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Woodcarvers make impression at Good Time Place

Thursday, July 12, 2012

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The Good Times Place Wood Carvers are currently inviting folks from around Cherokee County to come join their group of wood carving enthusiasts, which meets every Thursday at the Cherokee Community Center. Members pictured are, left to right, Gary Chase, Marty Zauhar, Jackie Letsche, Janice Lundsgaard, and Alvin Mau. Photo by Mike Leckband
Each Thursday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. The Good Time Place Woodcarvers meet at the Cherokee Community Center.

The group is made up of wood carving enthusiasts who learn the art of wood carving from each other.

Group members make many wonderful type of projects -anything from folk art to practical tools. Members work on what they want, when they want.

The group is currently looking to fill its ranks, and is inviting all other wood enthusiasts around Cherokee to come and join them. There is no special skill needed beside the love of carving.

The group will help novices to begin by show what types of material to purchase, such as carving knives, rough-outs, patterns and the best type of wood to use while carving. Basswood is the preferred medium but there are several soft woods available.

The group is open to both men and women and any age is welcome. Besides sharing a passion for a delightful hobby, the group is also a chance to sit around , share stories and learn about all the aspect of creating.

They have access to m,any catalogs that help a carver with getting accessories for their carving, also they share the best techniques with eachother while carving. They can show you the best way in carving people or animals and help you with just about anything you can imagine. They will share their knowledge from the beginning of a project to the end.

From time to time, group members will display some of their work and give live demonstrations at such venues at the Historic Cherokee Depot, The Hanover Festival, and Albert City.

If you would like more information about The Good Time Place Woodcarvers, you are welcome to contact Gary Chase at 225-2867, or feel free to come down to the Cherokee Community Center on Thursdays and visit with the group for yourself, they would be glad to see you and help you get started.



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