Frequently Asked Questions

Q. When are the club meetings?

A. Meetings are on the 4th Sunday of each month January through December. The meeting starts at 1:00 pm for set up and social time. The meeting program begins at 1:30 to 4:00 pm with no obligation to remain the entire time. Meetings are frequently learning sessions while other times they are open carving sessions. The learning session topics are shown on the Home Page and the Extended Calendar pages of this website.

 

Q. If I visit the meeting must I join the club?

A. There is no obligation to join the club. Visiting is encouraged.

 

Q. How do I get more information about the club?

A. See the Contact Us tab on this website. Enter your details and a brief message. You will receive an email response to allow dialog with the club for specific details. If you have trouble using the Contact Us form, send an email to wnccarvers@gmail.com instead.

 

Q. What if I visit and don't think I want to join?

A. There is no obligation to join. Visit the meeting. Talk to the carvers. Take your time making your own decision. We do not pressure anyone to join but instead enjoy talking about and sharing our skills.

 

Q. What do I need to bring with me to visit a meeting?

A. If you are new to carving, there is nothing required except your interest in the craft. If you are already an experienced carver, bring your tools and your in-progress project if you like.

 

Q. Are there classes for beginning carvers available from your club?

A. At this time we do not have a formal training program in place. The program is in the development phase and not yet ready for new carvers. However, there is an informal training program for new carvers. Club members are also happy to share techniques and advice on the craft.

 

Q. Is carving an expensive hobby?

A. The tools and wood required to begin carving are modestly priced and easily available. The on-going cost is in purchasing the wood. More advanced tools can be found as you advance in difficulty but are not needed to begin carving.