NEW! The March 2018 newsletter can be downloaded from the link below and on the Newsletters & Forms Page. The latest "A Note From A Wood Tinker" can be downloaded below. It is also on the Articles and Tool Tips page.
Betsy Popp will be teaching classes in February and March 2018. She provided information about these classes at the January 2018 meeting. The Opportunities page and the January 2018 Whittle Bits & Pieces newsletter have more information about Betsy's classes. The January 2018 newsletter can be found on the Newsletters & Forms page.
WINTER CARVING AND WOODBURNING CLASSES! Bill Wright, Gene Bengel, and Dick Christiansen are teaching classes during January, February, and March 2018. For more information, see the Opportunities page or download the January 2108 newsletter on the Newsletters & Forms page.
SAVE THIS CARVNG DATE ! Kruegers True Value Hardware, Neenah, WI is again offering carvers an opportunity to share their skills and expertise. This daylong event will be from 9 am to 3 pm on Saturday, March 24, 2018. Photos from previous Kruegers carving days are included in the slideshow on this page.
Some local carvers meet weekly year round for informal carving sessions on Wednesday afternoons from 1:00-3:30 pm at Kruegers. More information is available via email.
The 2018 annual Mid-Wisconsin Chippers "Artistry in Wood" woodcarving show will be at the Crystal Falls Banquet Hall in New London, WI on April 29, 2018. The Rules and Guidelines Form and the Table Registration and Judging Entry Form can be downloaded below.
The Mid-Wisconsin Chippers carving club currently meets at:
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church
1140 Tullar Rd., Neenah, WI 54956
Meetings start at 1:30 p.m. A Board Meeting is held at 12:30 p.m. Regular meetings for 2017-18 are scheduled on August 27, 2017, October 8, 2017, November 5, 2016, January 7, 2018, February 4, 2018, March 4, 2018, April 8, 2018, and May 6, 2018. A potluck dinner will be held on December 10, 2017. The Mid-Wisconsin Chippers do not meet during the summer months.
The 2018 annual "Artistry in Wood" woodcarving show will be at the Crystal Falls Banquet Hall in New London, WI on April 29, 2018.
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Greg Miller showed his prize-winning bark carving and demonstrated habitat construction techniques at the January 2018 meeting. His Woodland Scenics resource sheet can be downloaded below.
UPCOMING EVENTS AND CARVING OPPORTUNITIES
There are many opportunities to meet and carve with other carvers. Please see the Opportunities page and scroll down that page for information about carving opportunities and upcoming carving shows and events. Please send information about carving opportunities, shows, and events to firstname.lastname@example.org
Two Mid-Wisconsin members took a Josh Guge Fish Carving class in Elgin, IL on November 10, 11, and 12, 2017. Photos from the class are on the Photos page.
FOR SALE ! Betsy Popp, who has taught carving classes for the Mid-Wisconsin Chippers, has a Shopsmith for sale. All items will be sold together. If you are interested, please make a fair offer and email her at email@example.com
The 2017-18 Mid-Wisconsin Chippers Membership form can be downloaded below. After downloading the 2017-18 Membership Form (pdf), please print and fill it out to renew or become a member of the club. It is also available on the Newsletters & Forms page.
Mid-Wisconsin Chippers members participated in several events this fall. Photos from these events are on the Photos page.
The Photos page now has photos from the class taught by Josh Guge in Neenah, WI on September 27, 28, 29, 30, and October 1, 2017.
Photos from the Wisconsin River Woodcarvers 17th Annual Woodcarving Show, Competition and Sale can be found on the Photos page. Photos from the 2017 Leigh Yawkey Woodson Birds in Art exhibition are also on the Photos page.
Photos from the 2017 Brigade Outdoors are on the Photos page.
Photos of some Mid-Wisconsin Chippers who carved an European Bee Eater at Krausman's Wildlife Reference Photos & Woodcarving Studio in Gwinn, MI are on the Photos page.
Photos from the Affiliated Wood Carvers, Ltd; International Woodcarvers Congress Show held on June 13-16, 2017 in Maquoketa, IA can be found on the Photos page. Several Mid-Wisconsin Chippers members participated in this show.
Photos from the May 7, 2017 Mid-Wisconsin Chippers meeting, the 2017 Oshkosh, WI Bird Fest, and the 2017 Mid-Wisconsin Chippers "Artistry in Wood" are now on the Photos page.