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Central California Woodcarvers

July 2012

Volume 19, Issue 7

In this issue

Club News

From the Meeting Minutes
News


On July 7th we had 28 members at the meeting with only a handful of items discussed.
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The Fresno Fair is coming up. September 8 is the deadline for paperwork to be turned in for the carving contest so there will be a sign-up at the next meeting in August. The contest will be divided into two divisions. One for beginners and the other for more advanced. We will have a sign-up sheet for sitting at our booth a little later.
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In November we will have a Cholula Hot Sauce competition. A 2" X 3" block will be handed out which you will bring back in December for judging. Don't forget to check out the Woodcarvers Illustrated article from 2010 if you haven't already.
http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/patterns/carving-the-uncommon-bottlestopper.html
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Bert handed out Ash this month for the egg carving. When we get to a dozen we may have a prize for those that have carved them all and have everyone bring in their eggs to show for a best group award.
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The Bylaw updates were presented, discussed and passed unanimously. To see the Bylaws you can go to the Club Documents page or directly at here.
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FREEDOM CANES

On June 21 the club made its "Freedom Cane" presentation. Unfortunately, only 3 or 4 carvers were able to attend, but from the Sequoia Woodturners of about 20 members helped make a good showing. Channel 26 did a story on the event. (See the link below if you missed it.)

During the presentation both our own Johnnie Grigsby along with the Woodturners Jack Schwartz were presented with their own canes. Lloyd Moore carved the heads for these canes.

Even though a total of 227 canes have been given to the Vets since the start of this project, with the lack of carvers willing to carve the heads this will be the last time we do this project.

The Channel 26 story:
http://www.kmph.com/story/18851698/disabled-vets-get-oneofakind-freedom-canes

For more pictures of the event, go to our web site and visit the photo gallery for the Freedom Canes 2012.
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Show & Tell

CameraSeven members brought in something to share with us during Show and Tell at the July 7th meeting.
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Jim Hickey recently purchased two new knives and brought them in. A hook skew and a 2½ gouge. Jim emphasized the importance of using two hands while carving with these and noted that usually the flattest gouge is a 3.
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Lance Leitch did a bark carving of a stylized English castle with a face in it. It took him 2 days to carve it which he started at the Oakhurst Rendezvous. He finished it with a dark Watco finish.
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Roy Smith finished the carrousel horse he show us last month. He did find it easier to carve the halves separately and used acrylic paint to finish it.
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Clarence Mattos brought in a duck his wife had found at a thrift shop for $5 which he fixed some details on it. He mentioned that his wife had also found a Santa that Clarence had carved. She picked that one up for 50¢.
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Ron Harbour is working on his second eagle plaque and showed us the work in progress.
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Wall Imfeld, with Lloyd Moore mentoring him, is working on Goshawk holding down a Magpie. Lloyd is helping him get this as accurate as possible. Wally like birds of prey. He uses as many pictures as possible so it will be very realistic. He has his wife, Judi, take pictures of his own hawk too. He hopes to have this ready for the Fair this year.
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Lloyd Moore also had a work in progress to show. It was a Mocking Bird. He had never carved one before. He used 6 gauge wire for the legs but he hasn't found any good pictures of the birds feet yet to get those right. If anyone knows of any let him know.
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BIRTHDAY PARTY

After the meeting we had lunch and birthday cake in honor of Jack Lloyd's 90th birthday. Happy Birthday Jack!


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Lighter Side of the Wood


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