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WCWC was started in September 1996 by 2 gentlemen, Roy Duenke and Rich Ellisworth, in the back room of the Duenke Cabinet Company in Manchester , MO. Meetings have been held regularly in various locations ranging from the Cabinet Company, the Ballwin City hall , Local Library and the current location at Salem in Ballwin. Over the years the club has had a presence in Ballwin Days, Manchester Homecoming, Open house at the Wild Canid Center, as well as various shows in the St. Louis area. Our members have assisted various area charities through the sales of ornaments at the shows and appearances. Currently our club has a membership of around 30 men and women ranging in age from 12 to Retired.

West County Woodcarvers was created to promote and teach wood carving. Currently our club members sponsor 4-6 different projects per year. Each project is led by a club member and is usually able to be completed in 2-4 meetings. Various carving methods are used, and projects range from carving in the round of animals and characters to chip carving and relief carving. Our club sponsors soap carving for the local youth at various events in the area, and we also support some of the local Scouting groups. Our library consists of various reference materials to assist the carver, and we are constantly looking for new members at all skill levels. Remember Practice, Practice, Practice! Our club environment allows members and visitors the opportunity for practice and guidance, so please come in and visit us!


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West County Woodcarvers is a proud supporter of the National Woodcarvers Association.