Capital City Carvers

January 2010

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January to April Schedule

Jan 4Business meeting, show & tell, door prizes, carving.
 13Wood Sale with Jim Hart from Wisconsin.
 18No meeting – Martin Luther King Day.
 23Workshop: Carving a Manatee, Tallahassee Museum with Barbara Mann.
Feb1Business meeting, show & tell, door prizes, carving.
 5-7Weekend Workshop: Carving Aquatic Animals with guest instructor Howard Suzuki.
 15Program: Woodburning feathers, fur and fun. With Adelle Grosskopf and Barbara Mann.
Mar1Business meeting, show & tell, door prizes, carving. Election of new officers.
 15Carving of the Month: Spring or Easter Theme with Barbara Mann.
 24-27Florida Woodcarvers Roundup - Zypherhills.
Apr5Business meeting, show & tell, door prizes, carving. New officers assume duties.
 10Catch Up Day at Lake Ella.
 19Carving of the Month or Program: TBA

Wood Sale on January 13

Jim Hart will stop on Wednesday, Jan. 13., from 2 to 6 p.m. to sell his Wisconsin basswood, butternut and aspen in block sizes. He will also have cottonwood bark, manzanita burls, and bark edged (fish) boards in several woods and sizes. He also has his truck bed loaded with walking sticks in aspen, diamond willow, and several vine-wrapped woods. The sale will take place either in my carport (as we did last year) or on the loading dock of Harold's business, Lewis Digital. We will annouce the site at the Jan. 4th meeting. We are one of the first stops on Jim's trip south.

Weekend Workshop

Howard Suzuki, author of Carving Aquatic Animals, with be our guest instructor February 5, 6, and 7. The project with be your choice from among the patterns Howard has available. The fee of $65 per person (minimum 10, maximum 14) includes one cutout and pattern, a support piece if needed, and a base. This is a great deal, particularly since we all do not have to carve the same pattern!

Spaces remain for the workshop. Sign up with vice-president Lynn Francis and indicate your choice of aquatic animal. We will have Howard's book available for you to check out the possible carvings. In addition to the cutout you order, Harold will have several other cutouts and patterns available for purchase (pay him directly for those).

The workshop fee of $65 is payable to the club and is due by the Jan. 11th meeting. The workshop will take place at Lewis Digital. Hours: Friday 6 to 9 p.m., Saturday 9 to 5 p.m., and Sunday 9 to about 3 p.m. Direct questions to Lynn.

Program Notes

Feb. 15 Woodburning. Learn how to enhance your carvings by burning feathers or fur or just have fun woodburning. We will have over a dozen patterns and boards (no charge) ready to burn. We ask that everyone who owns a woodburner to bring it that night and share with another member.

Mar. 15 Carving of the Month. Barbara will have two choices, a caricature roadrunner or a sleeping bunny, at the Feb. 1st show & tell for club members to pick the one carving project for this program.

Apr. 10 Catch Up Day. This time is intended for members to bring carvings they wish to finish with instructors available for assistance. We will meet in a picnic shelter at Lake Ella from 9 a.m. to about 3 or 4 p.m. We break for lunch and talk to ducks, otherwise we're pretty normal. Bring your own chair.

Election of Officers: Our Bylaws call for a Nominating Committee to present a slate of nominees at the March 1 business meeting. Other nominations can be made from the floor. It is critical for members to serve as officers to keep the club actlvities going.

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