Tuesday, October 14, 2014

October 21st Meeting and Program


The October 21 meeting of the Chippers will feature Jeff Yoest who will show us his family's collection of early 20th C. Bavarian carvings and share some of the stories behind these extraordinary pieces.  It will be a perfect time to study the technique of several master carvers and also to reflect upon what woodcarvings mean to the people who possess them.


The meeting will begin with a brief business session and show and tell. Bring your work to share with Jeff and your fellow carvers!  (Jim wants to see how the turtles have come out.)  Jeff's presentation will come next.  We will do our final planning for the Nov. 1 show after Jeff has completed his presentation.  We will need people to volunteer to teach Cub Scout sessions, arrange for the coffee and donuts, cover the club / raffle table, and greet and welcome visitors to the show, among other things.



Sunday, September 14, 2014

September 16 meeting and program

Summer's over - come join us at Whetstone Community Center at 6pm on Tuesday, September 16th! We will learn how to draw using the 'right brain, left brain'  theory.  Members are asked to bring a couple of sharpened pencils and their willingness to try something new.   Should be fun and interesting.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

August 19. Meeting/Program

The program for the August 19 Chippers meeting will be a carving project: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles..., or turtles, anyway.  You will receive a basswood turtle blank.  The shell will be an oval 4" by 3" by 3/4".  The mutant part is that you may design and carve anything you want on the shell: realistic, chip carved rosette or pattern, kolrosed flower or picture, a labyrinth or maze.  Bore a hole in the center and make a candle stick.  Or make it hollow instead of rounded and make a shallow coin or jewelry dish.  ...Alter the shell and make it asymmetric.  With this notice you are receiving a full size pattern which you may use to do some design work before you come.  Bring your tools so you can get right to work!


Tuesday, July 15, 2014

July 15 Meeting

July 15 Meeting
Another carving session for this summer meeting.  Bring our projects to work on, share, discuss and whatever.  Show and tell as always.

Passes for the woodcarving demo at the Ohio State Fair on July 25,26 and 27 will be available for those who signed up.

Monday, June 16, 2014

June 17, Meeting

This month's meeting (Tuesday June 17) will be a carving session.  Bring a project to work on, something for show-and-tell, and anything else you can think of - questions about projects, extra tools or wood to sell, trade or give, information on carving events, etc.  How about ideas for July.

See you there.

Monday, May 19, 2014

MAY 20, Meeting and Program

Another chain saw demonstration by Ted Scherer for this month's meeting. Bring a comfortable chair and gather at the north end of the parking lot near the horse shoe pits.

Programs for June and July are still open so bring some suggestions along with you.
Sorry for the late posting.

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!