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Kevin and Tyler Strauslin

Kevin and Tyler Strauslin

The Eugene, Ore., father and son team — Kevin and Tyler Strauslin — will be showing off their art form at the 2012 Oregon Logging Conference.

The two have worked together building a local business and their passion for carving and love of working as team, has them determined to make their business a success.

Kevin Carves out a Niche
Carving comes naturally to Kevin and he feels this is his true calling. He began carving while working in his trade — drywall. He sculptured and carved using gypsum materials like  drywall and mud, and once Kevin felt he’d pushed them to their limits artistically, he began playing around with chainsaw carving in 2004. In 2008, he started working with a local carver and by the end of the year he had taken over the shop and began his own carving business.

Tyler Joins In
Tyler has been carving side-by-side with his father since he was 17.  He was hooked after watching all of the excitement of the 2009 Reedsport competition and helping his dad with his tools. After Tyler graduated High School, he started carving with his dad full time.

Like his father, Tyler is a natural at the craft  and plans on making it his career.

Come see them both at this year’s OLC, running February 23-25, 2012, in Eugene, Ore.