Saturday, March 17, 2018

John Otten

Another dear friend and longtime member of S D Woodcarvers, Inc. has passed away.  As a former machinist at the John Morell Co. his attention to detail and precision in wood carving could not be beat.  His inspiration to us all will remain in our memory for a long time.  May he rest in peace!

George Bloom Funeral Home

Sunday, March 11, 2018

A Look Back in Time

Remember the March project for 2010?  It was called a Leprechaun String Puzzle.  The figure was carved into a 3”x 3 ½” cutout from 3/8” basswood.  The gold painted coins glued into the recessed top of the pot could have been sliced from a ¼“ dowel or popped out of heavy tag board with a paper hole punch.  Once it was all carved, painted and assembled, the trick was to get the shamrock and pot of gold on the same sting loop.   This usually required a visit to You-Tube and a search for “string puzzle solutions”.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Sunday, January 14, 2018

January Meeting

We are planning to start the new year out right with a seminar/workshop on tools and sharpening.  First off, a review of the Record Power Tool Set which was posted below in October.  The set comes with a DVD on the Foundation Skills of Woodcarving and we plan to show a portion of that as well.  Here is a preview of what that will be: Record Power Tools

Sunday, December 10, 2017

A Time to Remember....

During this Holiday Season let's take some time to remember some South Dakota Woodcarvers who were once members of our club:
Bob Locken
 1929 - 2016


Bill Witmer
1925 - 2016
Jerry Schillerstrom
1941 - 2017

Frank Orthmeyer
1923 -2014
John Weber
1928 -2013
Stan Fillingsness
1918  - 2008
Lloyd Whitley
1929 - 2016

G. Verne Luke
1923 - 2016
Gordon Grimsrude
1939 - 2017
Ron Schulte
1930 - 2015
Corne Ellis
1925 - 2010
John Cummings
1934 - 2010

Frank Gibbs
(Honorary Member)
1926 - 2014

M. Bruce Alexander
1939 - 2015

Bill Slater
1927 -2015

Charles Boyles
1918 -2008

Chris Usher
1943 -2008

Ron Ward
1935 - 2013

A.R. "Buck" Osbonrn
- 2003

Saturday, November 04, 2017

Congratulations to Ed Batz!

South Dakota Woodcarvers member, Ed Batz, wins the judge's choice for Best of Show at the 
21st Annnual Dakota MasterWorks Art Show for his carving of Condos in Cottonwood Bark.

Watch for winners in all categories at Dakota MasterWorks Art Show