Smoky Mountain Woodcarvers 


7321 LAMAR ALEXANDER PKWY     TOWNSEND, TN  37882               800-541-5994    865-448-6350    

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(The beginner pages are being updated constantly.  Please check back from
 time to time)

So, you have decided that you want to become a woodcarver and you are asking,
"What do I do now?"  Well, you will need carving tools, wood, imagination,
and time to devote to carving.  

For starters, we suggest that you take a carving class or find an 
experienced carver with which to carve. In the meanwhile, we have put
together some hints, suggestions, definitions, and instructions to help
you get started.  Read on!

Join the National Woodcarvers Assosciation and receive their ChipChats
Magazine.  You can write to them at National Woodcarvers Association, 
PO Box 43218, Cincinnati, OH 45243.  The dues are $14.00 per year and you
get the ChipChats magazine 6 times per year. Their email address is

A wood whittler is a person that only uses a knife and a woodcarver is a 
person that uses many different types of carving tools.  You may want to
either or both. 

Select from the following list for your tour:  (HAVE FUN!)

Beginner Kit

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