About Buck Ridge Chainsaw Carving

Log and Stump Carvings by Terry McKendree

Log Animal and Character Carvings in DeKalb, New York

About Buck Ridge Chainsaw Carving

Buck Ridge Chainsaw Carving is based in DeKalb, New York, but owner Terry and his wife Carol continue to travel throughout the North Country and the Northeast to display carvings, sell, and perform at Expo’s and craft festivals. Terry keeps an inventory of finished pieces at his property in DeKalb Junction and also accepts special orders for custom pieces as well on-site residential stump carving.

Meet Terry McKendree

Originally a native of Northwestern Pennsylvania, owner and operator Terry McKendree has lived in the North Country for more than 40 years. Terry graduated from SUNY Canton and served the Potsdam Police Department for 25 years retiring as Chief of Police. Upon retirement in 2003, Terry became interested in the art of chainsaw carving after viewing various demonstrations.

A self-taught carver, Terry developed his own unique style and started the business. He specializes in “one of a kind” carvings of all sizes, including wildlife, domestic animals and people. Specialties include carvings of bears and dogs. Most carvings are made from white pine logs obtained from local sawmills or woodlots and are created almost entirely with a chainsaw. Other tools used include grinders, sanders and torches.