The Woodcarvers’ Special Interest Group meets regularly the
Fourth Tuesday of the month from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
The next SIG meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, May 23rd, 7:00 – 8:00ish
All (YOU!) are welcome!
We will be working on finishing Walking Sticks. Some people purchased Diamond Willow walking sticks at our show, and if you bought one or have a walking stick you would like to work on, please plan on attending.
We are working on future meeting agendas and would like to get ideas from interested woodworkers/turners.
As always, beginning carvers are welcome. We look forward to seeing you at our meeting.
Jim Brock, Leader
Links to features on this page:
2017 Elegance in Wood Show Winners
Great Plains Woodcarvers’ Show
Golden Eagle Class
Clay Sculpture Class
Area Activities and Announcements
Other Local Meetings
(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.
The first ever decorative bird carving class at the KC Woodworkers Guild has been completed. Five individuals, none with bird carving experience, have completed a realistic 3/4 size Golden Eagle head. The head is in a flying position with a right turn. Using tupelo wood, students cut the general shape with the Guild’s large capacity bandsaws, shaped the head and defined detail using the student’s micro motor tool, and mounted the head on to a display block constructed with the Guild’s saws and jointers. When the bird was completely carved and properly attached, the students brought their bird to life by learning to paint in oil.
The intent of this class was for students to gain basic skills and confidence to enable them to carve more complicated projects in the future. Highlights of the class included: shaping the bird using a clay model as reference, gluing tupelo together and learning to hide the seams, painting custom eyes by hand, properly setting and focusing eyes, reinforcing the bill with wire, attachment using square tubing, laying out and power carving feather patterns, color mapping, and painting depth with oil. The final class was supper at Minsky’s pizza.
We had an outstanding time together and I am proud of all the students! All students left with finished birds. No one was left behind!
As the instructor for this class, I am greatly appreciative of the class room space, the professional Guild facility, and the Guild staff who volunteer their time to make it all happen.
KC Woodworkers Guild
Woodcarving Special Interest Group, (SIG)
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
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