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Welcome to Issue 1 of Year 16 of Woodcarver Online Magazine.

Our Front Page photo this issue is:

Ryan Olsen 's

Opera Man

2011 National Caricature Carving Competition

Best of Show and 1st Place, Single Human Figure 10" and Over



Hello carving friends -

The CCA National Caricature Carving Competition always produces a number of great carvings, and the 2011 Competition was no exception. You can see more photos of Ryan Olsen's Best of Show winner and lots more in gallery in this issue of WOM.

Big changes are in the works for Woodcarver Online Magazine and the Carvers' Companion web sites. Suggestions for additionals and changes are always welcome. More information in the months ahead.

If you are a Facebook member, take time to visit the Carvers' Companion/Woodcarver List Facebook group. This provides a place on FB for carvers to post carving photos and to chat about carving; it also serves as a companion to the Woodcarver Listserv. Come on by for a visit! Click HERE or on Facebook search for "Woodcarver List"

In Part I of this issue:

2011 CCA Caricature Carving Competition Gallery

A visit from The Hapy Hatter by "Ol' Don" Biurgdorf

Pete LeClair's Axel

Events, Happenin's and Going's-on updated

In Part II

Preview of Alex Bisso on Finding and Collecting Cottonwood Bark

Books reviews from Mike Bloomquist

Call For Front Page Carving Photos We're always looking for great photos of great carvings for the front page of WOM. If you'd like your photo to be considered, send it on in. Please include the back story, material and finish info, size, etc. Send to womeditor AT

Articles and suggestions for articles are always welcome. Feel free to send suggestions and request. For information on submitting articles for publication, click HERE.

Pumpkin Carvin'

Carv On! -

Matt Kelley, Editor


Pumpkin Carvin' at the Flint Childrens Museum, October 2011. That's NFTN editor Doug Evans in the background.






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