Friday, April 11, 2014

April 15 meeting/program

April 15th Meeting

With your taxes done, come to the April meeting with your carving tools and John Beach will show you how to create houses of cottonwood bark. No tools? I'm sure someone will share. Cottonwood bark will be provided. No excuses. Come and create your own bark house. Paul will try to make one without a beard and mustache.

Mark your calendars. 

Planning is underway for a woodcarving show at the Whetstone Community Center on Saturday, November 1.

Carve on!

Monday, March 17, 2014

March 18, Meeting

March 18th Meeting

Facebook class

Laura and Joseph will be going over some tips using Facebook . If you would like some one on one bring your laptop to the meeting.

Of course, don't forget show and tell and carving projects if you like. 

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

FEBRUARY 18, Meeting

February 18 Meeting

Cora Hursey will show and tell us about her vintage and carved rolling pins.  If you have any of these yourself, be sure to bring them along to add to the discussion. Of course, bring along your normal show and tell items as well.

N.B. Club dues are now due.  For those who missed the January meeting, we voted to return to our previous level of $15.00 per year in order to offset at least some of the increased cost of club insurance.

Laura and Joseph are working on a Columbus Chippers Facebook page. They will help us facebook newbies navigate the site at the March meeting. Let them know if you have any questions or suggestions.

The dates for us to demo at the State Fair are July 25, 26 and 27.  Some of you signed up last month. Let Paul know if you are interested in doing this.

I hope you all are staying warm.  Spring is just around the corner.

Thursday, January 9, 2014


January 21 Meeting

Ted Scherer will put away his chain saw and demonstrate his process for making inlaid jewelry. You've seen his large sculptures, now watch Ted create small pieces with wood inlay.

Don't forget to bring in some "show and tell".

We will also discuss:

     Club insurance
     Participation in the Woodworkers Show - Jan 31 - Feb 2
     Participation in the State Fair - July 25 - 27
     and what else?

Hope to see you there and hope it's a little warmer.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

DECEMBER 17 Meeting & Program

December 17th Meeting.

The December meeting is our annual Christmas Party (pot luck).  Bring something edible to share.  If you signed up for the gift exchange, bring your carved gift.  If you can't attend the meeting, make arrangements for someone to bring your gift.  Also, bring any of your hand made ornaments to decorate the tree during the meeting.  Be prepared to relax, eat and share.  See you there.

Monday, November 18, 2013

BULLETIN - Nov. 19th Meeting - Important Announcement

The program for the November 19 meeting has had to be cancelled, to be rescheduled at a later date.  The presenter has been called out of town.

The meeting will still take place with important business to discuss.  We will draw names for the Christmas gift exchange.  If you cannot be at the meeting and want to be a part of the exchange be sure to send your name in with someone.

There will also be discussion about the Chippers show, and any upcoming events.

And since we all like to see new and different carvings, we ask that you bring any carvings that you have acquired this past year, and any carvings that you've received in any previous exchanges.  Often times just seeing a new design, or a different treatment can lead to a renewed inspiration; as well as an incentive to expand our own carving experience.

Monday, November 4, 2013

November 19 Meeting

November 19th meeting.

Ted Scherer will put away his chain saw and demonstrate his process for making inlaid jewelry. You've seen his large sculptures, now watch Ted create small pieces with wood inlay.

Speaking of small pieces, don't miss Tom Hindes' article, "Whittling a Gnome", in the special whittling issue of Woodcarving Illustrated out now.

Also at the November meeting, we will draw names for the Christmas carving exchange. Those who participate in the exchange will draw the name of another carver at the November meeting and carve that person a gift to be presented at the December Christmas party meeting. It's a fun way to give a gift of your work and receive the work o another carver. If you would like to participate in the drawing, but can't make the November meeting, let someone who is going know so that they can draw a name for you and throw your name into the hat.

Finally, thanks to Jim Miner and John Beach and all who worked on the woodcarving show as well as all who participated.

I hope to see you all at the November meeting.