Teacher, Bob Wening and Student, Bill Hamon

I’ve only taken classes three times and that was in 1988, my first year of woodcarving from Carver/Teacher Bob Wening. Bob was good at introducing a”Newby” like me to the basics of woodcarving. He mentored me by persuading me to enter my first Woodcarving Show in Troy, OH, also  in 1988. He “Snatched” me from my Show-Table in Columbus, OH in 1989 to “Fill-in” as Demonstrator in Power-Carving because his scheduled Demonstrator hadn’t shown-up. I gave the “talk”  &  did the “walk” the best that I could!  That same year, he recruited me to fill-in for him for two weeks, teaching his class on the Peregrine Falcon and the Screech Owl while he left town on a business-trip.  He was truly my mentor. After that first year and until last year, I’ve learned pretty much everything that I’ve learned from the following list of books in my library. I consult them continously. It’s like having the “Masters” in my shop when I need them.  And, back in year 2008, I enrolled in Bob Guge’s 2-Day Nuthatch Workshop while we were at the Sauder Village Woodcarving Show in Archbold, OH. It took Bob Guge to lure me out of my Library. You might observe, that I’ve very recently added several books on carving Mammals.

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The Hamonhaus Library

More Books to Come….as time permits…B.

Happy birding and carving,  Bill

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