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

Monday, December 19, 2016


                                                       WOODCARVERS OF LAS VEGAS

 Our end of the year meeting was a week early due to Christmas Eve. We had a nice group of 7 members in attendance.  Christmas carvings were on display with Bob's cotton wood bark Santa's, and Rod's antler carved Santa.

Jerry brought some of his carvings to share as well.

Len Black will be doing his chip carving demo at the February 2017 meeting. He is getting prepared and the weather might be better.

Finally Rod was inspired with Dennis's out house.  He carved one with a cowboy. 
Great job by all.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to All.
Randy and Dennis


Thursday, December 1, 2016


                                            WOODCARVERS OF LAS VEGAS

Another great meeting with one new member in attendance. That gave us another meeting with 10 carvers.
First while I have you reading, some members have asked me if I could supply them with another members phone number. I only have a very few . If you would like to supply me with your phone number to add to the list please email it back to me.

Also A few members have requested to be dropped from our email list for various reasons. If you no longer wish to receive our emails you can also let me know.

Next Len has finished his move from Indiana and is now here permanently. He is planning to do his chip carving demo at the January 2017 meeting.  More information to follow.


Bob has a new hobby. He is making his own carving knifes. Here is the finished product. GREAT JOB BOB!

 And finally Dennis has finished his latest carving. I guess we can say "things are in the crapper"  ( sorry, my joke Dennis).


Great job Dennis. See you all on the 17th.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

                                                WOODCARVERS OF LAS VEGAS

Our October meeting was attended by a group of 10 with one visitor. Bob shared with us he has been selling his cottonwood bark Halloween carvings as fast as he can make them. GREAT Job Bob!

Jerry brought some of his work in to share. Beautiful work with special interest in his "Chinese Junk".

Rod has been busy with moor deer antler carvings. He did some beautiful flowers with a special small flower on the bottom.

See you in November.

Saturday, September 24, 2016


Well our September meeting was another good one with 11 members in attendance. We learned that Woodworkers Emporium will be opening at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday , so it was decided to start our meetings at 8:30 instead of 9:00. This is just when we can start,( as one member reminded us he get us at 8:00 and will be there a.s.a.p.. )

           First here is the picture that I promised to get from last month of Rod's big horn sheep.

                              Again Bob had more of his great cottonwood bark carvings.

We also had 2  members return after missing the summer. And Len brought more chip carvings.

                     Our new member Jerry brought some of his work to share with us.

Again as I said great meeting. Hope to see you next month. And "Thank you Dennis" for bringing the tags and wood burner to make our name tags.

Sunday, August 28, 2016

                                             WOODCARVERS OF LAS VEGAS

Our August meeting was the best of the summer with 11 members ( one new) and 1 visitor.
Welcome Larry to our group.
Bob was on vacation this week and put his woodworking talents to good use building a new woodcarving tool box.  Among it's features are glass panels, drawers, and full view of all his tools at once.

                                                                   Great job Bob !

Randy brought in two of his recent cottonwood bark carvings . And Rod brought in his mountain sheep carved in a piece of antler. ( sorry I didn't get a good photo but I will).
                                          As the clock says" It's 5 o'clock somewhere".

Hope to see you all next month.

Monday, July 25, 2016

                                                  WOODCARVERS OF LAS  VEGAS

Our July meeting was last Saturday with two new members joining us. Gloria and Liz.
Liz came to renew her desire and talents passed on from her grandfather. And Gloria is an accomplished artist and stone carver who wants to expand into woodcarving.

Welcome to our two new members. We all hope to see you in August.

Sunday, June 26, 2016

                                              WOODCARVERS OF LAS VEGAS

Our June meeting was yesterday at Woodworkers Emporium. Again thanks to them for letting us use the room for our meetings !

Our attendance was 7 with one new member Ann from the Sin City Woodworkers Club. always happy to see a new face in attendance.

Mike finished another of his fabulous crosses. He said he may be taking a "cross brake" and had some new things in mind..

Bob is making more cottonwood bark houses for his friendship walking stick. Thanks Bob for the house for my walking stick.

And With Rod's direction I was able to finish my horse . And have started making Christmas presents. Never too early.

See you in July.

Sunday, May 29, 2016

                                             WOODCARVERS OF LAS VEGAS

Our May meeting was a small group, but hopefully we were able to spark an interest in a new carver.
We had a visit from John and his grandfather to see if John ( a grade school student) has any interest in woodcarving.
Dennis loaned him a knife and he was given an assignment to carve an egg.

Len was in town for a visit and was able to attend. Hopefully he will be a full time resident soon.

Bob brought his homemade carving table. Here is a photo and print of his cool ( carve anywhere) table.

We were also treated by Dennis to see his floral creation he is carving for every doorway arch in his home. Just the small leaves will require almost 300 hand carved leaves.  Good luck my friend.

Bob also traded me one of his cottonwood bark houses for my friendship cane. Thanks again Bob.

I hope you all are having a great Memorial Day week end.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

                                         WOODWORKERS OF LAS VEGAS

Well our April meeting was last Saturday, with one new member joining our group. Welcome Ben.

I had proposed that we do a "friendship cane" project. It is a slow project as every member has to carve a block for everyone's cane. This could take 10 months , if there were 10 members and we each exchanged one per month. Well Bob took the bull by the horns and started his cane, even doing the first 3 blocks  himself and turning the handle and bottom.

Mike brought the "Woodcarvers of Las Vegas" sign back with his new addition to it.
Another great job.

And Rod brought a sample of how to carve horses for us all to admire.
What else can I say but judge for yourself.

Woodworkers, start your canes. The plan calls for a 5/8" doll rod and pre drilled blocks
 2"x 2"x 3". 
See you next month at Dennis"s shop. Woodworkers Emporium will be closed for Memorial Day.
See you the 25th. 

Monday, March 28, 2016

                                              WOODCARVERS OF LAS VEGAS

Our March meeting was last Saturday with an attendance of nine. Woodworkers Emporium were nice enough to offer us some donated carving tools and a cabinet upstairs to keep them and anything we would like to store there.

Bob brought some more of his beautiful cottonwood bark carvings.

Dennis borrowed a bear carving from Len for a present for his daughter-in-law.

And Scott brought a carving that he had started on a CNC machine. He left the rough carving with

enough bark that looked like curly hair. And he also was painting his latest cowboy bronco rider.


Sunday, February 28, 2016

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Yesterday was our normal meeting for February.  We had 6 members in attendance. Rod brought a new carving to share, and his report on his trip to Mesa Az.  and the wood show there. 

Bob brought another great pair of  his bark carvings.
Scott added his sitting Indian he is working on.  Dennis is still working on the leafs he is working 
on for the trim work in his house. ( 60 down -80 to go). Dennis and I are also working on 4 piece roses.

I brought my quail that Rod just advised me on. His is almost finished with the one he is carving.
At one point we all asked Scott what the h--- he was doing and he said making HUBCAPS.
 He was , for his cart. ( check the faces).

Sorry to all of you that missed another interesting meeting. Maybe next month?

Sunday, January 24, 2016

                                                    WOODCARVERS OF LAS VEGAS

Welcome to 2016 with our first meeting of the year. We had a nice attendance of 8 members and 3 visitors. There was a lot of discussion about knife sharpening techniques with Scott doing demonstrations on his method. ( too bad it was not on his knives). He was generous enough to do 2 for Randy and 1 for Mike.

Mike brought in 2 knives he had recently made and 1 blank blade he had just purchased. They were very reasonably priced from $17-$25 per sharpened blades, ready for handles. The company's name if shown on this card. DEEPWOODS VENTURES.

Rod also treated our visitors with his lady faces/ dragons carving he is working on. Another beautiful piece.

Hope to see you next month.