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Central California Woodcarvers

January 2011

Volume 19, Issue 1

In this issue

Club News

From the Meeting Minutes
News


On January 8th we had 27 members attending and discussed the following matters.
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Photos taken at the December meeting and lunch have mostly been uploaded to our web site. (CCWoodcarvers.com) With over 100 pictures having been uploaded there are only about 30 or so left to be done. This should be accomplished within a few days of the meeting.
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Coming up in March is the Home Show. (http://fshows.squarespace.com/home-and-garden-show) The Fresno Home and Garden Show is on March 4, 5, and 6 at the Fresno Fair Grounds. We will need in total about a dozen people to staff the booth for the three days. For those that remember from last year, our booth will be located in the same spot. We're in the Jr. Exhibits Building which is just east of the Butler Ave. entrance. The booth will be along the south wall.

For those interested, there will be a sign-up sheet going around at the February meeting.
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During the Home Show, one of the things we will be promoting our next carving class. It will start the Saturday after the Show, on March 12th.
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Greg Essman is having a demonstration at the Palm Village Retirement Community in his home town of Reedley on Saturday Jan. 15 from 10:00 to noon with Dean Stroud and anyone who'd like to come along. Greg plans on showing a video of some of our latest carvings along with some actual carvings. His idea, if the residents are interested, is to continue meeting there perhaps once a month. If anyone would like to support this endeavor please call Greg at 903-8927.
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This years membership dues are now due. If you haven't already paid them, please see Jack Lloyd to make yourself current. He is usually available at a meeting or carving session. Or you may mail your dues to:

Jack Lloyd
1584 Burl
Clovis, CA 93611

 The dues are $10 for the year.
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Show & Tell

 

CameraFour members brought in their projects for show and tell at the January 8th meeting.
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Lance Leitch showed a collection of pins he has carved. Mostly fish and birds, they were all blanks given to him by George Taylor. Lance wants to put them all together in a display in memory of George.
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Roger Prechtel had a few similarly themed carvings to show. One was a revolver out of butternut. It all works complete with bullets. However, Roger says the inner parts should have been made from walnut or other hard woods.

He also  had a "Wild Bill" display case with another revolver, a U.S. Marshal badge, jailer keys, and the infamous "dead man's hand." The aces & eights are the dead man's hand because this was the combination Wild Bill Hickok held when he was murdered in Deadwood South Dakota. Roger made the cards from basswood blanks from Michael's and the case was made by "a friend in China."
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Wally Imfeld brought in a couple of fish pins he did. A salmon and a rainbow trout.

He also brought an entire set up of a mold he did from one of Lloyd Moore's walking staffs. Wally used Lloyd's peregrine falcon to make an opaque version that he could use as a trailer hitch with LED lights inside.

Wally went through the process of how he made the mold using latex around the original. About 20 coats with hardener every 4th one. He used a hard mother mold around this using fiberglass.

Approximately 100 pieces can be made from each mold. A good resource for this is the web site http://www.smooth-on.com.
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Lloyd Moore showed us his latest project - Sitting Bull. After doing some research for photos of Sitting Bull, Lloyd found there to only be three total images of the Chief. And none of them in profile. So using the limited examples he had at hand, he made a clay model of what he wants the final carving to look like.

Lloyd has been using the same piece of clay to make his models for a number of years.
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Lighter Side of the Wood


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