National Wood Carvers Association
PO Box 43218 Cincinnati, Ohio 45243

Phone (513) 561-7045

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The National Wood Carvers Association maintains an audience of nearly 5000 carvers from the USA, Canada, and International.  As we celebrate over 70 years of promoting the art of carving we are setting our sights on new ways to support the carving community.

Our sponsorship program is being developed to expand the opportunity for businesses to reach their target audience through the NWCA.  Multiple sponsorship levels and media provide options to choose from website, publications, and more.  Oopportunities that we would like to discuss with you.

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At the National Wood Carvers Association, we are grateful to each and every member.  Every contribution you make helps the organization and community thrive!  Please know that you are appreciated every day.  We wish you much joy today and every day.   



For  over 70 years the NWCA has been promoting woodcarving and fellowship among its members, encouraging exhibitions and area get-togethers, listing 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

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

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

Table of Contents for the Winter 2024 issue of Chip Chats.  Join the National Wood Carvers Association to receive your copy.


2 … Show & Tell Invitation
3 … Next Deadline: February 1
3 … Buy an NWCA Patch or Decal
3 … NWCA Membership Application
4 … Letters to the Editor
4 … Become a Sustaining Member of NWCA
6 … How to Submit an Article to Chip Chats
6 … Competition in Sacramento, Calif. Alison Cook
7 … The Legacy of Rudy Horst Chris Fruitrich
9 … NWCA Member Show & Tell Keith Radick
10 … People’s Choice in Tucson, Ariz. Ron Arnberger
12 … Winters Wedding Plate Wayne Barton
13 … Metro Carvers of Michigan Curtis Chastain
16 … Energizer Bunny Neckerchief Slide Robert Motal
17 … CVWC in Cedar Rapids, Iowa Don Lund
20 … Charlotte, North Carolina, Showcase Neil McGuire
24 … Raising Canes with Norb Hartmann M. E. Hartmann
26 … ‘Facebook’ Your Carvings for Posterity Elmer Kauk
28 … Sauder Village Show Jeanette Smith
29 … Cartoon in Wood: Lost and Found Jim McGrath
29 … On the Hunt at Sawtooth Oak Farm C. W. Griffin
31 … 35th Year for Findlay, Ohio, Show Gwen Kuenzli
34 … The Spark Returns ... Karen Loffler (carves a guitar)
36 … LCWC’s ‘Wonders in Wood’ Bob Hershey
39 … Kids Get a Handle on Woodcarving Team 2x4
40 … Montana State Carvers Tom Collins
43 … Karve In #7 in Westby, Wisc. Kathy Anderson
44 … Instruction
45 … Upcoming Events
46 … Paid Advertisements
47 … Paul MacHardy Cartoon: Plastic Trees!
47 … Chainlinked Carved Initials Blast From the Past


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National Wood Carvers Association

PO Box 43218
Cincinnati, OH 45243

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