James River Woodcarvers
James River Woodcarvers
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Resources

JRWC has many different resources in our closet located at Woodcraft.  Contact one of the club officers to check out items in the closet.

Local Resources

Study Boards Study boards provide a step-by-step 3D project. Duck study board is great for beginners.  Carving Little People study board. Relief study boards o Lamp o Dogwood Bloom JRWC Lending Library Media Our lending library has lots of books and DVDs to check out.  Be sure to sign out  each item. Media File Woodcraft of Richmond Don’t forget our local Woodcraft store in Richmond.  They carry quality woodcarving tools and supplies. Whittle Designs Michael Denton has a wealth of knowledge that he shares with the JRWC club members. Check out his site and his blog. Art From The Bark Kathy Overcash is a JRWC woodcarver and instructor.  Her and Dennis Overcash have opened a woodcarving studio, store and art gallery. Take a class, buy some tools or woodcarving artwork.  Come visit their store: 25491 Constitution Hwy Rhoadesville, VA 22542 Cartoons 2 Carvings Richard seeks to grow as a carver, in the process learn to convert his cartoons into carvings. His blog chronicles his journey, read along and join in the conversation.  Check out his award winning Santa.  He carves some very unique Santas!

External Resources

Northern Wildwoods Another source for quality basswood and diamond willow.  Northern Wildwoods is located in Northern Minnesota.  They offer kiln dried basswood carving and craft wood in all sizes for all your carving needs. WoodBeeCarver The Art Of Wood Carving by Don Mertz. Don has a wealth of knowledge on his woodcarving site.  This is one of my favorite sites.  Don says “Would be carvers would be carvers if they would carve would.”    

External Resources

Wood Carver Online Wood Carver Online is a source for woodcarving information, carving projects, vendors - products and services, and carving resources. The Carving Center section contains information that is focused upon the actual activity of carving. This section includes ways to build skills, make specific carving items, carving patterns, and ways to learn more about carving. Smokey Mountain Woodcarvers Smokey Mountain Woodcarvers sell woodcarving supplies and tools.  In addition, they teach woodcarving classes.  Check out their site! Mountain Woodcarvers Go to Mountain Woodcarvers where every woodcarver from beginner to professional can find quality, affordable woodcarving tools and supplies to make their carving more fun and enjoyable!  Compare prices. Chipping Away Chipping Away offers quality woodcarving tools and supplies. National Woodcarvers Association (NWCA) Join the National Woodcarvers Association. The NWCA is probably best known for its publication, Chip Chats. Six times a year, NWCA members receive Chip Chats, a magazine full of “how-to” information, show results, features on woodcarvers, and more. Sawdust Connection (Pyrography) Fine art pyrography, gourd art, woodcarving, wood working - pyrography, gourd art and craft supplies and tools. The Carvers’ Companion  The Carvers' Companion is the home of: Woodcarver Online Magazine (WOM) WoodCarver List World Wide Woodcarver Exchange Woodcarver Resource Files  Virtual Carving Studio Klingspor’s Woodworking Shop Klingspor’s Woodworking Shop carries a wide array of woodcarving and woodworking supplies and tools.

External Resources

Woodcarving Illustrated Woodcarving Illustrated is a wood carving site dedicated to the wood carving.  They provide carving forums, free patterns, carving instruction, 3D carvings and lots more.  You must check out their website. Woodworking Resources: Woodcrafts For Children Bedroom Furniture Spot has a nice webpage that lists more resources to include wood carving and wood working projects for children. The projects are organized by age appropriateness too.  There are project from beginner to pro from children to adults. Wilkerson Woodcarving - Woodcarving Tips Greg offers woodcarving tips on carving, sharpening, creating tools to help with the carving.  Some of his carving tips include eyes, arms, hands, wood spirits, painting with oils and more. He also has a set of links on his site that you may find of interest. Gargac's Originals - Woodcarvings  Mark Gargac is an outstanding woodcarver.  He offers woodcarving classes, DVDs, CDs and video tutorials of carving wood spirits, Santas, elves and more.  He also sales rough outs of his carvings.  I love his elves! Heinecke Wood Products Heinecke Wood Products sales some of the highest quality carving woods available.  They carry a large supply of block basswood and plaques for relief and chip carving, as well as thin wood for ornaments and other specialties.  Remember, at Heinecke Wood Products you can order any size block you want with no minimum size order.  They specialize in custom rough outs, of which we do not sell, but produce only for the individual artisan. CarvingVideos.com CarvingVideos.com is a video production company that specialize in woodcarvers.  They offer many wood carving videos (DVDs) from top woodcarvers around the country.  A few categories of carving DVDs you can get from this site are caricature carving, power carving, relief carving, Santa’s, Painting and Finishing, chip carving, fish and bird carvings.  Contact them to record your carving projects too.
Location Woodcraft of Richmond 9862 West Broad Street (Rt. 250) Richmond (Glen Allen), VA Phone: 804-355-3945