Additional Contacts

Contact Mike Pounders by email ( ) or phone (501-766-1229) for submissions to web site or additional questions.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

"December Meeting"

It's the Holiday join us for some Hot Chocolate and Christmas Goodies as we share our carvings! Our December Woodcarvers meeting will be on Saturday, December 7th at 9:00am. We will be at the Jacksonville Electric Cooperative Building. Bring some "goodies" both the eatable kind and your carvings for "show and tell" time.......

(I'll bring the plates, napkins, etc........)

Hope to see you there.

501-912-5986 (call with any questions....)

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

November Meeting.....Road Trip!

We have a great project planned for our next Central Ar Woodcarvers meeting. So, plan to attend on Saturday, November 16, 2013. We begin at 9:00am and will be meeting at the home/shop of

Jay Weaver. Jay's address is: 9419 Centennial Road. (Directions, Take Hwy 107 past Gravel Ridge, past the back gate of the Air Force Base, you cross Hwy 89, go past Bayo Meto Elementary School and then turn left at the Sorer Daves Filling Station onto Centennial Road . It is the 4th house on the left---Brown Brick with Red Pick up in the Front, turn into the gate immediately past the house and park just past the shop.) Copy of the map is attached. If you get lost just call Jay at 501-988-1352.

We will be using Jay's Band Saw to cut out blanks from squares of wood, the original blanks......Bud Richards is furnishing the wood and we will all have an opportunity to learn the method of carving from a band saw blank.

Hope to see you there.


Thursday, October 10, 2013

Carving Wood for Sale

I got this email notice from Charles Wolfe, up in Fayetteville...might be a good deal!

Carvers, I received a telephone call from Tom Pannell (870-715-8662)from Harrison.

He has several hundred feet of Southern Basswood 5/4 x 8”to 10” wide random lengths reasonable priced.

Pine that is almost completely clear of knots and defects 1” x 12” wide random lengths reasonable priced

Also has some excellent local Walnut.

All of the wood is well seasoned.

Call him or send an email

Charles Wolfe
my site:
club site:
War Eagle Woodcarving Seminar site;

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Next Meeting is October 12th in Sherwood

We are on the schedule to meet in Chalice Hall at First Christian Church of Sherwood, on October 12th, 9:00-12:00. (Thanks to Mike Pounders for arranging our meeting space!) Bring your finished pieces for a "show and tell" time and your current project for carving time. Look forward to seeing you!!!

First Christian Church of Sherwood

2803 East Kiehl Ave, Sherwood, AR 72120


From 167, go west on Kiehl. From 107, go east on Kiehl.


Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Central Arkansas Woodcarvers Fall meeting/Saturday, September 14th

Join us for our first meeting of after summer vacation on Saturday, September 14 at 9:00 am at the Jacksonville Electric Cooperative. So, bring your work from the summer and join us for a woodcarving morning! We will get started about 9 am and end by noon, I'll do a short program on finishes and painting carvings and Fred will also share his finishing techniques. Call or email me if you have questions. Bring a friend!!!!!!

See you soon and HAPPY CARVING!



Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Good Video for New Carvers

Here is a short video used by the Boy Scouts that introduces new carvers to safety, sharpening, tools, and basic cuts. Be Prepared!

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Monthly Meetings starting again soon!

Almost September! The club should start meeting again soon, hopefully I'll be able to post the exact date before too long. There should be a lot of new carvings for the show and tell at this first meeting. And possibly one or two new members! And we hope a lot of our old members! Hope to see everyone soon!

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

WoodCarving Cruise with Josh Guge

Kathleen Tansey asked me to get this information to the club. I'll bring some printed info to the meeting in September, but you might want to investigate it before then, as deposits are due in September. Looks like it might be pretty neat and Josh is a premier carvver of wild life.

I am the travel agent who arranges the Carvers' cruises. Could you share this information with your club members? It's a nice getaway from cold winter weather, great time with fellow carvers and relaxing for those spouses that don't carve.

Our next Carvers' cruise will focus on air brush painting to obtain a realistic look. Josh Guge will teach onboard the Norwegian Dawn on a 7 day exotic Caribbean cruise beginning January 18, 2014.. Josh chose the itinerary because the angel fish and the toucan bird can be seen in their natural environment at the port stops. Josh invites your members to get away for a week vacation and build skills level for finishing wood carvings.

Please include an article or the flier in your next newsletter. Deposits are due by mid September and balcony cabins are quickly being assigned.

You may forward this direct link to the webpage also:

I look forward to hearing from you with any questions that you might have regarding this possible opportunity.

Back from a wonderful trip to Jerusalem and Bethlehem, Looking forward to sharing with you soon.
Kathleen Gardner Tansey, CTC ECC Group Specialist, Direct 253-630-7755
Affiliated with TRAVEL LEADERS - Travel Center, Inc of Tacoma, WA 800-935-0454
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Tuesday, May 7, 2013

May Meeting on 18th

Our May meeting will be Saturday, May 18th, it's our last meeting before our summer break!  So, bring your your current work and join us for a woodcarving morning!  Bring your finished work to share.  We will get started about 9 am and end by noon, at the Jacksonville Electric Cooperative.  It's your last chance until September.......Call or email me if you have questions.  A special thanks to Lou and Steve for the coffee.

See you on the 18th!!


Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Why we carve.....

Here is a link to a short 3 minute video about a carver.

Helvie Knife Contest entries and winners!

Here is a link to a post on the Helvie Knife contest. I won first in the intermediate category and got to select a roughout and a detail knife! There were a lot of really great entries and they hope to have another with additional categories.

Monday, April 8, 2013

April Meeting

Join us at the First Electric Cooperative in Jacksonville at 9:00 am on 
Saturday, April 20th for a morning of carving.  

Bring your own work or one of the rough-outs you have or a piece you are working on now. Bring along the piece you completed with Dave Stetson for sharing time. 

But, be sure and bring yourself!!!!

See you on the 20th and Happy Carving!

Roger Stegall
We may have some interesting show and tell items from those members who have been to seminars in Missouri and Tennesee!
Also,don't forget the North Arkansas Woodcarvers Club's Annual Show May 4th & 5th at the Baxter County Fairgrounds in Mountain Home, Arkansas. We would truly appreciate you helping us get the word out and pass this along to other woodcarvers.
Please join us!!!
Thank you,
Sandy Smith
I suspect the Heineckes will have wood for sale and Larry Yudis and other tool vendors will have plenty of books and tools and such! Might even see a famous carver or two.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Carving with Dave Stetson

The Central Arkansas Woodcarvers had a two day class with Dave Stetson last weekend. He's a good instructor and members enjoyed the class and bought tons of roughouts. Dave focused on carving from a blank, and adding symmetry, and motion.I must have learned something, because the carvings I did were not like my usual caricatures! It was a lot of fun and very informative. Dave also has DVDs.

Friday, March 1, 2013

March Meeting and Dave Stetson carving seminar

The next meeting will be March 8 and 9 at the First Electric Building. Fred has arranged for a seminar with the famous Dave Stetson for Friday and Saturday, 9am-4pm -ish. Cost is $75 plus whatever roughouts you want to buy. Come and visit a bit on Saturday even if you can't make the seminar! You might want a roughout or you might just want to conversate (as the young kids say) with some of the members. I've had a few phone calls from people interested in the club, and I'm hoping some will visit and see what we're up to. Hope to see yall! Oh, and Fred would also be happy to collect your dues! $15 per year, cash, check, money orders are acceptible (and he might be willing to barter, if you have tools). Here's a link to Dave's website, in case you want to see what he might be bringing!

Thursday, February 7, 2013

February Meeting location has changed!!!!!!!!!!!

Just heard from Fred Nahlen, his plans have changed and he is not available to open the First Electric building on February 16th. But arrangements have been made so we can meet at First Christian Church of Sherwood on the 16th at the same time. The church is located at 2803 East Kiehl Avenue, Sherwood. This is just east of the police department, on the corner of Shelby and Kiehl (there is a light there). The meeting will be held in the Chalice Hall, which is the large metal building behind the church. Just go through the parking lot. If you are coming on 167, just take the Kiehl exit and head west. I believe it is about the 4th traffic light from 167. If you are coming from 107, it will be right after the first light after you come to on Kiehl. My cell is 766-1229, if you get lost!

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

February Meeting

Join us at the First Electric Cooperative in Jacksonville at 9:00 am on Saturday, February 16th for a morning of carving. Three roughouts are available for purchase: a mountain man bust (could be a santa or confederate/union solidier); a full-figure mountain man and a full-figure cowboy. Bring your own work or the bear roughout if you got one from Vernon..... But, be sure and bring yourself!!!! See you on the 16th and Happy Carving! Roger Stegall 501-912-5986 Fred Nahlen is also trying to get people signed up for a class with Dave Stetson around March 6. Contact him for details soon!