Archive for September, 2014

October Newsletter

Posted in Carver's Corner, Our Recipe Corner, Turning the Corner, Woodcarving on September 25, 2014 by ewcc

The Chip Chatter
October 2014

Eastern Woodland Carvers Club Inc.

President – Jeff Moore
e-mail – * 765-271-4534

Newsletter – Gary Freeman
e-mail – * 765-251-3663

Club Phone 765-395-3023

Published monthly by the
Eastern Woodland Carvers Club Inc.

Business meeting held on the 2nd Tuesday at 7:00
Open Carve held on all other Tuesdays at 6:00

Club e-mail –
Web site –

Carvers Corner
(Or Gary’s Gossip Column)

Vic Hood came in from Franklin, TN to teach 10 students a class in Bust Carving. All projects were done really well, and all had an enjoyable time.

Frankton Heritage Days was a blast again this year. We had about 20 folks who set up a display.

Our new project of carving Comfort Birds is off and running. We need 200 if possible by early October. Thanks up front for all your help.

The Annual Coney Dog Showdown will be a time to work on the Birds again plus we get to sample some great Coney Dogs.

Remember that our Ornament carve will be held on October 25th along with a Basket Class with Shelley Graves. We do have some wood to use to cut out the ornaments. These Ornaments sell well at our December Show.

If you have a favorite recipe for Our Recipe Corner just e-mail it to me and I’ll run it one month. Most of the recipes I had were lost when my PC crashed.

Don’t forget to bring in a bunch of Trick or Treat candy for the kiddies. The preschoolers will be in on the 30th around 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

Dues are $10.00 + $1.00 per each family member. Always due in December.

Your ol’ carvin’ buddy, Gary



October 4 * Coney Dog Showdown
Open Carve – 10:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.

October 25 * Ornament Carve
Good items to sell in the December Auction.

October 31 * Hallowe’en
We will open at 4:00 and
Trick or Treat will be 5:00 to 8:00
Loads of Kids

November 8-9 * “Artistry in Wood”
Dayton, Ohio – One of the Nation’s Biggest & Best

November 15-16 * Norbert Ploetz – Relief
Cancelled until next April

December 13 * December Show
Live Auction & Carry-in


Board Meeting

We will hold our Board meeting on December 2, 2014 to conduct business.

We’ll meet at 5:30. All are welcome at our meetings Board members bring your notebooks.


Seminar 2014

Contact: Suzi Brown – 765-395-3461

Pat Johnson Hurst – 765-628-2131

Mildred Freeman – 765-395-3943

P J Driscoll – Working on a date for 2015.

Vic Hood – Working for September 2015

Norbert Ploetz – Relief is something new so check it out April 2015.


A Note from the Chairman

I would like to personally thank all who are helping with the Comfort Birds. I will not mention names as I would forget someone by accident. I am very proud of our members and all that they do. We’re looking forward to seeing all the finished products.

Thanks again.



          Many carving items are for sale here at the club. One of our past members Lyman Dudley passed and his wife Annie is selling his tools.



Well we set a record Up in the Lathe Room. We had 3 guys all on a lathe AT THE SAME TIME. And with no power failures there were also lights on at 2 of the machines and the overhead lights. So one of our “duty electricians” Bob A. did a good job! Thanks Bob !

My time is fast approaching, that I will “Fly The Coop” to Port Isabel Tx. There I no doubt will often feel sorry for all up here who can’t or have never become a Sno Bird or in Jim and I’s case “Winter Texans” ! Am I rubbin it in? Who Me?

Got an old chop saw, drill press, disk/belt sander or something ya need outa your way but still has some usable time left in it? we probably could put it to use UP there. we now have 3 lathes all in pretty good shape, and one pretty old one that could be used. + Dave’s Shop Smith.

if you have an idea about doing a bowl or turned item that you would THEN carve/decorate let us know your idea, see what we can come up with. Jim will be around till first of Jan., I on the other hand will be gone first of Dec.




Fried Apples from the Kitchen of Donna Anderson

Fried Apples are a long time favorite. Easy to prepare and extremely versatile. Great for breakfast along with sausage or oatmeal. Terrific side dish with any cut of pork. Serve alone or over ice cream for dessert. Tasty hot or cold.

4 strips thick sliced Bacon
8-10 med Apples, cored & sliced (skin left on)
1/2 cup Brown Sugar
1/3 cup Raisins (optional)
1/2 tsp Cinnamon
1/8 tsp Nutmeg

In heavy skillet, fry bacon over medium heat until crisp. Remove from skillet and drain on paper towel. Reduce heat to med/low and add remaining ingredients to skillet. Cook about 20 mins, or until apples are soft.

A note from our Raintree friends:

Hello All,
I am just sending out a kindly reminder of our carving day at the Shelter house at the Memorial Park in New Castle on Saturday (9-27-2014).  The club is providing fried chicken, soft drinks, and tableware. If you can please bring a covered dish and your carving tools. We will have sharpen equipment to touch up your tools, some woodburners,  some power carving equipment, and a variety of blanks to carve on. Pumpkins will be available for those of you who want to carve a Jack O Lantern(for yourself, for your grandchild , or with your grandchild). The weather is being forecast to be great so we will be able to carve on the veranda in the sunlight.

I hope to see you, your friends, children, and grandchildren at the park.
If you have any questions please call 765-354-9236.

Jay Kokena