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!
We are not at the Home
Show this year.
Our next big event will be the Fresno Fair in October.
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
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.
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.
Members are reminded that some are
now past due with their membership dues. $10 per year
is a real deal.
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.]
Bud Sanders is getting together some
names for the club offices – some are volunteering and some
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
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Show & Tell
members brought in their projects for show and tell at the
March 3rd meeting.
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.
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
showed the gourds he raised
and carved then painted and woodburned. He has gourd
seeds if anyone wants to raise some.
showed the Travelocity gnome
he carved and painted.
showed the cat refrigerator
magnet he carved and painted based on a pattern he saw in
a wood carving magazine.
showed a fox and rabbit
he carved and mounted together.
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.
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
For more information on
the Rendezvous contact Larry Smith or Jack Parks.
DOWNLOAD THE APPLICATION FORM HERE
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Lighter Side of the Wood
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