Woodcarvers of Las Vegas

We are a new group of woodcarvers of all skill levels who want to advance our skills and help others.

We are meeting at Wood it is at 2267 w. Gowan, North Las Vegas on the second Saturday of each month .
And at Woodworkers Emporium at 5461 Arville in Las Vegas, Nevada on the 3rd Saturday of each month.
Come join us .

For more information contact Dennis Patchett 702-782-3519
or Randy 630-308-7422


Saturday, December 2, 2017



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Todays meeting at "Wood It Is" had a nice attendance of 8 members.  Barry discussed his upcoming
class on carving an owl. The class will start at our meeting on the third Saturday of January, the 20th.
If you are planning to do this project you will need a 4"X4"X8" piece of basswood. This will take a while to complete and we will continue at every meeting until its completed.


Rod brought two of his Christmas projects and Jerry brought his new carved butter knife and spatula.


Lupe had the opportunity to attend and practice her chip carving. She had the quote of the day .
"Woodcarving is like a knitting club"  ( But our needles are sharp}. What a great gal!
See you all on the 16th of December.

Sunday, October 29, 2017

   

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Our regular monthly meeting at Woodworkers Emporium was yesterday with nine members in attendance.

Barry, our expert bird carver, has offered to teach a class project.  After the first of the year all of those who want to participate will learn to carve an owl.  This is not a one meeting project and might be just the first of many projects.

Jerry shared his newly carved "VEGAS STRONG" sign. Nice job Jerry.

Also Liz shared her great progress in chip carving.  You would never believe a year she had not touched a knife.

Finally we hope you all read your email that we are changing our meetings at Woodworkers Emporium to the 3rd Saturday of each month. Same time 8:30-11:30.

For those of you that missed the last meeting at Wood It Is (like I did) here is Mike's "Sunny Ray"
carving with metal work.

See you next month.

Saturday, September 23, 2017




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Today we had our monthly Woodcarvers meeting at Woodworkers Emporium. With two members

returning from a summer off, and another returning from vacation. Todays attendance was eight.

Welcome back guys!

                                         
Philip and Michael brought their current projects.

Also Rod brought one of his carved decoys.

                                      Barry demonstrated his craftsmanship in bird carving
                                                  And I brought my newly finished "Scratch golfer"

                I also brought a Manzanita walking that Rod gave me to finish. Thanks buddy.
Hope to see you at our next meeting.
Randy and Dennis


Monday, September 11, 2017



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We had our second meeting at "Wood It Is" this past Saturday.  We had 7 members in attendance with the return of Philip and Michael from their busy summer.  Welcome back fella's.  We started the meeting with birthday donuts , (from Jamie) for Len's birthday.  All was well until we sang.
                               Len brought his Viking top sassafras walking stick he recently finished.

                       Rod brought another walnut horse carving and one of his in progress lady's.



                                         Barry and Dennis spent the whole time discussing bird carving.

                       And I had carved a men's full size fedora years ago and just finished a life size
                                            man's head to display the hat on.
It was also brought up to see if we would like to all do this same project as a

learning/ challenge?  Lets think about a chip carving or something.


Hope to see you in 2 weeks at Woodworkers Emporium.









Saturday, August 26, 2017

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Todays meeting at Woodworkers Emporium brought back an old member and a new member. Liz was back from

her mission to Ghana. She was there for 2 weeks teaching her chip carving talents. Great job Liz!


Also Mike Cook brought his "sunburst face" to share with us. I can not wait to see the finished product.

Barry found us and joined today. He lives on the north side of town, so I am sure we will see him often.

He brought a beautiful "Kingfisher" as a sample of his work. Welcome Barry.

Hope to see you all " At Wood it is "in 2 weeks.

Sunday, August 13, 2017





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 Another first for our group happened yesterday.  Jamie Yocono, owner of "Wood It Is" generously

offered her studio to us to enable us to double our monthly meetings to two.  Our attendance was

seven members with a few curious visitors from Jamie's woodworking students. We hope more of her

students enjoy woodcarving and will join our group.


As always we like to show what people are working on. Sorry to say  yesterday I did more talking

then taking photos. But here are a couple. Rod's new Indian bust.



Scott Bigler brought his Automaton he just completed.  It is beyond words, so here is a link ( I hope)

to our Woodworkers of Las Vegas Facebook page where Len Black posted it in full motion.

https://www.facebook.com/len.black.3/videos/10210287739366805/

It is a must see!  We hope to see all of you at one of our next meetings.  They will be the 2nd.

Saturday of the month at "Wood It Is" and the 4th Saturday of the month at "Woodworkers

Emporium".

Saturday, July 29, 2017


                                             


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Our July meeting was this morning at Woodworkers Emporium.  We had a good attendance of 13 Woodcarvers with a Carving Faces step 1 demonstration given by Scott.  Scott and Rod brought in their projects  from the woodcarving school they attended in Nebraska.



Great job guys! Check "The Woodcarvers of Las Vegas" Facebook page for the video
posted by Len of the Automoton in action.

Jerry brought in his latest project, a relief carving of a bunch of grapes.
Sherri also brought in her carved vase.

Nice job by all!
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We also have news about OUR club expanding.
We have been offered space where we will be able to have a second meeting location every month.
Jamie Yocono of "Wood It Is" has offered to host us every second Saturday starting next month.
We have accepted her gracious invitation and will have our first meeting August 12th from
11:00 a.m. until  ??
The address is---
Wood It Is
2267 W. Gowan Rd.
North Las Vegas, 89032

Dennis and I hope to see you there.  Spread the word.