His Paintbrush is a Chainsaw

by Kelly Choate on August 17, 2011 at 6:25 am

One of the most anticipated attractions at the fair might not be a roller coaster, but it’s probably just as loud as one.

Fred Beckert knows how to entertain an audience.  He’s been creating masterpieces for 16 years to promote his power equipment business.

"Probably the neatest thing I’ve carved is a log chain and all the links move," said Beckert.

Beckert carves everything from bears to buckeyes.  He’s able to cut out a small chair in just a few minutes, but Beckert doesn’t consider himself a "typical" artist.

"I can’t even draw a stick figure, but I can carve pretty much whatever," said Beckert.

You can catch this wood carver in action at the fair starting at 10 AM near the Brighton Gate.