Meetings

We meet each month either in-person or via Zoom depending on the current local health conditions. An email is sent on the first of each month specifying whether the meeting will be in-person or virtually via Zoom.

We meet on the third Thursday of each month, per the calendar dates below at The Woodworkers Club located at 11910-L Parklawn Drive, Rockville, MD 20852.

In addition, when we meet in-person, we also hold face-to-face open carving sessions from 3:00-6:00PM prior to the meetings. Members gather informally and work on carving projects of their choosing and take the opportunity to socialize with other carvers.  Several members grab a quick bit to eat at local restuarants between the open carve session and the meeting and everyone is welcome to join.

The general meeting agenda is:

  • 6:30-7:00 – Setup, registration, Show & Tell setup, socialization
  • 7:00-7:15 – Business Meeting
  • 7:15-7:45 – Show & Tell
  • 7:45-9:00 – Featured Demonstration/Presentation

Our meetings are held on the third Thursday of each month.

2023 MCC Meeting Dates (In-Person or Virtual via Zoom)

  • January 19, 2023.  “Carving a toadstool” a carve along project led by Dale Hall
  • February 16, 2023. “Carving Fan Birds” demonstration by John Laffan
  • March 16, 2023. MCC meeting “the Mooney Warther story, behind the pliers” talk by Dale Hall
  • April 20, 2023.  MCC meeting” Painting with Acrylics” demonstration by Ed Kerns
  • April 29-30.    Gas and Steam Engine Show, Agricultural History Farm Park
  • May 18, 2023.  MCC meeting
  • June 15, 2023.  MCC meeting
  • July 20, 2023.  MCC meeting
  • August, 2023.  Join us at the Montgomery County Agricultural Fair. Aug 11-19
  • September 21, 2023.  MCC meeting
  • October 19, 2023.  MCC meeting
  • November 16, 2023.   “Carve Together Holiday Ornaments” – the club will provide designs and blanks, Carve at the meeting, then take it home to finish and paint in time to show it at the December meeting
  • December 21, 2023.   “Show Your Carved Holiday Ornaments from November 2023 and from Before” also Club Holiday PotLuck 

Sharpening Clinics

Periodically, a Sharpening Clinic is offered during the face-to-face Open Carve to aid members in tuning up their tools and improve their sharpening skills.

Email montgomerycountycarvers@gmail.com for additional details.

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For directions and information on The Woodworkers Club, check out the following information:

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Hours of operation:

  • Monday – Friday: 10 am – 9 pm
  • Saturday: 10 am – 6 pm
  • Sunday: 10 am – 5 pm