Welcome to the Online Home of the E.W.C.C.

Posted in Woodcarving on February 6, 2009 by ewcc

The Eastern Woodland Carvers Club of Converse, Indiana in Miami County, is a non-profit organization made up of people who just love to do wood carving. The club has a membership around 250, and members meet for open carves on Tuesday nights starting at 6 PM, at 101 South Jefferson Street. Throughout the year the club conducts projects together, holds seminars and workshops, maintains a carving library, hosts the EWCC July Carving Show, Ornament Carve & Halloween Trick or Treats, and a December Show that are open to the community.

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Chip Chatter: December 2017

Posted in Carver's Corner, Our Recipe Corner, Wood Magick, Woodcarving on November 26, 2017 by ewcc

The Chip Chatter for December 2017
Published by Eastern Woodland Carvers Club Inc.

President – Jeff Moore
Jmoorecrna@aol.com
765-271-4534

Newsletter – Gary Freeman
carvers@comteck.com
765-251-3663

Website – Bob Freeman
caliburn@comteck.com
765-669-3121

Club Phone
765-251-3663

Club e-mail
ewcc@comteck.com

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Carvers Corner
(or Gary’s Gossip Column)

On December 7th our Holiday month will start off with a bang. The Converse Historical Society and the Eastern Woodland Carvers Club will join in with the rest of Downtown Converse for an old fashioned party. So many things will happen in Downtown Converse it’s impossible to name them all Just come on into downtown at 5 p.m. and hang around until 8 p.m. I know the EWCC will have a free raffle along with the Historical Society.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                On December the 9th the Carving Club will hold it’s 29th Annual Carry-in and Live Auction. We do have many wonderful items for the auctions already with many more items expected in before the evening starts, The Carry-in starts at 5:30 then a few special prizes and the Auction begins around 7 to 7:15. Remember it’s all TAX DEDUCTIBLE.

I missed my plans to attend the Cincinnati Carvers Guild Show on November 11-12th this month due to health setbacks,

Here is a hearty thank you to all those still continuing to help out with the Comfort Birds.

Don’t forget the December Carry-in and Auction. Donations are still needed and ideas are most welcome.

Speaking of December, it’s just around the corner, which means it’s Dues collecting time. Just $10.00 + $1.00 per additional family member.

Your ol’ carvin’ buddy,
—Gary

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Calendar

December 7
Christmas in Converse
5-8pm

December 9
Carry-in and Live Auction

March 24
Raintree Show

July 21-22
E.W.C.C. July Show

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Board Meeting

We’ll hold our next Board Meeting on December 5, 2017 at 5:30 to conduct business. All are welcome. We need officers present and accounted for and require five board members for a quorum.  If you have any ideas for subjects that need covered, drop us an email.

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December Meeting

We’ll hold our December Meeting on Tuesday the 12th and elect our officers for one more year

 Jeff Moore is President                                                                                                                                                                                                               Jack Shelton is 1st Vice                                                                                                                                                                                                                Steve Fowler is 2nd Vice                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Jim Stewart is Treasurer                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Mildred Freeman is Financial Secretary

Nomination may be made from the floor.

Don’t forget the monthly project, Knife Sheath, and win some big prize money.

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Our Recipe Corner

 Easy Apple Pie
from the Kitchen of  Suzi Brown

Ingredients

One 16.5 Oz tube of Pillsbury refrigerated sugar cookie dough
One 20 oz. can of apple pie filling
Cinnamon sugar (1/4 cup of granulated sugar & 4 teaspoons of ground cinnamon)

Instructions

Press 2/3 of the cookie dough into the bottom of an 8×8 or 9×9 baking pan.
Sprinkle with 2/3 of the cinnamon sugar.
Spread the apple pie filling over the cookie base.
Take small amounts of the remaining cookie dough, flatten it slightly and place over the pie filling. It will not cover the pie filling completely.
Sprinkle with the remaining cinnamon sugar mixture.
Bake in a 350* oven until the cookie dough is baked – mine took about 35-40 minutes.
Allow bars to cool and cut into squares.

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Wood Magick

Smaug brought to life in wood…

On deviantart, the artist known as Thorleifr has posted images of his carved rendition of Smaug based upon the brilliant illustration by John Howe known as Smaug the Golden.

Based in Switzerland, Thorleifr has a deep appreciation of the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit films, the art of John Howe, and the world of Middle-earth.

He is also quite talented. I would certainly love to have something similar in my own collection…

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Your Chip Chatter for November 2017

Posted in Carver's Corner, Our Recipe Corner, Wood Magick, Woodcarving on November 2, 2017 by ewcc

The Chip Chatter for November 2017
Published by Eastern Woodland Carvers Club Inc.

President – Jeff Moore
Jmoorecrna@aol.com
765-271-4534

Newsletter – Gary Freeman
carvers@comteck.com
765-251-3663

Website – Bob Freeman
caliburn@comteck.com
765-669-3121

Club Phone
765-251-3663

Club e-mail
ewcc@comteck.com

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Carvers Corner
(or Gary’s Gossip Column)

I’m back again although a bit late. Still not firing on all eight cylinders yet. Remember to keep me posted on news that needs to be added monthly.

I’m still planning to attend the Cincinnati Carvers Guild Show on November 11-12th this month.

Bill Taylor brought in two 4X8 sheets of foam and he and Bob Alexander worked on covering the holes on the 3rd floor to keep out the starlings..

Here is a hearty thank you to all those still continuing to help out with the Comfort Birds.

Rich Wetherbee was here for a visit and instructed on October 25th . We hosted our annual Ornament Carve on October 28th and had a grand total of 387spooks.

Randy Hurst will be giving a Cowboy Santa class November 4 – 5th.

Don’t forget the December Carry-in and Auction. Donations are still needed and ideas are most welcome.

Speaking of December, it’s just around the corner, which means it’s Dues collecting time. Just $10.00 + $1.00 per additional family member.

Your ol’ carvin’ buddy,
—Gary

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Calendar

—November 4-5
Randy Hurst
$70.00

—November 11-12
Cincinnati Carvers Guild
Clarion Hotel
3855 Hauck Rd
Cincinnati Ohio

—December 9
Carry-in and Live Auction

—March 24
Raintree Show                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   —July —July 21-22
E.W.C.C. July Show

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Board Meeting

We’ll hold our next Board Meeting on December 5, 2017 at 5:30 to conduct business. All are welcome. We need officers present and accounted for and require five board members for a quorum.  If you have any ideas for subjects that need covered, drop us an email.

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December Auction

We are looking for some nice carving donations for our Auction. Tools you don’t use or paint items you’ve never used. Woodburning tips or handles, burning wood you don’t need. Knives and gouges would come in handy. Please remember all of you good cooks, pies and cakes bring in some nice bids, Remember it’s all TAX DEDUCTABLE. We already have some nice items.

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OUR RECIPE CORNER  

Fudge Pie
from the Kitchen of Arlene Clements

Ingredients:

1 Cup Sugar
3 Tablespoons Cocoa
½ Cup Flour
Mix together
Blend in:
—1 stick melted butter or margarine
—Eggs
—1 Teaspoon Vanilla

Directions:

Pour into buttered pie pan and bake on 350° for 25 minutes. If glass pan is used bake at 325°. Don’t bake too long, center should be soft. Makes 2 – 3 as easy as one, freezes fine.

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WOOD MAGICK

I’d like to draw your attention to the work of Garth Meacham, who lives and carves in Winnipeg, Manitoba. I met Garth through twitter and he often shares his work, both new and old, there and on his facebook page.

Here’s something he said about how he became drawn to his art —

There is a magic to the early Scandinavian art form. The lines of the Viking ship  are breathtaking. The craftsmanship that hand carved the keel, ribs and planking  was justified in the way the ship handled in the rough seas. I saw my first  blackened hull of an ancient Viking ship in Copenhagen in 1958. Although my family was a little late and the museum was closing we were allowed into a large room where  the ship rested. I could only stare in awe. It was as if   something very familiar  to me was taking me back in time. Very hard to explain, but the mind of a  7 year old is fertile ground for the imagination to run wild. The sight of a rusted Viking sword hanging on the wall in a glass case only  fueled the fire.

 

Chip Chatter for October 2017

Posted in Carver's Corner, Our Recipe Corner, Woodcarving on October 3, 2017 by ewcc

The Chip Chatter for October 2017
Published by Eastern Woodland Carvers Club Inc.

President – Jeff Moore
Jmoorecrna@aol.com
765-271-4534

Newsletter – Gary Freeman
carvers@comteck.com
765-251-3663

Website – Bob Freeman
caliburn@comteck.com
765-669-3121

Club Phone
765-251-3663

Club e-mail
ewcc@comteck.com

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CARVERS’ CORNER
(or Gary’s Gossip Column)

Hello everyone, Bob Freeman here, hijacking my old man’s column. As you know, he’s got a tough battle ahead of him. I know he and my mom appreciate all your thoughts and prayers. I know I sure do. You’re all family and your support means the world to us.

Dad plans to attend Artistry in Wood in Wilmington this month and the Cincinnati Carvers Guild event next month.

Yes, he’s tired, but his spirits are high. He’ll have a better outlook on the road ahead after this week’s meeting with the oncologist.

On another note, we still need to do something about the birds getting in on the third floor. I’d be willing to lend a hand. I suspect we need to screw up a sheet of plywood over the hole in one of the closets up there, but I wouldn’t mind us doing some additional exploring to make sure that’s the case. Maybe we can make time on the 28th to give it a go.

Here are some gentle reminders —

First, a hearty thank you to all those still continuing to help out with the Comfort Birds.

Rich Wetherbee will be here to instruct on October 28th ($170.00 for wood or clay) and we’ll also be hosting our annual Ornament Carve that day. Come on out. It’s sure to be a real hoot.

Randy Hurst will be giving a Cowboy Santa class November 4 – 5th.

Don’t forget the December Carry-in and Auction. Donations are still needed and ideas are most welcome.

Speaking of December, it’s just around the corner, which means it’s Dues collecting time. Just $10.00 + $1.00 per additional family member.

Alba Gu Brath,
—Bob

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Board Meeting

We’ll hold our next Board Meeting on December 5, 2017 at 5:30 to conduct business. All are welcome. We need officers present and accounted for and require five board members for a quorum.  If you have any ideas for subjects that need covered, drop us an email.

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Calendar

—October 14-15
Artistry In Wood
Roberts Centre
123 Gano Road
Wilmington, OH

—October 28
Ornament Carve

—October 31
Trick or Treat
5:00 – 8:00

—November 4-5
Randy Hurst
$70.00

—November 11-12
Cincinnati Carvers Guild
Clarion Hotel
3855 Hauck Rd
Cincinnati Ohio

—December 9
Carry-in and Live Auction

—March 24, 2018
Raintree Show

—July 21-22
E.W.C.C. July Show

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Sunshine Corner

If you know about a club member who needs a get well card or a sympathy card please let us know.

Please continue to keep Gary and Mildred Freeman in your prayers.

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December Auction

We are looking for some nice carving donations for our Auction. Tools you don’t use or paint items you’ve never used. Woodburning tips or handles, burning wood you don’t need. Knives and gouges would come in handy. It’s all TAX DEDUCTABLE.

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OUR RECIPE CORNER 

Venison Steak with Onions & Mushrooms
from the Kitchen of Bob & Kim Freeman 

Ingredients

1/4 cup butter
3 onions, peeled and sliced
Salt
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1 pound venison
1/2 pound fresh mushrooms
3 tablespoons fresh chopped parsley
1 pinch of garlic
Instructions

Start by caramelizing the onions. Heat 2 tablespoons of the butter in a large saute pan over medium-high heat. When it’s hot, add the onions and toss to coat. Cover the onions, turn the heat down and cook slowly, stirring once in a while. You are looking for them to slowly soften and brown, not scorch on the edges. After 10 minutes or so, they’ll start to get soft. Sprinkle salt over them and let them cook some more. When they are just starting to brown, add the thyme. Cook until they are a nice brown. Remove and set aside. The onions can be made in advance.
While the onions are cooking, take the venison out of the fridge and salt it well. Let it come to room temperature the whole time you are cooking the onions.
When the onions are done, wipe out the pan and add the remaining butter. Pat the venison dry with a paper towel and sear it over medium-high heat, turning it to make sure all sides are well browned. Let the meat rest on a cutting board.
While the venison is resting, put the mushrooms in the pan and turn the heat to high. Sear the mushrooms until they release their water. When the water has almost boiled away or when the mushrooms begin to brown, add some more butter and saute hard until the mushrooms are nicely browned. Salt them as they cook.
Once the mushrooms are ready, add back the caramelized onions along with the parsley and garlic. Toss to combine. Heat through, then plate and serve.

Your September 2017 Chip Chatter

Posted in Carver's Corner, Our Recipe Corner, Wood Magick, Woodcarving on August 31, 2017 by ewcc

The Chip Chatter for September 2017
Published by Eastern Woodland Carvers Club Inc.

President – Jeff Moore
Jmoorecrna@aol.com
765-271-4534

Newsletter – Gary Freeman
carvers@comteck.com
765-251-3663

Website – Bob Freeman
caliburn@comteck.com
765-669-3121

Club Phone
765-251-3663

Club e-mail
ewcc@comteck.com

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CARVERS’ CORNER
(or Gary’s Gossip Column)

The C.C.A. Carving Show & Seminar was just great again. Attendance was too good and the weather was decent. We had a ball. Our raffles went well and we made some money. All items were donated.

We are still continuing to work on Comfort Birds. Thanks again to all who have been helping us with getting these birds cut out and carved. Dick Belcher cut out some birds and carved some too.

There is a possibility that Rich Wetherbee may be here in October for a class. $170.00 for wood or clay October 28-28th and 8 – 12 students. Let me or Steve know now. Randy Hurst will be here November 4 – 5th for a class on a Cowboy Santa.

Start making plans for the December Carry-in and Auction. We need donations.

Dues are $10.00 + $1.00 per each family and remember it’s always Due in December.

Your ol’ carvin’ buddy,
Gary

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Board Meeting                                                                                                                                                                                                                      We We’ll hold our Board meeting on September 5, 2017 to conduct business.  We’ll meet at 5:30. All are welcome at our meetings. Board members we need five for a quorum and officers please come, if you have any ideas for the meeting just e-mail me.            

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Calendar

—October 14-15
Artistry In Wood
Roberts Centre
123 Gano Road
Wilmington, OH

—October 28
Ornament Carve             

—October 31
Trick or Treat
5:00 – 8:00     

—November 4-5
Randy Hurst
$70.00     

—November 11-12
Cincinnati Carvers Guild
Clarion Hotel
3855 Hauck Rd
Cincinnati Ohio

—December 9
Carry-in and Live Auction  

—March 24, 2018
Raintree Show          

—July 21-22
E.W.C.C. July Show

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Sunshine Corner                                                                                                                                                                            If you know about a club member who needs a get well card or a sympathy card please let us know.

Mary Manuwal had shoulder surgery.

Rick Estes is having treatment for Prostate Cancer, prayers for both and all in need of prayers.

Condolences to Mildred, whose father passed away August 21

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December Auction

We are looking for some nice carving donations for our Auction. Tools you don’t use or paint items you’ve never used. Woodburning tips or handles, burning wood you don’t need. Knives and gouges would come in handy. It’s all TAX DEDUCTABLE.

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July Show Winners

Chuck Leming Spoon Award – Steve Fowler

Founders Santa Award – Farley Baker

Linda Haines Animal Award – Beth Bui

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OUR RECIPE CORNER  

Mom’s Goulash
from the Kitchen of  Pam David

Ingredients:
1/2 lb. macaroni
1 1/2 lbs. ground beef
1 large onion, diced
garlic salt, pepper, chili powder, & hot sauce to taste
2 (14.5 oz.) cans whole stewed tomatoes, undrained
2 tablespoons ketchup
Tomato juice as needed

Instructions:
Cook the macaroni to al dente according to package directions.

While it’s cooking, brown the ground beef and onion together in an extra-large skillet or in a Dutch oven.

Drain and season with spices to taste.

In a large bowl, mash tomatoes with potato masher and add to beef along with the ketchup.

Drain macaroni and add to the beef mixture, stirring well.

Taste and add additional seasoning as needed.

I didn’t need to add any tomato juice to mine, but if you like yours very juicy you can add as much tomato  juice as you like. Phyllis adds it to her leftovers, which I would also recommend, because the noodles tend  to soak up all the juice with time

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Wood Magick

—The History of Norwegian Woodcarving

In Norway, woodcarving is an ornamental art form that has a long history dating back before the Viking era (ca. 800 – 1050 A.D.). The level of quality of the earliest examples of woodcarving from this time indicates that by the Viking era woodcarving already had a strong tradition. Therefore, it seems that the majority of the woodcarving done during the Viking era was crafted by trained artists.

As time passed and tools became more accessible to those untrained in the craft, such as farmers, woodcarving became more prevalent among the everyday lives of the people.

Besides Norway’s iconic stave churches, woodcarving was used to adorn functional items such as butter dishes, bowls and boxes, as well as houses and barns. The motifs of animals and plants, as well as geometric designs often blending and developing as people came into contact with new styles of woodcarving.

Today, woodcarving has become a more refined craft and a rare art form. While the tradition continues, it is no longer common to see woodcarving influencing every aspect of our daily lives. Rather, woodcarving is once again mainly practiced by trained artists, instead of the common man.

—Carved Figures

Woodcarving was not exclusively used in Norway for the ornamentation of buildings and objects. There is also a long standing tradition of figure carving, often figures of animals and humans. The early examples of carved figures in Norway are believed to have been used as charms for protection or good-luck. Carved figures were often seen mounted in houses or standing guard of buildings. Today, figure carving has become a traditional folk art practiced in both Norway and in North America.

—The Wood

Wood was a universal material in early Norwegian construction and crafting. Due to the topography and climate in Norway the different types of wood (pine, spruce and birch) used were often not harvested until they had grown for 75 to 100 years due to slow tree growth. Once harvested, the wood would be used to make almost everything from buildings and vehicles to hinges and tools.

The natural curve, twist and burls in the wood where used to the advantage of the carvers. By following the natural shape of the wood when a curved piece was needed, Norwegians constructed stronger items that would last longer. Many bowls were made from hallowed out burls and followed the natural grain of the wood.

—Types of Tools

The first woodcarving tools in Norway were handmade and simplistic. As time passed, more refined and specialized tools for woodcarving were created. Tools such as gouges, curved and straight knives, as well as axes are known to have been used. However, when Norway was under Denmark’s rule from 1380 to 1814 a royal decree from the Danish king made it illegal for Norwegian farmers to use specialized woodcarving tools. During this time farmers were forced to use mainly knives and axes to continue their woodcarving.

—The Differentnt Styles of Woodcarving

When it comes to the actual carving of the wood there are two main techniques seen in Norway:

• Karveskurd, or chip-carving, is most recognizable by its geometric patterns that have sharp surface edges and finish at a point in the bottom of the groove. This style of woodcarving is most common in the western part of Norway as well as the coastal area to the north and south.

• Flatskurd, or carving in low relief, is often used to create simple vine tendrils with leaves. It is also typical to see Flatskurd used to ornament architectural columns and moldings. This style of woodcarving is most common in parts of southern Norway, especially in Valdres, Hallingdal and Telemark.

While woodcarving techniques vary across Norway, different designs and motifs developed in certain areas:

• In Telemark, the wood sprouted into rococo leaves and flowers to the degree that it resembled rosemaling.
• Gudbrandsdalen favored the Baroque acanthus leaf. Here the renowned døleskurd was developed.
• Trødelag developed the broad-leaved vine so typical of this area.
• In conservative Setesdal, the Romanesque vine was preferred.

The Chip Chatter for August 2017

Posted in Carver's Corner, July Show, Our Recipe Corner, Woodcarving on July 25, 2017 by ewcc

The Chip Chatter for August 2017
Published by Eastern Woodland Carvers Club Inc.

President – Jeff Moore
Jmoorecrna@aol.com
765-271-4534

Newsletter – Gary Freeman
carvers@comteck.com
765-251-3663

Website – Bob Freeman
caliburn@comteck.com
765-669-3121

Club Phone
765-251-3663

Club e-mail
ewcc@comteck.com

.:.

CARVERS’ CORNER
(or Gary’s Gossip Column)

 

The E.W.C.C.  July Carving Show was just great again. Attendance was good and the weather was decent. I hope you all got to come and enjoy our show.

We are still continuing to work on Comfort Birds. Thanks again to all who have been helping us with getting these birds cut out and carved. Knightstown’s Quality Hardwoods donated some six foot long basswood 2 ½ X 2 ½ for cutting out birds.

Our raffle went well. The Enlow casting was won by Nancy Arrick, the McDonald Clock was won by Gary Helton. The Gosnell carving “Bucket List” was won by Larry Fox and the 4th Annual Tom Brown Memorial Knife by Smithson and holder by Dewayne Gosnell was won by Steve Fowler.

Would some of the carvers like to do carving live during Kokomo’s August 4th First Friday at the Kokomo Howard County Public Library? See an officer.

Dues are $10.00 + $1.00 per each family and remember it’s always Due in December.

Your Ol’ carvin’ buddy,
Gary

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Board Meeting

We will hold our Board meeting on September 5, 2017 to conduct business.  We’ll meet at 5:30. All are welcome at our meetings. Board members we need five for a quorum and officers please come, if you have any ideas for the meeting just e-mail me.

.:.

Calendar

August 10-13
Indiana Woodcarvers Summer Camp
Bremen, IN

August 18-20
CCA Seminar

October 14-15
Artistry In Wood
Roberts Centre
123 Gano Road, Wilmington

October 28
Ornament carve

October 31
Trick or Treat
5:00 – 8:00

November 11-12
Cincinnati Carvers Guild
Clarion Hotel
3855 Hauck Rd
Cincinnati Ohio

December 9
Carry-in and Live Auction

March 24, 2018
Raintree Show

July 21-22, 2018
E.W.C.C. July Show

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Sunshine Corner

If you know about a club member who needs a get well card or a sympathy card please let us know.

Mel Tipton has been in and out of the hospital a few times.

Mary Manuwal had sholder surgery.

Rick Estes is having treatment for Prostate Cancer

Prayers for all.

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December Auction

We are looking for some nice carving donations for our Auction. Tools you don’t use or paint items you’ve never used. Woodburning tips or handles, burning wood you don’t need. Knives and gouges would come in handy. It’s all TAX DEDUCTIBLE.

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OUR RECIPE CORNER  

CHERRY COBBLER
From the Kitchen of Donna Anderson

TAKE A TUBE OF BISCUITS (I USE THE BUTTERY ONES) AND CUT EACH BISCUIT IN 4ths.  PUT IN A 9X9 OR 8X8 PAN, SPREAD OUT.

POUR A CAN OF CHERRY PIE FILLING OVER IT.  SPREAD IT OUT, CAN ALSO BE MADE IN A 9X13 PAN WITH LARGER CAN OF PIE FILLING.

BAKE FOR 30 MINUTES – LET COOL OR EAT WARM WITH ICE CREAM. IN A 9X13 BAKE FOR 40 MINUTES.

IF YOU LET IT COOL – MAKE A SLURRY OF POWDERED SUGAR AND MILK AND DRIZZLE OVER THE COBBLER AND THEN SERVE.

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July Best of Show Winners

1st Best of Show – Roger Strautman

2nd Best of Show – Norm Clifford

3rd Best of Show – Randy Landen

29th Annual EWCC Carving Show

Posted in July Show, Woodcarving on July 12, 2017 by ewcc

Eastern Woodland Carvers Show
Converse Gym
July 15-16, 2017
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Free Admission
Banquet Saturday 5:30
101 South Jefferson Street
Live Auction 7:00
UMC Bake Sale Saturday

July 2017 Chip Chatter

Posted in Carver's Corner, July Show, Our Recipe Corner, Wood Magick, Woodcarving on June 29, 2017 by ewcc

The Chip Chatter for July 2017
Published by Eastern Woodland Carvers Club Inc.

President – Jeff Moore
Jmoorecrna@aol.com
765-271-4534

Newsletter – Gary Freeman
carvers@comteck.com
765-251-3663

Website – Bob Freeman
caliburn@comteck.com
765-669-3121

Club Phone
765-251-3663

Club e-mail
ewcc@comteck.com

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CARVERS’ CORNER
(or Gary’s Gossip Column)

Remember our July Carving Show will be here before we know it. Please get your table soon and reserve you place at the banquet. If you have any nice carving related items you can donate we can still use items. We are still continuing to work on Comfort Birds. Thanks again to all who have been helping us with getting these birds cut out and carved.                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Would some of the carvers like to do carving live during Kokomo’s August 4th First Friday at the Kokomo Howard County Public Library? See an officer.

Dues are $10.00 + $1.00 per each family and remember it’s always Due in December.

Our beginner’s class at 6:00 on Tuesday is going well.

Your Ol’ carvin’ buddy,
Gary

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BOARD MEETING                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          We will hold our Board meeting on September 5, 2017 to conduct business.  We’ll meet at 5:30. All are welcome at our meetings. Board members we need five for a quorum and officers please come, if you have any ideas for the meeting just e-mail me.

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SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT

We will be closed at the EWCC on Tuesday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day.

We will, however, be open for a cleaning day on Saturday, July 8th.

We’ll need help getting ready for our July Show and Banquet.

If you can come, we will open at 9 A.M. to do some cleaning.

Thanks in advance.

.:.                                                                                                                                                                                                            CALENDAR

July 15-16
29th Annual EWCC July Show

July 19-22
Buckeye Woodcarvers Round-up

August 10-13
Indiana Woodcarvers Summer Camp
Bremen, IN

August 18,19,20
CCA Seminar

October 14-15
Artistry In Wood
Roberts Centre
123 Gano Road, Wilmington

November 11-12
Cincinnati Carvers Guild
Clarion Hotel
3855 Hauck Rd Cincinnati Ohio

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SUNSHINE CORNER .                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              If you know about a club member who needs a get well card or a sympathy card please let us know.

Mel Tipton is home from a stay in the hospital. On a sad note our long distance member Lee Reger passed away June 21st in West Virginia.

I just got some sad news, Sue McCowan passed this morning. Moe will need our prayers. He found her on the couch this morning. As per her wishes there will be no services and she will be cremated.You never know when your time is coming as Sue has been worrying about Moe’s heart for a number of years. Sue was one of our Life Members and will be missed by all.

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JULY AUCTION

We are looking for some nice carving donations for our Auction. Tools you don’t use or paint items you’ve never used. Woodburning tips or handles, burning wood you don’t need. Knives and gouges would come in handy. It’s all TAX DEDUCTIBLE.

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OUR RECIPE CORNER  

EASY CHILI DOG CASSEROLE
from the Kitchen of Donna Anderson

1 can (no bean) Chili (19 oz)
1 can chili beans (15.5 oz)
1 can corn (15.25 oz)
1 package hotdogs (8 to 10 count) any kind
1 package pasta (7 oz) any kind
shredded cheese
salt and pepper, to taste
1 small onion (optional)
Preheat oven to 350°F
cook pasta according to package instructions. if using onion, dice and sauté, set aside. Open canned chili, beans, corn (drained), dice hotdogs and place all into a sauce pan. Heat over medium heat, mixing until warm and blended (add salt and pepper and any seasonings during heating process).
Drain pasta when cooked and pour into a medium-large mixing bowl. Add onions and chili dog mixture to pasta. Pour into a greased casserole dish. Top with shredded cheese (any kind will do but my favorite is the Mexican style 3 cheese blend or the taco cheese).
Bake in oven for 30 minutes uncovered.
Serves 4.

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AN ANNOUNCEMENT FROM WOODEZINE

Here’s a quick update from this month in WoodEzine…

In June, we added Alan Mansfield’s essay on photo-realism in marquetry.
We have also updated many of the listings in the Pro Shop dBase (a resource that lists suppliers), the CNC page, and the Schools and Clubs.
And we added a few new entries in the Magazines section: http://www.woodezine.com/magazines.html

Also in June, WoodEzine added a calendar feature on the homepage.
This will list events such as industry trade shows, turning seminars and club events, and it’s searchable by date and location.
Send us your event details for inclusion: http://www.woodezine.com/calendar.html

WoodEzine is also creating a free classifieds section.
Here, you will be able to place FREE non-commercial (woodworker-to-woodworker) ads to swap or sell tools, machines, wood etc.
Just send us an email for inclusion. We have placed a sample ad so you can see how it looks.
http://www.woodezine.com/classifieds.html

As always, we update the NEWS section every day: http://www.woodezine.com/news.html
Among the companies/products covered so far in June were:
ASFD, Assa Abloy, Big Horn, CNC Cookbook, DeWALT, Easy Wood Tools, Elias, Emtek, Hendrick, Master Magnetics Inc., Rangate, REHAU, ShopBot, Tenryu, Thermwood, Vcarve, Voccell and Wood-Mizer.
We also had short pieces about the University of Maine, Vondriska Woodworks, the Georgia Association of Woodturners
and the Vermont Woodworking & Forest Festival.

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WOOD MAGICK

Phil Gershwin of Gershwin Woodcraft walks us through how to turn a wand.