The BUCKEYE WOODCARVERS ROUND UP – July 25, 26, 27 and 28, 2012 will be its second year of woodcarving instructions, friendship and fun at Poor Farmers Campground seven miles east of Piqua, Ohio. For more information check out their web site http://www.buckeyewoodcarversroundup.webs.com/ for all the details. Pictured above in Don Mertz instructing his Whittle-Carving style projects.
January Egg Noggin’ Carving Class with Don Mertz at: Woodcraft of Dayton, Cross Pointe Centre, 175 E. Alex-Bell Rd., Dayton, OH 45459 Saturday, January 21, 2011 - 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Skill Level: Beginner. Class Size: 10. Tools Required: Carving glove and a carving knife.
Description of class: Carving a face in a piece of wood is the one area where a lot of carvers have problems. In this class, Don will teach the A-B-C’s of face carving using a basswood egg so that carving a face will never be a problem for you. Don teaches a style of carving called Whittle Folk Art using just a carving knife, and, once you complete this project, you will understand the principles of this whittling style. Don has some tutorials on his web page that will help you prepare for this class. There are also some “Cool Links” for your further study. Visit Don at www.woodbeecarver.com Don is an accomplished carver and an excellent teacher so this class promises to be a wonderful learning experience and a fun way to spend a Saturday.
How to sign up: You can e-mail Woodcraft of Dayton at email@example.com or call them at (937) 438-1282.
Don will teach at Woodcraft of Dayton on Saturday, February 19, 2011 from 9 am to 5pm. Don teaches a completely different style of carving which he calls Whittle-Folk Carving. In this class you will learn his A-B-C’s of face carving using a 1 ½” x 3” block of basswood. The figure will be a larger version of the shelf squatter. Also, using a basswood hen egg, bottle stopper heads or bobble heads are other choice of projects for this one day class. Once you complete this project, you will understand the principles of whittling in folk art style. Don has some tutorials on his web page www.woodbeecarver.com that will help you prepare for this class. There are also some “Cool Links” for your further study. Don is an accomplished carver and an excellent teacher so this class promises to be a wonderful learning experience and a fun way to spend a Saturday. This is a beginner skill level class. Bring a carving glove and a small whittling knife. Cost is $70.00. You can sign up by e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org or call Woodcraft at (937) 438-1282