National Wood Carvers Association

PO Box 43218 Cincinnati, Ohio 45243 Phone (513) 561-7045
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May - June 1998

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Table of Contents


  • From Tree to Tolkien by Jane T. Smith
  • ‘Corporal Joe’ Brings $46,000+ at Auction by Bill Manns
  • Charley Sayre — Fence Post Carver
  • Sitka Center for Art and Ecology by Howard K. Suzuki
  • Carousel Carved for Saginaw Zoo: Part 5 by Robert E. Britton
  • Whittle Folk ’Pokes — Second Generation by Donald K. Mertz
  • Elk: King of the Animals in Estes Park by Dick Mekkelsen
  • The Crescent Floral Design by John Hagensick
  • Codger’s Commentary by Fred Cogelow
  • Carving Half-Round Faces by Carole Jean Boyd
  • Scouts Introduced to Woodcarving by Rex Darling
  • Paint a Dolphin Fish by Brian McGray
  • More Info on Origin of Lovespoons by Clive Griffin
  • Time to Carve a Tiger! by Arthur Long
  • Carve a Politician by G.E. McMahan
  • Carousel Carver Keeps Art Alive by John Gunther
  • Carvings Decorate Russian Tea House by Dick Mekkelsen
  • Raintree Carvers’ Unique Friendship Cane by Keith Dilworth
  • Birdman of Cabot, Vermont by Joe McClure
  • Carving My Way Out of Trouble by George Chau
  • The Woodcarver by Margaret Summers
  • Newport Club Celebrates Second Year by Granville Smith
  • Tri City Carvers Host Ivan Whillock by Robert E. Britton

Show Reports

  • Apache Junction, Ariz.
  • Surprise, Ariz.
  • Colorado Springs, Colo.
  • Cromwell, Ct.
  • Bradenton, Fla.
  • Clearwater, Fla.
  • Eustis, Fla.
  • Fort Myers, Fla.
  • Lakeland, Fla.
  • New Port Richey, Fla.
  • Port Lucie, Fla.
  • Sebring, Fla.
  • Spring Hill, Fla.
  • Tampa, Fla.
  • Boise, Ida.
  • Converse, Ind.
  • Sioux City, Iowa
  • Belfast, Maine
  • Wells, Maine
  • Madison Heights, Mich.
  • Lake Bronson, Minn.
  • St. Peters, Mo.
  • Albuquerque, N.M.
  • Manahawkin, N.J.
  • Long Island, N.Y.
  • Bellevue, Ohio
  • Bayfield, Ohio
  • Norton, Ohio
  • Coquille, Ore.
  • Lincoln City, Ore.
  • Pigeon Forge, Tenn.
  • Bountiful, Utah
  • Midland, Ontario, Canada
  • Whitby, Ontario
  • Ottawa, Ontario.


  • Carousel Man by Sherrell Anderson
  • Grüße von dem Kerbschnitzer by Wayne Barton
  • Thoughts from the English Countryside by Peter Benson
  • Turning Techniques by Bob Boyer
  • Time to Sharpen by Dick Clair
  • Way Out West by Roy Colbert
  • Art of Woodburning by Cheryl Dow
  • Let's Carve! by Mary Duke Guldan
  • Reflections of a Chain Saw Carver by Joe King
  • Branching Out by Chris Lubkemann
  • Carving on the Road by Dick Smith
  • Chip Shots by L. E. Sturrup
  • Nor'easter by Paul Ward
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PO Box 43218
Cincinnati, OH 45243