2020 Quarantine

During this time of isolation our club has decided to not hold meetings. Without our meetings we dont get the chance to share our projects and ideas with others in the club. I know during our meetings I get a lot of tips, tricks and techniques. To fill in the gap a little Ive asked members to email the projects they have been working on or are currently working on. I am posting them here and maybe even find some tips, tricks and things to inspire to post as well. I will continue to update as I get more pics and links. Hope this finds you all doing well and enjoy.

Joan and Dave are both keeping busy with carving and alcohol ink. What do you think?

Jeff has been working on some diamond willow. He took a rest from a piece of bark to make the whale. Cant wait to see the bark Jeff.

Jill is rounding her days out with different projects.  I hear she is using power tools again too.

Jeffrey Porter3

Nice looking table Jeff. 

Joan and Dave have been so busy I had to create a whole section for her. Way to keep busy guys!!

Rob Eagle


Rob sent this along.

The Mourning Dove set was extremely challenging and if you think all doves are just a dirty grey…think again! Several hundred hours since January went into this project.

The Bald Eagle head is a basswood bust done with knives and gauges.

Hope all is well with all of you!

Rob Arnberger"


Rob Dove

Dave sent this in. Nice looking Maple Burl wood. He also caught someone trying to escape the lockdown.

Tom Hewitt5

Tom sent this in as his FIRST relief carving. 

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Susan Kleismit send in this picture of her woman praying in the kitchen. 

Dave and Joan have been busy with this beautiful Juniper.

Tom sent this along.

"Here's Wimpy and a cowboy bust I just finished painting."

Not sure if this is Dave or Joan but here are two more projects finished. 

Dave and Joan
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Keep those pictures coming.


Jack has been busy also. He has finished a soap stone carving, completed a caricature, and is starting to turn a burl bowl. Cant wait to see that bowl finished.. 

Looks like Jack finished that bowl. Looking good Jack. 

Tom Hewitt


Tom has been working on watercolor painting. 

Brad Caryl


Brad is in the process of making segmented bowls.

Brad Caryl 2

Brad is also trying his hand at painting again. If it looks like a duck he is getting better.

Jeffrey Porter


Jeff sent this along.

"I fabricated an air filter/dust collector from some scrap pieces of plywood and some plexiglass stuck back in my tool crib. I bought a 20” box fan and furnace filters at the hardware store. I have less than $20.00 invested."


"I intend to use the unit when I use my Dremel tool, am sanding or spray painting inside in my shop."

Jeffrey Porter 2
Joan Eerkes


Joan is turning santa's into presidents for a friend.

Gary Mims


Gary sent this in

"Whenever anyone asks me what I am working on, I reply “I don’t work, I have fun.” I have been having  fun with my mutts, a little different kind of carving for me.

Gary Mims"

Betty Ferrari


The Ferrari's are getting outdoors and doing some yard improvements. There really is a tree in that picture.....

Bob Sorensen


Bob sent this in.

Carved a statue for my grandson, he owns and operates an ice cream shop in Anoka MN.

The name of his shop is “two scoops” it stands 18” tall. Will give it to on his upcoming wedding day.

Bob Sorensen


Opps, maybe should not post this one till after the wedding?

Mark Erickson


Looks like Mark is making some good wood chips. Theres a few birds in there as well. Hope to see them painted next week.

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Mark finished his Vermillion Flycatchers and a Northern Cardinal. He says Stay Tuned. Im guessing more to come.

Rob has been working on some stubborn Tupelo to make two Mourning Doves.