RESOURCES

Best of Show - 2nd Place Rooster, carved by Jim Marieiro

Best of Show – 2nd Place 2013
Rooster, carved by Jim Marieiro

The club maintains a a wonderful library of books for carvers.  Books are available at our meeting place on Folsom Blvd. and at Shirley’s shop.  These books demonstrate a wide array of carving topics such as caricature carving, chip carving, relief carving, bird and wildlife carving techniques and photos.  Videos are also available.

Our members are also an outstanding resource.  Many of them have decades of carving experience, and generously offer guidance for all new members.  They can instruct new members on carving safety, carving techniques, sharpening techniques, and they can recommend what types of tools you should have, to fit your needs.

There are also tools and safety gloves available for loan at both places, so that you can come and try out some carving before committing yourself.

Our club also has a large variety of quality used tools available to buy at discount prices.  Please let us know if you are interested in purchasing some of our used tools.

Best of Show - Third Place - Horse head, carved by Mary Chandler

Best of Show – Third Place – Horse head, carved by Mary Chandler  2013

 

 

Best of Show - Third Place - Lynx, carved by Mary Chandler

Best of Show – Third Place – Lynx, carved by Mary Chandler

2 Responses to RESOURCES

  1. Barbara Holmes says:

    Hello! My aunt, Glenda Seymon, won first place — in 1999 or so — for a carving (and a second one in a show of a different year) and told me her carving(s) appeared in the magazine. She doesn’t recall the name of the magazine in which reference to her achievements appear. She is now 78 and hopes I can find reference to both of them, and to perhaps print an image of the articles, or any reference to her carvings or awards. Can anyone help me to help her find this? She misses carving so! Thanks to the Association, in advance, for any effort that may be invested in this labor of love. Glenda’s neice: Barbara Holmes (925) 937-8979 – Walnut Creek, California P.S. Any chance for the purchase of back copies?

    • chefamb says:

      From Alice Bowles, chefambatt.net@att.net Most likely, your aunt’s carving was in “Chip Chats” – a longtime carving magazine. I think that it is possible to get back copies – not sure HOW FAR BACK they are available though. “Carving” is another magazine, and also “Woodcarving Illustrated”
      Good luck!

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