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Posted on: March 16, 2018

Woodcarvers Showcase Their Creations at Northtown Mall

Members of the Minnesota Wood Carvers Association displayed their chipped and chiseled creations on March 10th and 11th at the Northtown Mall in Blaine.

The Woodcarving Artistry Show is in its 52nd year. The annual event is an opportunity to see want can be done with a simple block of wood, and learn what it takes to become a woodcarver.

“The wood art has kind of fallen away and we’re hoping to bring it back so we try and get new members, new people to come in and start carving,” said Show Chairman Roger McCullough.

McCullough says beginning students learn how to sharpen their tools and make cuts with the wood grain so pieces don’t splinter off.

“They say ‘I can’t do that’ well ya, you can and we’ll help you with it,” McCullough said.

The association hosts beginner classes across the state. In Blaine, a “Beginners Woodcarving Class” starts on March 20th. To find a class near you, McCullough recommends visiting the association’s website at www.minnesotawoodcarvers.com

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