Tag: woodcarving

PebbleCreek Woodcarvers Club: Beginner Woodcarver Class

Larry Matney The PebbleCreek Woodcarvers Club started the new 2021-22 carving season with a Beginner Woodcarver Class on Nov. 4. The Beginner Woodcarver Class is a single, half-day class that introduces new carvers to the club’s equipment, operating procedures, and library. Students then start making a decorative spoon using a rotary carving tool. The plan…

Woodcarver of the Month: Ron Netzer

Elaine with several of her carvings on the middle shelf of the carving club's display window in the Creative Arts Center.

Larry Matney Ron Netzer is the PebbleCreek Woodcarvers Club woodcarver of the month for February. Ron tends to give his carvings to family and friends. Ron moved to PebbleCreek in February 2006 from the Chicago area. A carving club member, Al Collesano, invited Ron to join the club many times, but he was intimidated by the…

Woodcarvers Club Noah’s Ark Raffle

Kathy Stauffer, PC Woodcarver VP PebbleCreek Woodcarvers Club’s Noah’s Ark raffle is finally here! This beautiful ark, with removable parts and at least 40 pieces (not suitable for young children due to possible choking hazard with some smaller pieces), is approximately two feet long. It would make a great gift or centerpiece for your home or church.…

PebbleCreek Woodcarvers Raffles

Here is a sneak peek of Noah’s Ark.

Kathy Stauffer Approximately every other year, the PebbleCreek Woodcarvers have a raffle with a beautiful handmade carving. This raffle helps us maintain and purchase new equipment for the club. The last raffle was an Arizonan themed chess set. This year, we had nine individual hand carved pieces donated by our local woodcarvers. The raffle started…

Woodcarving for Christmas

Cynthia Schwartz When Tom Wick bought his house in 2002, woodcarving was not on his mind. Only being able to visit on vacations, there was never any time for a hobby. However, in 2013, he thought that he would give woodcarving a try. Tom commented, “It just sounded like something fun to do. I went…

PC Woodcarvers Club Members Create Works of Art

Cynthia Schwartz When the PebbleCreek (PC) Creative Arts Center (CAC) closed in March, members of the PC Woodcarvers Club found alternative venues to drill, cut, sand, paint, and create works of art. Some members carved in garages, others at the kitchen table, and a few set up shop on their patios. Rich Schmidt, president of the…

Dale Sevig is the March Woodcarver of the Month

Dale with several of his carvings on the middle shelf of the display window in the Creative Arts Center.

Dale Sevig is the PebbleCreek Woodcarvers Club Woodcarver of the Month for March. Dale moved to PebbleCreek in 2014 and joined the Woodcarvers Club shortly after. When Dale and his wife were investigating PebbleCreek they visited the Woodcarving Club and it was a big reason they decided to move to PebbleCreek. Dale says the club…

Woodcarver of the Month: Cynthia Schwartz

Larry Matney Cynthia Schwartz is the PebbleCreek Woodcarvers Club woodcarver of the month for January 2020. This photo shows Cynthia with several of her carvings on the middle shelf of the display window in the Creative Arts Center. Cynthia and her husband, Michael, moved to PebbleCreek in August 2017. They quickly became involved with pickleball,…

Woodcarver of the Month: Richard Schlotzhauer

Larry Matney Richard Schlotzhauer is the PebbleCreek Woodcarvers Club woodcarver of the month for December, 2019. Richard and his wife moved to PebbleCreek in 2004 and joined the carving club in 2017. He had previous woodworking experience, but had never tried carving until a friend introduced him to carving and to the club. His first…

PebbleCreek Woodcarvers Club upcoming classes

A flute created by Kathy Stauffer.

PebbleCreek Woodcarvers Club starts the new carving season in October and has several new classes planned for this season. The club had several small classes this summer. One new class was learning how to build a Native American-style flute. The flutes can be seen in the club’s display window in the Creative Arts Center. Here…