Subject: What is happing out there?
Content: Hello Everyone It has been a while since I have visited the site; I see that the numbers of carvers are growing. I have not noticed any new projects, and again it is close to Christmas. We could renew the ornament exchange, had a good time last year. I am the leader of a small group of carvers in my small New Mexico town. We have about 8 regular carvers, and a few occasional at various times visiting. Our group is composed of consists of two experienced carvers, 3 more with desire and are learning and beginners. I mostly teach and assist at meetings and start club projects. We have done several relief projects of a religious nature, faces in firewood, and now an old world Santa. As woodcarving was handed down to me at no charge in groups like ours, I now pass it on the same way. In New Mexico there are only a few clubs and I have not found a woodcarving show, with the exception of the State Fair. When we lived in Ohio there were many shows. My wife Sandy and I, attended these and had so much fun, we really miss them. We felt one of the top shows in the United States was the Dayton Woodcarvers show. If anyone in this group has an opportunity we highly recommend you get to the show. The top carvers from all over the states fight to get into this one. The quantity of carvers entered is in the hundreds and to even get a ribbon is an accomplishment, with all of the great carvings. I realize that a venue like a online club has no regular meetings, so keeping something going can be hard, but it starts with every member. How about some of you adding some interesting woodcarving info? Or reports from a show visit. More featured carvers and club info from your club. All of this adds to a computer woodcarving club. Try these sites http://www.daytoncarvers.com/index.html http://www.awcltd.org/ http://ww.wardmuseum.org/ http://www.cca-carvers.org/ http://www.cacarversguild.org/ Rick Schneck The Newmexicowoodcarver Belen, NM
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