Archive for June, 2016

Your Chip Chatter for July 2016

Posted in Carver's Corner, Our Recipe Corner, Wood Magick, Woodcarving on June 28, 2016 by ewcc

The Chip Chatter for July 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)

We still have empty tables at the 28th July Show so please sign up for one. We always have a great time and usually have a great turn-out of visitors. We also pay out some good cash.

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 getting closer to our goal this year so any help would be appreciated.

Our monthly meeting was set back for a week to accommodate a Rich Wetherbee class. Rich held two classes and both were great.

We can use some Live Auction items. If you have any carvings or carving items to donate bring them to the Club. Also come and see what we already have.

We will get our remaining windows upstairs replaced soon. They will start after the July Show.

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

Your Ol’ carvin’ buddy,



 Spicy Macaroni and Cheese
from the Kitchen of Jim Stewart


8 oz. elbow macaroni pasta, cooked

1 pound bacon

2 jalapeños, seeded and diced

1/3 cup flour

2 cups milk

1 cup pepper jack cheese, shredded

2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded

1 teaspoon black pepper

1/4 cup green onions, diced

1 cup Flamin’ Hot Cheetos, crushed


1 Preheat oven to 400ºF.

2 Bring 3 quarts of salted water to a boil in a stockpot. Cook elbow macaroni pasta for 6-8 minutes, or until al dente. Remove from heat, drain pasta, and set aside.

3 In a large dishwasher-safe sauté pan, cook bacon until crispy and all of the fat has been rendered. Remove bacon from pan and place on paper towel-lined plates to drain, and, once cool, crumble. Remove about half of the rendered fat from the pan.

4 Add jalapeños and cook for 2-3 minutes. Whisk in flour and cook for an additional 2 minutes, or until the flour and fat are combined. Whisk in milk

and bring the mixture to a simmer. Add in cheese, 1 teaspoon salt, pepper, and green onions. Continue cooking until cheese has melted. Remove from heat and add crumbled bacon, and macaroni. Mix to coat.

5 Pour macaroni and cheese into a medium-size casserole dish and top with crushed Flamin’ Hot Cheetos. Cook in the oven for 5 minutes and serve warm.


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 September 6, 2016 to conduct business.

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



July 16-17
EWCC Show at Converse

July 20-23
Buckeye Woodcarvers Roundup

August 11-14
Indiana Woodcarvers Summer Camp
Pla-Mor Campground – Bremen, IN

August 19-21
C.C.A. Seminar, Converse

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

September 6
Board Meeting

October 15-16
Cincinnati Carvers Guild Show

October 29
Ornament Carve 10 – 5

October 31
Trick or Treat 4 – 8

December 10
December Show


Wood Magick

Artist Spotlight: Jay Haavik

Jay Haavik is an internationally renowned woodcarver, specializing in indigenous and older traditional cultures, particularly that of the Viking Age and that of the native tribes that populated the Northwest Coast of North America. A full time studio artist, Jay Haavik’s workshop is in Seattle, Washington and he is an instructor at the Port Townsend School of Woodworking.


After several trips to Norway, Haavik became enthralled by the woodcarvings of the ancient Norse craftsmen and began an exhaustive study of their techniques which culminated in him being hired by the New Oseberg Foundation as the lead carver in the making of a replica of the infamous Oseberg Viking Ship.


You can find out more about Jay and his work by visiting his website:


Rich Wetherbee Seminar

Posted in Woodcarving on June 16, 2016 by ewcc

Rich Wetherbee
Carving or Clay Seminar

Rich will offer two 4 hour carving classes Wednesday Evening & Thursday Evening on June 22 & 23 for the price of just $50.00

If interested, contact Steve Fowler, Mildred Freeman or any Officer or Board Member.

Be sure to let them know if you want clay or carving. Ruffouts are available.