Capital City Carvers

September 2012

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September to January Schedule

Sep.3No meeting - Labor Day.
 10Business mtg., show & tell, door prizes, carving.
 17Carving of the Month: Hillbilly caricature with Robert Christian.
Oct.1Business mtg., show & tell, door prizes, carving.
 15Ornament of the Month: Intertwined hearts with Barbara Mann.
Nov.5Business mtg., show & tell, door prizes, carving.
 10Farm Day at the Museum demo.
 12No meeting - Veterans Day.
 19Program: Sharpening tools.
Dec.3Business mtg., show & tell, door prizes, carving.
 17Holiday Party! Carving.
 24No meeting - Christmas Eve.
 31No meeting - New Year's Eve.
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Jan.7Business mtg., show & tell, door prizes, carving.
 21No meeting - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

Guest Instructor Workshop

Adelle and Robert are working to set up a spring weekend workshop on carving cottonwood bark houses with Ginny Gray, a popular instructor, for a weekend in late March. The dates will be announced as soon as they find a mutually agreeable time. The workshop will run on a Friday night, all day Saturday and all day Sunday. The cost will be $80 per person, minimum 10, maximum 15. The pieces of bark for purchase are priced at $10 per pound.

We are back to our regular weekly meeting unless the Senior Center is closed.

Program Notes

September 17. Hillbilly caricature. Robert has prepared an easy, 6-inch caricature that can be customized. Cost $3.

October 15. Intertwined hearts. Barbara has another of those twisted projects. This one ends up as interlocking hearts. There is as much a mental as well as a carving challenge. Cost $2.

November 19. Sharpening tools. Bring your knives, gouges, V-tools, etc. for hands-on sharpening, honing and polishing.

December 17. Holiday Party. Members bring food, we eat, have show & tell prize drawing, and carve. Then we adjourn until January 7th.

Museum Woodcarving Workshop

Date: Saturday, September 29th Time: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm Fee: $28 members/$30 nonmembers Age: Adult

Registration Deadline: Wednesday, September 26th at noon; limited to 10. Call the Tallahassee Museum of History and Natural Science Education office at 575-8684, ext. 126 to register.

Barbara Mann will teach this beginning/ intermediate woodcarving workshop on carving a sanderling in the "slick decoy" style (a stylized shape painted as a decoy). This is a good beginner to intermediate project that can be finished at the workshop. The cutout is provided in the fee, and it can be painted following the workshop.

Pack a lunch or enjoy eating at the Trail Break Cafe.

This Month's Patterns

"Black-capped Chickadee" – Carving Ornamental Miniature Flying Birds by Anthony Hillman
"Tree Santa" – Angel Carving and Other Favorites by Ron Ransom
"Standing Camel" – The Animals of the Nativity by Helen Gibson

See Barbara for cutouts.

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