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Masters of the Chainsaw
Columbus, July 28, 2006

The buzzing of a chainsaw. The smell of freshly cut wood. No, it’s not the description of a lumberjack at work. It’s Masters of the Chainsaw wood carver Brian Ruth.

A new attraction at this year’s Ohio State Fair, Ruth is a professional wood carver who skillfully cuts intricate designs and beautiful objects out of a three-foot log, using nothing more than his trusty chainsaw. Utilizing his speed and ability, he can produce an awe-inspiring work of art in as little as thirty minutes.

This year, these visually impressive pieces will be auctioned off with the help of the Ohio Auctioneer’s Association. A portion of the funds raised during this event will be donated to the Make-A-Wish Foundation to help a child in needs ultimate wish come true.

Interested spectators can watch this master at work daily at the 2006 Ohio State Fair, Aug. 2 – 13 northeast of the Nationwide Ag & Hort Building. Auctions for these elaborate works of art will take place on Saturday, Aug. 5 at 2 pm, Wednesday, Aug. 9 at 6 pm and Sunday, Aug. 13 at 2 pm.

The Ohio Expo Center is proud to host the 153rd Ohio State Fair. With a spectacular Midway, big-name entertainment, hundreds of exhibits and one of the largest junior fair shows in the nation, the 2006 Ohio State Fair will run August 2 - 13.