Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Chippers meeting (Tuesday 12/16) is our our Christmas party

The December Chippers meeting (Tuesday 12/16) is our our Christmas party.  Bring your favorite food to share and bring some carved ornaments to hang on the tree during the meeting.

If you signed up for the gift exchange, bring your wrapped carving to the meeting.  If you are unable to get to the meeting, make sure your exchange carving does!  

Dues will be collected at the January meeting.  We will also hold elections of officers in January and discuss club activities and future shows.

I hope to see you all at the Christmas party.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

November 18 Meeting

November 18th meeting and program.

Holiday carvings - show and tell.  Bring examples of holiday carvings for show and tell. Carvings can be made by you or others.  Christmas or Thanksgiving theme.  Anything goes, ornaments, statues, relief or whatever.  How about ideas or patterns for future projects.  Bring something to work on if you like.  Also, any thoughts on the show.

Don't forget the December meeting will be a Christmas potluck.

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.