About Terry McKendree and the carving business......
Terry McKendree is a local chainsaw artist who owns and operates Buck Ridge Chainsaw Carving at 2012 River Road in the Town of Dekalb. Terry is a native of Northwestern Pennsylvania and has lived in the North Country for 40 years. He 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. Buck Ridge Chainsaw Carving accepts special orders and specializes in residential stump carving.
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. Buck Ridge Chainsaw Carving maintains a ready inventory of items for sale and can be reached at 315-347-3492.