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Carving show set for Saturday, Sunday

August 31, 2012
Weirton Daily Times

WHEELING - The Oglebay Woodcarvers Guild will hold its 32nd annual carving show and sale from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Crispin Center's Pine Room.

The show features approximately 50 carvers from West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Ohio, New York, Indiana, Kentucky and Virginia.

Bob Stadtlander of Mantua, Ohio, will display large relief carvings, and Ray and Phyllis Thurston of Mentor, Ohio, will display driftwood fashioned into fish and birds. Karl Ohly, of Sandusky, Ohio, will display large relief portraits, and William Baker of Pennsylvania will display Santa Claus figures. Bill Baker of Twinsburg, Ohio, will display Native American kachina dolls, and John Broughton of Kentucky will display sculptures.

Several demonstrations are scheduled to take place on the lawn outside the Pine Room, weather permitting. Jeff Roscoe, of Flushing, Ohio, will be using a chain saw to sculpt animals, birds and caricatures, which will be for sale.

John Dunkle, noted carving knife designer and builder of Dunkle Knives in Archbold, Ohio, will offer knife sharpening for carvers for $3 each. Any carving knife is acceptable. Dunkle will display, demonstrate and sell his specialized knives.

Vendors will sell wood, wood products, knives, gouges and tools. Lukens Wood of Knightstown, Ind., will be selling basswood, walnut and popular, along with local and exotic species. Richard Traczyk with Little Mountain Supply of Front Royal, Va., will sell carving supplies, including power tools. Ed Allen of Boxes and Such will sell pre-made boxes and birdhouses for chip-carving or finishing.

Locally, carvers Bill Hicks, Kelli Dague, John Tomaszewski, Sue Mozena, Jim Showalter, Duke Jordan, Clark Adams, Wilda Brinkmeier, Kevin Patch, Joe Rich, Joe Hodorowski, Frank Bulian, John Yancosek and Susan Dorsch will display their works.

A drawing will be held, with prizes including a free week's stay at a deluxe cabin and $50 and $100 gift cards, courtesy of Oglebay Park.

Admission is free, and the show is open to the public.

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