The Itchy Brothers - chainsaw artists carve eagle and pelican at Lewis & Clark Tower

Published at 8:42 p.m. on January 11, 2014 | Modified at 8:42 p.m. on January 11, 2014

Luke Harris of Alton and Don Johnson of Grafton make up The Itchy Brothers Chainsaw Art team. On Saturday they gave a day-long demonstration at the Lewis & Clark Tower in Hartford with Johnson carving a pelican out of a catalpa tree log, and Harris carving an American eagle out of a sassafras log. After carving, they seal their creations, and stain them. Johnson said between the two of them they carry between eight and ten chainsaws when they're on the road. They also carry fuel, oil, and tools for minor repairs to their machines. They've used a variety of different makes of saws, but they lean towards Echos, which they buy off eBay.

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