January 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, January 12, 2016 – 6:30 until 8:30pm WHERE: 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 **********************************************************

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

JANUARY 12th, 2016 TUESDAY EVENING MEETING

From the Presidents Corner:

Happy New Woodcarving Year!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

We are going to have a short business meeting to begin with and then we will be carving an elephant with Dave Crumb. He has spent so much time preparing for this. Thank you, Dave! Bring your carving knife (sharpened) and safety glove.

*Dues of $15.00 for the year is due. Bring a check or correct cash for Gaines, our treasurer.

*VERY IMPORTANT: Leah and Chris carving class is happening on March 11-13, 2016. We need to have your money $140.00 no later than January 12, 2016 in order to confirm this event. Bring check to this meeting or send check to Gaines Burnette, 3245 Bolero Place, Atlanta, Ga 30341. Please contact me with any questions or concerns.

*Robert Johnson is coming to this meeting to take pictures of carvings for website. Please bring a carving or two to be photographed.

*FYI: A Box Elder Tree with Red Flame Fungus is available for the taking.   

Call Trudy Dido 404 329 9596 say you know Theoan to make arrangements and find out more information about this tree. Sounds like this might be good for turning.

The Atlanta Woodcarvers Club

TUESDAY EVENING MEETING

January 12, 2016 6:30 until 8:30pm

Tucker Recreation Center, 4898 LaVista Road, Tucker, GA 3008

See you then, Carmen (AWC president)

 

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October newsletter

News and Announcements

Officers 2015:

President, Carmen Sanders (carmencsanders@gmail.com)

Vice-President, Nelson Cruthirds (NRC1947@yahoo.com)

Secretary, Sherry Warner (sherrywarner@comcast.net)

Treasurer, Gaines Burnette (wgburnette@comcast.net)

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The next meeting will be: Tuesday evening OCTOBER 13, 2015 from 6:30 until 8:30 PM

Where: 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

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VISIT OUR WEB SITE AT         www.atlantawoodcarvers.com

Browse the gallery, check the schedule and explore the links.

OCTOBER 13, 2015

TUESDAY EVENING MEETING

From the Presidents Corner

The Georgia National Fair in Perry, Ga. 2015 was a BLAST! If you missed it this year plan to go next year. If you did not enter a carving this year, plan on do so next year. The people visiting loved our booth and our upbeat enthusiasm for our craft. Doug will have a list of ALL the ribbons we won.  This gathering of Georgia artists is not shabby. I was very inspired by the talent shown. Please thank Doug for all the work he did to get us there. Thank you to all the members that participated.

The next meeting will be: Tuesday October 13, 2015 from 6:30 until 8:30 P.M. at the Tucker Recreation Center, 4898 LaVista Road, Tucker, GA 30084

Our program will be “Friendship cane” CONTINUED……  Vice-President, Nelson Cruthirds will host the program. Do not fret if your piece is not finished. We will continue to work on our piece and talk about how to paint and finish. Bring carving knife, any small hand tools and protective equipment. We decided the theme would be winter holidays. We will discuss again what we want to do with the finished “friendship cane.”  One idea may be to display the finished cane at the local library starting in 2016 as we celebrate our 40th year as a club.  At our December 2016 pot luck we might raffle the cane to the members.  What do you think??

See you this Tuesday night,

Carmen (president)

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September Newsletter

News and Announcements

Officers 2015:

President, Carmen Sanders (carmencsanders@gmail.com)

Vice-President, Nelson Cruthirds (NRC1947@yahoo.com)

Secretary, Sherry Warner (sherrywarner@comcast.net)

Treasurer, Gaines Burnette (wgburnette@comcast.net)

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The next meeting will be Tuesday evening September 8, 2015 from 6:30 until 8:30 P.M.  Where: 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 **********************************************************

VISIT OUR WEB SITE AT         www.atlantawoodcarvers.com

Browse the gallery, check the schedule and explore the links.

From the Presidents Corner – September 2015

Allen Goodman’s Class was a lot of fun.  I am hopeful we will have some examples at show and tell.  Allen gave the club a “go by”, remind me to show it to you all.

Please enter your work in the Georgia National Fair in Perry, Ga. 2015.  Fair website:  www.georgianationalfair.com.  Get your form there.  There is no cost to enter. Send in by Sept. 1, or preregister online.  Please contact Doug McKittrick with questions: dougmckittrick@comcast.net.  If you can, offer YOUR help to Doug on this project. This is an Atlanta Woodcarvers CLUB participation matter.  Your help is needed.  Thank you!!!

Jim Hart (715 268 8713) with GOOD WOOD ETC (Turtle Lake, Wisconsin) is planning on being in town Thursday, September 10, 2015.  This is a great opportunity to get the wood you want!  If you know what you want and cannot make it on the 10th, we will figure out how to get your order for you.  Think Basswood, Butternut, Tupelo, Diamond Willow twisted Sticks, etc.

Our August program, carving a bowl, I thought was a lot of fun.  I enjoyed everyone sharing what they learned.  Hope to see some completed projects at show and tell.

The next meeting will be: Tuesday September 8, 2015, from 6:30 until 8:30 P.M. at the Tucker Recreation Center, 4898 LaVista Road, Tucker, GA 30084

Our program will be “Friendship Cane”.  Vice-President, Nelson Cruthirds (NRC1947@yahoo.com) will host the program.  Bring carving knife, any small hand tools and protective equipment.  Look up friendship canes on the internet to get ideas about what type segment you want to make.  Nelson is bringing some ideas too.  One thing we will have to decide as a club is, what do we want to do with the completed cane?  A second decision is do we want to have a theme to the cane?  (Animal, holiday, flowers, etc. or none).

One idea may be to display the finished cane at the local library starting in 2016 as we celebrate our 40th year as a club.  At our December 2016 pot luck we might raffle the cane to the members.  What do you think??

See you Tuesday night,

Carmen (president)

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August Newsletter

Officers 2015:
President, Carmen Sanders (carmencsanders@gmail.com)
Vice-President, Nelson Cruthirds (NRC1947@yahoo.com)
Secretary, Sherry Warner (sherrywarner@comcast.net)
Treasurer, Gaines Burnette (wgburnette@comcast.net)

From the Presidents Corner – August, 2015

If you took pictures at the Ice Cream Social please send them to secretary, Sherry Warner (sherrywarner@comcast.net).  We are working on getting them put on the website.

Allen Goodman’s Class is full. August 21-22 to be at Tucker Rec.

I made a mistake last month. I failed to introduce our guests. Carlos Guerrico (from Argentina,) his wife, and children and Bob and Lynn Zenoble.  My hope is they will return so I may introduce them properly.

Thank you everyone for your contribution to show and tell.  Please enter your work in the 2015 Georgia National Fair website: www.georgianationalfair.com   It’s in Perry, Ga.  A form needs to be filled out. There is no cost to enter.  Send in by Sept. 1, or online preregistration is scheduled to start August 9th. Please contact Doug McKittrick with questions: dougmckittrick@comcast.net

If you can, offer YOUR help to Doug on this project.  This is an Atlanta Woodcarvers CLUB participation matter.  Your help is needed.  Thank you!!!

Jim Hart (715 268 8713) with GOOD WOOD ETC (Turtle Lake Wisconsin) is planning on being in town Thursday, September 10, 2015.  Jerry Blake will tell us more. This is a great opportunity to get the wood you want!  If you know what you want and cannot make it Thursday September 10, we will figure out how to get your order for you.  Think Basswood, Butternut, Tupelo, Diamond Willow twisted Sticks, etc.

Our August program is carving a bowl. The floor will be open to everyone that wishes to share their thoughts on bowl carving. BRING YOUR OWN WOOD FOR THIS PROJECT.  It can be small or large; art or functional or both.  If you have extra wood bring it for members that do not.

PLEASE NOTICE THE DISPLAY CASE THAT WAS DONATED BY DAVE CRUMB AS YOU ARRIVE.  Please bring something to be displayed. Dave and helpers will see that your piece is displayed with your name. Thank you sooooooo much. Dave!!!!!!!!!!!

The next meeting will be Tuesday August 11, 2015 from 6:30 until 8:30 P.M. at the Tucker Recreation Center, 4898 LaVista Road, Tucker, GA 30084

See you Tuesday night (life is just a BOWL of cherries!)

Carmen (president)

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July Newsletter

Officers 2015:
President, Carmen Sanders (carmencsanders@gmail.com)
Vice-President, Nelson Cruthirds (NRC1947@yahoo.com)
Secretary, Sherry Warner (sherrywarner@comcast.net)
Treasurer, Gaines Burnette (wgburnette@comcast.net)

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The next meeting will be: Tuesday evening, July 14, 2015 from 6:30 until 8:30 P.M
Where: 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

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VISIT OUR WEB SITE AT
www.atlantawoodcarvers.com

Browse the gallery, check the schedule and explore the links.

News and Announcements

JULY 14TH TUESDAY EVENING MEETING

From the Presidents Corner – July, 2015

Now that our website has been improved, we need current pictures for it. When we get together Tuesday, July 14th for our ICE CREAM SOCIAL bring your carvings to be photographed. With the help of our computer friends we will up load 2015 samples of our work.

About the Allen Goodman Class: the preferred project is the Soldier/ Indian.
It’s August 21-22; at the Tucker Rec. Center. We will need 10 committed students for this class. $100.00 for two days; make check to: Gaines Burnette, AWC treasurer. Please bring your check Tuesday evening, July 14th.

The members that are going to the Southeastern Woodcarving School located in Wetumpka, Alabama July 9th -12th, 2015 will have something to show, if not completed, at least in process….

Jim Hart (715 268 8713) with GOOD WOOD ETC (Turtle Lake Wisconsin) is planning on being in town Thursday, September 10, 2015. Jerry Blake will tell us more. This is a great opportunity to get the wood you want! If you know what you want and cannot make it Thursday September 10, we will figure out how to get your order for you.  Think Basswood, Butternut, Tupelo, Diamond Willow twisted Sticks, etc.

Tuesday July 14th is our annual ICE CREAM SOCIAL. We will need help setting up inside the Tucker Rec Center auditorium. Sherry will remind you what you signed up to bring. The club is furnishing the ice cream with help from Dave Crum. You are asked to bring toppings, cookies and such. Be sure to bring a friend or family members so they can see what we do. Bring your cameras.

The next meeting will be:     Tuesday July 14, 2015 from 6:30 until 8:30 P.M.

Where: Tucker Recreation Center, 4898 LaVista Road, Tucker, GA 30084

Carmen Sanders (president)

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June Newsletter

Officers 2015:

President, Carmen Sanders (carmencsanders@gmail.com)
Vice-President, Nelson Cruthirds (NRC1947@yahoo.com)
Secretary, Sherry Warner (sherrywarner@comcast.net)
Treasurer, Gaines Burnette (wgburnette@comcast.net)

June 2, 2015

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The next meeting will be:
Tuesday, June 9, 2015 from 6:30 until 8:30 P.M
Where: Tucker Recreation Center
4898 LaVista Road
Tucker, GA 30084

 

SHOW AND TELL

BE SURE AND WEAR YOUR NAME TAG

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VISIT OUR WEB SITE AT

www.atlantawoodcarvers.com

Browse the gallery, check the schedule and explore the links.

News and Announcements

JUNE 9TH MEETING

From the Presidents Corner – June, 2015

Check out our website. I do believe everything has been corrected. Now we need current pictures. When we get together in July for our Ice Cream Social bring your carvings to be photographed. With the help of our computer friends we will upload 2015 samples of our work.

About the Allen Goodman Class: the preferred project is the Soldier/ Indian. This was selected according to the pole taken at the May meeting. For the class date, we will have to choose either August 14-15 or August 21-22.  We’ll do that on Tuesday night June 9. We will need 10 committed students for this class. Ginny will have details on cost. Site will be either Tucker Rec or my basement.

It is not too late to sign up for the Southeastern Woodcarving School located in Wetumpka, Alabama, July 9th -14th, 2015.

Jim Hart (715 268 8713) with GOOD WOOD ETC (Turtle Lake Wisconsin) is planning on being in town Thursday, September 10, 2015. Jerry Blake will tell us more. This is a great opportunity to get the wood you want! If you know what you want and cannot make it Thursday September 10, we will figure out how to get your order for you.  Think Basswood, Butternut, Tupelo, Diamond Willow twisted Sticks, etc.

Ginny Gray will be presenting our June program, Cedar Bird. It can be made into a pin for your sweet heart or a magnet or if you make enough of them, a mobile. Tools to bring: glove; thumb guard; pencil; #7 gouge or #8 gouge; carving knife; sandpaper 220 and 400.

Remember to keep in your thoughts and prayers members that are unable to be with us because of illness.

The next meeting will be:     Tuesday June 9, 2015 from 6:30 until 8:30 P.M.

Where: Tucker Recreation Center, 4898 LaVista Road, Tucker, GA 30084

Carmen Sanders (president)

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May Newsletter

Officers 2015:

President, Carmen Sanders (carmencsanders@gmail.com)

Vice-President, Nelson Cruthirds (NRC1947@yahoo.com)

Secretary, Sherry Warner (sherrywarner@comcast.net)

Treasurer, Gaines Burnette (wgburnette@comcast.net)

May  8, 2015

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The next meeting will be:

Tuesday, May 12, 2015 from 6:30 until 8:30 P.M

Where: Tucker Recreation Center

4898 LaVista Road

Tucker, GA 30084

 

SHOW AND TELL

BE SURE AND WEAR YOUR NAME TAG

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VISIT OUR WEB SITE AT

www.atlantawoodcarvers.com

Browse the gallery, check the schedule and explore the links.

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News and Announcements

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                                                                                                MAY MEETING

From the Presidents Corner – May, 2015

On April 24 & 25th nine of us members met in my basement with Steve Brown (caricature instructor). We had a lot of fun and no band-aids were needed. We will have examples of what we did at SHOW AND TELL next week …maybe some in progress and some finished.  Bring it students!

Allen Goodman, one of our  favorite carving instructors (and knife expert), is available to come to us. We need to choose a date and commit ten students. Believe me, spending a weekend with a visiting instructor and getting to sleep in your own bed at home is a lot less expensive than going to them. Ginny will have details at our meeting.

Next Tuesday, May 12, Casey Jordan will lead a Wood Burning program at our meeting. BRING YOUR WOOD BURNERS!  If you have extra ones BRING THEM for our members that have never had the opportunity to enjoy the art of WOOD BURNING.  Smok’n good time!

We have witnessed the demise of several of our favorite carving magazines, but one of our members recently mentioned the website Carverscompanion.com.  It’s an online carving magazine, and is excellent!  If you’ve never browsed the site, try it!  There is a wealth of information there.

Remember to keep in your thoughts and prayers members that are unable to be with us because of illness.

The next meeting will be: May 12, 2015 from 6:30 until 8:30 P.M.

Where: Tucker Recreation Center

4898 LaVista Road

Tucker, GA 30084

Hope to see you there,

Carmen Sanders (president)

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April Newsletter

Officers 2015:

President, Carmen Sanders (carmencsanders@gmail.com)

Vice-President, Nelson Cruthirds (NRC1947@yahoo.com)

Secretary, Sherry Warner (sherrywarner@comcast.net)

Treasurer, Gaines Burnette (wgburnette@comcast.net)

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The next meeting will be:      April 14, 2015 from 6:30 until 8:30 P.M.

Where:      Tucker Recreation Center

4898 LaVista Road

Tucker, GA 30084

SHOW AND TELL

BE SURE AND WEAR YOUR NAME TAG

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VISIT OUR WEB SITE AT

www.atlantawoodcarvers.com

Browse the gallery, check the schedule and explore the links.

APRIL MEETING

From the Presidents Corner – APRIL 2015

Dave Crum, fellow member will facilitate our March and April programs: RELIEF CARVING.  One of the most exciting things he will explain is perspective.  Even if you feel you are unable to draw, with a few learned principles in perspective, you will be amazed at what you can do.  The first session will be about 20 to 30 minutes of lecture / demonstration and then we can be introduced to the wood.  Come to the meeting with your carving knife, #3 gouge, and thumb guard and safety glove.

Dave Hesse from the Hometown News: Tucker Times visited and interviewed members on Thursday, February 19th. We are in hope that an article will be written about us with some pictures.

More good news! Our Atlanta Woodcarving Club website is in the process of being up dated.

Reminder! Steve Brown (caricature instructor) will be teaching our club members Friday April 24 and Saturday April 25, 9:00am – 5:00pm. Cost $100.00 plus cost of ruff out. Location to be determined.

Remember to keep in your thoughts and prayers members that are unable to be with us because of illness.

Remember to pay your $15.00 dues for the year, wear your name tag and come to the RELIEF CARVING PROGRAM Tuesday April 14.

The next meeting will be:      April 14, 2015 from 6:30 until 8:30 P.M.

Where:      Tucker Recreation Center

4898 LaVista Road

Tucker, GA 30084

Carmen Sanders (president)

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March Newsletter

MARCH NEWSLETTER

Officers 2015:

President, Carmen Sanders (carmencsanders@gmail.com)

Vice-President, Nelson Cruthirds (NRC1947@yahoo.com)

Secretary, Sherry Warner (sherrywarner@comcast.net)

Treasurer, Gaines Burnette (wgburnette@comcast.net)

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The next meeting will be:      April 14, 2015 from 6:30 until 8:30 P.M.

Where:      Tucker Recreation Center

4898 LaVista Road

Tucker, GA 30084

SHOW AND TELL

BE SURE AND WEAR YOUR NAME TAG

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VISIT OUR WEB SITE AT

www.atlantawoodcarvers.com

Browse the gallery, check the schedule and explore the links.

MARCH MEETING

From the Presidents Corner – March 2015

Dave Crum, fellow member will facilitate our March and April programs: RELIEF CARVING.  One of the most exciting things he will explain is perspective.  Even if you feel you are unable to draw, with a few learned principles in perspective, you will be amazed at what you can do.  The first session will be about 20 to 30 minutes of lecture / demonstration and then we can be introduced to the wood.  Come to the meeting with your carving knife, #3 gouge, and thumb guard and safety glove.

Dave Hesse from the Hometown News: Tucker Times visited and interviewed members on Thursday, February 19th. We are in hope that an article will be written about us with some pictures.

More good news! Our Atlanta Woodcarving Club website is in the process of being up dated.

Reminder! Steve Brown (caricature instructor) will be teaching our club members Friday April 24 and Saturday April 25, 9:00am – 5:00pm. Cost $100.00 plus cost of ruff out. Location to be determined.

Remember to keep in your thoughts and prayers members that are unable to be with us because of illness.

Remember to pay your $15.00 dues for the year, wear your name tag and come to the RELIEF CARVING PROGRAM Tuesday April 14.

The next meeting will be:      April 14, 2015 from 6:30 until 8:30 P.M.

Where:      Tucker Recreation Center

4898 LaVista Road

Tucker, GA 30084

Carmen Sanders (president)

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