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

Club News: back to table of contents

We continue to encourage 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.

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.

At our second meeting in January we watch a Floyd Rhadigan video about carving a cowboy, and then raffled off a roughout of the cowboy that goes along with the video.





Show and Tell: back to table of contents

The following are show-n-tell pictures of carvings presented by members in Janaury. Carvings were shown at our club meetings at the Hollenbeck Middle School, and at the Seasoned Eye Members of the Club at the Senior center in St Charles.

Below Amber Cheshire showed a Santa with a quilted robe, Bill Kuhn showed a Golden Crown Kinglet, and Dick Maes showed a Santa with a tall hat.




Paul Medlin showed two anaimals he carved, a caricature turtle and a realistic elephant. Wyatt Sample showed a hobo.



Below Don and Dee Kley showed several canes they carved, Jane Wentworth showed a pair of Shorebirds, and Walt Schmierbach showed a chip carved cross.



Another carving by Walt Schmierbach is shown below, a chipped carved box. Also shown below are two John Bouchillon Carvings, Santa with his bag of goodies and an intaglio carved snowman.



In the final photos John Bouchillon shows two more intaglio carvings, another snowman plate, and a box with an elf. In between is a Santa face carved onto a fireplace matchstick holder/candle.



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

The Club encourages member led meeting seminars. To start off the year Wyatt Sample led a class on carving a holiday penguin. Below is a photo of some of his examples.



The following are photos of the club members working on the project.



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. The Club meets at the Hollenbeck Middle School off Central School Road. See the PDF file linked below for a map to Hollenbeck Middle School with descriptions of the location. Visitors are always welcome!

IMPORTANT! If Francis Howell is Closed then we DO NOT meet. This could be for a snow day, a holiday, or school breaks.




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).