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Central California Woodcarvers

August 2012

Volume 19, Issue 8

In this issue

Club News

From the Meeting Minutes
News


On August 4th there were 25 members at the meeting with the following discussed.
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The sign-up sheet for the carving contest was started around. The contest will be held on October 6 from 2:30 to 5:00. September 8 is the deadline for this paperwork to be turned in (after the September meeting). The contest is divided into two divisions. One for beginners and the other for more advanced. And is open to all CALIFORNIA residents. We will have a sign-up sheet for sitting at our booth at the September meeting.
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Entries for the Fair are now available from Jim Hickey or can be printed out. (Entry Form - Home Arts Department Information - Online Entry) These entries are only accepted from Fresno County residents.
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Bert brought in Blonde Mahogany this month for egg carving. We're shooting for April for the egg contest with the last wood variety handed out sometime at the end of the year.
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Again this month we're reminding you about the Cholula Hot Sauce competition in November.

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

This will be judged at our December Party.
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Candidates for our officers are still being worked on by Bud Sanders. If you're interested in serving your club please see Bud.
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Our Sergeant at Arms (Clarence Mattos) addressed the fact that some "members" still haven't paid their dues for THIS YEAR! It's only $10. If you haven't, or aren't SURE that you have, please see Jack Lloyd to make sure you're current.
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Show & Tell

CameraSix members brought in something to share with us during Show and Tell.
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Ron Harbour brought back his second eagle plaque after painting. He tried a light wash but it turned out darker than he wanted. The head is out of butternut and the wings are basswood.
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Don Cathey had a ram made from basswood on a mahogany base. He also had some knives made from a maple/bloodwood combination.
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Lance Leitch is working on a chip carved cross he showed. In addition he brought in a box he had restored and had the Woodshed burn in a design of carving knives on the top.
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Clarence Mattos showed a stagecoach that he's had sitting around for some 20 plus years. It had been done by a guy that lived north of Hanford that Clarence traded a couple of cowboy boot earrings for. The coach is complete with doors that open and even a working suspension. He plans on carving horses and a driver for it.
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Wally Imfeld also brought back his work from last month, his Goshawk holding down a Magpie, to show us his progress. He has now burned in the feathers and will probably redo the Magpie.
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Lloyd Moore had two pieces to show. A pair of Loons with its chick and a Valley Quail. The quail he mainly brought in to show Wally some details. It was carved from basswood and is standing on a pine rock.
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Lighter Side of the Wood




My wife said:
"Please go to the store and buy a carton of milk. And if they have eggs, get six."

I came back with 6 cartons of milk.

She said, "Why in the world did you buy six cartons of milk?"

I explained, "They had eggs."

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