These are some of my favorite web sites and resources for
woodcarving and my other personal interests. You'll find lots of interesting,
helpful information on these Links. While I have experienced no
problems with any of these sites I would encourage you to keep your virus
protection software up to date, Explore and have fun.
Cavers of America
The CCA is a group of twenty-five outstanding caricature
woodcarvers who work to promote caricature woodcarving as an art form.
They do this by hosting national competitions, exhibitions and classes,
as well as publishing books, and videos. The site also includes bios and
photos of member carvings as well as information on CCA national competitions
This national organization is of interest to carvers of
all levels. It publishes Chip Chats six times a year. It's
full of "how to" information. show results, features on woodcarvers
The TWG promotes woodcarving activities in Texas. They
host two week long woodcarving events. The Spring Roundup (April)
and Fall Extravaganza (Oct.) in New Braunfels, TX as well as the Texas
State Championship Woodcarving Show and Sale.
Illustrated Message Board
This forum has many different topics of interest for all
woodcarvers. It is sponsored by Woodcarving Illustrated Magazine.
It is a great resource for keeping up with woodcarving activities
and other woodcarvers.
Carving Magazine is published quarterly. It has lots of "how
to" articles and patterns for carvers of all interests and levels.
site publishes an "e-zine" magazine six times a year. The
Woodcarver Online Magazine includes how-to articles, carving events, patterns,
and book and video reviews. Free
and Pat Moore offer more than 600 duplicated roughout designs in quality
northern basswood. They offer carving wood in a variety of sizes.
They also offer duplicating services to instructors or anyone needing
multiple blanks. They carry more than 100 original SHP/CCC roughouts.
The Heineckes have been in the wood business for more than
thirty years. They have top quality carving wood in nearly any dimension
you may need. They also offer a variety of custom services and duplicating
is a video web site that can teach you the skills and techniques of some
of the top woodcarving instructors. Learn online - on your time
Halbrook caters to small businesses with Web Sites, Web Hosting, and Business
Continuity Planning. Dee has been invaluable in advising and designing
this web site.
Museum of Woodcarving
This is a great, family oriented woodcarving museum located
in the beautiful Black Hills of South Dakota, very close to Mt. Rushmore
and the Crazy Horse Monument ( pretty good carvings even if they are not
wood ). The NMW features a great permanent display of woodcarvings
as well as carvings available for purchase from top woodcarvers. They
also offer classes for all levels of woodcarvers.
The purpose of the ACT is to promote and preserve our Western
Heritage, and to join together the artisans, craftsman, poets, song writers,
cowboys, and cowgirls that are working to preserve and carry on these
great traditions. To make available to the world through the power
of the internet , on one web site, access to the different crafts and
trades that made the settlement of the old west possible.
site promotes the authentic American cowboy spirit and lifestyle. It
also features a section on Cowboy and Western Art.