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 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.

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.


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


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!
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.

Saturday, May 27, 2017


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Today we had our May meeting. We  had a nice attendance of 12 members.  Dennis gave a demo on how to sharpening carving tools. I am sure we all learned something to improve our sharpening talents. Thanks Dennis.

Bob has been commissioned to carve a replica police badge. Not sure how many hours he has into it so far but it is Beautiful! 

Jerry, Rod , and I each brought new carvings for our Woodworkers Emporium display case.


There seems to be a fair amount of interest in basic face carving, So I hope to line us Scott ? or someone to do a demo in June.
Happy Memorial Day Holiday

Saturday, April 22, 2017

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Our April meeting today was attended by 8 members.  I am sure there being 5 Saturdays this month,
some of our members thought our meeting would be next week.

Sorry for them , as they missed the delicious bagels that Philip and Michael brought for a treat.
Thanks guys !

Rod brought in a tortoise that was in hibernation to share.  Another Beautiful carving from Rod.

And Sherri brought in her turned globe that she is now carving out. I can't wait to see the finished product.

Scott and Rod helped me with the carving in progress of a full size mans head. This will be a slow project. Photos to follow.

Dennis will be doing our May demo on  tool sharpening. I thing our June demo will be basic face carving by Scott and a little help from me.  Let us know if there is anything you are interested in for future demos.

                                                                  See you in May.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

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                                    He  also supplied us with a generous selection of reading material. Thanks to everyone who helped unload and fill up the cabinet.

Our club sign is finished and at Woodworkers Emporium for display somewhere downstairs.

I did not get many photos this month but, here is our new apprentice chip carver Michael with his own designed second chip carved box.

And Dennis finished the "foot of his friendship cane".

                                                                 See you in April. 

Sunday, February 26, 2017


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Our February meeting was yesterday with fantastic attendance. We set a record of 20 members and guests. Len did a great job with his chip-carving hands on demo. Almost everyone was able to finish their practice  piece.

Thanks to everyone who attended, and a special thanks to Len.

Oh and by the way this is how to perfect your skills.

See you in March.

Sunday, January 29, 2017

                                                 WOODCARVERS OF LAS VEGAS

Our normal monthly meeting was held yesterday the 28th at Woodworkers Emporium. We had a nice attendance of 12 with 3 new members. Welcome to Duane, Philip, and Michael. We hope to see you soon and often.

A few of us brought carvings to change in the stores display cabinet, so please stop by and check it out the next time your at Woodworkers Emporium.

Here are the members who lasted in the cool temps.

 And finally DON'T FORGET that next month Len will be doing his chip carving demo.

                                                              See you in February.