw Dogs sheds light on the little-known and surprising world of chainsaw carving,â€ said Claire Freeland, Director of Original Programming for Rogers Media. â€œAs 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.â€
In the premiere episode, â€œFurry Creek,â€ 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 golferâ€™s photo op. But Saw Valleyâ€™s rookie apprentice throws a wrench in the works when he accidentally decapitates one of the eagles with a forklift.