Green Mountain Woodcarvers

 


       
       


In addition to the website and monthly newsletters, you can now find out more about the Club

by logging into Facebook and joining the Green Mountain Woodcarvers group.

 


COVID 19 CANCELLATIONS:
2020 Annual Exhibit & Show / August Bellamy Eagle Carving Seminar

After a lot of discussion, we have decided it is in the best interests and safety of our members to cancel our 3 Day August Bellamy Eagle Carving Seminar, and our Annual Show and Exhibit in Waterbury. We had hoped in March as things began to shut down and we went into "Stay Home. Stay Safe" mode that by August things would settled, we could restart our Monthly CarveIns, our Class and Show could run as planned. When we considered the social distancing issues for a group carving class, masks, guidelines for public gatherings and would the general public be ready to visit our show? With all the unanswered questions we have decided it is best to simply cancel our Carving Seminar and Public Show. As planning was already in progress, and people were interested to again offer the Bellamy Eagle Class for our carving seminar in 2021.

July CarveIn Report

Host: Birds of VT Museum

Huntington, VT


With some of the COVID relaxed a bit, we have been able to once again schedule our Monthly CarveIns. In June, we did a "trial run" at Bob Lindemann's which worked well. The Birds of Vermont Museum has a very nice large timber framed "treehouse" overhanging the woods behind the Museum, an ideal place for an outdoor July CarveIn, especially as Tropical Storm "Fay" decided to make a run up into new England the day of the CarveIn. As it turned out, heavy rain on the way to the Museum, but by 10:00 things had cleared a bit, and a slight breeze welcomed the 8 Carvers attending. We again followed the same COVID guidelines we set up at our June CarveIn ,including properly protected donuts in addition to distancing, when to wear masks, etc. Being just after the 4th of July, our project was to use a 2 x 2x 6 block to create a "4th of July Carving". Dave and Bob had some blocks if needed, and several had already started on a project. Oliver had an Uncle Sam finished and painted as well as last CarveIn's Puffin sporting a spiral red, white and blue hat with stars. Matt brought an oversize block, and won the award for the most chips on the floor. Bill, one of our new members, worked on a spoon blank we gave provided as a project for the day. With the forecast not being very good for the day, the treehouse provided an ideal place to spend a day carving outdoors, after all the mo nths of not being able to get together. The day passed quickly and soon we realized it was 2:00 and time to sweep up the chips. Of course just as we finished, the showers returned.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

August 15, 2020 CarveIn

Host: Dave Tuttle

Location: Walpole, NH


Our April CarveIn is usually hosted by Dave Tuttle had to be cancelled. With our decision to cancel our August Bellamy Eagle Carving Seminar and our 2020 Show in Waterbury, since the 3rd weekend is already scheduled for GMWC events, why not use Saturday August 15th for a cancelled CarveIn? What to carve that day?, since the class Bellamy Eagle was cancelled, we have come up with an alternative, sort of a "Club Challenge Project" a 2 x 2x 6 block, carve something with a patriotic theme. Once again please plan of following all the COVID Guidelines we have outlined for our recent CarveIns this year.

A former Vermonter, Dave now resides across the river in Walpole NH. The directions are fairly simple, Take exit 5 off I-91, follow the access road to Rte 5. Go south to Rte 123 across the river to NH. Follow Rte 12 north and by a Ballfield is Upper Walpole Rd. (also labeled as 123S) If you get to the Shaw's Store, you missed the turn. Dave's house is on the right about 1 mile after the turn. If you get to a stop sign, turn around, you missed the house.




The Green Mountain Wood Carvers was organized about 60 years ago by Collise Brown from Waterville Vermont to bring together people interested in the art of wood carving. At present, we have about 75 members from Vermont as well as other states across New England.

Members of the club meet the second Saturday of each month for a "Carve-In". The Carve-Ins' are held at members houses and shops across the state, and provide an opportunity for members to gather, work on a projects and share ideas. In addition to our monthly Carve-Ins, each August, the Club plans a week long series of events including a carving class, and our Annual August Show and Sale held in Waterbury Vermont.

You don't need to be an accomplished carver to join the GMWC, our members range from first time carvers to professional carvers. Members work in all aspects of wood carving including relief, chip, caricatures, birds and wild fowl. Are members are always willing to help new carvers get started.

Follow the website links to find information about our various activities, contact information, our membership form and a copy of our newsletter, News & Notes.

Green Mountain Wood Carvers

PO Box 1283

Stowe, Vermont 05672