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New to Chip Carving

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    Wayne Cook

    Hi, I am  Wayne a 73 year old retired person wanting to learn carving. I have always wanted to be able to create something. I think I want to do some chip carving because 1.) I think this old dog can learn this. 2.) Mr. Marty made this offer I could not pass up. I will keep you updated on my progress. I just made my first really good move in my quest to learn by becoming a member.

    Wayne C.

    William McHugh

    Wayne, welcome to chip-carving. I identified immediately with your introduction comments – they echoed my own thoughts , when I began two years ago, at age 75, by searching for a woodcarving group at the senior citizens centers in my town.

    I lucked out by picking one which was headed by carver who had started his woodcarving journey with chip-carving. He got me started on the right track. However, I soon needed more help/instruction than I could ask from him – he was now doing carvings in the round and I needed to see someone actually chip-carving to learn more. That is when I stumbled onto Marty’s website and his many instructional videos. They proved to be exactly what I needed to grow.

    By the way, you may find, as I did, that joining a carving club is an excellent way to learn, make friends with people with similar interests, and get some needed encouragement and support. My senior citezens’ group meets once a week for several hours of carving. Many of those members are also in the local woodcarving club, the Rio Grande Woodcarvers, which I just joined yesterday. So, good luck on your own journey.

    Neil McGuire

    Hi fellow 73 year young!

    I started carving about 5 years ago, joined a carving club 3 years ago, and have been chip carving for 2 ½ years. Thoroughly enjoying the experience.


    Hi Wayne. I’m new too. So far, I’m half way through the fundamentals class and find it very good.

    Look forward to sharing experiences with you!


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