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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.

PICNIC TIME
The Club's Annual Picnic was held in a new site in Cottleville. It was a little chilly, but we had a nice turnout and some good brats and dogs thanks to Bob Heinrich who again showed up early to get things going. Others brought some side dishes and John Bouchillon brought in some sweet potatoes from a secret family recipe.










Show and Tell: back to table of contents

The following are show-n-tell pictures of carvings presented by members in May with spillover into June. The carvings were shown at our club meetings in Weldon Springs and also from the Seasoned Eye Members of the Club at the Senior center in St Charles.

Walt Schmierbach continued to keep busy. He showed three more chip carved boxes since last month. Wyatt Sample showed Kristian, a Harley Refsal character that he carved, Don Bosley showed a cane, which he carved that contains sets of balls in cages. Ann Bosley showed a relief carved platter.

Bob Berg showed a number of fantasy buildings he carved.





Below is a picture of all Bob Berg's fantasy houses in a village with the sign Berg Hollow. Don and Dee Kley showed two versions of carved flowers, and John Bouchillon showed an owl carved from an egg.


This next set of carvings are also by John Bouchillon. He carved a Santa candle holder, an eagle head, and did some pierced relief carvings as well as a wood burning.


Dick Maes brought in a number of carvings that he completed recently. He carved a black bear, a baby shoe keepsake, and a Harley Refsal figure, Java John.

In the final row are two Santas that Dick carved, another bear, and a snowman.






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. Meetings are held at the Weldon Spring Site Remedial Action Project at 7295 Highway 94 South St. Charles, Missouri 63304. Visitors are always welcome!

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).

Weldon Spring Department of Energy site.  From highway 40/61 or I-70 exit highway 94 and continue south toward Defiance.  It is just past the Francis Howell High School.  When you see a Quonset hut on the right hand side it is the next driveway / facility.