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

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)


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 (Salem, NC)