Great Plains Wood Carvers

Great Plains Wood Carvers is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting wood carving as an art form through monthly business and carving meetings, seminars, and an annual show and sale. You are cordially invited to join us for a meeting, to carve, or at our annual show. We welcome anyone who is interested in the art of wood carving.

Come Join Us!

You are cordially invited to join us for our monthly dinner meeting or the monthly carve-in. Information on both meetings is listed below.



Annual Show

Great Plains Wood Carvers hosts an annual Show and Sale in May of each year at the Cessna Activity Center. The show brings together wood carving artists from throughout the United States for a 2-day show and sale. The show includes a judged carving competition, commercial vendors, a carving contest, purchase awards, and a Sunday brunch.

ATTN!❗ If you are planning on going to the Kaw Valley Show in Topeka this weekend, please note that the show will NOT be held at the Ramada Inn West, it has moved to the Ramada Inn Downtown, located at 402 SE 6th Avenue. Hours will be the same Saturday 10 - 4 and Sunday 11 - 4. Hope to see you there. (Apparently, the Ramada Inn West closed suddenly necessitating the change of location.) ...

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Spoon Challenge

1. This challenge will run from now until the February 2018 meeting.

2. Create a decorative or functional spoon from wood of your choice.

3. Spoon should be from 7 to 11 inches long.

4. Bowl shape..your choice. Round, oval leaf shape etc. Pay particular attention to the quality of the bowl . Smoothness, thinness of wood etc.

5. Spoons created for kitchen use, should be treated with a food-safe finish.

6. This challenge will replace the normal February carving of the month.

7. YouTube has a variety of videos showing different methods of spoon carving should you need ideas. There are also a number of books available through Amazon or Woodcraft Shop.

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The November 2017 Newsletter is now available! 👀 ...

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