Capital City Carvers

September 2015

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September to January Schedule

Sept.  7No meeting-Labor Day.
 14Business mtg, show & tell, door prizes, carving.
 21Ornament of the Month: Rabbit.
Oct.  5Business mtg, show & tell, door prizes, carving.
 19Program: Painting carvings. Carvings due for Pensacola Interstate Fair (Oct. 22-31).
Nov.  2Business mtg, show & tell, door prizes, carving. Pensacola carvings returned.
 16Program: Face Study Stick Phase 2.
Dec.  7Business mtg, show & tell, door prizes, Power carving demo. Carving.
 14Holiday Party. Carving.
 21No meeting-Senior Center closed.
 28No meeting-Senior Center closed.
Jan.  4Business mtg, show & tell, door prizes, carving.
 18No meeting-MLKing Day.
 25Carving. Weekend Workshop fee due.

Feb. 2-3, 2016. Florida Woodcarvers Roundup, Clearwater.

Feb. 8-11, 2016. Central Florida Woodcarvers Roundup, Arcadia.

Feb. 13-14,2016 Weekend Workshop on Chip Carving with guest instructor Marty Leenhouts. Tallahassee.

Mar. 7, 2016. Election of New Officers.

Program Notes

Sept. 21. Carve a rabbit ornament with Barbara. Cutout and instructions $2. Paint on your own. A finished example will be available at the Sept. 14 meeting.

Oct. 19. Program on how to prepare and paint carvings with Adelle. Hands-on program-bring a carving to paint and your own brushes. Adelle will provide the paint.

Nov. 16. Program is the continuation of creating your own face study stick. Phase 2 is the mouth and chin. Robert will have new study stick blanks for 75 cents.

Dec. 7. Program is a demonstration of power carving with Adelle. She will be using a special dust box and her high speed power carver. This is an opportunity to see how it is done and to learn about the equipment.

Weekend Workshop

Marty Leenhouts will be here Feb. 13-14 to teach beginning chip carving. This is a very old and decorative form of carving that is fairly easy to learn. It is based in geometric shapes and precise cuts. Marty has an excellent teaching technique and you will learn quickly.

The cost of the two day workshop is $125. That fee includes all the materials needed for the carving project you will complete in the workshop. If you do not have a chip carving knife you can use one of Marty's. He will have chip carving knives, all kinds of boards, and his book, Chip Carving Essentials, for sale.

Check his website:

Sign-up for the workshop will begin on Dec. 7. The instruction fee of $125 for the two day workshop is due on Jan 25. The instruction fee is paid to the club and it writes one check to the instructor. Each student is responsible for paying Marty directly for other materials not included in the fee.

The club can provide partial scholarships—talk with Adelle to apply.

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