Newsletter Table of Contents:

Club Home Page - Club News - Soap Carving - Show and Tell
Recommended Resources Dues Reminder - Seminars - Meeting Location

Club News: back to table of contents

At club meetings be sure to place your Show and Tell carvings on the table in the front of the room. Bill Kuhn will show them and ask the carver to tell the group about their carving. Afterward, that will give the other members an opportunity to go up and look over the carvings. Next to the show and tell table are carving patterns provided by Bill Kuhn that you may pick up. He tries to introduce new patterns once a month. Be sure to check them out. If you have a pattern you would like to share bring it in.

We plan to continue member led carving projects during meetings. If you are interested in leading a class please bring it up in the club meeting so we can plan for it. If there is a project you would like someone to lead please bring that up also.

Club Meeting Location
The Club voted to try out a new meeting location. We are trying out the Hollenbeck Middle School in the Francis Howell School District until further notice.

The following are pictures from our meeting at the Hollenbeck Middle School. You should try to make a meeting there, before we make our final decision on a move. Also there is a picture of Charlie Sapp and John Bouchillon doing some carving at the Botanical Gardens.

Show and Tell: back to table of contents

The following are show-n-tell pictures of carvings presented by members in July. The carvings were shown at our club meetings in Weldon Springs, from Dick Weber, a distant member, and also from the Seasoned Eye Members of the Club at the Senior center in St Charles.

Dick Weber spent a week in Ellensburg Washington, at the NW Carving Academy carving with Debbe Edwards. The project was a Panther or a Cougar. The blank was 4" X 7" x 8 1/2". The carving took 3+ days to complete, 7+ hours to wood burn the hair and the better part of the day to paint.

Charlie Sapp showed a cigar store indian.

Glenda Taber showed a chip carved clock she made at the carving classes at Doane College.

Bob Craven brought in some wood burnings that he has been saving up. The Bear done in two sizes was from a Birthday card from his daughter.

Here is another of Bob Craven's woodburnings.

Don and Dee Kley a mountain man and a forest relief carving.

New member Fred Giger showed an Eagle cane.

Dick Maes showed an old cowboy he carved.

John Bouchillon showed a carved and painted leave, and a memorial he made for someone who lost his favorite hunting dog.

Walt Schmierbach showed some more of his chip carvings. He carved some ornaments, a plate, and a box.

Recommended Resources: back to table of contents

Wood Supplies

The following two links are to sources of carving woods. Heinecke comes to the Belleville woodcarving show each year and to other shows and provides excellent wood. Slim Maroushek also comes to the Belleville show and has also attended our woodcarving shows.

Woodcarving Tools and Supplies

Chipping Away

Carving Video Instruction On-line FREE

Lynn Doughty is a western carver living in Oklahoma. He does a blog which provides tutorials on how he carves his characters with detailed instruction. There is no cost to the blog. It now has very well filmed video instruction - still for free. It is a great resource,check it out at Out West Woodcarving. The following pictures are examples from some of his instruction videos.

Gene Messar is a Flat Plane carver living on the Texas/Louisiana border. He has done a number of videos on youtube demonstrating the carving of santas, snowmen, Rufus and Sadie, hillbilly, wizard, hobo, halloween ghost, a scene with a dog treeing a raccoon in a tree and others. The following pictures are examples from some of his instruction videos. These carvings are demonstrated in a series of short videos. If you have high speed internet these videos are free and helpful. This is a great resource, check it out at Whittler0507

Seminars: back to table of contents

If you have any suggestions for future seminars, bring them up in the club meetings and we will see if we can get enough interest. If so we will get it scheduled.     For seminars - the doors generally open in the morning at 8:30am and end in the evening at 5:00pm.  Ask your instructor for exact times.  

Meeting Time and Location: back to table of contents

Meetings are held at 7:00 p.m. on the first and third Wednesday of each month. The meetings include a brief business meeting followed by a carving session. Until further notice the Club is meeting at the Hollenbeck Middle School off Central School Road. The Club is considering a permanent move from the Weldon Spring Site that we have used the last several years. See the PDF file linked below for a map to Hollenbeck Middle School with descriptions of the location. Visitors are always welcome!

Hollenbeck Middle School Map

You are also invited to carve with the Seasoned Eye group on Monday mornings from 9-noon at the St. Charles Senior Center on Fairgrounds (close to Bass Pro).

Meetings have previously been held at the Weldon Spring Site Remedial Action Project at 7295 Highway 94 South St. Charles, Missouri 63304. It is a short distance south past Francis Howell High School.

Map to Weldon Spring Department of Energy site