National Wood Carvers Association
PO Box 43218 Cincinnati, Ohio 45243

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

Thank you for your continued support.  We look forward to serving you in 2023 - our 70th anniversary!

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 2023 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.

Join the NWCA to receive your copy.

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

2 … Chip Chats Deadline
3 … NWCA Membership Application
4 … Submitting Items to Chip Chats
4 … Become a Sustaining Member of NWCA
5 … Rubik’s Cube Kerchief Slide Rob Motal
6 … The Wandering Woodcarver: Part 7 Gerald E. Lesch
7 … Anchorage ’22 Show Cindy McDowell
11 … Layout Holds Key to Success Wayne Barton
12 … Florida Club Preps Vicky Klopfenstein
14 … 32nd Desert Show and Sale Herb Miller
16 … Carve an Americana Goose Egg Bob Kozakiewicz
18 … Hiatus Ends for Lancaster County Club Bob Hershey
20 … Master Carver Christopher LaMontagne R. Bissonnette
21 … A Chip Note From the President Tim Crawford
21 … Join the ‘100% Club’
22 … Millstream Carvers Back in Business Gwen Kuenzli
26 … NWCA Member Survey Results
28 … ‘Carve In’ Rebrands, Relocates Anderson and Sutton
29 … Looking Back to 1961 Bob McGinnis
30 … Cedar Valley Carvers Compete Don Lund
33 … Warther Museum Kristen Harmon
34 … Charlotte Showcase of Woodcarving Bill Dominick
38 … Sub Vet’s Unique Teak Commission Ted E. Dubay
38 … Attention Amazon Shoppers
39 … NWCA Bylaws — Please Read and Vote
41 … Nor’easter: Spirit of Wood Show Darren Boehm
41 … Paul MacHardy Cartoon
42 … Obituaries
42 … Statement of Ownership, Management, Circulation
42 … Carver’s Tip: Preventing Tip-overs Paul MacHardy
43 … Chip Chats Back Issues For Sale
44 … Upcoming Events
44 … Instruction
46 … Paid Advertisements

Media gallery

Thanks to members of the Lake of the Ozarks Club for sharing their pictures.  Send us pictures from your club Show and Tell and Community Events for sharing!  Send your pictures and a brief explanation with the Subject line: Media Gallery to [email protected]  


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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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