"Ain't too many states I don't have something in," Blaine said.
He said he enjoys working with cherry wood, as he was Saturday, because it "holds nice detail."
Mark Tyoe of Salisbury, N.Y., has been chain-saw carving full-time for nine years. By noon, he had created two sculptures out of white pine: a small bear on a rock and a welcome bear.
Tyoe said he "just started carving one day," and after three months, he had a full-time business.
Working in the same fenced enclosure as Tyoe was Rick Boni of Ridgway, in the Allegheny National Forest area of northern Pennsylvania. Boni said he and his twin brother "saw some guys chain-sawing, and we went in our backyard and tried it." They worked at developing their own style and subject matter, and both now work at their art full time.
Boni said he attended art school in Pittsburgh, made pottery for five years and was a contractor for another five. Then, he said he "got his cataracts fixed and decided I had time in my life for art."
A sculpture of a baby bear sitting under a bee hive that Boni carved Saturday brought $300 at the auction.
Although he is a trained artist, Boni said he no longer makes a drawing before starting a sculpture.
"I can see it in there," he said.
Boni and his wife, Liz, host the biggest chain-saw carving festival in the world during the last weekend of February each year in Ridgway.
"We had 150 carvers from eight countries and 28 states last year," he said. "We raised $45,000 for Make-A-Wish and the local YMCA."
The highest selling sculpture was Mike Blaine's feathered eagle, purchased for $550 by Greencastle, Pa., veterinarian Jerome K. Harness.
About 150 people attended the auction, Ruritan president Bill Berger said.
The 12 pieces auctioned raised about $4,000 for the club's projects.
Matt Hurley of Matthew S. Hurley Auction Co. Inc. of Greencastle served as auctioneer.