With 26 members in attendance, the meeting on
November 6th discussed the following
The Fresno Fair was a wonderful success.
We took in $240 from the sales of raffle tickets.
The winner was excited and picked up his prize
during a Saturday session.
There were 20 people entered in the carving contest
at the Fair. Unexpectedly, the Fair decided that the
amateur division would also be awarded the same
money and ribbons for the three top carvers as the
more advanced carvers received.
And after several months of a friendly back and
forth between Jim Hickey and Clarence Mattos as who
will turn out to be the best carver, the answer is
now in. (For this year anyway.)
winner was Clarence. Jim graciously accepted the
outcome and presented Clarence with his check,
and winners box.
Here's the top three in both categories.
Also regarding the Fair, Dean Stroud came up with a
check off list for item the club needs to bring to
the Fair for setup and teardown. This should help in
For the third year in a row our booth won the
Peoples Choice Award and we also won Best of Show
for our display.
Next month's meeting will include a Christmas party.
call Bert Frazier and tell him if and how many are
coming for the lunch at 275-2928.
Don't forget to bring your children or grandchildren
for pictures with Santa and Mrs. Claus.
Correcting a previous newsletter, the time Santa
will be there is from Noon to 12:30.
Next years membership
dues will soon be due. We will be able to keep those
dues at a low $10 for the year.
The web site is up
and running if you weren't already aware of it. Only
about a third of the membership has registered on
the site so far. It's not required to register, but
only current members are eligible. Also, remember
that if you have registered on the site to go back
after it's been accepted and finish your profile.
And don't forget to upload a picture.
Elections were held for Officers. The outcome for
the next two year term is the following.
Sergeant at Arms
Congratulations to our latest board and thank you to
all those that threw their hat in the race.
The only change from the
last term is for Sergeant at Arms. Clarence Mattos
will be installed at the December meeting.
We gotten little
feedback (and none negative) about the new
newsletter format. But if anyone would like to have
some input with 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
contact us or email the
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Show & Tell
members shared their handy work with us for show and
tell at the November 6th meeting.
had his 6 winning entries from the 6 categories he
had entered at the Fair. Four of them won 1st place
and two won 2nd with one of his first place pieces
winning Best of Show. Way to go Wally! The grouse he
entered (one of the 1st place winners) wasn't even
finished. He hadn't completed the tail feathers.
He's planning on finishing it up with individual
feathers burnt in.
He also had his carving contest entry that he had
snapped off the nose of during the contest. (ouch)
carved a Humphrey Bogart caricature
complete with his own street corner and lamp post to
hold at gun point. The carving is basswood with the
lamp post from copper tubing. Roger also added some
cigarette butts at Bogie's feet.
recently won a reader suggestion contest at
Woodcarvers Illustrated magazine with a tool
rack suggestion. Roy brought in the tool rack and
the kaleidoscope/wizard he won as a prize. He
finished the wizard with an upgraded crystal ball
(marble) that he attached with epoxy.
showed us some more of his carvings
as examples of things that can be done.
A cardinal had feet that were made from Romex wire
instead of using premade pewter ones that may not
hold the carving's weight. An owl with a carved base
made to look like natural tree branch. A goose with
painted feathers and no carved effects. Ducks with
carved feathers and a carved base to look like water
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Lighter Side of the Wood
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