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Central California Woodcarvers

June 2011

Volume 19, Issue 6

In this issue

Club News

From the Meeting Minutes
News


On June 4th we had 24 members at the meeting. The following was discussed.
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With the upcoming Fair, we'd like to encourage more participation in entering your items for judging. Last year Wally Imfeld did very well in the categories he entered and it would be wonderful to see more members involved.

We should have more space for you to display your carvings this year. Consider what you'd like to put in the cabinets. Also consider volunteering for our booth. It can be a lot of fun.
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We were scheduled for Nancy Osborne and Channel 30 to do a news story on the eagle canes. Once on the 21st at Bert's and again on the 22nd at the VA.

[By now some of you have seen this on Channel 30 and we've had some responses from those outside of the club that found our web site. For those that missed it, below is a link to the video on Channel 30's web site.]

http://abclocal.go.com/kfsn/video?id=8204069
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Bud Sanders agreed to do a class on character carvings starting on the next meeting (July 2) and continuing for the next few Saturdays after that.
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We will also have a BBQ lunch following our July 2nd meeting of Tri-tip and beans.
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Greg Essman is continuing to meet with the residents of the retirement home in Reedley. Many that live there can't make it to our location and would like to have an auxiliary group at their location. Jim designated Greg as our Reedley representative.
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A motion was made to raise the fine for not wearing your name tag during the meetings from 25¢ to $2.50. No second was made on the motion.
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Show & Tell

CameraSix members had something to share with us during Show and Tell at the meeting.
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Lance Leitch had a carousel horse out of basswood. Painting it with acrylic paint, he took Jim's recommendation not to use high gloss.
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Ron Booth took six pieces to create a full size parrot wall hanging with spread wings. He used a Master Carver with a rough bit to get the curvature in the wings.

(Unfortunately, Ron had to leave early and there were no pictures taken of his carving.)
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Lloyd Moore redesigned the eagle head to fit a more petite sized hand, especially for use by women.

Roy Smith carved and owl relief out of African mahogany. It's for an academic award for his son who is a University professor. Roy used aluminum tubing to punch some of the leaves into it. He squeezed one side of the tube to create a leaf shape. But he found that the aluminum was too soft to be a lasting punch. The carving has  linseed oil rubbed on with a urethane finish.
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Dennis Fairchild announced that he is now in a rock group. The natural assumption would be that Dennis is the bass (wood) player, but it's not that kind of rock group it is. They're the kind that like to cut faucets in various types of rocks and then polish them. Dennis brought in a few nice looking examples of his work. He eventually wants to use future "rocks" to add to his carousel horses.
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Johnnie Grigsby brought in the finished chain he was working on. He was able to finish it even though he single handedly is responsible for carving 24 of the eagle heads for the recent cane project. (Despite the reports, many think Johnnie actually used BOTH hands while carving the eagles.)
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Lighter Side of the Wood


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