My carving interest started in Boy Scouts and re-awakened about 20 years ago when I
wandered into a woodcarving show. The talent, skill and art of wood carving captured my
interest. I found a carving club near my home and members introduced me to the tools and
skills I needed. I learned slowly and started to take programs from professional carving
Like most hobbies, my attention waxed and waned but I never completely stopped carving. As
family and job responsibilities tapered down, I started carving more and have continued to
improve by regularly carving most days.
There are many types of woodcarving (bird and decoy, realistic animals, caricature, chip
carving, relief, human figures and busts, etc). I've tried several and have settled on a few types
of carving that appeal to me. The last few years I have mostly carved life size realistic busts,
some caricatures, and human figures including Santas and ornaments.
As my interest developed further, I've entered woodcarving shows and received recognition
with numerous ribbons and awards. To complete the circle, as my sons got involved in scouting
I became a Scout Leader. The Woodcarving Merit Badge was one I taught locally as well as
volunteering on the Merit Badge Staff for 4 National Boy Scout Jamborees (jamborees are held
every 4 years).
I am a retired veterinarian from Marietta, GA.
Bob can be reached directly via email at email@example.com.
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