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! 

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Carving Registration Form

You will need this carving registration form to participate in the 2017 Artistry in Wood competition :)

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Artistry in Wood 2017

23nd Annual Artistry in Wood
Juried Show and Sale

Sponsored by the Tri-Cities Wood Carvers Association
Tri-Tech Skills Center
5929 West Metaline Ave
Kennewick, WA
(click here for map)

Exhibit and Sale
Saturday March 18, 2017 - 9 AM to 5 PM
Sunday March 19, 2017 - 9 AM to 4 PM

Friday, March 17, 2017 - 4 PM to 8 PM
(Judging 8 PM until completed)

Click here for 2017 Prospectus