November 2017 Newsletter

Club Officers for 2017
President- Nelson Cruithirds
Vice President- Theoan LeDoux
Secretary- Gail Holland
Treasurer- Randy Plumber

Next Meeting: Date- Tues. November14th 2017 Time: 6:15-8:15pm

Location:Tucker Recreation Center, 4898 LaVista Rd. Tucker, Ga. 30084

A Note From Nelson
The year is in full retreat. Election Day is past, Armistice Day is past, and soon summer will leave Atlanta.

AWC Officers for 2018
This is the month for our club elections for next year. The slate of officers proposed by our
election committee is:

Doug McKittrick President
Debbie Jennings Vice-President
Gail Holland Secretary
Randy Plumber Treasurer

Atlanta Woodcarvers Holiday Party

Our Club Meeting for December will be our Annual Woodcarvers Holiday Party. We will meet in our regular classroom on Tuesday night, December 12th from 6:15 until 8:15 pm. Club members will sign up for food (dishes) to bring, paper goods, ice and drinks at the November Meeting. Also we would like to know if you will be bringing a guest. There will be a table to display woodcarvings-members are asked to bring 2-3 items which are your most recent (or seasonal) work. Please mark your calendars and plan to come-it is always an enjoyable evening!

AWC Summer 2018
Class with Janet Cordell
Our AWC Planning Committee have proposed a workshop with woodcarving teacher, Janet Cordell.

Janet was selected as Woodcarving Illustrated Magazine -Woodcarver for 2017
She is from Arkansas and members of her family have been carving for Silver Dollar City in Branson, MI since the 1960s. She is an extremely talented carver and very generous in
sharing her carving techniques. She carves horses, cowboys, wildlife and wonderful human faces.

Here are the facts of the class that we know at this time:
-She will be available to come between the end of June and sometime in August 2018.
-Class will be minimum of 10 students with a maximum of 12-13 students.
-A Three Day Class will cost $225 plus the cost of the rough out. (This includes her airfare)
-The club will need a $100 deposit toward the cost of the class. It will not be refundable if you decide not to take the class. (This will be discussed in more detail at our club meeting)
More Info:Contact me at

November Program
The program will be the completion of the carved hand mirrors that were began with Bob
Schrepfer at the October Club Meeting. This will be an opportunity with Bob on how best to inset your mirror. Looking forward to seeing each of the designs that were carved on different types of wood!
(If you have completed your mirror, you may want to bring something else to carve on.)

**In addition to our mirrors please bring a decoration idea that you can exchange with other members. We will not carve them at the meeting, but will exchange ideas.

Tip of the Month
Wood is usually sold by the board foot. A board foot is one foot wide by one foot long by one inch thick. To determine the board feet in a piece of wood multiply the length times the width. Multiply that by the thickness. Divide the result by 144 (the number of square inches in a square foot.)
That gives you the number of board feet in the piece of wood.

Nelson Cruithirds-AWC President

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