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St. Charles Area
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Since 1985

Calendar of Events

2018 Event Schedule

Generally the school is open for carving each Wednesday except when school is out. Regularly scheduled meetings are held on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays each month.
January 3   Club meeting
Continue Cottonwood Bark House Carving with Steve Rogers
17 Club meeting
February 7   Club meeting
Carving a Hound Dog with Bill Kuhn
21 Club meeting
March 7   Club meeting
21 Club meeting
April 4   Club meeting
18 Club meeting
28th & 29th 9am to 5 pm Caricature Carving Seminar
May 2    Club meeting - Walt Schmierbach Chip Carving Demo
16 Club meeting - Wyatt Sample Santa bottletop
19 Club Picnic
June 6   Club meeting
20 Club meeting
July 4   Club meeting
18 Club meeting

August 1   Club meeting
15 Club meeting

September 5   Club meeting -
19 Club meeting
October 3   Club meetingl
17 Club meeting
November 7   Club meeting
21 Club meeting
December 5   SCAWC Banquet (Potluck)
Have a Merry Christmas-- No second Meeting


Chairman Charles W. Sapp

Membership dues ($10.00) may be mailed to:

Charles W. Sapp
771 Meadow Cliff Drive
St. Charles, MO 63303.
Club Officers

Club Officers 2018

Officers were elected for 2018

President Dick Maes
Vice President Ed Smith
Treasurer   Charlie Sapp
Secretary Wyatt Sample
News Letter Editor Wyatt Sample
Sunshine Reporter Bill Kuhn
Webmaster Wyatt Sample
Board Of Directors Rick Skwira
Bill Kuhn
Bob Heinrich

Membership Chairman   Charles W. Sapp
Membership dues ($10.00) may be mailed to:
Charles W. Sapp
771 Meadow Cliff Drive
St. Charles, MO 63303


The Club was originally formed as the Show Me Carving Club in 1985. In 1987 it merged with another club and became the St. Charles Area Woodcarvers Club (SCAWC).

Members have wide variety of carving skills ranging from the novice to the professional. Carvings, woodworking, and wood-burnings by club members may be seen by clicking on member names on the left.
The Seasoned Eye Carvers

The Seasoned Eye Carvers (same group as the SCAWC) meet every Monday from 9am to noon at the St. Charles Senior Citizens Center, 1455 Fairgrounds (near the Bass Pro Shop).

Everyone, club member / visitor, is welcome to come and carve.

Members Websites

Some of Our Members maintain their own Web Sites

John Bouchillon Woodcarving Site
Wyatt Sample Woodcarving Site
Wyatt Sample Etsy Site
Charles Sapp Woodcarving Site

Odds and Ends

You will find the following items below:
Home Remedies-Pepper to stop bleeding,
Flexcut Rebate Form, and
Chipchats back issue order form.

You can right click on any of the pictures and open in a separate window from which you can print them if you need to use them.

External Seminar Opportunities

Peter Engler Designs - Seminars


Bear Ornament Pattern
Witch Antenna Ball Pattern
Soap Carving Patterns
Penguin Pattern

Recommended Resources

Recommended Resources:

Wood Supplies

The following two links are to sources of carving woods. Heinecke comes to the Belleville woodcarving show each year and to other shows and provides excellent wood. Slim Maroushek also comes to the Belleville show and has also attended our woodcarving shows.

Carving Video Instruction On-line FREE

Lynn Doughty is a western carver living in Oklahoma. He does a blog which provides tutorials on how he carves his characters with detailed instruction. There is no cost to the blog. It now has very well filmed video instruction - still for free. It is a great resource,check it out at Out West Woodcarving. The following pictures are examples from some of his instruction videos.

Gene Messar is a Flat Plane carver living on the Texas/Louisiana border. He has done a number of videos on youtube demonstrating the carving of santas, snowmen, Rufus and Sadie, hillbilly, wizard, hobo, halloween ghost, a scene with a dog treeing a raccoon in a tree and others. The following pictures are examples from some of his instruction videos. These carvings are demonstrated in a series of short videos. If you have high speed internet these videos are free and helpful. This is a great resource, check it out at Whittler0507


2018 Newsletters

March 2018
February 2018
January 2018

2017 Newsletters

Final 2017
Oct 2017
3rd Qtr 2017
2nd Qtr 2017
1st Qtr 2017

2016 Newsletters

Oct-Dec 2016
Aug-Sept 2016
June-July 2016
April-May 2016
Feb-Mar 2016
Jan 2016

2015 Newsletters

Nov-Dec 2015
Sep-Oct 2015
Summer 2015
March 2015
February 2015
January 2015

2014 Newsletters

Final 2014
Sep-Oct 2014
Aug 2014
July 2014
June 2014
May 2014
April 2014

2013 Newsletters

Final 2013
July/August 2013
June 2013
May 2013
April 2013
March 2013
February 2013
January 2013

2012 Newsletters

Holiday 2012
October 2012
September 2012
August 2012
July 2012
June 2012
May 2012
April 2012
March 2012
February 2012
January 2012

2011 Newsletters

Final 2011
August 2011
June 2011

2010 Newsletters

Christmas 2010
Sept 2010
July 2010
April 2010
Feb 2010

Members' Display Pages

Choose a member to see a page of their art.
Pat Bauman
Bob Berg
John Bouchillon
Carl Bowen
Wilbert Brewton
Martha Byron
Jack Combs
Bob Craven
Jeane Crawford
Ed Dinges
Bob Frey
Bob Heinrich
Danny Hill
Dee Kley
Don Kley
Bill Kuhn
Tonya McFarland
Paul Medlin
Richard Meroney
Tom Mortellaro
Richard Meroney
Wyatt Sample
Jim Samson
Charles Sapp
Walter Schmierbach
Moe Schmitz
Brandon Silverberg
Richard Skwira
Jane Smith
Bill Steele
Glenda Taber
Joe Wallace
Dick Weber
Rich Weitzman
Richard Wempe
Al Westfall

To Update Your Member Page

Members, Please feel free to update the information for your page on the website any time.

Just send an email to the webmaster Wyatt Sample with any new information about yourself.

Please provide some information about any new carving you want displayed and either send in a digital picture or bring in a picture of your carving to be scanned. You can look through the other member pages to see what type of information others have provided.

Meeting time and location

St. Charles Area Wood Carvers Meet the 1st and 3rd Wednesday Each Month at 7 PM. Open carving is held each Wednesday when there is not an official meeting.

The Club meets at the Hollenbeck Middle School off Central School Road. The Club made a permanent move from the Weldon Spring Site that we have used the last several years. See the map to Hollenbeck Middle School with descriptions of the location. Visitors are always welcome!