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Nick Stella's chip carved vase

Jack Simpson's giraffe

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Levels of Woodcarving skill development


Show Jan 16-17, 2016

Seminole Rec Center More information will be forthcoming. John Rousch asks that people consider renting a table (very reasonably priced) to display their carvings and have them for sale. Also, soon the club will republish the competition categories so that carvers can plan to enter their works. Please look for announcements of ways to help make the 2016 Show a huge success. Last year experienced a greater interest from the community and had more visitors than in past years. The club's purpose is to promote the art of woodcarving, and our show brings focus on the value and enjoyment of this folk art.

Suncoast Woodcarvers Show Competition Registration Form

Vendor/Exhibitor Registration

The FloridaWoodcarver's Roundup

Feb 2-5, 2016 Long Center, Clearwater

According to Roundup director Jim O'Dea, the annual Roundup offer a variety of carving instructors and types of carving at a very reasonable price. He says, "Keep in mind when selecting a class that the objective should be to take classes from several different instructors during the Roundup with the idea that you will learn many new techniques and skills vice coming home with all finished projects. Many of the projects offered as a one day class could take more than one day to complete but, in that day, you can learn the techniques needed to finish the project at your own pace. This is a great opportunity to see the instructors projects and sample their teaching techniques." The typical day begins at 8:30 and ends at 4pm. Pre-registration begins around December 1. For more information, go to:


The Suncoast Wood Carvers Club is composed of both amateur and professional woodcarvers dedicated to the wood carving topics, some of which include: Fish, Realistic animals,Birds, Chip carving, Whittling, Caricatures,and Relief. The purpose of the group is to promote interest in carving; improve the carving ability of members.Through the academic school Tues morning carving sessions schedule: 8:30-Noon, $3. First time visitors are free. The fee covers Seminole Rec center cost and light refreshments. All the carving advice is free. A brief club meeting 10:00am the 2nd Tuesday of each month Sept thru May meetings are held at the Seminole Recreation Center.We hold a weekly Tuesday Morning workshop unless the Recreation Center is closed due to Holidays or Special Events.

Seminole Recreation Center 9100 - 113th Street N Seminole, FL


The "TAMPA Club" our carving times have changed

here's up date for tampa club as of 11/22/12; changes..... we meet every friday from 1pm - 3pm. beginner classes are registered through the carrollwood culture, 4537 Lowell Rd. center and are also held every friday 1-3pm. Tampa, 33618, 813-269-1310 Except Holiday's carving classes, scheduled through the culture center continue to be wed's 10am - noon

Here are a few new links that have helped with our group and with shows.

Proxxon Tool Company

Foredom Electric Co.

Flexcut Tool Company

Colwood woodburning tools

Chipping Away

Jim O'Dea Woodcarving Tools

North Arkansas Woodcarving