James River Woodcarvers
James River Woodcarvers
Keep On Carving
Thursday Club Business Meetings and Projects The meetings are held on the first Thursday of each month starting at 6:00pm, followed by a carving project. Note: Safety gloves and thumb guards are required to participate in club workshops. If you are a beginner, please contact the instructor or one of the board members to determine the level of the carving project. Special Events Field Day of the Past State Fair Club Picnics Fall Retreats Location Woodcraft of Richmond 9862 West Broad Street Richmond (Glen Allen), VA Phone: 804-355-3945

Upcoming  Workshops and Events

NOTE:  Club business meetings are on the first Thursday of each month, starting at 6:00pm, with a mini carving project to follow.  Workshops will be scheduled through Woodcraft as they become available. We need volunteers to lead carving projects each month.  Please let us know if you have a project you would like to share with the group. Sure could use your help in leading a woodcarving project! We can provide assistance if you need it. Please contact one of the board members and email our club at info@jrcarvers.com with your project ideas.

Date: May 4, 2017

Meeting and Woodcarving Project Time: 6:00 pm Carving Project: Gator gonna get ya… Instructor: Wayne Thornton How cute are these gators. Don’t miss this carving opportunity.

Date: May 6, 2017

Club picnic & Officer election The picnic will be held at Tom & Daphne Lasser's home: 14008 Blunts Bridge Road, Ashland, VA 23005 Meet and Greet: 11:30 AM Picnic Lunch: 12:00 PM Tom will prepare grilled chicken, hamburgers, and hot dogs.  In addition to the meats, the club will be providing beverages and paper products.  Please bring a side dish or dessert to go along with the main meal.  Officer Elections Our annual JRWC officer elections will be held after the meal.  Would you be interested in being a JRWC board member?  We are looking for dedicated members to become a part of our board to keep our club running smoothly.  We have an opening just for you!  Let one of the board members know if you are interested.  White Elephant Auction The purpose of the white elephant auction is to raise money for the club that helps offset expenses like picnics, holiday parties, and carving projects.  There are two ways that you can help make the auction a success!  1. Donate an item to be auctioned off.  The item does not have to be carving related.  2. Bid on the items that are being auctioned. 

Date: June 1, 2017

Meeting and Woodcarving Project Time: 6:00 pm Carving Project: Carving Wood Spirits Instructor: Kathy Overcash Description: According to legend, wood spirits bring happiness, good luck, and peace within the home. The students will carve their own special wood spirit from a piece of cottonwood bark. “Some” of the bark pieces will have the basic foundation of the face blocked out (time permitting). This will help beginners get to the detail work. We will be using various carving tools such as U-gouges, v-tools, and detail knives. Safety gear such as carving gloves and thumb guards are required. Cost: Bark costs vary based on weight – Pieces selected will be between $5-$10 (you pick the size) Class Size Limited to 15. Sign up early.