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Central California Woodcarvers

April 2011

Volume 19, Issue 4

In this issue

Club News

From the Meeting Minutes
News


On April 2nd we had 33 members attending the meeting with the following discussed.
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The final total from the Home and Garden Show raffle was $121. With the recalculated cost of the project at $26, we were able to made $95 from the  three day effort. With this in mind, we may want to do something similar (more of a "homey" type decoration) to raffle off for our next big event - The Fresno Fair.
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Membership dues  for 2011 are still due for some of you. Please check with Jack Lloyd to verify your membership status. He is available at a meeting or carving session. Or you may mail your dues to:

Jack Lloyd
1584 Burl
Clovis, CA 93611

Remember that the dues have been kept at the incredibly low cost of $10.
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The 4th Annual Oakhurst Wood Carvers Rendezvous is this month, on April 10 - 16 at the Community Center in Oakhurst. Bud Sanders will be one of the 15 instructors at the event. Any questions see last months newsletter or contact Bud, [(559) 673-3390].
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To date, the club has given away 123 Eagle Head Canes to Veterans. Don Lenz reminds us that this is still an ongoing venture and the need to carve continues. Chuck Smith brought in more wonderfully turned cane shafts of us to top each with an eagle head. And after hearing that Johnnie Grigsby had carved FIVE heads in one week, some of us may be feeling a bit of a challenge there?
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Bert Frazier will be going down to Dinuba on May 21st for a character carving demonstration from about 10:00 to 2:00. All those interested in joining Bert should contact him for further details.
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Former member Jerry Goertzen, (who carved very realistic looking guns and is now doing genealogy research), will be at the May 7th meeting to show his guns. You won't want to miss this one!
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With a heavy heart, the news of Del Dixon's passing was given. Sadly, he passed away on Wednesday, March 16.
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In Memory

Please join us in remembering our friend and fellow carver Del Dixon (1928-2011).

Del was a very good carver and a great guy that seemed to always have a smile on his face.

Though Del's passing saddens us greatly and we will miss him, we are better for having known him. He will continue to be remembered by all who were privileged to have the opportunity of knowing Del.
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Show & Tell

 

CameraThis time five members had something to share with us during Show and Tell at the April 2nd meeting.
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Johnnie Grigsby had an incredibly long chain (over 3 feet) carved out of basswood. Rumor has it that he carved the entire chain while waiting for Jim to start the meeting.
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Lance Leitch took a class from Stu Martin in Sacramento and created a clay model of an Indian head. It took him about a day and a half to make. Using it as a model, Lance has carved a likeness of it. He still is working on the carved version and will bring it in when it's done.
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Sunni West brought in a Kentucky rifle that she's carved the on stock. Because of its name, she carved "Kentucky" in the butt along with other designs. When Sunni got the rifle it was in pretty bad shape and she had to try to rejuvenate the wood before she could even start carving.
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Jim Hickey also brought in a rifle stock that he'd carved. Jim carved an eagle on one side, and a herd of deer on the other side of the butt. Similarly, to Sunni's rifle, he had also carved numerous other designs along the rest of the stock. The stock Jim carved was made from walnut.
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Wally Imfeld showed us a carved toy he picked up in Switzerland. When you push the dowel on the end the fox advances on the duck as the duck dips out of the way. Wally used this to create a kit of the toy, of which he donated to the raffle.
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Clovis Old West & Rodeo Art Show


Jim received a flyer from the Clovis Art Guild (CAG) advertizing their upcoming art show. Further information can be found on their web site, (http://www.gaildaleyfineart.com/clovisartguild.html) by downloading the complete flyer in a PDF format that can be found on that page.

Here's a synopsis of the flyer.

CAG


44th ANNUAL
OPEN ART SHOW

 sponsored by Clovis Art Guild
April 18 - 23, 2011

THEME: Old West & Rodeo in any medium (The Old West, the Western way of Life, Cowboys and Indians and The Rodeo)
CATEGORIES: Oil & Acrylics, Watercolor, Pastel, Drawing, Mixed Media, Sculpture, Aspiring Artist, and Student.
RECEIVING: Thursday, April 14, 2011 from 3:30 to 7:00pm, at the Clovis Memorial Building at 5th & Hughes.
FEES: Per Entry, Non-refundable; CAG Members $15.00, Non-Members: $20.00.
EXHIBIT HOURS: Mon. Wed. Thurs. Fri. 12 to 6 pm, Tuesday 12 to 8 pm, Sat. 9 am to 6 pm.

For more information call either Hilda Vandergriff (322-6557) or Cris Loyd (855-2456).
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Lighter Side of the Wood


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