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2014 Metro Wood Carving Show Photos

Once a year Metro Chapter of the Minnesota Woodcarvers has a show. The purpose of the show is two fold:
1. To show off our carvings. Our members are not into woodcarving to sell but to have a hobby. In order to sell you have to make something fast (it is not uncommon to take a year working part time on a carving). To sell you have to work at it. You have to carve something the customer wants to buy, maybe not what you want to carve. We do sell sometimes. It is a bonus to carve something which someone wants. We also carve for the challenge. You put 60 hours into a carving you either keep or give it to someone who knows the value, or enjoys it.
2. Introduce the public to wood carving in hope we can help others to begin carving. The reason for our club is to help each other and help people who want to learn.
The 2014 show marked the 48th year of having a show and the 49th year of the club. As you look at the carvings keep in mind that these are our better ones. The so-so ones are at home. We store away or display them around the home. When we have a bad day carving or it seems like we aren't improving, we take out our earlier work. Some of our earlier carvings are pretty bad. Many of our carvers have over 20 years of practice to get where they are today. At least one has 49 years and he help start the club.
Metro Show 2014

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Metro Chapter Meetings: 2th Sunday of the Month at 2:00 pm.
Mary Ann Young Senior Center
9150 Central Avenue
Blaine, MN
(north-west side of highway) MN65 and US10
   March 2018 - no meeting due to show    March 27 2018 - Beginner's Class (note1)
   April 8, 2018 Auction (note 2)
   May 2018 No Meeting mother's day
   June 10, 2018 Picnic at Mary Ann Young Senior Center Bring dish to share Metro Chapter Annual Picnic will be held June 10, 2018 at Mary Ann Young Senior Center, starting at 12 pm. Brats, plates, and silverware will be provided. Bring a dish to pass around.
   Summer Break
   September 9, 2018
    October 2018 no meeting due to carving weekend
   November 11, 2018
   December 9, 2018
Meeting times are subject to change due to holidays, Senior Center scheduling and such, We will try to keep the web page up to date.
note 1: See classes and event page for more information as we get closer to March.
note 2: After the meeting we will have an auction, if you have anything relaed to wood, tools, carvings, and such and wish to donate it, please bring it in. The money raised will be use for the club operating cost.

Metro has four open carving session each week.
You do not need to be a member to attend the carvings sessions. Open to all ages.

     Tuesday evening - Mary Ann Young Senior Center, Blaine, MN 7-9 PM .
     Wednesday morning - Ham Lake Senior Center, Ham Lake, MN 10 am - 12 noon
     Wednesday afternoon - Mary Ann Senior Center, Blaine, MN 1-3 pm
     Thursday afternoon - Coon Rapids Civic Center at City Hall, 1-3 pm
We welcome all levels of carvers. We do have a beginner's package for sale for you to get started in woodcarving.
President: Tom Sheldon 763-427-1466
Vice President: Ron Kincaid 763-427-6131
Secretary: Mary Juneau 612-720-3898
Treasurer: Cecil Harbaugh 763-421-9207
Web Site in the process of being updated, Please check back often to see the changes
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