Culinary Arts Competition: art of ice

By T. Anthony BellMarch 8, 2011

Fort Sill (Okla.) Culinary Team members Sgt. 1st Class Daniel Martin, Spc. William Fadden and Spc. Raymond Howard attack a block of ice with chisels and chainsaw to further refine its shape.  The three were contestants in the ice carving event of the 36th Culinary Arts Competition that runs through Friday at Fort Lee.
1 / 6 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Fort Sill (Okla.) Culinary Team members Sgt. 1st Class Daniel Martin, Spc. William Fadden and Spc. Raymond Howard attack a block of ice with chisels and chainsaw to further refine its shape. The three were contestants in the ice carving event of the 36th Culinary Arts Competition that runs through Friday at Fort Lee. (Photo Credit: T. Anthony Bell) VIEW ORIGINAL
The Fort Sill Culinary Team's Sgt. 1st Class Daniel Martin uses a large chiesel to shape a block of ice.
2 / 6 Show Caption + Hide Caption – The Fort Sill Culinary Team's Sgt. 1st Class Daniel Martin uses a large chiesel to shape a block of ice. (Photo Credit: T. Anthony Bell) VIEW ORIGINAL
Spc. William Fadden, Fort Sill (Okla.) Culinary Team, is framed through a giant piece of ice as he cuts into it using a chainsaw.
3 / 6 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Spc. William Fadden, Fort Sill (Okla.) Culinary Team, is framed through a giant piece of ice as he cuts into it using a chainsaw. (Photo Credit: Icecarv3) VIEW ORIGINAL
Master Sgt. Travis Jones, Fort Bragg (N.C.) Culinary Team, uses a rotating tool to cut grooves into a piece of ice.
4 / 6 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Master Sgt. Travis Jones, Fort Bragg (N.C.) Culinary Team, uses a rotating tool to cut grooves into a piece of ice. (Photo Credit: T. Anthony Bell) VIEW ORIGINAL
The Fort Sill Culinary Team's Sgt. 1st Class Daniel Martin uses a chainsaw to cut into a 200-pound block of ice.
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Tools of the trade:  ice carvers use an assortment of chiesels and saws, normally used for wood, to shape their work.  They also use a variety of power equipment to include chainsaws and rotary tools.
6 / 6 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Tools of the trade: ice carvers use an assortment of chiesels and saws, normally used for wood, to shape their work. They also use a variety of power equipment to include chainsaws and rotary tools. (Photo Credit: T. Anthony Bell) VIEW ORIGINAL