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Chainsaw artist Troy Conlon carves away at an oak stump in Joe Solmon's backyard. Conlon was hired to carve a six-foot bald eagle sanding on rocks with a Harley-Davidson logo beneath.

Chainsaw sculpture in DL

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Detroit Lakes resident and self-described Harley-Davidson nut Joe Solmon wanted something to "class up" his backyard.

The seven-foot-tall, three-foot-wide oak stump there wasn't doing the job.

So he had it carved up -- into a six-foot-tall bald eagle sitting atop a Harley-Davidson logo.

He cut down the dead oak tree three years ago, and started planning on having it carved into something.

"I've always loved those chainsaw carvings," Solmon said.

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