Archive for May, 2016

Your Chip Chatter for June 2016

Posted in Carver's Corner, Our Recipe Corner, Wood Magick, Woodcarving on May 27, 2016 by ewcc

The Chip Chatter for June 2016
Published by Eastern Woodland Carvers Club Inc.

President – Jeff Moore

Newsletter – Gary Freeman

Website – Bob Freeman

Club Phone 765-251-3663

Club e-mail –

Web site –

Carvers Corner

(or Gary’s Gossip Column)

Our beginning woodcarving classes have been great. We presented certificates of completion to the new carvers. We did work on faces again with the beginners once more.

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.  We are still short of our goal this year so any help would be appreciated.

Our new monthly project is for you to do a block for the Friendship Cane. The fee is $1.00 for the contest but you must pay $5.00 for the block and it will be returned when you finish the block. We need 14 for the cane that will be raffled off at the July Show.

We can also use some Live Auction items. If you have any carvings or carving items to donate bring them to the Club.

Ed & Jill Snyder paid us a visit on May 17th and brought a friend, Chris, to look things over. Another trio stopped in to see the Hammer Room. They were walking across America having started in Delaware.

The Circle City Show was in a new location and was really nice.

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

Your Ol’ carvin’ buddy,


Cream Cheese Sugar Cookies
from the Kitchen of Donna Anderson

1 cup sugar
1 cup margarine or butter, softened
3 oz. package of cream cheese
1/4 tsp Salt
1/2 tsp Almond extract
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 egg yolk (reserve white)
2 cups all purpose flour
Blend together sugar, margarine, cream cheese, salt, almond extract, vanilla, and egg yolk with mixer. Mix in flour until well blended.
Roll into a ball and wrap in plastic wrap.
Refrigerate for two hours.
Heat oven to 375 degrees. Roll out dough, one third at a time, on a lightly floured surface. Using a cookie cutter dipped in flour, cut out cookies as close together as possible.
Place the cookies one inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets. To prevent breaking, move cookies to and from baking sheets with a wide spatula or pancake turner.
Leave cookies plain or, if desired, brush with slightly beaten egg white and spring with colored sugar.
Bake for 7 to 10 minutes or until bottoms of cookies are a light golden brown. Cool completely.
{My mom always told me the most important part of making sugar cookies was to take them out as soon as they were even slightly brown on the bottom, or not at all. I took mine out before they had even browned and left them on the cookie sheet to cool. That made them extra soft and delicious.}
If desired, use the almond glaze below.
Almond Glaze:
1 cup confectioner’s sugar
1/4 tsp. almond extract
2 Tb. water
4 drops of food coloring
Stir all ingredients until smooth.
Pour 1 teaspoon of glaze on each sugar cookie. Use the back of the teaspoon to spread glaze evenly over cookie. Let glaze dry.

Sunshine Corner

     If you know about a club member who needs a get well card or a sympathy card please let us know? Many of our folks live away and without your help we may miss the chance to send a card.

Board Meeting

We will hold our Board meeting on June 7, 2016 to conduct business.

We’ll meet at 5:30. All are welcome at our meetings.  Board members and officers, if you have any ideas for the meeting just e-mail me.

Wood Magick

Jake Powning is a skilled craftsman and artist. He works in several mediums, but with a Northern European influence throughout. I am particularly interested in his sword work, but as you can see, his woodworking is a marvel as well.


powning scabbard


June 4
Shelley Graves Basket Class

July 16-17
EWCC Show at Converse

July 20-23
Buckeye Woodcarvers Roundup

August 19-21
C.C.A. Seminar

September 3-4
Artistry In Wood
Roberts Centre
123 Gano Road, Wilmington

October 15-16
Cincinnati Carvers Guild Show

October 29
Ornament Carve 10 – 5

October 31
Trick or Treat 4 – 8

December 10
December Show


Friendship Cane

Posted in Woodcarving on May 12, 2016 by ewcc

Hi Y’all,

We are going to use our Friendship Cane as our monthly project. The cost to get a block is $6.00 and you will get $5.00 back when you return your finished block. The other dollar will be used as prize money for the contest. Come in and get your block soon.

Thanks in advance,