Interesting & Helpful Links
Nature Coast Carving Club - Citrus County, FL
This club is located about 50 miles north of Tampa. They meet at different locations 3 times a week so all members can join in the carving fun. Click here to go to their website.
Ralph Ziegler - Fine Hand Carved Birds - Hawaii
Ralph specialized in the exotic birds of Hawaii, those with the names you wouldn't want to try to pronounce, but now he has expanded to most things with feathers. He does outstanding work and you can view it by clicking here!
Art by Fire
Sharon Bechtold is one of the finest Pyrographers around! After seeing her work at the GOW, I took 2 of her classes and have been hooked on Pyrography since. She is not only a terrific artist, but she is also one of the best instructors I have ever taken a class from. Sharon also carries a line of woodburning tools & accessories on her site. Check out her site and view her Gallery and check the Calender to see where you can take one of her classes.
Sherry Lou Art - Racine, WI
Sherry Lou does a variety of art forms. Her site shows her chainsawed Herons to her unique "Shattered Glass" art items to a full size carved Bald Eagle. You will be glad you clicked here to check out her site! Sherry now offers on-site chainsaw carving!
Shade Tree Sculptures - Laurel, MT
From flutes to totem poles to carousel horses, Barb has done them all... and done them well! Stop at her site to see some of the fabulous things she has done. You will also see the only Palm trees "growing" in Montana! Click here for to view some wonderful work.
Whittlins 'n Wood - South China, ME
Mosh (Marcia) carves Santa's, Nautical items and woodspirits in her Maine studio. She also does a number of her own special "one of a kind" carvings. The beauty of Maine comes through in her work and you can see it by clicking on this paragraph!
Smokey Mountain Woodcarvers - Townsend, TN
Click here to go to a chart showing the eye size and color for a large number of birds. SMW has a lot of other helpful things on their site as well... check it out!
The Woodcraft Shop - Bettendorf, IA
Carol & Larry "Big Dog" Yudis are known world wide for the fine service and large variety of carving supplies carried in stock. Click here to check out their site and ask for one of Big Dog's new catalogs ( 3 years in the making). There is sure to be something in there you will need!
Chip-Chat's is the bi-monthly publication put out by the "National Woodcarvers Association". It contains news of the latest carving shows, helpful articles and NO advertising. There is an annual list of vendors and each issue lists many of the upcoming seminars, shows and other special events related to woodcarving. It is well worth the $12.00/yr membership cost. Click here to go to their site.
Wildfowl Carving Magazine
This is required reading for any serious bird carver. It is full of patterns, painting guides, reference material and other information for the bird carver. Published four times a year. Click here to check out their site.
This magazine is published four times a year and will provide you with patterns, articles, how-to's and other carving related information. It also maintains a listing of carving clubs, shows and seminars to help you plan your carving trips. Click here to see their site,
Allan's Factory Outlet
This link has lots of information on wood carving and other forms of woodworking. It is fun to browse and see what is offered there.