Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Insider Tips on Entering Carving Competitions

by Let's Talk Carving with Susan Alexander
Carol Leavy, the woman in charge of setting up the exhibits for the International Woodcarving Congress, had a number of suggestions that we all would benefit from should we decide to submit a carving to any competition. Since I saw this as an opportunity for us to see the exhibit process from the “inside” I asked Carol to give us TIPS for future competitors. Here’s what she said.Click Here

Friday, November 8, 2013

Old Bethpage Woodworkers Show

Join The Club at the 
Long Island Woodworkers Show
Saturday and Sunday -  November 9 & 10
Old Bethpage Village Restoration Fairgrounds
1303 Round Swamp Road (Exit 48 from the LIE)
Volunteers are needed for our booth - Call Ed Sesack 

More information: CLICK HERE

Monday, November 4, 2013

The Sounds of Carving


Gerry Holzman's Woodcarving Blog...

 A couple of readers have asked me why I call my blog, "THE SOUNDS OF CARVING." I must be honest and admit that these are not my own words; they were a gift from a blind teenager.
During the decade of the 1990’s, the period when we were most actively engaged in the process of building the Empire State Carousel, we opened a work-in-progress exhibit at our small museum/workshop on Long Island and conducted regular tours for our guests.

Sunday, November 3, 2013


     This is the story of a woodcarver who lived in a house in a forest with a rabbit and a housemaid.
Among the duties of the housemaid was to dress the rabbit each morning as he was unable to dress himself.
One day, after they had had their breakfast and the rabbit was dressed, the rabbit and the woodcarver went out into the forest to find wood that would be suitable for carving. They soon found what they agreed was a wonderful piece of wood just perfect for a wood sculpture

Unfortunately, they couldn't agree on what to carve. 

The woodcarver wanted to carve a mother sheep feeding her lambs. The rabbit wanted to see the piece become a wooden Dutch shoe. Finally, they agreed to let the housemaid decide, so they went back to the cottage and explained their problem. 

The housemaid decided to flip a coin: Heads would mean that the woodcarver would carve the sheep, tails would mean that the shoe would win. You can imagine the suspense when she flicked up the coin, caught it and peeked. . .. 

Wood ewe or wooden shoe? Only the haredresser knew for sure.


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