Rural System, Inc.
 Sustained rural lands; sustained profits

The Sculptors

Throughout the eastern US there are many wood-carving clubs. Thousands of people are "whittlers" but many have full-time professions as wood carvers, adorning churches, galleries, and public places. Many carve birds. Some carve and mold yard ornaments. Some work on duck decoys. Increasingly, wood carvers see themselves as sculptors using the medium of wood.

scanned from Chip-Chats Magazine,48(5):4, 2001
Herons, by Robert W. Toye,
Des Moines, Iowa, 15 x 8 x 7 inches

Rural System, Inc. proposes to create a new organization, Sculptors that will work to sponsor clubs, to give seminars, to publish a newsletter and aids on a web site, to have a chatroom, to conduct one or more schools within The Camps Group within the region, to sell quality solar-seasoned wood extracted from the Pivotal Tracts, to encourage hobby carving, to provide suggested patterns for work, to assemble carvers for large projects, and to conduct high-quality, family-oriented carving schools such as conducted in Austria.

Exchange schools and shows (e.g., with Florida affiliates) may be conducted as assisted by The Tours Group.

Preliminary contacts have been made with Mr. Ed Merkel, 517 Craig Avenue. Lake City Florida, 32025. His help is appreciated as well as is the advice of Mr. W. Gaines Burnette, Atlanta, Georgia.

Later, contacts with artists working in metal will be made.

Income is modest, but memberships, commissions from tool, magazine, and product sales, and wood sales (nationally and internationally) may exceed expectations. Startup: $20,000

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Maybe we can work together
... for the good of us all
... for a long time.

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