The invitational chain-saw carving event takes place at the home of Chap Nelson at 542 Hungerford Road. Admission is free for the public to come and watch the carvers perform their art. Nelson is a chain-saw artist himself and he noted for him the weekend is a chance to hang out with other chain-saw carvers who have also become his friends and raise money for cystic fibrosis.
“This is a rally for us. The artists who come have little expense and experience a lot of camaraderie,” he said.
Nelson’s hobby began in 2004 but many of the artist who attend Chaptacular work at their art full time. Chain-saw artist Dayton Scoggins, who is a regular at the Jones County event, recently won the international Huscqvarna Husky Cup in Germany for the second year in a row.
Chaptacular takes place Nov. 8-9 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Finished carvings will be for sale at the event and an auction for the finished carvings will take place at 2 p.m. Saturday. While this is the fifth carving event hosted by Nelson, the Saturday afternoon auction is a new addition. He said it will be a final auction and every item put in the auction will be sold.
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