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    In conjunction with our display at the library we do weekly carving demonstrations.
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    Ed
    Living in a pile of chips.
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  • #2
    Looks great, Ed! Do you get very many people stopping by to watch?

    Claude
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    • #3
      Claude,

      We carve for two hours one group in afternoon one in the evening. In a typical shift a dozen folks will stop to look at the carvings. About four people will engage in conversation that goes pleasantries.

      We will end up with about three people each year who show up to a meeting to try carving. One of those will still be carving a year latter.

      The library display is how I learned about the club and started carving. New carves make a round peg to learn about wood grain, then a small fish to learn about using a gouge on cross grains in a curve. We then have several small starter projects they can choose from. Owl, Boot toothpick holder, etc. Someone with experience makes a point of sitting by the new carvers the first few week they come to meetings.
      Last edited by Nebraska; 11-29-2019, 07:34 AM.
      Ed
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      • #4
        Wood carving demonstrations have been written off here as far too dangerous.
        I'll admit it's slow going and progress is hard to see. How do you cope with that?

        But it's OK for a novice group to use gouges to do linocuts for print making.

        In the few that I did some years ago,
        it was the First Nations native carvers that stopped to discuss wood and tools.
        Brian T

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Brian T View Post
          Wood carving demonstrations have been written off here as far too dangerous.
          I'll admit it's slow going and progress is hard to see. How do you cope with that?

          But it's OK for a novice group to use gouges to do linocuts for print making.

          In the few that I did some years ago,
          it was the First Nations native carvers that stopped to discuss wood and tools.
          Our demonstrations are not a class format. We just set up and carve for a couple hours. Prospective members have to come to CNWC shop and sign a waiver before they start carving. The third time someone visits they must join. $20 annual dues and we have a dollar per visit jar. Our current reserves have us funded for the next four years. If expenses and revenues hold we should be around another 20 years.
          Last edited by Nebraska; 11-29-2019, 02:19 PM.
          Ed
          Living in a pile of chips.
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          • #6
            Ed, your club sounds very cool. Active and engaging the community. You sent me a link a while back, a website, listing national carving clubs. I couldn’t find a Club close by but I sure appreciate the forum here, kinda like an online club. Is that you seated on the right, “The Tall Member?”

            Mike

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            • #7
              Two activities. Classes and demos. Sorry that I mixed them together.
              Your club has quite an activity level .
              I can name half a dozen carvers here but there's no appetite for a group organization for any reason.
              Brian T

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Mike WNC View Post
                Ed, your club sounds very cool. Active and engaging the community. You sent me a link a while back, a website, listing national carving clubs. I couldn’t find a Club close by but I sure appreciate the forum here, kinda like an online club. Is that you seated on the right, “The Tall Member?”

                Mike
                That would be me. The club also has an active Facebook page usually updated twice a week with photos of what people are carving.
                Ed
                Living in a pile of chips.
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Brian T View Post
                  Two activities. Classes and demos. Sorry that I mixed them together.
                  Your club has quite an activity level .
                  I can name half a dozen carvers here but there's no appetite for a group organization for any reason.
                  I reread that post and I’m sorry for the confusion. The social aspect of the club is nice also nice when someone walks by and says have thought about....... Good to have other eyes.
                  Ed
                  Living in a pile of chips.
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                  • #10
                    Several members of the Suncoast Woodcarvers do demonstrations every week at the Heritage Village in Largo Florida. It is a fun time and we have a lot of school groups. We carve on the porch of a log cabin built-in 1852. It's fun to explain to the kids that if they lived in this home when it was built and had any toys they would most likely have been carved since plastic was not around yet and metal was too valuable to make toys with.

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