National Wood Carvers Association
PO Box 43218 Cincinnati, Ohio 45243

Phone (513) 561-7045

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

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
   6 … Sacramento, California, Show  Alison Cook
   8 … The Welcome Tree  Justin Gordon
   9 … Carve a Horsehead Bottle-stopper  W. Todd Martin
 10 … Coca Cola Santas  Dan Palan
 10 … New Book: Carving a Cross-Country Santa  M. Bloomquist
 11 … Missoula, Montana, Show  Tom Collins
 14 … Carve a Fishing Kerchief Slide  Rob Motal
 15 … Creede Woodcarvers Rendezvous  Polly White
 16 … International Woodcarvers Congress  Diane Colley
 20 … Keep Whittling Away  Brian Duhart
 21 … Archbold, Ohio, Show  Kim Krieger
 22 … Gene Messer: For the Love of Carving  R. Bissonnette
 24 … Mountain Home, Arkansas, Show  David McConkey
 28 … Greeneville, Tennessee, Show  Lee Sexton
 31 … Paul MacHardy Cartoon
 32 … ‘Fallen Feather’ Memorial of Ohio  Graham Webb III
 36 … Carve a Hunter Bottle-stopper  Dave Rushlo
 36 … Jersey Hills Club Celebrates 40 Years  Bill Brunner
 37 … Ark Lands in Blue Ridge, Georgia  Jim Bohnsack
 38 … Tale of Two Tannenbaums  T. Keemer and J. Hodorowski
 39 … The Skill of Design  Wayne Barton, Kerbschnitzer
 40 … Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, Show  Rusty Johnson
 42 … It’s Just Wood  Bill Wohlford
 43 … Carver’s Tip: Wooden Spoon Seasoning  Paul MacHardy  
 43 … Chip Chats Back Issues For Sale
 44 … Chip-O-Tex Carvers Ride Again  Ken Eberle
 44 … Instruction
 45 … Upcoming Events          
 46 … Paid Advertisements
 47 … Obituaries


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  


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

PO Box 43218
Cincinnati, OH 45243

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