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CaptnDaveOverview: A exchange in which 4 members exchange 4 different types of carvings

Official Name: World Wide Woodcarvers Exchange - 4 By 4 Round Robin Division (W3E-4RR)

To Join: You must be currently subscribed to the Woodc@rver Listserve, Knotty Wood Porch, Woodcarving Fun, ASA List, Knotholes List , Fish Carver2 List, the MiWCA List, or the W3E-WOM List to participate. (Previous participants and members of other carving lists may seek a waiver from the W3E Director.)

Object: To produce and exchange four different styles of carvings

Introduction: In this exchange, participants will carve and exchange four different styles of carving: a carved golf ball, pin, spoon and friendship cane segment.

Golf Balls by Captn Dave LaVoie


In this program groups of four participants will carve and exchange one caving a month (or other intervals agreed between the group members and exchange coordinator); a golf ball, pin, spoon and friendship cane segment, in rotation.


Anyone who can carve the required four carvings. Caricature carvers, realistic carvers, relief carvers, etc. etc. Like all W3E exchanges, enthusiasm for carving is more important than skill level. The exchange coordinator, or the four participants, may determine a specific topic for each carving.

Catalpa Spoon by Jake Jacobsen

Carving Guidelines:

Within the bounds of reasonably good taste, the carvings may be whatever subject you wish to carve, unless the exchange coordinator determines, or the four participants agree to a specific topic for each carving..

Size is not a particular issue, but the piece should be of a size and complexity that would typically require 2 to 6 hours to complete. If you are really quick or carve smaller carvings, consider carving two or three.


To register for W3E- 4 by 4 Round Robin Division, go to the Enrollment form page. Read the form, enter the requested information, and submit the form. Sit back and think about what you will carve. Go rummage around looking for possible patterns.

As the groups fill, members will be send a roster and a schedule of who-to-mail-to-when. Then the work and the fun may begin!!

LorenQuestions, queries, posers?

If you have questions before you register, email the W3E manager, Matt Kelley, at womeditorATcomcastDOTnet. Please be sure to include "W3E-4RR Question" in the Subject field.

After your registration is processed, your contact will be Jim Brumm, the coordinator for this exchange.

Friendship Cane Segment by Loren Woodard

PingroupGo to the W3E - 4 By 4 Round Robin Division Enrollment form

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Last updated 10-10

Pin Group provided by Marty Springer