As a youngster, Bob liked to carve whistles out of willow branches and also carved up Ivory soap bars. After 64 some odd years, Bob resumed his love for carving just prior to moving to Bella Vista, Arkansas in 2001 and joined the Bella Vista Woodcarving Club in 2003. Bob also holds a dual membership in the Woodcarvers of Northwest Arkansas Club in Rogers.

Upon participating in his very first woodcarving competition with the Rogers club annual show in Oct 2003, Bob entered and won a first place blue ribbon for a realistic cowboy bust, and became "hooked" on his woodcarving hobby. Bob has since branched out and has included caricature carvings, stylized carvings, whimsical bark carving and woodburning in his repertoire. He has won several blue and red ribbons in each of those categories. To enhance his skills as a woodcarver, Bob has studied under Dave Sabol and Marv Kaisersatt and will soon study under Dave Stetson, Gerald Sears and Patty Rucker in Fredericksburg, Texas.

Bob's Lab

Pyrography award 1st place


Bob's Blue Ribbon winner 2004

Bob's Cowboy


Bob's group carvings