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Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Carve a Shorebird

Have you ever wanted to learn how to chip carve?  Catawba Valley Wood Carvers Club is hosting a workshop on chip carving. The workshop will be led by Gerry Shaw.   Gerry will be teaching two workshops one on chip carving a trivet and one on chip carving a Christmas Ornament.Catawba Valley Wood Carvers  Club is celebrating our Fifteenth Year Show and Competition.  This year we are hosting along with Klingspor’s Woodworking Shop a workshop for youth carving.  Youth age nine to fifteen will be carving and painting a shorebird decoy.



Catawba Valley Woodcarvers Schedule of Events

Catawba Valley Woodcarvers
Schedule of Events for both Friday, October 28th and Saturday, October 29th!

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Friday, October 28th
  • 9:00 – 3:00 Workshops Carving Shorebird Decoy
  • 9:00 - Register Carvings Begin Raffle Ticket Sales
  • 10:00 – 12:00 Joe Robinson Demonstrates Pyrography (Wood Burning)
  • 1:00 – 2:00 Richard Bierlair Workshop Carving a Dog
  • 2:00 Tim Trudgeon Demonstrates the Art of Pumpkin Carving
  • 3:00 – 4:00 Gerry Shaw Workshop Chip Carving Christmas Ornament
  • 6:00 Close Registration

Saturday, October 29th
  • 7:00 Register Carvings
  • 9:00 Close Registration
  • 9:00 – 2:00 Workshops Carving Shorebird Decoy
  • 9:10 Begin Judging Competition *
  • 9:15 – 11:30 On-site Carving Contest
  • 10:00 – 12:00 Joe Robinson Demonstrates Pyrography (Wood Burning)
  • 10:00 - 11:00 Gerry Shaw Workshop Chip Carving Trivet
  • 1:00 – 2:00 Tim Trudgeon Demonstrates The Art of Pumpkin Carving
  • 2:00 – 3:00 Dwayne Gosnell Demonstrates Carving a Caricature
  • 2:00 – 3:00 Jo Robinson Demonstration: Pyrography (Wood Burning)
  • 2:30 Category #34 Swap Exchange Carvings
  • 3:00 Awards Door prizes Raffle drawings
  • 4:00 Check Out
* THE CARVING ENTRY AREA WILL BE CLOSED DURING JUDGING

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Carolina Scrollers - Extravaganza Plan Update

Carolina Scrollers Extravaganza plan update
Presentations:

Friday Oct 28
         Introduction To Scrolling – Fretwork
         Start at 10:00 to 11am
         Presenters: Dennis Nichols and Mike Violette

         Introduction To Scrolling – Intarsia
         Start at 2:00 to 3pm
         Presenters: Brian Pardue and Bob Puhlman

Saturday Oct 29
         Introduction To Scrolling – Fretwork
         Start at 10:00 – 11am
         Presenters: Dennis Nichols and Mike Violette

         Introduction To Scrolling – Intarsia
         Start at 1:30 – 2:30pm

         Presenters: Brian Pardue and Bob Puhlman

Christmas Tree Ornament program
The club will display numbers of ornaments on a small Christmas tree that will be offered for sale. 100% of the sales will be donated to the Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest NC and the Second Harvest Food Bank – Metrolina. (Based in Charlotte which services the Hickory area).

The two separate food banks are listed because Hickory is in a different region than Winston Salem. As such we have chosen to honor and contribute to both. This decision was made based on a meeting with Second Harvest management to avoid any regional issues. Local advertising is certainly encouraged.



Monday, August 8, 2016

Youth Carving Workshop

Don't forget to bookmark the exclusive Woodworking Extravaganza website @
http://www.woodworkingextravaganza.com


Catawba Valley Wood Carvers Club is celebrating their Fifteenth Year Show and Competition. This year they are hosting along with Klingspor's Woodworking Shop a workshop for youth carving. Youth age nine to fifteen will be carving and painting a shorebird decoy.


Thursday, June 23, 2016

Catawba Valley Woodcarvers Forms

*7/11/16 - Please note there has been an update to the Show Brochure. You can download it again from the link below.

Keep up with Extravaganza news regarding the Catawba Valley Woodcarvers @
http://www.woodworkingextravaganza.com/CatawbaValley

You may also visit the official Extravaganza website @
http://www.woodworkingextravaganza.com

Here are the Catawba Valley Woodcarvers Entry Form and Show Brochure for the upcoming Carving Competition, which will be held at this year's 16th Annual Extravaganza.

Download the Show Brochure  


Download the Entry Form

Hotel Information

Here is a listing of area hotels located near the Hickory Metro Convention Center where the 16th Annual Woodworking Extravaganza will be held on October 28-29, 2016.

Learn more about the upcoming Woodworking Extravaganza @
http://www.woodworkingextravaganza.com

Courtyard by Marriott (exit 125)
1946 13th Ave Dr SE
Hickory, NC 28602
828-267-2100 Phone
$116.00 plus tax; double or king
Restaurant on-site
Indoor pool

Crowne Plaza (exit 125)
1385 Lenoir Rhyne Blvd SE
Hickory, NC 28602
828-323-1000 Phone
$99.00 plus tax; double or king
Restaurant on-site
Indoor pool

Best Western (exit 125)
1520 13th Avenue Drive SE
Hickory, NC 28602
828-323-1150 Phone
$78.00 plus tax; double or king
Complimentary hot breakfast
Outdoor pool

Fairfield Inn (exit 125)
1950 13th Ave Dr SE
Hickory, NC 28602
828-431-3000 Phone
$106.00 plus tax; double or king
Complimentary hot breakfast
Indoor pool

Hampton Inn (exit 125)
1956 13th Avenue Drive SE
Hickory, NC 28602
828-624-2000 Phone
$124.00 plus tax; double queen or king
Complimentary hot breakfast
Indoor pool

Hilton Garden Inn (exit 125)
1320 17th St. Dr. SE
Hickory, NC 28602
(828) 327-1000
$119.00 plus tax; double queen or king
Cooked to order breakfast for $9.95
Pool onsite

LaQuinta Inn & Suites (exit 128)
1607 Fairgrove Church Rd.
Conover, NC 28613
(828) 465-1100 Phone
$89.00 plus tax; double or king
Complimentary cooked to order hot breakfast
Outdoor pool

Holiday Inn Express Hickory (exit 126)
2250 Hwy 70 SE
Hickory, NC 28602
828-328-2081 Phone
$106.00 plus tax; double queen
Complimentary hot breakfast
YMCA Gym guest access


Thursday, November 12, 2015

2015 Catawba Valley Wood Carvers Club Top Winners

Here is the top winners of the 14th Annual Catawba Valley Woodcarving Competition:

  • Category #34 – SWAP
    • 1st Frank Freer
    • 2nd Dwayne Gosnell
    • 3rd Mitch Cartledge


  • Best of Show Theme
    • 1st  Neil Zyp
    • 2nd Steve Robertson
    • 3rd Dottie Sabo


  • 3rd Best of Novice
    • Paul Desrosiers Chip Carved Candle Box
  • 3rd Best of Intermediate
    • Jim Horn Gun Rack With Long Guns
  • 3rd Best of Open
    • Jeff Kleineick Assassin’s Creed Conner


  • 2nd Best of Novice
    • Eugene Cleveland Cowboy
  • 2nd Best of Intermediate
    • Peter Gendle Cotton Wood Bark House
  • 2nd Best of Open
    • Mike Bennnett Wolf


  • 1st Best of Novice
    • David Quine Wood spirit
  • 1st Best of Intermediate
    • Rufus Rowland Red-Tailed Hawk
  • 1st Best of Open 
    • Jim Carpenter Red-Tailed Hawk

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Show Winners List

Here is a list of those who prizes at this year's 15th Annual Extravaganza:


  • Grand Prize: $1,000:  Kathie Sherrill – Denver, NC
  • $500:  Ashley Ambrose – Morganton, NC
  • $500:  Mac Hoffman – Morganton, NC
  • $500:  Bruce Dalzell – Biltmore Lake, NC
  • $500:  Randy Sherrill – Mooresville, NC
  • Proxxon Chop and Miter Saw:  Lee Robbins – Catawba, NC
  • Wilton ATV Vise:  James Lamb – Newton, NC & Matt Armstrong Boone NC

Friday, October 16, 2015

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

14th Annual Extravaganza Highlights - Youth Activities

A big thanks to the Hickory Museum of Art for providing youth activities at the 14th Annual Extravaganza!












Monday, September 22, 2014