National Wood Carvers Association

PO Box 43218 Cincinnati, Ohio 45243 Phone (513) 561-7045
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November - December 1997

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Table of Contents


  • Tips Shared on Carving Realistic Hair by Jim Rives
  • War Eagle Seminar Still Growing by Lem Steele
  • Carving a Piece of the Past by Pam Droog
  • Carousel Modelers Hold Convention by Patrick Wentzel
  • Calendar of Coming Events
  • Auction Sets World Record for Carousel by Bill Manns
  • The Legend of the Piney Woods
  • Carving the Artistic Bouquet by John Hagensick
  • Jim Thorpe Memorial by Fairlee Hersey
  • Houston Carvers Proud of Wanda Marsh by Larry Duran
  • Chinese Fruit Seed Carvings by Xing You-Bi
  • Carve Chief Cornplanter Kerchief Slide by Robert Reitmeyer
  • Folk Art Figures on Display in N.Y. by Susan Flamm
  • Carved Walnut Fireplace Mantel by David Moses
  • Father Rieder, Midnight Whittler
  • One Last ‘Chips’ from Ted Kona
  • Prescott Library Exhibit Well Received by Jo O’Connor
  • Creede Rendezvous ’97 by Ivan Vanaken and Fran Vanaken
  • Santa Pattern by Carl Borst
  • Millbrook Community Boasts Active Group by Lois Rhoades
  • Montana Quilt is for the Kids by Barb Alonzo
  • Try Your Hand at Carving a Grotesque by E.J. Tangerman
  • Impressions of Int’l Congress by Frank Samat and Marcy Samat
  • Homemade Manikin Aid for Action Figures by G. Sherwood
  • Teaching Teens to Carve by Sally Contour
  • Women Pursue Carving Excellence by Martin Martin Geisler-Moroder
  • Carousel Carved for Saginaw Zoo by Robert E. Britton
  • Chipmate — The Story of a Chess Set by Walter Brendel
  • It’s a Way of Life for Earl Gray by Carol Stavely
  • Paint a Northern Pike by Brian McGray
  • Hello From Portsmouth, England! by Dick Mekkelsen
  • Dogwood as Floral Pin by Bill Clarke
  • Man Rides Out Flood in Beloved Carousel by Gerry Gilmour
  • Ray Letterly Celebrates 90th Anniversary by Darlene Burson
  • Levels of Skill Development in Woodcarving by J. Connelly
  • Snoqualmie Pass Summit Report by Jim Madden and Mary Madden
  • A Woodcarver’s Legacy by Dewey Olson
  • 6th Annual Waldorf Carving Weekend by Joy Boyken

Show Reports

  • Rockford, Ill.
  • Converse, Ind.
  • New Castle, Ind.
  • Sioux City, Iowa
  • Bessemer, Mich.
  • Gaylord, Mich.
  • Marysville, Mich.
  • Blackduck, Minn.
  • Wilmot, Ohio
  • Rapid City, S.D.
  • Bluefield, W.V.
  • Wheeling, W.V.
  • Coon Valley, Wisc.
  • Delafield, Wisc.
  • Sutton-in-Ashfield, England
  • Kawerau, New Zealand


  • Grüße von dem Kerbschnitzer by Wayne Barton
  • Burning Techniques by Bob Boyer
  • Time to Sharpen by Dick Clair
  • Way Out West by Roy Colbert
  • Art of Woodburning by Cheryl Dow
  • Art of Intarsia by Verla Follette
  • Let’s Carve! by Mary Duke Guldan
  • What a Relief! by Bill Judt
  • Reflections of a Chain Saw Carver by Joe King
  • Von der Schnitzerschule by Kurt Koch
  • Branching Out by Chris Lubkemann
  • Carving on the Road by Dick Smith
  • Chip Shots by L. E. Sturrup
  • Tangents by E.J. Tangerman
  • Nor'easter by Paul Ward
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PO Box 43218
Cincinnati, OH 45243
National Wood Carvers Assoc.
PO Box 43218
Cincinnati, OH 45243