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,