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Power Wood Carving Tutorial - Peekaboo Raccoons in a Stump

Updated: Feb 4, 2022

Watch this wood carving tutorial to learn how to make a peek-a-boo raccoon stump sculpture using chainsaw and power tools.

This free, in-depth video tutorial walks you through the process I use as a professional wood carver to transform a salvaged tree stump into an irresistibly cute decor sculpture. And not just an art piece - it can also serve as a practical rustic-chic table or seating.

This project combines chainsaw carving, power tool carving, and hand-painting to create a unique sculpture.

The possibilities are endless beyond raccoons - maybe you'll carve different animals peeking out from the stump! Bears, squirrels, owls, foxes... whatever your imagination sees!

Watch the video below to learn how to create this project and bring a touch of nature into your home through wildly unique carving creations!

Watch The Tutorial

What You'll Need

Here are some helpful links to tools & supplies to help you create this project. This is what I use and recommend, but substitutions can of course be made to suit your own preferences and availability!

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Arbortech Power Carving Tools

Arbortech Mini Carver Pro

Arbortech Precision Carving System


Kutzall Tools

Kutzall 1/4" Shaft Flame Burr


Other Tools & Supplies

Rockwell Jawhorse

Angle Grinder

Flap Sanding Discs

Die Grinder


Mop Sander Drill Attachment

Proxxon Rotary Tool

Carving Rotary Bits

Stone Rotary Bits

Map Gas Cylinder & Torch Head

STIHL Chainsaw MS 180 C

Cannon Carving Bar

Manpa Tools Concave Eye Cutter Set

Manpa Tools Mini Triangle Cutter Bit

Peke Safety PowerCap Active IP Respirator

Black & White Oil-Based Rust Paint

(Quart size is handy.)

Marine Spar Urethane

Mineral Spirits

Brushes & General Paint Supplies


Sending you creative wishes as you jump into your own version of this DIY woodcarving project!


- Michelle Thevenot, Artist


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