Sunday, February 12, 2017

Tools Of The Trade

Here we have more of the tools among the single carvers at Winterlude, as well as carvers at work.


During Winterlude, Beavertails has a location open here in the park. The franchise is mostly set around Ottawa, but there are other locations, sometimes in the form of pop ups like this for festivals, and you can find them in other parts of the country.

28 comments:

  1. It's always fun to see the artists at work.

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  2. The tools that help to create gorgeous sculptures.

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  3. Those tools look like the ones I used to care for my property before I got smart and hired someone to do it. But working with ice...Ice is cold. ICE are the people breaking down doors and arresting immigrants under Hair Trumpf. Aaargh!

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  4. don't mess with those folks, they have tools!! Beaver Tails ... is that coffee with baked goodies? I am guessing. ( ;

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  5. That's quite the arsenal of tools William 😊 I bet BeaverTails does a roaring trade during Winterlude.

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  6. Who would have thought you need a torch. Makes sense, though!
    Janis
    GDP

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  7. Serious tools. "BeaverTails or Queues de Castor are a Canadian-based chain of pastry stands operated by BeaverTails Canada Inc. The chain's namesake product is a line of fried dough pastries, individually hand stretched to resemble a beaver’s tail. Wikipedia
    Founded: 1978
    Headquarters: Montreal"

    MMMMMM! Beaver Tail! I like that bright photo of the pop up!

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  8. One of the big saws looks like a giant comb.

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  9. Interesting to see those tools.
    Is that beavertail served warm?

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  10. @Halcyon: it is!

    @Marleen: very professional.

    @Bill: they use quite a mix.

    @Lowell: I would be out of my depth with them.

    @Beth: Cloudia's comment sums up the Beavertail.

    @Grace: they do!

    @Janis: they have to be very careful with fire.

    @Cloudia: thanks for that!

    @Nancy: it does.

    @Jan: yes, they're warm.

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  11. Some of the tools are very different and must have been developed by the artist. I wonder what the one with the screws sticking out does!

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  12. There are some wicked looking tools needed for this form of art.

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  13. I feel surprised to see different types of tools used to do many new things...

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  14. I enjoy seeing artists at work!

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  15. Amazing! Those artists know how to make a lasting impression, even if their creations do not last into spring.

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  16. I am impressed with those artists and the tools they use.

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  17. @Red: I have no idea what it does, but I suspect that's a customized tool.

    @Sharon: definitely!

    @Weekend Windup: it's quite a mixture of tools that get used for this.

    @Linda: I do as well.

    @Merisi: they're quite short lived.

    @Denise: me too.

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  18. I wonder where ice carvers learn to do that?

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  19. Just now catching up and enjoying all of your Winterlude posts. Wonderful as always!

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  20. Hope those guys have plenty of insurance carrying around tools like that.

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  21. Plus the really heavy gloves to keep from being frostbitten.

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  22. If I didn't know better I'd say those tools were likely to be used by a psychopathic killer to dismember his victims. And I don't even READ Stephen King's books.

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  23. Very interesting and very cool tools. We have wood carvers here in the summer at the Loggerodeo. Mostly chainsaws but the size and scope of the various saws is impressive. I like this series
    MB

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  24. I'll bet that laundry iron in the 7th shot isn't rated for use on ice!

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  25. Wow, pretty elaborate work for a temporary result!

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  26. The ice sculptors must be very patient.

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  27. Those are some serious tools! Okay, what the heck is a beaver tail?

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