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Eventually, I acquired a band saw and an ever-increasing collection of chisels and knives. Even then, this collection was a hodge-podge of different brands of chisels and other tools. By 1972, we had moved from Ohio to Nebraska and then to Kansas City and I and two other carvers organized the Kansas City Chippers as a local chapter of the National Wood Carvers Association. Ed Zinger and I are the two surviving founders. "Spike Boyd", the other founder passed away some years ago. Ed and I served as President of the club during its early years and it has grown now to a sizeable group hosting wood carving shows in the spring and fall. As a result of the publicity just after the club got started, I was contacted by a woman whose father had some carving tools to sell and I bought them. There were about 30 pieces of Addis and Buck tools of about 1911 vintage. The gentleman who owned them was a retired industrial arts teacher, but was no longer able to make use of the tools at the age of 83. I still have these tools along with the Millers Falls set and they are all in one wooden case with other miscellaneous carving chisels, knives, and rasps.

I carved more steadily in the '70's and '80's than I do now. Dogs, horses, waterfowl, and fish seemed to be favorite subjects, but, a few other subjects were attempted, also. I kept a ledger of all the carvings I have made and it has grown to about 185 items. I cannot show them all in this web page, but, several are worth looking at. The images were taken from 35 mm slides projected on a screen and then viewed through an 8 mm video camera connected to an Intel PC Pro digital camera. The telephoto/wide angle features of the camcorder really help in framing the shot properly. The images were saved as JPEG (*.jpg) images and then further cropped and sized in a bit-map editor.

Several dogs I have carved over the years.

I still have only a few of the carvings shown here and they are not for sale.

If you would like to see pictures of more of my carvings, go to:

Horses Carved by Loren

Birds Carved by Loren

Fish Carved by Loren

Other Animals Carved by Loren

Other Carvings by Loren

Please call or E-mail for additional information on wood carving topics. Telephone number is (816)358-7421 or E-mail at the following:

Loren W. Moseley
11700 E. 62nd Street
Kansas City, MO 64133-4445

For information on Ed Zinger's Woodcarving Rendezvous Seminars, custom carving knives, and caricature roughouts, log on to:

Wood Carving Rendezvous

For information on the National Wood Carvers Association and the ChipChats magazine, log on to:

National Wood Carvers Association

For information on The Kansas City Wood Carving Club and other wood carving sites, log on to :

Woodcarvers BBS

If you are interested in family history information for Moseley, Cryder, Rittenhouse, Holycross, Worthington, Wingfield, Bidwell, or many other converging family names, log on to:

The "MOSELEY" Name Page.

Or E-mail:, Loren Moseley