Archive for June, 2013

An Inventory Update from Hewins Sawmill

Posted in Woodcarving on June 28, 2013 by ewcc
Hey I just wanted to give everyone an update on our inventory. I also updated our web page so feel free to visit us at You can also “like” us on facebook. Thanks!
4/4 #1 Common $3.00bf  NA
4/4 FAS $4.00bf  NA
4/4 FAS heartwood $4.00  NA
6/4 Reject live edge slabs $2.00bf
8/4 $2.00bf 5″-7″ wide
8/4 & 10/4 live edge slabs $6.00-$8.00bf
4/4 #2 Common $1.00bf
4/4 #1 Common $2.00bf
4/4 FAS $3.00bf
8/4 Slabs $4.00bf
Hard Maple
4/4 Spalted $3.00bf
8/4 partially spalted $6.00bf
4/4 Spalted $4.00bf
8/4 live edge slabs $2.00-$4.00bf
6/4 live edge slabs $4.00
4/4 $1.50bf
Quarter Sawn White Oak
4/4 #2 Common $1.50bf
4/4 #1 Common $2.50bf
4/4 FAS $3.50bf
8/4 slabs $4.00bf
4/4 seasoned $3.00bf
Soft Maple
8/4 slabs $4.00bf
Prices vary depending on specificity of order. We charge $.50 per board foot to plane both faces of your lumber. We charge $100 an hour to custom saw your logs with a minimum of $100 and we charge $1.00bf to kiln dry. Our kilns are running constantly with our thick walnut orders so you’ll have to be patient if you want us to kiln dry your lumber.
Christ’s Love,
Christopher Hewins
Fax #: 785-989-4787
Christ’s Love,
Christopher Hewins
Hewins Sawmill, LLC
P.O. Box 206
310 S. 1st Street
Wathena, KS 66090

Carver’s Corner (July 2013)

Posted in Carver's Corner on June 28, 2013 by ewcc

Gary’s Gossip Column

Vic Hood has finally set a date for a bust class. Get signed up early if you want in this wonderful($280.) three day class.

Joe Schumacher has offered a 2 ½ day class for $150.00 this fall. Check out the photo on the board. Extra rough-outs are $25.00.

Please try to get your chess pieces turned in so we can paint them and sell chances at our July Show. It will be raffled off at our December Show.

Open Carve and Shelly Graves Basket Class will be July 23 and it’s on a Tuesday.

Our 25th Annual July Carving Show is coming up so be sure to get your table fee paid and sign up for the Banquet.

Dues are $10.00 + $1.00 per each family member and are payable now. If you need to know if you are up to date just ask at the club or e-mail me.

We still need donations for our July Auction. Remember this is how we pay the insurance and keep the doors open.

Your ol’ carvin’ buddy, Gary

Our Recipe Corner (July 2013)

Posted in Our Recipe Corner on June 28, 2013 by ewcc

from the Kitchen of Pat Hurst



1/2 lb. bacon, coarsely chopped 1 c. half & half

1 med. onion, chopped 1/2 tsp. black pepper

12 c. shredded cabbage 2 tsp. salt

2-1/2 qt. chicken stock Grated Swiss cheese

In a large stockpot, fry bacon over med.-high heat; remove and set aside. To the drippings in the pan, add the cabbage and onion, red heat to medium and sauté for 10 minutes or until cabbage is limp but not brown. Add the stock and simmer until the cabbage and onion are tended, 10-15 minutes. Remove from heat and transfer 3 c. of mainly the cabbage to a blender and puree. Return to the stockpot and stir in half and half. Season with salt and pepper and served garnished with reserved bacon and Swiss cheese.

Turning the Corner (July 2013)

Posted in Turning the Corner on June 28, 2013 by ewcc

Remember that the turners will be set up at the 24th Annual July Show. Please stop by and watch them work.

Jim will be turning some pens and maybe a bowl and a vase too.

Last Tuesday Jim gave cutting golf balls a try and it worked out well. Hopefully he will cut some more this week too.

Vic Hood Bust Class

Posted in Woodcarving on June 24, 2013 by ewcc

Vic Hood Bust Class

Class size: max 12, min 7

Cost: $280 for a three day class. This price included lunch.

Tools: I encourage student not to buy new tools for the class, I have extras for those that do not have the tools. Once they determine they like this type of carving then is the time to purchase tools.

Stands: I will bring all the necessary stands to hold the carvings.

Curriculum: This is a bust carving class. The student may pick any subject they wish to carve; however, this is not a portraiture class I cannot teach likeness carving in three days and if some of the students wish to do a likeness it usually turns out to be unfair for the rest of the students because of the extra time necessary to do such a project. Therefore the class will be a subject driven project e.g. Sea captain, American Indian, Civil War soldier etc… I will bring models and other reference material. If a student has a special request I will cut a blank to accommodate them if I am notified enough in advance.

Dates: The best time for me in September is the 13,14 &15th I can do other dates but it will require shifting a few things.

Let us know just as soon as possible so we can lock in the date.

UPDATE:  We now have seven (7) who have expressed interest so please contact me as soon as possible to get on the list. We will keep an overflow list if something unforeseen were to happen.

Fish Fin Class & Open Carve Cancelled

Posted in Woodcarving on June 19, 2013 by ewcc

This weekend’s event — The John Clark -Fish Fin Class & Open Carve — has been cancelled.

Also, the CCA Caricature Carving Seminar in August is now full. Drop us a line if you’d like to be put on a waiting list in case there are any cancellations.

Thanks, and keep whittlin’.

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Posted in Woodcarving on June 3, 2013 by ewcc

For those of you who spend too much time on Facebook (and I realize that’s most people these days), why not spend a little of it over on our little corner of it.

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