Capital City Carvers

January 2015

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January to May Schedule

Jan.    5Business mtg, show & tell, door prizes, carving.
 19No meeting — Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
Feb.    2Business mtg, show & tell, door prizes, carving.
 3-6Florida Woodcarvers Roundup 2015 Clearwater, FL.
 7WHO Festival, St. Marks NWR
 9Carving. Choose walking stick for workshop.
 16Ornament of the Month: Ornament of a tree with Lance.
 28-1Weekend Workshop: Walking sticks.
Mar.    2Business mtg, show & tell, door prizes, carving. Election of new officers.
 16Carving of the Month: Face stick - Robert.
Apr.    6No meeting — L3X week.
 13Business mtg, show & tell, door prizes, carving. New officers assume duties. Dues are due.
 20Ornament of the Month: Club choice with Barbara.
May    4Business mtg, show & tell, door prizes, carving.
 18Program: Sharpening your tools.
 25No meeting — Memorial Day.


Adelle will appoint a nominating committee which will prepare a slate of nominees for the positions of President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer. The election is March 2.

Program Notes

Feb. 7. WHO Festival at St. Marks. The club will discus; participation at the Jan. 5th business mtg.

Feb. 16. Lance will teach an ornament of a spiral Christmas tree.

Mar. 16. Robert will teach a face stick. You keep the stick as a guide to carving faces in the future.

Apr. 20. Barbara will present several new ornaments at the Jan. 5th meeting. The club members will select one for this date and one for a September date.

May 18. A hands-on program on sharpening your tools.

Weekend Workshop

The Weekend Workshop is February 28 and March 1, 2015. The club chose to do walking sticks with Barbara as the instructor. There will be a variety of raw sticks to choose from — diamond willow, sassafras, aspen, cedar to name a few — ranging in cost from $10 to $25. The instruction fee for the workshop is $65. It will be held at Lewis Digital from 9 to 5 each day.

Barbara will provide a set of written instructions, machines for sanding, instruction in carving wood spirit face or other figure in stick, and finishing materials. The goal will be to carve the figure, sand, and get at least one coat of finish on the stick by Sunday afternoon.

As some sticks may need to be debarked before the workshop, all available sticks will be at the Feb. 9th meeting for participants to make a choice. The sticks musl be paid for at this time. The bark needs to be removed before the workshop. A couple aspen sticks are available for chip carving or creating a whimsical house stick.

Part of the workshop will take place out-of-doors so we can use the power sanders and the pungent finish. All carving will be done indoors. Refer questions to Barbara.

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