Woodcarver SIG

The Woodcarvers’ Special Interest Group meets regularly the
Fourth Tuesday of the month from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Click HERE for the current session.

Mark your calendars for the 2018 Elegance in Wood Show and Sale dates
March 16-17, 2018.

 (See the Show Description and Exhibitor Form HERE.)

See the 2018 Elegance in Wood Flyer

2017 Grand Champion David Laudenschlager with his carving and his coveted 2017 KCWG Carvers’ Vest.

2017 Grand Champion David Laudenschlager

KCWG Woodcarvers’ Grand Champion Vest

The next SIG meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, January 23rd, 7:00 – 8:00ish

All (YOU!) are welcome!

Our January project will be a hand-carved heart project for your better half.  For those who wish to power carve the project, bring your equipment!

There are several options on this project.  It can be made with as much detail as the carver wishes to put into it.  If we need to schedule additional time to finish the project, we will schedule at the meeting.

Material cost will depend on the project selected.  Should run from $2.00 to $8.00.  All supplies to completely finish the project are included.

As always, beginning carvers are welcome.  We look forward to seeing you at our meeting.

 Jim Brock, Leader, carverbrock@gmail.com

Links to features on this page:

HERE ARE THE DETAILS  for the 2018 Elegance in Wood Show and Sale
March 16 – 17 2018

2017 Elegance in Wood Show Winners
Carving Video
Bobwhite Quail Class
Clay Sculpture Class
Area Activities and Announcements
      43rd Annual Wood Art Fair Show & Sale
38th Annual Law Valley Sale and Competition
Other Local Meetings

Winning Entries at the 2017 Elegance in Wood Show

(Click on pictures for slide show)

Elegant Crowds, Carvings, Etc. from the 2017 Elegance in Wood Show


See a YouTube video of Dan Robidoux discussing wood carving HERE.


Bobwhite Quail Carving Class (Summer – 2017)

(From left) Lonnie Lowman, Cynthia Rogers, Ron Lomax, Ron Bennett, Steve Miller. (Walter Murphy – Absent)

Cynthia Rogers Carves Her Bobwhite

Six Guild member-students have completed carving a realistic bobwhite quail, having begun work on July 23rd.  Member-students included Ronald Lomax, Lonnie Lowman, Steve Miller, Walter Murphy, Cynthia Rogers, and Ronald Bennett.

Steve Miller paints his Bobwhite

Instructor Dan Robidoux provided a reference cast of the original clay model to each student, allowing the students to carve outside of class at their own pace.   Classroom instruction was centered around feather layout, burning, feather insertion, monochromatic painting, color mapping and color application.  Study skins were provided because painting a quail correctly requires understanding and reproducing the natural color complexity which allows the quail to “hide in plain sight”. 

Robidoux said: “I am proud of the progress of each student in overcoming the fear of painting in oil. And I am appreciative of the support from the Guild in promoting educational opportunities such as this and providing a professional facility.”

A Covey of Quail




Dan Robidoux, Instructor
Woodcarving Special Interest Group, (SIG)

Kansas City Woodworkers’ Guild

Area Activities and Announcements


Fine Art Class: Clay Sculpture 
Want to learn clay modeling of a human figure, human bust, animal or bird?  Clay modeling is the first step to high end carving.  If you want to take a giant step, learn to make a clay model before you attempt to carve it.

Class meets: Friday evenings 5pm-8pm,  Independence area. $20 per class
Instructor:  Mark Sampsel, professional sculptor 
Call for details: 816-217-5236

Other Local Meetings

Northland Woodcarvers
Each Tuesday at 5:30 PM at
North Cross United Methodist Church
1321 N.E. Vivion Road, Kansas City, Mo.64118
Contact: Randy George,  georgewoodcarving@earthlink.net

Sermon Center Woodcarvers
Monday, 9:00 to 11:00 AM and Wednesday, noon  to 3:00 PM
201 N. Dodgion St, 4th Floor
Independence, Mo. 64050
Contact: Al Rudd (816) 719-6356

Monday Night:  6:00 PM – 8:00PM
Leawood United Methodist Church
2915 W 95st; Leawood, KS
Contact  Terry Barke,r (913)217-7460

Thursday Morning: 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church
11100 College Blvd.; Overland Park, KS
Contact  Bill Corriston, (913) 338-0755