June 2016 Newsletter

Atlanta Woodcarvers Club

News and Announcements

Officers 2016:

President, Carmen Sanders carmencsanders@gmail.com

Vice-President, Nelson Cruthirds NRC1947@yahoo.com

Secretary, Gail Holland gailholland@bellsouth.net

Treasurer, Gaines Burnette wgburnette@comcast.net

NEXT MEETING: Tuesday evening, June 14th, 2016

NEW SUMMER HOURS 6:00 until 8:00pm

WHERE: Room #1 Tucker Recreation Center, 4898 LaVista Road, Tucker, GA 30084

SHOW AND TELL (bring a display of woodcarvings to show)

BE SURE AND WEAR YOUR NAME TAG ******************or pay Gaines a quarter.

VISIT OUR WEB SITE AT: www.atlantawoodcarvers.com Browse the gallery, check the schedule and explore the links.

Thank you so much for sharing your elephant in the display case. Let me know after the meeting and I will release the elephant to its rightful owner. Peanuts to be shared!

Dan Smith won the Dremel last month.

This month *Free picking for shop tools will be available for you to pick through. (Panasonic drill withbatteries; drill bits; sandpaper; nails; mat cutter; electric drill with bits, tool boxes etc.) We will draw names as to who goes first. Allow you to pick one item each and sit until it is your turn again. Any tool left will be donated to Habitat for Humanity. (Tools were donated by Tom Harris, Lawrence Jefferson estate)


Location and Schedule: This year’sSchool will be held July 8-10, 2016 at the Wetumpka Civic Center (410 South Main Street; Wetumpka, AL). If you have any questions ask Gail Holland at the meeting.

Save the July 12, 2016 date for the Ice Cream and Cake Social and the 40th Anniversary Celebration of our club. Sherry will contact you for some help.

DUE ONE 6X6 WOOD QUILT PIECE with dogwood flower or AWC in the design and most important…carved by you. If you are not finished, tell Nelson so he can plan for it.


Carmen & Dave:  Scary sharp system

Lamar: ceiling fan sharpener; Dock Yard sharpener with Dremel tool; Diamond stone; web links

Jerry Blake:  drill sharpener technique ; belt drive technique

Doug & Laveta:  share wire brush with strop; shoe brush; Walmart brush; brush & pan; dental brush; etc.

Bill Goff: vice tool; Harbor Freight light small motor

Jim LeClaire: sharpening techniques with Harbor Freight light small motor

Gerry Johnson: share sharpener Techniques; basic woodcarving cuts & handouts; “hands on sharpening” members will have an opportunity to sharpen their own knives with the help of demonstrators.

We will start with one knife each so everyone will have a chance.
If time permits we will work on more knives.

*Bring your SCARY SHARP GLASS to the meeting and a knife or two that needs sharpening. If you do not have scary sharp glass, we will provide one for you.

The Atlanta Woodcarvers Club TUESDAY EVENING MEETING NEXT MEETING: Tuesday evening, June 14th, 2016 – NEW SUMMER HOURS 6:00 until 8:00pm WHERE: room #1, Tucker Recreation Center, 4898 LaVista Road, Tucker, GA 30084

Carmen Sanders (AWC president)

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