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A Message from Our President
Janice LeClair

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Welcome to the digital home of the New England Woodcarvers. Commonly referred to as
NEWC (“nuke”), the organization is made up of wood carvers, wood workers and wood
aficionados of all sorts. As the president, I encourage anyone who appreciates the beauty of wood, its fragrance, its texture and grain, and its versatility to join us at any of our member meetings to share in the love of the wood arts.

Don’t know how to carve? We teach people to carve! Do you have friends who might be
interested as well? Let us know you want to come to a meeting; we can have a teacher there ready to show you the basics. Tools are never a problem because carvers have some to share and plenty of wood scraps to use for practice. Because NEWC is a member-supported organization, you may visit several times while you decide about wood art as a hobby (or a career). After that, we’d like to have you as one of our permanent members.


Since you are reading this message on the front page, be sure to explore all the pages of
website further. You’ll see some great pictures of carvings of all sorts and some surprising,
finished wood products in other areas of the wood arts from our annual show and competition held every October. Via YouTube, you’ll meet some of the men and women who teach. The locations of carving clubs all around New England are also noted. Local clubs provide great places to meet men and women of all ages who will become teachers, friends, and support for you. Let your chips fall where they may (but clean up after yourself!).

Jan LeClair, President

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