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Central California Woodcarvers

May 2012

Volume 19, Issue 5

In this issue

Club News

From the Meeting Minutes
News


On May 5th we had 30 members at the meeting which was kept short for the turning demonstration. The following was discussed.
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Dean Stroud suggested a visit from a friend of his that has a group of live birds she got through the Forestry Department. She has a Great Horned Owl, a Red-tailed Hawk, a Screech Owl, a Prairie Falcon, and a Burrowing Owl.

The group in attendance liked the idea and Dean will ask her to be here for the next meeting (June 2).
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For the Oakhurst Rendezvous last month, California Carvers Guild's newsletter, the Log, featured our own Bryce Putman.
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There is a proposal of bylaw's updates that has been put on the agenda, which will be voted on at the next meeting. Most of the changes are to bring us into compliance with what we are currently doing.
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Turning Demonstration

Tye Putman brought in numerous examples of his turnings and he demonstrated how he turns a bowl from start to finish, including the selecting of the wood and grain pattern.


There's much too much information given to be able to briefly include it in this format. Those truly interested in learning more should talk to Tye or look into joining the Sequoia Woodturners. Their web site is http://www.sequoiawoodturners.org. We hear that their President is almost as good at turning as Tye is.
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Show & Tell

CameraSeven (plus one) members had something to share with us during Show and Tell at the May 5th meeting.
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Larry Shelton had a couple of birds he carved. One was a swan that he made from three pieces of basswood. And the other is a Carolina parakeet, (now extinct, was the only native parrot to America), also carved from basswood with a walnut base.
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Dick Nelson brought a few pieces in. The first was his book ends that uses a picture from the Grand Tetons with a deer on the right side and he finished the left side with its bear. Another was a bowl that he lathe carved. And the last was a relief carving that he started at the Oakhurst Rendezvous.
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Clarence Mattos showed us a boot he carved out of redwood, which he says carves easy. Also, he had several cowboy caricature bottle stoppers he carved to sell.
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Ron Harbour is working on his second eagle plaque. The wings are basswood and the head is from butternut. Ron says that this one is going faster than his first one.
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Lloyd Moore brought in his box-o-fish filled with a good collection of fish pins. The fish were a Cutthroat Trout, Large Mouth Bass, Small Mouth Bass, Sockeye Salmon, Brown Trout, Bonito Tuna, and several Rainbow Trout.

Lloyd also had a golf ball egg that he has found hard to crack.
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Bryce Putman had a few things from his time at the Oakhurst Rendezvous. He and his dad took some classes together and Bryce Showed their work. They each carved a wizard and they also brought the go-by they had used. Another class was making a flute. Their flutes, made from aromatic cedar, each had their own sound.
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Johnnie Grigsby brought back a wagon he had previously shown us for some of the newer members. He explained how the wagon works and the different ways it could be configured. His original showing can be seen here, July 2010 Newsletter.
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Lance Leitch was a bit late to the meeting and although the demonstration had already begun he got a picture taken of his show and tell items. He had four shoes each with different colored laces on them that Lance had brought in.
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Lighter Side of the Wood


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