On November 3rd there were 23 members at the meeting with the
Jim Hickey started off the meeting by
pointing out who won the carving contest at the
Fair. Unfortunately, the out going Secretary did not
find this information invigorating enough to include
in his last set of minutes so as a result can't
possibly be reported here.
The FULL listing of the
contest winners was in the last newsletter
which can be found
on our web site.
numbers from the Fair were in. The raffle netted just under
what last year's raffle. $500 last year as compared
to $489 this year. The most popular item by a 2 to 1
margin was the cane.
Only 3 people put their carvings in
our cases this year. Next year we would like to see
more of our members represented if we could.
An update on the Canes for Veterans
project was given. The
Woodturners, wanting the project to continue,
asked Jim if it would help to have some of the Vets
come talk to the group to convince us. Jim didn't
feel it would be necessary and has promised to keep
it going. With an adequate number of members
pledging to carve one or more heads we should be
able to meet the commitment. Bert has started it off
by pledging to carve 10 for the next presentation.
Let Jim know how many you will commit to.
1st is our annual
Christmas party. There won't be the usual business
type meeting for that Saturday. Instead from 10:00
to 12:00 will be more like the rest of the month's
Saturdays and then at 12:00 Santa and Mrs. Claus
will arrive for checking lists and taking pictures.
Bring your kids, grandkids, or whomever you'd like
to have a picture with Santa taken. And then at
12:30 we'll have lunch together.
Jim Hickey was contacted by a woman
that has 40-50 year-old redwood that she would like
to sell. See Jim for more information.
Jim also had some requests for some
carving work. The first was for a chess piece, (a King),
to replace one from an existing set. It was carved from Mora, a dark brown wood from
Ecuador. They would supply the wood. [However, since
the meeting the person requesting this has found
someone for the job.]
The next request was for carving a
reverse mold for making cookies. See Dean Stroud for
more information. Dean also mentioned another
project, someone that wants a Bobcat carving. Again
see Dean if you're interested.
Lastly, a Scout Troup is in need of a
carved eagle plaque as a replacement for the one
they used to have. It's a fairly large project. See
Ron Harbour for more information about this one.
The Cholula Hot Sauce competition
blocks were handed out at the meeting. If you missed
it talk to Jim or Bert about getting one. Also, if
you mess up the one you have just ask for another
Judging for these will be after the Christmas party
on December 1st. Prizes for first,
second, and third places.
Reminder: In January, Bud Sanders will be
giving a class on carving sweet potatoes.
Bert passed out the last selection
for the egg carving. It was actually a choice of one
of three types of wood. Jelutong, Myrtlewood, and
Buckeye. We're still shooting for April for
the egg contest with prizes still to be determined.
So here's the complete list of woods.
And one of either:
The last order of business was
election of officers. After a last minute drop out,
there were no actual contests to be decided. The
only change came for the position of Secretary.
Barry Walzberg has stepped down and our new
Secretary is now Gary Mumper. Congratulations Gary!
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Show & Tell
members brought in something to share with us during
Show and Tell.
Glenn Rasmussen brought in his
stylized buffalo that he received an honorable
mention for at the Fair.
Summerville had a moose on
a mahogany base. The moose is out of basswood with
the antlers glued on. For the finish he burned and
Lance Leitch showed some Santa faces and
assorted other carvings that were either pins or
magnets. All were made from basswood with acrylic
paints. Some of what he showed will be sent to
relatives back east.
Wally Imfeld had his blue
ribbon winning hawk with prey carving. He is
currently working on another one. In addition he had
a turtle he carved for someone that worked at the
Fair. He's doing this in trade so he can keep his
amateur status for his Fair entries in the future.
Roy Smith has been working on
a Nativity set and had his latest additions, a camel
and two sheep. Made from basswood Roy used acrylic
paints and antiqued them with a gel stain. He is
using the patterns from
Woodcarving The Nativity in the Folk Art
brought in a couple of his walk accoutrements.
A cane with his "bald" eagle and a staff with a
large eagle head.
Dick Nelson turned some items.
A bowl that he turned with fairly green redwood.
Also a delicate cup, a small bowl, and a thin
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