Trenton, IL
United States
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MEMBER SINCE: 03/25/2008
LAST LOGIN: 09/14/2013 15:11:44

I first became interested in carving back in 1977 when we went to Silver Dollar City on vacation. I bought a stick of wood that was suppose to become a ball in a cage and a chain. I worked on it off and on for many years, but quit when I broke it in to two pieces. My next attempt was a small decoy, which still to this day is not complete, but I must say it isn't too bad. Someday i will take a picture of it and post on the site.

I enjoy all types of wood carving. It would be very hard just to pick just one, but if I had to pick one it would have to be relief, or maybe caricature, or chip, or carving in the round, decoy's, or maybe even wild life.

You name it and I would probably enjoy attempting it. Although it may not look much like I envisioned it when I started.

Anything that would help me to become a better carver and be able to pass those skills on to others.

Belleville Area Holzschnitzers - Belleville, Illinois

Some of my other interests are: family, woodworking (ask me about my "Shopsmith" if you have a lot of time), clock repair, reading, photography, traveling, amateur radio and weather. I have a blog where I post articles about weatherlore and weather events. If you want to take a look sometime it is www.weathertales.com.

I am not ready to sell any of my work or take commissions. Maybe someday when the quality of my work satisfies me I may consider selling some pieces, although I don't know if I will ever get to the point where I will be satisfied. I will probably always think I could do better.

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08/23/2012 05:34:44

Hello is Dennis ! I sent on your site it two new works. But on a site they are not present for viewing. I see a scope and inscription only : "NO IMAGE AVAILABLE". When does do cliques on a scope - an image appears ???? What it ? Help me please. Vladimir

11/14/2011 08:53:51

Hi Den - did you have a good time at the Carving show?  Too bad we couldn't get more folks to stop by.  It was great fun to see everyone.

01/26/2010 09:25:52

The member okijaaa has left nasty spam on this site... the old you can inherit large sums of money if you give me this information scam.  Please block this person from the site. 

Thank you.

Denis Johansen

11/02/2009 16:34:00


well that cost me to visit today..Wamted to send a message to someone and easier to do it from the CLUB site..got that done and then went to check out the BOOK sponser and bought a couple of books.

Have a nice day and good luck with the site.


01/21/2009 07:04:11

Thank you for recently visiting my site... if you see something that you feel warrants constructive criticism please post


05/06/2008 19:41:08


How are you doing?? thought I would pull you chain this evening..I really do not know for sure where to write you??

Hope you are doing a LOT BETTER and the wife has started assinging you some duties around the house.

Take care,


04/26/2008 15:53:02


hope you are soon back in the shop and at the computer checking on your messages..Have a good day.

Will, in Vancouver WA

04/20/2008 12:22:51

Hey Dennis,

     good luck with your upcoming surgery and get well soon so that you can get back to carving.

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