One of the benefits of being part of the Red River Valley Woodcarvers is our monthly meetings. We have plenty of time to visit and share our finished carvings and our works in progress. There is always plenty of laughter and coffee and treats. Thank you to Barry for the treats and to Joe Robideau for leading the meeting.

A few snapshots from the meeting

Not sure what these 2 were up to, but at least they behaved for the picture.


Show and Tell

Dick Skauge with 2 of his Santa ornaments. He added them to the ornament box (they are looking a little lonely, so please carve some ornaments to add to the collection. We will be deciding where to donate the ornaments next year.










Maynard Hemmah’s ice fisherman in 3 pieces. The fisherman is sitting on a bucket. img_3285.jpg

Wayne Henkel had a collection of ornaments he made.img_3288.jpg

Larry Longtine dusted off a work in progress to show us his Bisonimg_3289.jpg

Barry Krutzr showed off his completed commission, a fisherman Santa.

Alan Pearson had 2 projects, a caragana wood comfort bird, and a bowl he rosemaled. The rosemaling is delicately done in back allowing the beauty of the wood to show.

Joe Robideau brought his bust from Marty’s class and his wood burned mill picture from a class with Brenda Lodemeyer. He’s got.a big smile, because he just won the caragana branch Alan donated as our door prize.

Joe Simons has a joint project with Alan Pearson. Joel made the snowflake on a scrollsaw, and Alan contributed the chip carving.

Bill Carlson brought an amazing owl and panda bear.

Duane Bischoff brought in a couple of works in progress. Watch out for the wolf, it looks like he might bite.

Ruth made the Bob Ross Christmas tree ornaments from Woodcarving Illustrated.

Bob Lawrence brought in a self portrait study he did a few years ago and the fun whimsy houses he has been teaching.He refused to smile, maybe to look more like the portrait?

Patty Molm brought in her Santa carved in Maynard’s Santa class and painted in Rhonda’s painting class