Chip Chatter for June 2015

The Chip Chatter
June 2015

Published Monthly by
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


President – Jeff Moore

Newsletter – Gary Freeman

Website – Bob Freeman

Club Phone 765-395-3023
Club e-mail –
Web site –


Carvers Corner
(or Gary’s Gossip Column)

My apologies to all on the mix up on the date for the C.C.A. Seminar. It is now correct.

The tuck pointing will start next week or when the weather gets strait.

We are still continuing to work on Comfort Birds. Thanks to all who have been helping us with getting these birds carved.   It is really appreciated.

We have started work on a new Bathroom on the second floor. Lowe’s made the delivery Saturday, May 2nd about 2:00. All the helpers we had had afternoon plans so we hired young guys to haul it upstairs.

The Plymouth Show date is on hold for now until we get word.

Tammy and Beth have returned from the sunny south..

Don’t forget to get your July Show application sent in.

Dues are $10.00 + $1.00 per each family member. Always due in December so now they are late..

Your Ol’ carvin’ buddy,


Board Meeting

We will hold our Board meeting on June 2, 2015 to conduct business.

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


A Note from the EWCC

 Suzi is home and improving. She takes a walk thru the house every two hours. Dr. Bob is at Wellbrook in Kokomo on the corner of Boulevard and Dixon. He seems to be getting stronger.


June 15
Shelley Graves Basket Class

July 11
Wayne Cruze – Celtic Carving

July 18-19
EWCC July Show

July 22-25
Poor Farmers Rendezvous

August 12-15
Breman Summer Camp

August 21-23
CCA Seminar

September 11-13
Vic Hood Seminar

October 10-11
Jim Foster – relief


Turning the Corner

Hi There S’me Dave Johnson, Finally !

First time both Jim and I were there at the same time in a good while. We were glad to get to see the Hurst’s back in town.

Both of us did accomplish a little on projects of our own and will most Tuesday evenings now. It is possible to have 4 people turning at the same time, so if any time one feels like spending a little time with us upstairs just say the word.

I know the July show will be here before we know it but I for one will be way out at Seattle/Fairbanks/Denali/Anchorage/Vancouver at the time. So Jim will be doing the show by himself. Anyone want to help him at that time he no doubt would welcome the company. You would not need turning experience.

Carving and turning are closely related. Like turn something, and CARVE on that. Limited only to an imagination.

~~~~ Dave



from the Kitchen of Donna Anderson


2 Tbsp. vegetable oil
1 1/2 lbs. boneless chicken thighs
8 oz. smoked sausage
1 cup onion, chopped
1 cup bell pepper, chopped
1 cup celery, chopped
1 Tbsp. minced garlic
1 1/2 cups uncooked rice
3 cups chicken broth
1/4 cup hot sauce (optional)
8 oz. fresh shrimp, peeled and deveined – optional

Cut sausage into 1/2 inch slices.
Heat oil in a deep skillet.  Brown chicken and sausage in batches.  Remove to a bowl.  In the same pan, brown onions, peppers, celery and garlic and about 4 minutes.  Add meat mixture and all other ingredients except shrimp.  Bring to a boil and simmer for 15 minutes or until rice is done.  Add more broth as needed to thin.  Add shrimp and cook until done.

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