National Wood Carvers Association
PO Box 43218 Cincinnati, Ohio 45243

Phone (513) 561-7045
Email [email protected]

NWCA aims to promote woodcarving and fellowship among its members, encourage exhibitions and area get-togethers, list tool and wood suppliers—in short, anything that aids the carver and/or whittler.

Many distinguished professional woodcarvers in the U.S. and abroad share their know-how with fellow members. NWCA proudly lists several internationally famous authors of woodcarving books on its roster.

Please complete our survey to help us better provide you with the articles and format that you prefer.  Click here to take the survey:  NWCA Carving Survey

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NWCA membership is $20 USD /year for addresses in the USA; $22 USD/year for Canadian addresses; and $26 USD /year for international.  Membership includes a subscription to the association publication, Chip Chats.



Join as a Sustaining Member and receive additional benefits.


website sponsor-

Flexcut Carving Tools is the 2022 website sponsor for the NWCA.  Contact us if you would like to be a sponsor.

Here is an overview of upcoming events.  For a detail listing of future events and to register your upcoming classes and events on the website - click on the calendar tab in the menu above.  

For even more events check your copy of Chip Chats.  To register your event in the Chip Chats publication, send the information to [email protected].

Upcoming events


To better serve your interests as a wood carver,  the National Wood Carvers Association would like your input on a survey of carving interests.  Your feedback will help us provide articles and formats that promote carving and fellowship.  Thanks for taking the time to complete the survey.  Results will be published in a future issue of Chip Chats.

Click here to take the survey:  NWCA Carving Survey

Cover of the current Chip Chats Issue.

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Join the National Association of Woodcarvers and receive copies of our publication.  Current issue table of contents is shown below:

The Wandering Woodcarver: Part 6 by Gerald E. Lesch

ON THE COVER: COVID Project by Doug Arrowood 

How To Hold Your Carving Knife  by Wayne Barton

New Book: Wayward Woodcarver by Gerry Holzman 

NKA in Pocatello, Idaho by Beth Kauffmann 

Albemarle Club Carves Comfort Birds by Mike Micucci 

In Praise of Mentors by Ruth McCrea 

Eagle Head Kerchief Slide by Rob Motal 

Catatonk Valley Show and Sale by Dave Baldwin 

Nor’easter: At Sailfest 2022 by Kim Rhault 

Pete LeClair by Edsel Johnson 

Pumpkin Carving by Dale Sapp 

Arkansas Club Hosts 41st Show by Keith K. Rumohr 

46th Colorado Club Show, Sale by Polly White 

Practicing Faces by Russell Scott 

PA Delaware Valley Show by Maxine Ernest 

Converting Cartoons into Carvings by Rick Bissonnette 

40th NW Carvers Show in Tacomaby  David Thompson 

Striving for ‘The Zone’ by Mark Zagursky

2022 Northwest Carving Academy by Terry Moss 

Join the ‘100% Club’ by Tim Crawford 

Pensacola Fair Carving Contest by Bert Black 

Paul MacHardy Cartoon 



Carver’s Tip: Why Wear a Glove? by Rick Bissonnette

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Chip Chats: Call:   (513) 561-7045; Email:  [email protected]
National Wood Carvers Association

PO Box 43218
Cincinnati, OH 45243

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