RWKWoodcarving's Shop Announcement

Welcome to RWK Woodcarving!

PLEASE NOTE: Due to health reasons I will not be accepting any custom orders after October 18th. I will be having rotator cuff surgery on my right shoulder and will likely not be able to carve for at least a month. However, if you are not in any rush for your wood carving please feel free to contact me about your custom order needs. Thank you for your understanding.


My shop contains an assortment of unique, hand crafted wood carvings that can be displayed for the holidays or for any time of year. I love wood...I love everything about wood! I love the way it looks and smells, and the way it cuts with a sharp knife. I started wood carving when I was about 17 and have now been wood carving for over 45 years. I enjoy taking an ordinary block of wood and making it come to life!

Over the years I have won numerous blue ribbons for my work at various woodcarving competitions around the country. Today my wood carvings are found in private collections throughout the United States, Canada, UK, Denmark, Australia and Afghanistan.

All of my wood carvings are hand carved with just a wood carving knife and sometimes with a small hand gouge…no power tools are ever used. My tools are extremely sharp so there is rarely a need for sanding. Also, I like to let the knife cuts show on my wood carvings to give them a more rustic, hand carved, handmade appearance. And every wood carving is signed with my personal logo.

As you will see in my shop I enjoy carving all kinds of subjects…usually whatever strikes me at the time…but my favorites are Santas, tree ornaments and caricatures. I am a proud member of the National Wood Carvers Association as well as a member of the "Wood Carvers of Etsy" Team...perhaps the largest collection of wood carvers in the world! This is the team gallery link:

This Etsy shop is the only place that I sell my work.

I take pride in my relationship with my customers. If there is ANY problem, I am going to do my absolute best to make it right. It's not all about making money to me.

I welcome custom orders too, so if you don't see what you want don't be afraid to ask...if I can do it, I will. I appreciate your interest in my wood carvings and hope you enjoy browsing through my shop. I will try to add new items frequently so stop by often. Thank you for visiting!

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This shop accepts Etsy Gift Cards.