Archive for September, 2013

Vic Hood Seminar

Posted in Woodcarving on September 20, 2013 by ewcc

Vic Hood came to the E.W.C.C. on September 13-15, 2013.

He taught twelve students all about Bust Carving.


Well, he did teach them, but I suspect most
will need a refresher course in the future.

Not only can Vic teach the art of Bust Carving
but he is also very good at telling tall tales and jokes.

Nobody got a finished bust but all are close
enough to finish on their own time.

The three days did seem to fly by and all had a ball.
Keep your eyes open for we may invite him back in the future.

I hope we get to see some of the finished projects soon.


An Update on the Vic Hood Bust Class

Posted in Woodcarving on September 10, 2013 by ewcc

Re: the Vic Hood Bust Class — we now have one opening.

Cost: $280 for a three day class. This price includes blank and 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.

Date: September 13-15

One Day Woodcarving Show & Sale

Posted in Woodcarving on September 9, 2013 by ewcc

Once again the Columbus Chippers Woodcarving Club is hosting a one day wood carving show and sale. 

The show will be held at the WhetstoneCommunity Center (entrance to the Whetstone Park of Roses), 3923 North High Street, Columbus, Oh.

We are looking for wood carvers who would like to exhibit in our show.  If you or any members of your club would like to join us for the one day show, we would appreciate having you join us. 

I have attached a copy of the show application.  It should answer most of your questions.  If not, you can either call me or e-mail me at the addresses below.  

I do apologize for not informing you sooner, but the summer went by just to fast.  Maybe it?s my age, or something. 

If you are no longer a member of your club, or are no longer active in carving, please pass this to the appropriate person or persons who can use this information.  My list is not up to date, so I must apologize again if this reaches you in error.

John Beach

(740) 524-5821


Show App. 2013


IWCS Meeting at Camp Mack

Posted in Woodcarving on September 9, 2013 by ewcc
HI Fellow Woodworkers,
First, everyone is invited to a meeting of the IWCS,, at Camp Mack in north-central Indiana next Saturday.  As you can see in the following announcement. I’ll be there with my sawmill and will have a full dump truck load of various logs to saw to your specifications.  There will be plenty of other wood crafting activities as well.  If you want to just stop to look around (plan for mid morning) you won’t need to pay the $20 registration fee – but lunch will be on your own.

Saturday, September 14, 2013 Great Lakes Fall Regional Meeting, at Camp Alexander Mack in Milford Indiana, for a day of fun, fellowship and learning.Gary Green will be there with his Wood-Mizer sawing logs. You will be able to purchase wood at the saw mill and have it cut to your specifications by Gary, or bring your own log and Gary will saw it for you, for a fee.  We have turning and carving demonstrations planned and will have lathes available that will allow for some pen making. There will also be some craft projects for those wishing to participate. A WOOD AUCTION along with a craft and miscellaneous wood craft auction will be held. Auctions will begin at 1:00.

Don’t forget to bring your wood and craft items for display, and for the auction.

Early Bird Registration, by August 15th , is $16.50 per person.  This includes morning coffee and doughnuts, as well as a delicious noon meal prepared in the camp kitchen. The registration fee starting on August 16th is $20.00 per person.

Make your checks for Registration payable to Roger Pletcher. Send them to him at:  58775 Co. Rd. 7 S, Elkhart, IN 46517-9227.  For more information call Roger at 574-293-1290 or e-mail him

Camp Mack is located a little over a mile East of State Road 15, just South of Milford, IN.  See for a map and detailed driving directions.

I took a few thousand board feet of mostly walnut and cherry out of the kiln over the past week.  Some will be coming back from the planing mill on Tuesday, the rest in a week or so.  I also pulled out some 3 X 3″ lengths of hard maple that will be trimmed into table leg blanks soon.  Without a doubt, I have the largest inventory of lumber and leg blanks ever.  Also, because of increased volume my UPS and freight rates are as low as they’ve been in ten years.  Let me know what you need!

Last, If you like wide lumber or nice white oak take a look at this listing on eBay.  You won’t believe what you’re seeing:
I have nearly all of my inventory listed on eBay in 100 bd. ft. lots.  take a look in my store – wood-r-me.
Hope to see you in Milford!
Gary Green
GW Green, Urban Forester/Sawyer
9923 N 800 E
Syracuse, IN 46567
Phone 574-457-5471
Fax 574-457-8551

“Artistry in Wood” Exhibition & Competition

Posted in Woodcarving on September 6, 2013 by ewcc

North Suburban Carvers

October 19-20 10:00am – 4:00pm


Our Recipe Corner (September 2013)

Posted in Our Recipe Corner on September 4, 2013 by ewcc

Donna’s E-Z Mac and cheese:

(Slow cooker or oven)

2 eggs, slightly beaten
1 can 12 oz evaporated milk
1 1/2 cups milk, or fill evap milk can.
4 cups shredded cheese, divided *
1/2 lb or 1/2 box elbow pasta, cooked and drained

salt/pepper to taste

Do not rinse pasta.

*Spray 3 1/2 qt cooker or a 9 x 13 pan with nonstick spray.

*In a large bowl, mix all the ingredients using only 3 cups of cheese.

* Mix well. Pour into cooker or baking pan – add last cup of cheese on top.

*Cover with a tight fitting lid or alumnum foil.

*If using a cooker, cook on low for 3 or 4 hours till mixture is firm.

*”Do Not” remove cover or stir until done.

*If using an oven, cover and bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.

*Uncover and bake an addition 15 minutes or until browned.

* I use 2 cups of sharp cheddar & 2 cups of mild but you can use what you prefer.

Sometimes I add ham pieces to make this a casserole instead of a side dish.

Carver’s Corner (September 2013)

Posted in Carver's Corner on September 4, 2013 by ewcc

Carvers Corner (Or Gary’s Gossip Column)

Our old friend and club founder, Tommy Brown, passed away on August 23, 2013 after a long battle with a number of ailments. Tommy will be missed but as I know, he will want the club to go on.

The chess pieces are done and looking great. It will be raffled off at our Show in December.

All of you who cut out Christmas ornaments need to start now as Halloween will be here before you know it. We will be open on October 26th to carve Ornaments at 10 am and close around 5 pm. Please bring bags of candy for the kids on Halloween. On the Thursday, Halloween Day at 10 am we will hand out treats for the kiddies from Pre-school. On Halloween day Trick or Treat will be from 5 -8 pm and you are welcome to come in and carve all day. Along with your candy for the kiddies bring a side dish and we will furnish the Chili.

Vic Hood’s bust class, three days September 13th – 15th and Shelly Graves Basket Class, September 14th and it’s on a Saturday.

Dues are $10.00 + $1.00 per each family member.

The CCA Seminar has come and gone and was a real success. Carvers had a ball and came out with some wonderful projects. There are only two openings for 2014’s class.

Thanks to Don Rennaker for the mulch and the nice job of shoveling it too.


Until Next Time…
Your ol’ carvin’ buddy,