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Welcome to the International Wood Collectors Society.

This year is our 75th Anniversary. Thank you to all the members who joined us for our Jubilee celebrations!

Founded in 1947, the International Wood Collectors Society is a non-profit Society devoted to distributing information on collecting wood, correctly identifying and naming wood specimens, and using wood in creative crafts. Although the founders started IWCS with a strong emphasis on academic collecting of wood species, the availability of such a variety of wood and its inherent beauty quickly lead to crafting.

News

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The September/October World of Wood

The September/October (edition 75-5) World of Wood is posted in the Member section under the Journal Archive. We apologize for the delay!...Read More
November 20, 2022
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President’s Message

Hello fellow IWCS members. My name is Mark Duff, and I will proudly serve as your new President for the next two years. Most of you do not know me......Read More
November 20, 2022
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1st Past President Message

by Dennis Wilson This is my final President’s Message to you, our membership. This is a good time to reflect on the past and look forward to the future. During......Read More
November 20, 2022
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La Grange, Texas 75th Jubilee meeting ends November 4, 2022

Mark Duff promised Texas ebony and mesquite. He and the Texas team of volunteers provided tons of logs, boards, pen blanks, and bowl blanks during the La Grange meeting, along......Read More
November 3, 2022
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IWCS 2022 Mount Tamborine Conference

by Ian Heffernan #9902. Day 1, Mon 5th Sep — Tamborine National Park, Curtis Falls & John Dickson Conservation Park. We all met in the Rafters Conference Room at 9.00......Read More
October 6, 2022
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Mark Duff, President, October 1, 2022

I want to thank everyone for electing me President of IWCS. I’d like to take this opportunity to introduce myself to most of you. While I have met some of......Read More
October 5, 2022
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John Lyons, President-elect October 1, 2022

As the President Elect, I want to put the international into the IWCS. Our organisation has struggled for relevance and to attract members. Two years of COVID have drained our......Read More
October 3, 2022
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Stan Joehlin, Vice-president October 1, 2022

I was raised on a farm in northwest Ohio, outside Toledo in Ottawa county. We still live on our family homestead farm which has been in the family since March......Read More
October 3, 2022

Events and Meetings

Upcoming: Annual Southeast Regional meeting, Lake Yale, FL

Lake Yale meeting information & registration form

Photos from past meetings