Dave Pearce was using a paring knife from a dollar store when he first started carving. He’s been carving things out of wood for more than three years now, and has upgraded his tools.
“I decided to try it because a co-worker was doing it, and really enjoyed it,” he said. “I look at the wood and think, ‘What can that be?’ It’s a lot of fun and it’s very relaxing.”
The Truro Carvers meet weekly from September to May, with some people working on group projects and others working on individual pieces. Some, like Pearce, use knives and chisels, and some power carve.
“I also get to meet with a great group of people,” said Pearce. “Everyone is willing to help others. There are people with a lot of experience who will share their knowledge.”
Those who recently attended meetings range in age from 30 to 91, with a fairly even split between males and females.
“We’re looking for new people,” added Pearce. “If someone thinks they might be interested, they can just show up when we meet and see if it’s something they like.”
The Truro Carvers meet, from September to May, on Tuesday evenings at the Douglas Street Recreation Centre, from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
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