Flickertail Social Media & Discord

Facebook: Club updates, cancellation notices, class advertisements, etc.

YouTube: How-To carving videos by club members, Whittle-in project demonstrations, etc.

Mastodon: Photos of class projects, YouTube video links, etc.

Instagram: Photos of class projects

Discord: Online chat, project showcase, event notices, etc. (old-school message board)

Tools & Woods

Deepwoods Ventures – knives, hook knives, sharpening, patterns

OCC Tools by Mike Shipley – knives, gouges

Helvie Knives LLC – knives, gouges, skews, pen blanks

Morakniv – knives, hook knives

Pfeil – gouges, chisels, hook knives, adzes, punches, handles

Drake – micro, v-tools, palm gouges, knives, skew knives

Two Cherries – knives, gouges, turning, chisels

Flex Cut – palm tools, micro, power carving, knives, scorps, sharpening

Beavercraft – knives, spoon knives, chisels, wood, strops

Dockyard micro tools – micro gouges, micro skew, micro v

Deep Holler Knives – knives

Treeline – carving, roughing, power carving, burs, sticks and canes, axes, pyrography, sanding, finishing, inlay, books

Mountain Wood Carvers – supply shop selling many of the brands above

Online Resources for Carving (Intro, Basics, and Challenges)

Doug Linker on YouTube – easy to listen to, good techniques, fun designs

Syman Woodcarving on YouTube – easy to listen to, great basics, fun designs

Ddalo on YouTube – adorable carvings, from start to finish. Pause along the way!

Other surrounding woodcarving groups, carving opportunities, and locations of interest (States & Provinces bordering ND):

North Dakota

Dakota Woodturners (Bismarck, ND)

Lake Region Wood Carvers (Devils Lake, ND)


Red River Valley Woodcarvers (Moorhead, MN)

Milan Village Arts School (Milan, MN)

North Metro Club (Blaine, MN)

Lakes Area Woodcarvers Club (Detroit Lakes, MN)

MN Woodworkers Guild (New Brighton, MN)

Rochester Woodcarvers (Rochester, MN)

Knotty Carvers of the North (Proctor, MN)

National Fish Decoy Association (MN, WI, ND)


Helena Woodworkers Guild (Helena, MT)

Northern Rockies Woodworking Guild (Gallatin Valley, MT)

Yellowstone Wood Turners (Billings, MT)

Montana State Woodcarvers Association

Glacier Woodturners Association (Flathead Valley, MT)

Great Falls Woodturners (Great Falls, MT)

South Dakota

Hay Camp Woodcarvers (Rapid City, SD)

Siouxland Woodturners (Sioux Falls, SD)


South Saskatchewan Woodturners Guild

Regina Whittlers & Woodcarvers


Woodturners Association of Manitoba

Prairie Canada Carvers’ Association

Kingston Woodturners

MORE Clubs!


Vesterheim Museum & Heritage Center (Decorah, IA)

North Carolina

Triad Woodcarvers (Winston Salem, NC)

Woodcarving Associations

National Wood Carvers Association – home of Chip Chats magazine. Sign up for a carving newsletter!

International Association of Woodcarvers – Facebook & Youtube