by Butch Elrod


For the immediate future, I will not be accepting or bidding on any new stump carving jobs.

Why the Wood Hacker? Because all the good names were taken! Then again,,, Why not? The end result is always a carving or sculpture but each piece starts with more hacking than sculpting when one is working with stumps, sticks and logs...
Butch Elrod is the Wood Hacker.
My carvings are made primarily with chainsaw while small details, like eyes and scales are often carved using traditional hand tools like gouges, knives, chisels and such. Some of my favorite subjects are wizards, dragons, bears, eagles, trolls, etc...

Browse my carving gallery to see the full range of my wood carving subjects OR use the Search option above to find a specific figure. Sorry but we do not ship carvings.

Bigfoot / Sasquatch Chainsaw Carving

Displayed in front of the stage at the International Bigfoot Conference 2017,
then at the monthly Kennewick Art Walk, this sculpture is 7 feet tall and
estimated to weigh as much as 1,000 pounds.

  1. Bigfoot with Bob Gimlin & Butch Elrod
  2. At the Bigfoot Conference 2017
  3. Sculpture eye and nose details
  4. Sculpture full face details

Available for purchase in Kennewick, WA.
Bigfoot eyes

Currently For Sale


Our Bill of Rights was ratified 230 years ago on December 15, 1791.


"Is there anyone who doesn't like wood? In this age of techno-humanity, our reverence for wood only deepens. Wood, with its trade-mark warmth and innocent beauty doesn't even have to try; not with all those knots, grains and glorious cracks. Yes, glorious! Cracks are at once the markers of imperfection and a welcome, random release of tension in an otherwise well-ordered reality. Cracks are justification for, and acceptance of forces we cannot control. Dodging them has led to some of this sculptor's more humbling insights on shape -- the wood all the while maintains a beguiling smugness."

Matthew Welter of Timeless Sculptures