On August 4th there were 25 members at the meeting with the
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
Entries for the Fair are now
available from Jim Hickey or can be printed out. (Entry
Home Arts Department Information -
Entry) These entries are only accepted from
Fresno County residents.
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.
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.
This will be judged at our December Party.
Candidates for our officers are still
being worked on by Bud Sanders. If you're interested
in serving your club please see Bud.
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
members brought in something to share with us during Show
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.
had a ram made from basswood on a mahogany base. He
also had some knives made from a maple/bloodwood
is working on a chip carved cross he showed. In
addition he brought in a box he had restored and had
burn in a design of carving knives on the top.
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.
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.
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
"Please go to the store and buy a carton of milk.
And if they have eggs, get six."
back with 6 cartons of milk.
said, "Why in the world did you buy six cartons of
explained, "They had eggs."
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