Elegance in Wood Vendors

Meet our Carving Show Vendors

Loess Hills Sawmill Service    The Woodcraft Shop   Van Kelly’s Carving   Return to Home Page


After attending many shows in the Midwest, I am so pleased to be a part of the Kansas City Elegance in Wood Show and Sale.  

I have been in the sawmill business since 2004. I started in the carving wood business by cutting butternut logs for Marty Dolphens that we picked up from John Krantz. After cutting those logs, I started making numerous trips to northern Minnesota for winter cut basswood and Wisconsin for butternut.  My current sawmill is equipped with a Norwood HD 36 hydraulic mill. It has features that make loading and turning logs much easier than my old manual mill. After milling, I stack the wood and allow it to air dry before being loaded into a solar kiln for finishing.  

I will bring thicker pieces of cherry and walnut for wood turners.  I also provide a variety of other hardwoods including oak, catalpa, and some beautiful ambrosia maple from Michigan.

I make display bases in walnut, cherry, butternut, oak, and maple.   I have made custom bases for several nationally known carvers and will be happy to make them for you.

If you are looking for a particular type of wood, a certain size or you need a custom display base, please email at loesshillssawmill@hotmail.com or call 712-310-4154.  I am looking forward to making new friends and helping you with your material needs.

Please visit my website.    loesshillssawmill.com.

 The Woodcraft Shop

Larry and Carol Yudis, from Bettendorf, IA.

Larry and Carol Yudis, from Bettendorf, IA.

We constantly strive to bring you the most current and most competitively priced woodcarving supplies available. We cherish the friendships that have grown out of 30 years of serving the woodcarving community.  We are located at 2724 State St., Bettendorf, IA 52722.  Call our toll-free number to place an order: 800-397-2278.

Set-up for a Woodcarving Show

Set-up for a Woodcarving Show

Orders are accepted on our website 24 hours a day/7 days a week. We are suppliers of hand and power wood carving tools.  Our inventory of carving and art items include:  palm, intermediate and full-size carving tools; both power and hand sharpening items; hundreds of bits and burrs for power carving; wood burning equipment and supplies; airbrushes and accessories; gourd carving and decorating supplies; over 600 books, CDs, DVDs and patterns covering any aspect of woodcarving you would want to pursue.   

We are authorized dealers of Stubai, Flexcut tools, Power Grip, Foredom, WeCheer, OCCTools, Ramelson and many others. 

Visit us on Face Book or at our website:  www.thewoodcraftshop.com for detailed product lists and pricing.


Van Kelly’s Carvings.

I started carving when I was 16 years old in High School shop class.  I bought my first tools at Silver Dollar City in 1980 and asked my teacher if I could carve as my project for his class.   I continued to pursue my passion over the years and invested my time in attending a variety of carving classes.  I am appreciative of the help I have received from my instructors who include Mike Shipley, Harold Enlow, John Engler and Steve Brown.  In 2005 I started my own business of designing and selling rough-outs.  I now have over 100 various rough-outs for sale and I am available to give instruction on carving the rough-outs I sell.   Please visit my web page www.vankellyscarving.com.   You are welcome to order on line or call me direct.  My rough-outs are also marketed at Silver Dollar City and Peter Engler’s Designs.

I am pleased to be a vendor in the 2018 KC Elegance in Wood Show and Sale and look forward to making new friends.   See ya at the show!