February 2017 Newsletter

Club Officers for 2017

President- Nelson Cruithirds NRC1947@yahoo.com
Vice President- Theoan LeDoux onedixiequilter@aol.com
Secretary- Gail Holland gailholland@bellsouth.net
Treasurer- Gaines Burnette wgburnette@comcast.net

The Super Bowl is over and for the Atlanta fans it feels like a woodcarver who just ruined a masterpiece with the last blow of the mallet. Now we will just have to move on to another project.

Woodcarving School

Speaking of another project, the 32nd Southeastern Woodcarving School and Competition is scheduled for July 7-9, 2017, in beautiful downtown Wetumpka, Alabama. If you wish to attend the class application and other information is available online at: www.centralwoodcarving.com Contact: jmbrooks1852@hotmail.com

Woodworking Show

The Southeastern Woodworking Show is also coming up soon. It appears that it will be at the Cobb Galleria this year the end of March. (We will have to confirm the dates.) Please think about when you can participate.

AWC Library

(Located in the Chippers Room at Tucker Rec. Center)

If you have not seen our club library be sure to check it out. It contains a wealth of carving knowledge. There are also some tools available if you need to borrow them. We need to keep up with who has borrowed which book or magazine so we ask that you sign out any article you want to take home. It is still on the honor system, but the sign out sheet will serve as a reminder to me and others of what needs to be returned.

Dues– Just a reminder, 2017 dues ($20) are payable for those who may have forgotten.

February AWC Program- Carving Wooden Whistles
Next Meeting: Date- February 14th 2017 Time: 6:30-8:30pm
Tucker Recreation Center, 4898 Lavista Rd. Tucker, Ga. 30084

The program for February will be carving whistles with our own valentine, Tim. He says you will only need your knife for this project, but I think he will agree that you need a glove and thumb guard too.

Ga. National Fair-Fall 2017
Perry, Ga.
This is just a reminder that we will participate in the Georgia National Fair again this year. It is not too early to think about what projects you want to enter.

Tip of the Month:

You can use the plastic bags that newspapers come in to protect your hands when you paint or stain your carvings. You can split the upper end of the bag if you need to to get it over your wrist. (A plastic grocery bag or sandwich bag can work as a disposable glove too.)

Program Schedule for 2017

March 14, 2017- Spoons – Gaines

April 11, 2017- Dragon Staple Remover- Theon

May 9, 2017- Dragon Fly

June 13, 2017

July 11, 2017- Ice cream Social

Remaining programs for the year will be announced at a later date.


Nelson Cruithirds,

AWC President

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