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Carving a canoe

Image depicts a partially completed canoe, filled with water outside. A carver, possibly Godfrey Hunt, is also shown.

Carving a pole

Image depicts a pole that has been partially carved. A carver, probably Doug Cranmer, uses an adze.

Carving a pole

Image depicts Doug Cranmer carving a nearly completed pole. Visible figures include Thunderbird and Bear; this may be the St. Catherines, Ontario Centennial Confederation pole, carved in 1967.

Carving a pole

Image depicts a carver, possibly Godfrey Hunt, carving on a totem pole. He is possibly using a file.

Carving a pole with a chain saw

Image depicts Douglas Cranmer in the early stages of carving a totem pole. The pole is outside. He is preparing to use a chain saw to make the early cuts to a pole. Markings are visible, showing where he will cut.

Carving a totem pole

Image depicts Douglas Cranmer in the process of carving a pole. The early cuts are made with a chain saw.

Carving a totem pole

Image depicts a carver, possibly Douglas Cranmer, working inside on what may be a totem pole. The carving is still in the early stages and it is difficult to tell what will be depicted.

Carving a totem pole

Image depicts Douglas Cranmer in the early stages of carving a totem pole. The pole is outside. A chain saw is visible on the ground.

Carving break

Image depicts Doug Cranmer taking a break from carving. He sits on a wooden bench and his chain saw rests on the ground in front of him.

Carving demonstration by Mungo Martin

Item is a sound recording of an unidentified narrator providing the voice-over for an unidentified documentary. The narrator describes the techniques used by Mungo Martin as he provides a carving demonstration and also the acquisition by UBC of totem poles for Totem Park. The narrator also discusses the tools used by Mungo Martin, his methodology and symbolism used in his carvings. Mungo Martin does not speak during the recording.

Carving details

Image depicts a a closeup view of a carving. It is unfinished, and marks on the wood are visible.

Carving the Saint Catherine totem pole

Image depicts a man, probably Douglas Cranmer, in the early stages of carving the St. Catherines, Ontario totem pole. The pole is outside. He is preparing to use a chain saw to make the early cuts to a pole. Markings are visible, showing where he will cut.

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