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, December 26, 2015

                                                          WOODCARVERS OF LAS VEGAS

 First I hope you all had a very Merry Christmas, and a wonderful time with your family.

Our December meeting was at Dennis's shop with an attendance of 5.  Sorry you missed getting to see his shop. Thanks Dennis !

Being in the Christmas spirit Rod brought a Madonna with child that he recently purchased that was carved about 130 years ago in Bulgaria.   

Then Bob and Scott brought new cottonwood bark carvings to share. Bob's was a multi level lighthouse.

Dennis carved a studious worm in his new apple. Love the tie !
Randy brought his new rose carving and a caricature of -------?

I hope that you enjoy as much as we did ! See you next year.

Friday, December 4, 2015

                                               Woodcarvers of Las Vegas--

We hope you all have a very Happy Thanksgiving and are rested and ready to move on to your Christmas shopping and Celebrations.

Our December meeting was a little light with 5 members and 2 guests. ( possible new members).

  Rod shared 3 of his great female carvings. You can check one out in the display case in Woodworkers Emporium.

Scott donated a nice aspen board and Dennis spent Thanksgiving carving our club name in it.
Thanks Scott and GREAT JOB Dennis.

Our December meeting will be a road trip to Dennis's shop . Woodworkers Emporium will be closed on December 26th.

Happy Holidays to you all.

Saturday, October 24, 2015

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Our October meeting  was today and it was our LARGEST GROUP yet.  Thanks to Bob Pearce and his cottonwood bark demo.  We had a new total of 15 people and we hope all or most will return
to our group.
I think  our new members enjoyed learning a new craft and were able to take home a good start on their bark carving.

  We were also again treated to another of Rod's great carvings of a lady and flowers.
And there are no words to describe another of  Mike's Celtic crosses., but to say BEAUTIFUL!

We will have to postpone Len's chip carving demo for now. He is  "back home in Indiana" and won't be back for a little while.
Hope to see you all next month .

Monday, September 28, 2015

Next Bob brought another group of his beautiful cottonwood bark houses. ( demo next month).

Rod brought in another great buffalo carving.
Next some of Len's chip carved boxes.

And to finish off Scott bought our first "club equipment" a "selfie stick".
After 4 or 5 attempts here is your laugh of the day.
Scott and Randy 
Don't miss next months Bark Carving !

                                         WOODCARVERS OF LAS VEGAS

                                              September MEETING NEWS--

First let me say this was our largest meeting with 11 members and 1 visitor dropping in from the store. We had a variety from very large to very small. We had a wood burner, chip carver, bark carver, spoon carver, and Mike Cooks special Black Walnut Celtic Cross.

Lets start large and move down. Here is Mikes Black Walnut cross.

After that beauty we went to our favorite wood burner.

Next to our spoon carver Kirk.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

                                              WOODCARVERS OF LAS VEGAS

We had our normal monthly meeting at Woodworkers Emporium last Saturday the 22nd.
Our attendance was our normal 6 with one new member, Zep Sylvis.

Were we treated to some beautiful chip carved boxes by Len. And also a Sassafras cane he also carved to practice faces.
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Sunday, July 26, 2015

Welcome Woodcarvers of Las Vegas. Well our July meeting was a bit on the small attendance size, but lots of ideas were shared and hopefully some news plans were made. Summer vacations must be the reason?

Bob again brought some of his new cottonwood bark carvings he has done this past month , and our newest member Steve was itching to try one as his first carving project.

And Dennis and Randy added their cottonwood bark carvings ( inspired by Bob) to make this village.
We hope to see YOU in August.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

                                              LAS VEGAS WOODCARVERS JUNE MEETING

SORRY THIS POST IS SLOW IN COMING. My week got away from me.

We had our normal monthly meeting last Saturday at Woodworkers Emporium with 7 members in attendance. Welcome to our newest member Michael.  He has been carving for 2 months and brought his first project.

Here he is with Rod giving him some good advice. Also Rod brought one of his great dog carvings for the display case.
Dennis brought two new carvings to share with us ---

Scott supplied the horse picture for Dennis to carve.
And Randy brought his "Wood Ducks" for the laugh of the day
And lastly we were treated to Bob's bark carving whimsical
See you next month !

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

May 2015 Woodcarvers Meeting.

Our May meeting was a little small only 5 members , with one new member.
We were treated to another Mike Cook Celtic Cross carving. They only keep getting better and better !

Our newest member Kirk brought some of his hand carved wooden spoons. He is a hiker and outdoorsman so he gathers his wood on his week ends. Here are a few samples.

Mike also shared with us his new tool rolls he made from a hide he had purchased. Another great idea.


Hope you all had a Happy Memorial Day. See you next month.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

                                                APRIL  MONTHLY MEETING

Our normal monthly meeting this month was moved to Henderson hosted by The Helldorado Woodcarvers. An attendance of 20 plus with carvers from ---

Helldorado woodcaevers
Boulder City woodcarvers
McDonald Ranch Carvers
Parkdale Silver Dollar Carvers
Anthem Woodcarvers
Woodcarvers of Las Vegas

I hope I didn't miss anybody. If I did "sorry". Ever group brought carvings to share and enjoy.  A small meeting was lead by Dan Slater, with plans being made to have all groups meet together again
in about 3 months. The next  meeting might produce some carving and demonstrations.

Thanks Hellorado carvers for the donuts , cookies, and great gathering.

Sunday, March 29, 2015

March 2015 meeting -----------

On a record warm day here in Las Vegas we had another great monthly meeting at Woodworkers Emporium.

Our meeting consisted of  5 regular members, one visitor and one new member to our club. Welcome Devin Talley.

Rod informed us that he has been in contact with the gentleman from Montana ( I think) that brought a car full of basswood for sale to the November meeting. He is coming back to Las Vegas soon and would like to know if we are interested in basswood in any special sizes.  Rod said he has 6"x6 "and some 8"x8" basswood.  If you have any special orders email the club and we will pass it on to him for pricing or availability.

We were treated to four new finished projects.  The first two were done by Rod of a mule bust and a walnut horse bust (from wood he bought at the February meeting).

Not to be outdone we were also treated to Dennis's beautiful walnut rose.
And finally Randy brought in his newly finished road runner.

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Las Vegas Woodcarvers February Meeting.

This months meeting was attended by 5 members and one guest. Our guest Carl was a wood turner with an interest in woodcarving.

There was a lot of discussion on different methods of tool sharpening. Mike brought in his power sharpener ( sorry I didn't get the brand) and gave a demo on sharpening gouges.
Mike also shared his new carving mallet, a 28 oz.Lignun Vitae ( tree of life)
from the UK.
Several carvers brought in new carvings for our display case in Woodworkers Emporiums main store.
Rod brought in a tortoise and a dog.
Scott brought in a caricature cowboy.
John brought in  a boot carving in progress to share.
And Randy brought in a 3 bird carvings on one of the branches from Dennis last month.
 See you next month.