On June 4th we had 24 members at the
meeting. The following was discussed.
With the upcoming Fair, we'd like to
encourage more participation in entering your items
for judging. Last year Wally Imfeld did very well in
the categories he entered and it would be wonderful
to see more members involved.
We should have more space for you to
display your carvings this year. Consider what you'd
like to put in the cabinets. Also consider
volunteering for our booth. It can be a lot of fun.
We were scheduled for Nancy Osborne
and Channel 30 to do a news story on the eagle
canes. Once on the 21st at Bert's and
again on the 22nd at the VA.
[By now some of you have seen this on
Channel 30 and we've had some responses from those
outside of the club that found our web site. For
those that missed it, below is a link to the video
on Channel 30's web site.]
Bud Sanders agreed to do a class on
character carvings starting on the next meeting
(July 2) and continuing for the next few Saturdays
We will also have a BBQ lunch
following our July 2nd meeting of Tri-tip
Greg Essman is continuing to meet
with the residents of the retirement home in
Reedley. Many that live there can't make it to our
location and would like to have an auxiliary group
at their location. Jim designated Greg as our
A motion was made to raise the fine
for not wearing your name tag during the meetings
from 25¢ to $2.50. No second was made on the
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Show & Tell
members had something to share with us during Show
and Tell at the meeting.
had a carousel horse out of basswood. Painting it
with acrylic paint, he took Jim's recommendation not
to use high gloss.
took six pieces to create a full size parrot wall
hanging with spread wings. He used a Master Carver
with a rough bit to get the curvature in the wings.
(Unfortunately, Ron had to leave
early and there were no pictures taken of his
Lloyd Moore redesigned the eagle head to fit a
more petite sized hand, especially for use by women.
Roy Smith carved and owl relief out of
African mahogany. It's for an academic award for his
son who is a University professor. Roy used aluminum
tubing to punch some of the leaves into it. He
squeezed one side of the tube to create a leaf
shape. But he found that the aluminum was too soft
to be a lasting punch. The carving has linseed
oil rubbed on with a urethane finish.
Dennis Fairchild announced that he is now in
a rock group. The natural assumption would be that
Dennis is the bass (wood) player, but it's not that
kind of rock group it is. They're the kind that like
to cut faucets in various types of rocks and then
polish them. Dennis brought in a few nice looking
examples of his work. He eventually wants to use
future "rocks" to add to his carousel horses.
Johnnie Grigsby brought in the finished chain
he was working on. He was able to finish it even
though he single handedly is responsible for carving
24 of the eagle heads for the recent cane project.
(Despite the reports, many think Johnnie actually
used BOTH hands while carving the eagles.)
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Lighter Side of the Wood
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