I do not know how many of you have taken part in a carving group or club. They are a great place to learn about tools, wood and how to carve. They always seem glad to see some one knew and glad to help. There are always cavers of all skill levels, beginner to very good carvers. I really learn a lot in the early days. in a club. And even now when I am traveling look to see if I can find one with in driving distance to were I will be. I have never contacted one that was not glad to have a visitor. I go first to a Woodcarvers Illustrated site that list clubs by state. You can find it by doing a search for "wood carving clubs usa" If you are in another country I am sure you can find clubs also. You can usually find one if you search by your state. If your new or nearly new I in courage you check one out. Or if you have been carving for a while and enjoy the fellow ship of other carvers. Seems Like carvers as a whole are a great group of people.