Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Ivan Brown

Ivan Brown, a long-time member of TCWCA passed away this morning.  He brought many happy moments in our life and left us with a treasure trove of memories. We will not forget him.  May his soul rest in peace and our thoughts and prayers be with Charlene.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Membership Renewal

TCWCA membership dues are due in June. 

 $15 Individual,
 $25 Family
 $10 Associate (no newsletter and no voting rights)

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Basswood Tree Identification

Identifying specific tree species is a mysterious and dark-art to most people.  Particularly those species which are considered 'exotic' for the area in which one lives.
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Wood carvers like to use 'basswood' (the tree is also called American Linden) but here in Tri-Cities, it's rarely seen. While the bark does not appear to be terribly distinct, basswood is one of the few trees which has 2 differently shaped leaves.  On a tree which was felled when the leaves were on, I have seen these leaves stay attached for up to 2 years.  That really helped to identify the species!

Basswood / Linden is also surprisingly hard.  If you haven't noticed that, you're pretty good at sharpening your carving tools ;)

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Want to buy a basswood tree?

Someone in Richland, WA has a tree on the ground he says is Basswood (Linden). It's for sale... Asking price is $150.
If you're interested, phone Butch for contact information.  430-3111 

Monday, March 27, 2017

Man Uses Board!

EXTRA! EXTRA! Read all about it!

Man Used Board He Put In Garage in 1981
Because It Might Come In Handy Later!

And they said it would never happen... 

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Advertising the Wood Carving Show.

In order to "spread the word" and further promote the Artistry in Wood show, we have purchased a post boost on the facebook page.

The way this works is we post the show information, along with a few photos of club member wood carvings, then "boost" the post.  The post appears on the screen of up to 5,000 facebook users, living within 50 miles of Kennenwick, over the next few days.

Click Here for the club Facebook page. 

Wednesday, March 8, 2017


10 more days until
Artistry in Wood 2017 in Kennewick, WA. 
Tell your friends and post the news on social media!