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Central California Woodcarvers

March 2012

Volume 20, Issue 3

In this issue

Club News

From the Meeting Minutes
News


On March 3rd we had 31 members at the meeting and a missing Secretary to take notes and pictures of the event. Thankfully, due to the quick work of Glory Jampetero taking notes and Roy Smith snapping pictures we have a nice record of what happened. Thank you Glory and Roy!
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We are not at the Home Show this year.  Our next big event will be the Fresno Fair in October.
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On April 14th we will have a Bar-B-Que luncheon at 12:00 noon. Of note, this is a non-meeting Saturday so non-carvers won't have to sit through the usual meeting type goings-on. But if they'd like, spouses and guests can arrive at noon if they do not care to join the group earlier. During the luncheon there will also be cake and ice cream for Johnny’s 97th birthday.
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Burt put out some ceramic cups with a cat on the front for members to take.  He also had some sticks for use in wood working that he did not need.
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New guests from Coarsegold attended the meeting – Tom and Gina Summerville.  Tom has been carving for 7 months and brought in a wooden cougar he has carved.  Very lifelike.
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Members are reminded that some are now past due with their membership dues.  $10 per year is a real deal.
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The club would like volunteers to put on demonstrations. See Jim Hickey if you have any ideas. The following three were discussed during the meeting.

1) On March 10th Johnny Grigsby will show how he carves the eagle heads for the Veterans canes. I'm sure you would me able to ask him to give you pointers at later dates also.

 2) Burt will give a demonstration on the proper and SAFE use of the shop equipment. Date to be determined.

 3) Chuck Smith will ask the Turners Club president – Tye – (also a CCW member) to give a demonstration of basic lathe use. [This has now been scheduled for the May 5th meeting.]
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Bud Sanders is getting together some names for the club offices – some are volunteering and some are volunteered.
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Burt gave out some redwood blocks to be carved into eggs. [Since the meeting, there has been some debate over the blocks actually being redwood. Some think it may be some sort of mahogany.] Previously he has given the members butternut, chinaberry, and sugar pine blocks.
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Show & Tell

 

CameraEight members brought in their projects for show and tell at the March 3rd meeting.
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Dick Nelson showed some ideas he has for making the piece of unusually curly wood Lloyd Moore brought in a few weeks ago. He plans to split it and make one side of the bookend representing Yellowstone with a small bear on it that Lola carved. The other side will represent Mammoth with a deer on it. He also showed a pair of candle holders and a candle table he made with the lathe which he added a carved pattern to.
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Laurie Schoelen showed some signs she has made in the past of wood.  One was done with gouges in cedar and the other was done with a small router in sugar pine.
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Mike Fair showed the gourds he raised and carved then painted and woodburned.  He has gourd seeds if anyone wants to raise some.
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Roy Smith showed the Travelocity gnome he carved and painted.
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David Rupley showed the cat refrigerator magnet he carved and painted based on a pattern he saw in a wood carving magazine.
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Lance Leitch showed a fox and rabbit he carved and mounted together.
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Wesley Austin brought in a carving of an old, high top shoe with the toe pointed up in the air.  It is from an old patter than apparently came out of Arkansas back in the 1980s.
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Lloyd Moore showed his carving of a blue jay he has done.  The painting makes it very lifelike.  He also showed a wood duck he carved back in 1976.  This was done as one of the first club carving projects.  It is out of sugar pine and has begun bleeding sap thru the painting. He reminded the members and guests that sugar pine will bleed resin even after many years.   He also showed 3 different fish he carved to demonstrate the very different body types and colors.  He said there are books that show the very different scale patterns of fish.  He then described the manner in which he woodburns scales. Since most people do not know the specific pattern of scales, he just burns them in to suite himself. Lloyd also showed some of the tools he uses to do power carving and sanding.  He suggested you draw your project before beginning to carve it.
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Oakhurst Woodcarvers Rendezvous

 

Oakhurst Chamber of Commerce Announcement

The Oakhurst Area Chamber of Commerce is proud to sponsor the 5th Annual Oakhurst Wood Carvers Rendezvous, April 15 — 22, 2012, held at the Community Center in Oakhurst, Ca. This special week of carving is guaranteed to be fun for the whole family and we would like to extend a special invitation to you to come and join us.

There will be carving classes, demonstrations, and seminars for all levels of carvers: beginning, intermediate, and advanced. We will also have crafts and programs for your tag-a-long. Or perhaps they would enjoy a week of rest and shopping in our wonderful town. Either way it will be a great week for everyone.

Currently, we have several different carving classes lined up. One registration fee will allow you to attend as many classes as you like or you may choose to spend the whole week in just one class. The choice is yours.

Registration for the Oakhurst Wood Carving Rendezvous is $100.00 for a single person and $150.00 per couple (same household), for the entire week. You will need to bring your own knives, tools and equipment. The price also includes coffee each morning, a couple of dinners and a potluck on Friday night. We had a great time last year and hope you can join us.

We have made lodging arrangements with Comfort Inn (559-683-8282) and the High Sierra RV Park (559-683-7662).

For more information on the Rendezvous contact Larry Smith or Jack Parks.

Larry Smith
Phone: (559) 658-2405
E-Mail:
[email protected]
Jack Parks
Phone: (562) 425-0732
E-Mail:
[email protected]


DOWNLOAD THE APPLICATION FORM HERE

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Lighter Side of the Wood

 


 


 

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