|Vice President:||Denis Miller|
Frank served in the United States Navy for four years, three of which were spent in the Far East, mostly in Vietnam. Immediately upon leaving the Navy Frank changed uniforms and became a police officer in Southern California where he served and protected for many years. Frank's police career ended because of an injury sustained while in pursuit of two buglary suspects. He and both suspects fell off a two story apartment building onto the pavement below. This incident finished Frank's police career and he was put out to pasture with a medical retirement.
Missing the weather changes that Frank became used to as a boy growing up in Seattle Washington he talked his California born wife into moving to Salem Oregon. He told her it did not rain near as much as in Seattle.
After trying a number of different hobbies Frank discovered Wood Carving. He found joy in the simple act of taking a knife to wood. Frank started carving in 2010 and is still enjoying it more everyday. Frank especially enjoys carving animals and gossiping with the greatest group of people he says he ever met.
Frank is an active member of the Capitol Woodcarvers Club and enjoys participating in Club activities. As a past Club Vice President and President, Frank continues to serve on the Board providing assistance to the current Board members. He is well respected by all Club members.
Aside from wood carving Frank loves being the Grandfather of two boys and one girl, all of whom light up his life!
Several of our club members offer local carving classes. Chip, caricature, relief, and other carving-style classes are available.
Classes are presented either in mentored or group sessions. Participants range in skill levels from beginner to intermediate and advanced.
Please contact the class instructor to confirm class schedule, space availability, location, and other details. If an instructor can not be otherwise contacted, come to a scheduled session to participate or schedule a future class.
|Instructor||Contact Info||Class Description||Date||Location||Cost|
|Dave Disselbret||carvingsbydave.blogspot.com||Beginning to intermediate caricature carving. Students can choose a project of their choice.||Recurring Wed 9:00AM - 12:00PM||Salem Center 50+||$7.00|
|Dave Disselbret||carvingsbydave.blogspot.com||Beginning to intermediate caricature carving.||Recurring Mon 6:45PM - 8:45PM||Salem Center 50+||$5.00|
|Dave Disselbret||carvingsbydave.blogspot.com||Beginning to intermediate carving.||Recurring Sun 1:00PM - 4:00PM||Woodcraft, 1052 Green Acres Rd., Eugene OR||Register Thru Woodcraft|
|Kenny Wilsonemail@example.com||Realistic Bird Woodcarving Class. Beginner through advanced, hand carving or power tools.||Recurring Thu 1:00PM - 5:00PM||Silverton Art Association||$20.00|
September 14 - 17, 2017
The 2017 Oregon Woodcarving Rendezvous is scheduled for September 14 thru September 17 at Canyonview Camp in Silverton. Classes start at noon on Thursday and run thru noon on Sunday. Sessions are 9:00 AM and 1:00 PM.
Registration forms and more information are available at the links below, or from Everett Koontz and Dave Disselbrett.
Dates and times may unexpectedly change so please check with the venue or instructor to confirm most current information.
This is a one hour video featuring Terry Kramer demonstrating how to carve a head.
Club members are often asked about how to introduce children to woodcarving. Woodcarving tools are very sharp and not suitable for use by younger kids. Over the years it has become common practice for kids to use plastic tools to carve Ivory Soap.
Barabara Millikan has provided some patterns and instructions suitable for children who are interested in carving. It is recommended that youger children get adult assistance with these projects.Turtle and Dog Patterns | Dog Carving Instructions | Turtle Carving Instructions