|Tom Wolfe Whittling Competition - Day 1|
Anchoring this show is the support Tom Wolfe and Case Knives have long provided. Tom hosts two whittling competitions, one each day, where all carvers are welcome. In the case of 2015 one of our young talents, relief carver Dylan Goodson, swept both competitions as he applied his relief carving talent to the given block. In these competitions, which are free, the carvers are handed a block of wood, told the rules (if there are any), and are given 1.5 hours to complete the carving. Having sat in these competitions I can tell you it will test your mettle and through effort improve your skills. This competition usually draws a large crowd with high interest. For the competitors each are given a prize of sorts for use in there whittling adventures and we carvers are grateful to Case Knives, Heinecke Wood Products, and Smoky Mountain Woodcarvers for their longtime support.
It should be noted that the show is free and open to the public. For competing carvers there is a standard entry fee for the competition which offsets the costs, but in return there are many carving forums held throughout the weekend on a wide range of carving topics and styles.
All in all a great show... and my thanks to a great club for making all of us feel welcome. Let's hope for many more years!!
Ok, so it's Spring...you still can't do that much outside...so get carvin'!!!!!!
Charlotte Woodcarvers Club