by Butch Elrod
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.

Currently For Sale


Stop by the Wood Hacker table at Kennewick's very own:
International Bigfoot Conference

September 1-3, 2017
Three Rivers Conference Center
7016 W Grandridge Blvd
Kennewick, Washington

International Bigfoot Conference 2017 Website - Click Here

We will have Bigfoot / Sasquatch items including 3D sculptures, relief carvings, slab carvings, and CNC carved plaques.
Bigfoot wooden plaque

Our Bill of Rights was ratified 225 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