Saturday, November 16, 2013

Pete Leclair Caricature Carver

At Artistry in Wood Show in Dayton, Ohio, the Caricature Carvers of America displayed their 1930's street scene. It was about 24 feet long with buildings and many caricatures to go along with them. For a better look at the street scene go to and look up the various buildings. Some of them are still for sale if you are interested. Pete Leclair carved a number of the caricatures in the street scene. 
Pete Leclair put on a one and a half hour Seminar on carving a face on the corner of a 1 and3/4 inch square piece of Basswood. He than handed out 20 DVDs with the contents of his talk and demo to various club members across the US and Canada. This information was to be passed on freely to all the clubs and persons who are interested.

If you are interested in this info please contact 

Friday, November 15, 2013

Dayton Artistry in Wood 2013

Bar Brawl by Chris Hammack 2nd Best of Show
Wake up blog readers and behold a work of Caricature art. This picture does not do it justice.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Friday, September 27, 2013


Yes September has been a pleasant month so I have not spent to much time carving. But now the wintery weather is upon us and the urge to get in the shop and undertake some project or other is upon me. I have three that are demanding my immediate attention. A desk and two walking sticks. After that I have decided to get a bunch of rough outs finished and into the painting area.

I would rather start from scratch as it were with my own idea than do a rough out anyway. It is easier to follow your own artistic path than to try to copy someone else's style and plan. The thing is you need to get to the point where you can create your own design. To do that you need to study under various teachers who will teach you their style. From that you can develop your own style which will either mimic your teacher's or go off in a totally different direction.

I hope this finds you all in good health and ready to get to some carving. We meet at the Yale Secondary School in Abbotsford every Wednesday night during the school year. See you there at 6:30 PM in the wood shop. Come join us for some interesting times.

Friday, January 11, 2013

Free wood Carving Course

Free Beginners Woodcarving Class
The Central Fraser Valley Woodcarving Club is sponsoring its annual free woodcarving class. This is an introduction to learning the basics of this rewarding hobby. Materials to carve a stylized Hummingbird are free. If you don't have woodcarving tools students may borrow a carving knife from the club. The class will be limited to 14. To apply please contact Roger at

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Saturday, January 5, 2013

January Minutes

Minutes of the Central Fraser Valley Wood Carvers Meeting
Held January 4, 2013 at 10 AM

The meeting was called to order at 10:10 AM

There were 12 members in attendance.

Treasurer’s Report
The treasurer's report has been sent out via email to members only.

There are still some members who have not paid their dues. To those members please pay Roger as soon as you can.

Roger is prepping the cutouts for the beginners class. Roger will be there on Wednesday

Ken Smorang reported that there has been no decision in relation to the old library building for club usage. The raffle is ongoing and doing well. Ken has applied for a free table at the upcoming Chilliwack RV show. He would like Chilliwack members to man the table for the show. More to follow. The Trade ex dates are the first two weekends in March and there is still a need for a few more volunteers. See Ken.

Library Report
The library has $18.58 in the kitty and has some new books which are not on the web site yet.
Joany also had some Stellar’s Jay feathers available for members to take as samples.

Show and tell and 50/50 draw were held with $10.00 raised for the club and some great prizes won by a few fortunate members.

January Meeting

Joany HG President's Challenge

Ken M President's Challenge

Rick dB

Ken S
Souvenir made of hoof
Ken S
Just a few carvings that were up for Show and Tell at the first Saturday meeting of the year. Thanks to all for displaying your work. The minutes for the meeting will be written up today some time and should be available soon. Note that the carving by Joany is actually a miniature even though the photo is larger.