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Presidential sculptures decorate The White House Tavern & Grill

June 27, 2012
BY ANGIE DUBOSE - Staff Writer , The Daily News

IRON MOUNTAIN - Pam and Bill Revord of Iron Mountain are the owners of The White House Tavern and Grill in Iron Mountain, which houses a collection of political and patriotic items.

New to their collection are three chainsaw sculptures that have been created by Nathan Nuszkiewicz from Rhinelander, Wis.

"I am a chainsaw sculpture, and I can create anything that you would like. I can also incorporate signs and names to personalize your carving. The sculptures I create for you can last a very long time with proper care," Nuszkiewicz said.

His business, Potlicker Custom Chainsaw Sculptures, is based out of Rhinelander, and he has come to the Iron Mountain-Kingsford area to do a number of sculptures. He has already done one at the Chippewa Club, the Iron Mountain Animal Hospital, and another near Hemlock and D streets in Iron Mountain.

Nuszkiewicz noted that he loves his job. He never went to college or school to learn this sculpture art and he just picked it up. He has been doing this for about 22 years. When he starts on a project, it takes him awhile to put together what he wants to do before actually constructing it. His sculptures start at around $200 a foot. He travels to create his chainsaw sculptures with his wife, Erica and a trailer of tools.

The three sculpture pieces he completed at The White House are Abe Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt, and another of Mount Rushmore. All three were done by hand and then soaked in an oil mixture to bring out the details of the carvings. These are life-size figures that will now decorate the grounds of the restaurant.

The Revords welcome anyone who wants to see the sculptures to stop by The White House, which is located at 912 Carpenter Ave. in Iron Mountain.

 
 

 

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