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Central California Woodcarvers

October 2010

Volume 18, Issue 10

In this issue

 

Club News

From the Meeting Minutes
News


At 22 members strong in attendance, the meeting on October 2nd was lively with some important discussions.
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Jack Lloyd had his operation on the previous Friday and is doing fine while resting at home. Don Cathey has stepped in as Treasurer Pro Tem in Jack's absence. We wish Jack a speedy recovery.
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Nominations of Officers were held for our next two year term on the Board. The following are the nominees.

President
Jim Hickey
Jimmy Satterfield
Don Cathey
 
Vice-President
Jim Hickey
Don Lenz
Don Cathey
 
Secretary
Barry Walzberg
Lloyd Moore
 
Treasurer
Jack Lloyd
Don Lenz
 
Sergeant at Arms
Lloyd Moore
Clarence Mattos
 

You may notice that some listed above have been nominated for more than one office. Whatever the outcome, each individual is still only allowed to hold a maximum of one office. The voting will take place during our November 6th meeting and new Officers will be installed at the December meeting.
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The carving contest at the Fresno Fair will be held on October 9th from 2:00 to 4:00. Bud Sanders suggested that the contestants be allowed a knife and two gouges for the project he has picked out for the event. Clarence Mattos and Lloyd Moore both pointed out that any carving contest they have entered has only allowed just one knife and no sharpening during the contest. It was decided to put this to a vote. Just using one knife overwhelmingly won out with only three voting in favor of a knife and gouges, and about the same abstaining. However, sharpening will be allowed and, in accordance with most carving contests, a knife can be replaced during the contest if it is broken.
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Barry Walzberg has been working on producing a newsletter that can be read via email without the need to open another program. (As has been the case, since Jan. '09, with a PDF attachment that needs Adobe Reader or the like to access.) The best way he has found includes using a new web site to store the image files and the newsletter itself. This web site will also have the advantage of giving the club a better online presence along with some other nice features.

Probably the most apparent feature is an easier web address. If you're reading this in your email or online you can see the link on the top that shows the new address. The free site was initially located at http://ccwoodcarvers.webs.com. But Barry explained the added features that can be had by converting the free site to one the Club buys. After listing the various levels that can be purchased it was decided to go with the $99.95/year plan.

This will allow the site to be ad free, give us some email addresses (that can be kept for Officers even if the person holding the office changes), larger storage, and an even easier address. Our online location is now http://www.ccwoodcarvers.com.

The site also includes some Members Only pages. So be sure to click on the link and register. Further information about the new site will be coming out soon. If there are any comments or questions, please email Barry at [email protected]
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We did get a carving for us to raffle off at the Fair! Lola Nelson has once again graciously donated a beautiful Elk sculpture from a gallery she had it in. A big thank you goes out to Lola for her generosity!
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We hope you enjoy the NEW format of the October edition of the Newsletter! If there are any problems or questions, or as always, if you have a tip or a story that you would like to share with your fellow members, please feel free to contact us!
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Show & Tell

 

CameraFour members shared their handy work with us for show and tell at the October 2nd meeting.
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Ron Booth did a wonderful job completing his Eagle and also an Indian Head. He figured it took him about 120 hours work for the Eagle.
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Dean Stroud had some canes carved by his grandfather from Mississippi. Dean's grandfather lived to be 104 years-old and did all of his carvings using a pocket knife. Dean's uncle also carved some of the canes that were brought in out of hickory. Dean has some raw material to carve is own canes.
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Lance Leitch burned a couple of plaques. One being a cougar, the other a fish. He burnt them on a piece of Basswood he purchase at Wal-Mart.
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Lloyd Moore showed us some of his canes and walking sticks. He talked about the different sizes of heads and using the right sized eyes for your carvings.

He also showed a golf ball carving of a tiger, three fish pins, a burning of an owl, and also an example of burning feathers.
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Fresno Fair and Web Site Details

Details from the Fair will be discussed at the next meeting and reported in next month's Newsletter. However pictures are already up on our new site. Head over there to check them out and sign up while you're there.

Speaking of signing up, there are two ways of doing it. You can head over there on your own and do it, or there will be an invitation that will go out soon. It may be easier for some to follow the invitation but it's not a must. Either way you'll want to sign up. Signing in to the site will give you full access to all the pages.
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 Lighter Side of the Wood


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