National Wood Carvers Association

PO Box 43218 Cincinnati, Ohio 45243 Phone (513) 561-7045
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The National Wood Carvers Association (est. 1953)

If you whittle, carve, or sculpt wood, you will find a community in the National Wood Carvers Association!

Tim Crawford, President of the NWCA

About Our Organization

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.


Meet Our Staff

Charles Sapp

Board Member

Charles Sapp resides in St. Charles, MO with his wife, Dale. They have 3 children and 3 grandchildren. He is a graduate…

Tim Crawford


Tim Crawford is proud to be the President of the NWCA. He started carving as a Boy Scout, and made it through the ranks…

Stephan LePage


Stephan LePage started the NWCA in 1953. The NWCA was the dream of Stephan and started off with the publication of Chip…

William D. Staley

Past President

William Staley of Nebraska was a long-time friend of Ed Gallenstein and took over as President of NWCA in April 2015 at…

James Ray Miller

Web Developer

James started carving in 2008 when he was 11 years old. He was initially inspired to carve by family friends and his gr…

Edward F. Gallenstein

Past President

Edward Gallenstein (10/9/1922 – 4/7/2015) served as the second President of the NWCA and editor of Chip Chats (19…

Keith Alan Radick

Board Member

Originally from Dayton and Englewood, Ohio, Keith Alan Radick, age 75, resides in Delaware, Ohio. He is an Eagle Scout,…

Bob McGinnis

Board Member

Bob McGinnis lives with his wife, Sandi, in Amarillo, Texas. They have four adult children, four grandchildren, and fou…

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National Wood Carvers Assoc.
PO Box 43218
Cincinnati, OH 45243
National Wood Carvers Assoc.
PO Box 43218
Cincinnati, OH 45243