December 1999

Greetings from the Editor

This is a very busy month for everyone, so with the exception of the Christmas party, the club doesn't have any planned activities. The party, however, is a fun event for everyone.  All members are encouraged to attend and bring the family.  We have a lot of new members this year.  You are all encouraged to attend and get to know your fellow carvers.  The featured event, for all you "Meet and Eaters" is a pot luck meal.  The club will provide the main dish.  Bring your favorite side dish or dessert.  There will also be the usual ornament exchange.  Bring a small carved ornament and you will be entered in the exchange.  Bring one and get one in return.  It's worth the effort to enter.  

                                                                                                     John Bouchillon

Saturday Carving

Saturday carving days are at an end for this year, but they will start again in January 2000.  A "nice" group met on the 13th and fun was had by all. Don't miss the fun next year.  We start again in January.  Dates will be included in the January newsletter.  You can tell this is a group of very dedicated carvers.  



Interest:  Wood Burning, Relief Carving, and Carving in the Round

St. Charles West High School Woodcarving classes, Doane College, and Pyrography Seminars

Affiliations: St. Charles Area Woodcarvers, Holzschnitzer Woodcarvers, Mid America Woodcarvers Association, and National Wood Carvers Association.  

Awards:  Best of Show - 2 years - Bird,  1st Place - Birds, 2nd place birds and 1st Place Woodburning.

Background: Graphics artist, Hobbyist, Woodworker and Woodburning instructor at St. Charles West High School, Woodcraft, and Rockler Woodworking.

Display Case Schedule 2000
January - Charles Sapp     February - Dave Lincoln     March - Charles Adams    April - Chong Kim

The Eyes Have It

Carvings are can be made or ruined with the addition of eye details.  The carving project for the November meeting was Dave Lincoln presenting his method of carving eyes.  It was very effective and relatively easy with help from Dave.  Everyone got a practice stick and carved eyes in four phases.  Practice on this method can improve your carvings and produce results worthy of your carving effort.  If you missed the meeting, see Dave at a regular meeting for details.  He is a super instructor and produces some really beautiful work.


Jack Combs Reigns

I don't have all the results from the Belleville show, but Jack took the Peoples' Choice Award with his Ruffle Grouse.  He also took a blue in Birds of Prey and the Presidents Award at the Tri-state Show, Evansville, IN.  Nice going Jack.  


Upcoming Events and Activities

December 1

Christmas Party.  Last meeting of 1999

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year  

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