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



Sunday, January 21, 2018



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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




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                    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


                     
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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



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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.