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Carving Exchange – Red River Valley Wood Carvers

December 2, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Of the many carvings I have displayed in my home, I have one collection that I particularly enjoy. These are carvings that I have from others. It is a pretty small collection, but I’m looking forward to adding to it.

Craig McEwen suggested that we have a carving exchange during our December meeting. This is a fun opportunity for our members to share a small carving that they have made. I think this will make a great tradition for our club.

Don’t forget to check out our club website (rrvwoodcarverrs.org)  If you are on Facebook, like our page  and join our group Carvers and Friends of the Red River Valley Woodcarvers . Our Facebook page will have announcements and class information. In the group you can post projects, questions, inspirations, or let us know how you are doing.  I would love to see any projects you may be working on.  It’s always fun to follow along and watch works in progress too.

December 2, 2023
9:00 am – 4:00 pm – Kolrosing with Tom Dye
10:30am – Club Meeting

Kolrosing is similar to scrimshaw on wood. The origin can be traced back to the Vikings. This old Scandinavian tradition will undoubtedly add to the one of a kind feel to your carvings or tool handles.
The “Fun with Kolrosing” class will touch on history, tools, pattern layout, theory, and completion of a personalized bookmark. The class is for all levels of expertise.

If you have your own Kolrosing knife GREAT!, please bring it, otherwise find a knife which can be easily used cutting 90 degrees to the surface. Ideally a knife with a lot of control, which typically means the hand grip is closer to the tip of the blade. You will need a burnishing tool as well. Some examples of burnishing tool include but not limited to; smooth antler, polished stone, old metal spoon or let’s get creative and try other ideas. Pencil of some kind, I find mechanical pencils work well.

There is no material fee. If you have a project completed and wanted to add Kolrosing we can take a look at those items also.

Can’t wait to see everyone on December 2nd for “Fun with Kolrosing”

The class is $40 for members and $45 for nonmembers. A cheeseburger/hamburger basket is included. You are responsible for your own beverage.
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December 2, 2023
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Moorhead American Legion Post 21
303 N. 30st St.
Moorhead, MN United States
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