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Central California Woodcarvers

October 2012

Volume 19, Issue 10

In this issue

Club News

From the Meeting Minutes

On October 6th there were a sparse 13 members at the meeting probably due to the Fair and the carving contest. The following discussed.

Once 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.

After just the first few days at the Fair, the cane that is up for raffle seems to be very popular.

Bert passed out Black Walnut this month for egg carving. Remember that we're shooting for April for the egg contest with the last wood variety handed out sometime at the end of the year.

Here's a recap of the wood passed out so far:
November '11 - Butternut
January '12 - Sugar Pine
February - Chinaberry
March - Mahogany
April - Redwood
June - Alder
July - Ash
August - Blonde Mahogany
September - Basswood
October - Black Walnut

There was no Show & Tell nor a raffle.

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Fresno Fair


The carving contest was held the same day as our meeting , on October 6. With 14 experienced carvers and 4 novice carvers the two hours of carving sliced through rather quickly.

The winners of the contests were judged by Lloyd Moore and announced shortly after the contest was over.

In the Novice Division, carving a polar bear were:
(from left to right)
1st Place   Richard Nelson
2nd Place   Wesley Austin
3rd Place   Mitch Freeman

For the Experienced Division, carving a bunny rabbit were:
(from left to right)
1st Place   Jim Hickey
2nd Place   Lola Nelson
3rd Place   Bert Frazier


The booth and our display cases were bigger than ever. The donated carvings for the raffle seemed to be a big hit too. Further information should be made known at out November meeting.

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Lighter Side of the Wood


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