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 first Saturday of each month at 11:00 a.m. .
And at Woodworkers Emporium at 5461 Arville in Las Vegas, Nevada on the 3rd Saturday of each month at 8:30 a.m..
Come join us .

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

email -- glaurj4@gmail.com

Saturday, July 7, 2018

                                                WOODCARVERS OF LAS VEGAS

Today we had our monthly meeting at Wood It Is with 9 members and 1 visitor.  Liz bought her

Mother "to meet all her Grandpas'". And for a lesson on carving faces before she heads off  to

Ghana on her mission in August.

Also whenever I think I can carve I see another beautiful carved  piece , and I think someday

maybe I could that. Here is an example that Dennis is turning and carving for a table base for his  

Check out he got all that flower in 3/32" of depth.

See you all on the 21st. of July at Woodworkers Emporium.

Sunday, June 17, 2018


                                            WOODCARVERS OF LAS VEGAS

Yesterday we had our second monthly meeting down at Woodworkers Emporium with 9 

members in attendance.  Three of our newer members brought lots of great questions and


Rod has finishes his excellent relief carving of  a $50 gold coin front and a $1 Sacgawea coin.

And Erv Tuma brought his Stellars Jay to share with us.

Beautiful work guys.

See you in 

July at Wood It Is, And a Happy Father's Day to all the fathers out there.

Randy and Dennis

Sunday, January 21, 2018

                                                   WOODCARVERS OF LAS VEGAS

Our second meeting of 2018 started with 12 members in attendance. And our first lesson about

carving a burrowing owl taught by Barry. He will continue at both "Wood it is" and Woodworkers

Emporium.  Members who are not carving the burrowing owl REMENBER the regular meeting is

still going on.  So always bring your projects and questions.

It was wonderful to see Bob again with his now laminated friendship cane.
Jerry brought his latest 2 projects with inlaid copper. Nice job Jerry.


  Don't forget we now meet twice per month, and check your email for the 2018 membership photo.

Sunday, January 7, 2018

                                                   WOODCARVERS OF LAS VEGAS

                    We welcomed in 2018 with a great attendance of 12 members at Wood It Is.

                            Rod brought two of his tortoises (one bashful and one curious).
            Discussion and excitement is growing about the starting of our group, burrowing owl class

that will be taught by Barry. The class will start at out next meeting and will continue at BOTH

Wood It Is and Woodworkers Emporium.

          After the meeting Dennis, Rod, and myself were invited to Barry's home to see a few of his

beautiful bird carvings. Here is a sample of his work. His craftsmanship and painting ability equals

the best I have seen. What do you think ?

                                                                  See you in 2 weeks !

Monday, December 18, 2017

                                                 WOODCARVERS OF LAS VEGAS

Our last meeting of 2017 was our largest with 14 in attendance. One visitor, one new member looking for advice, and a few members we have not seen in quite awhile. Welcome to all who made it.

                  Rod,  Berry. and Sherri were discussing birds and the 2018  Burrowing Owl project.

Liz was showing Len her new chip carving work.
Notice her new African carving tool basket.

Philip has started a "Ball in a Box" carving.

Glad to see everyone. Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
See you in 2018.
Randy and Dennis

Saturday, December 2, 2017

                                              WOODCARVERS OF LAS VEGAS

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


                                        WOODCARVERS OF LAS VEGAS

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.