On January 8th we had 27 members
attending and discussed the following matters.
Photos taken at the December meeting and lunch have
mostly been uploaded to our web site. (CCWoodcarvers.com)
With over 100 pictures having been uploaded there
are only about 30 or so left to be done. This should
be accomplished within a few days of the meeting.
Coming up in March is the Home Show. (http://fshows.squarespace.com/home-and-garden-show)
The Fresno Home and Garden Show is on March 4, 5,
and 6 at the Fresno Fair Grounds. We will need in
total about a dozen people to staff the booth for
the three days. For those that remember from last
year, our booth will be located in the same spot.
We're in the Jr. Exhibits Building which is just
east of the Butler Ave. entrance. The booth will be
along the south wall.
For those interested, there will be a sign-up sheet
going around at the February meeting.
During the Home Show, one of the things we will be
promoting our next carving class. It will start the
Saturday after the Show, on March 12th.
Greg Essman is having a demonstration at the
Palm Village Retirement Community in his home
town of Reedley on Saturday Jan. 15 from 10:00 to
noon with Dean Stroud and anyone who'd like to come
along. Greg plans on showing a video of some of our
latest carvings along with some actual carvings. His
idea, if the residents are interested, is to
continue meeting there perhaps once a month. If
anyone would like to support this endeavor please
call Greg at 903-8927.
This years membership
dues are now due. If you haven't already paid them,
please see Jack Lloyd to make yourself current. He
is usually available at a meeting or carving
session. Or you may mail your dues to:
Clovis, CA 93611
The dues are $10 for
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Show & Tell
members brought in their projects for show and tell
at the January 8th meeting.
showed a collection of pins he has carved. Mostly
fish and birds, they were all blanks given to him by
George Taylor. Lance wants to put them all together
in a display in memory of George.
had a few similarly themed carvings
to show. One was a revolver out of butternut. It all
works complete with bullets. However, Roger says the
inner parts should have been made from walnut or
other hard woods.
He also had a "Wild Bill"
display case with another revolver, a U.S. Marshal
badge, jailer keys, and the infamous "dead man's
hand." The aces & eights are the dead man's hand
because this was the combination Wild Bill Hickok
held when he was murdered in Deadwood South Dakota.
Roger made the cards from basswood blanks from
Michael's and the case was made by "a friend in
brought in a couple of fish pins he did. A salmon
and a rainbow trout.
He also brought an
entire set up of a mold he did from one of Lloyd
Moore's walking staffs. Wally used Lloyd's peregrine
falcon to make an opaque version that he could use
as a trailer hitch with LED lights inside.
Wally went through
the process of how he made the mold using latex
around the original. About 20 coats with hardener
every 4th one. He used a hard mother mold
around this using fiberglass.
pieces can be made from each mold. A good resource
for this is the web site
showed us his latest project -
Sitting Bull. After doing some research for photos
of Sitting Bull, Lloyd found there to only be three
total images of the Chief. And none of them in
profile. So using the limited examples he had at
hand, he made a clay model of what he wants the
final carving to look like.
Lloyd has been using the same piece
of clay to make his models for a number of years.
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Lighter Side of the Wood
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