July 2017 Chip Chatter

The Chip Chatter for July 2017
Published by Eastern Woodland Carvers Club Inc.

President – Jeff Moore

Newsletter – Gary Freeman

Website – Bob Freeman

Club Phone

Club e-mail


(or Gary’s Gossip Column)

Remember our July Carving Show will be here before we know it. Please get your table soon and reserve you place at the banquet. If you have any nice carving related items you can donate we can still use items. 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.                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Would some of the carvers like to do carving live during Kokomo’s August 4th First Friday at the Kokomo Howard County Public Library? See an officer.

Dues are $10.00 + $1.00 per each family and remember it’s always Due in December.

Our beginner’s class at 6:00 on Tuesday is going well.

Your Ol’ carvin’ buddy,


BOARD MEETING                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          We will hold our Board meeting on September 5, 2017 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.



We will be closed at the EWCC on Tuesday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day.

We will, however, be open for a cleaning day on Saturday, July 8th.

We’ll need help getting ready for our July Show and Banquet.

If you can come, we will open at 9 A.M. to do some cleaning.

Thanks in advance.

.:.                                                                                                                                                                                                            CALENDAR

July 15-16
29th Annual EWCC July Show

July 19-22
Buckeye Woodcarvers Round-up

August 10-13
Indiana Woodcarvers Summer Camp
Bremen, IN

August 18,19,20
CCA Seminar

October 14-15
Artistry In Wood
Roberts Centre
123 Gano Road, Wilmington

November 11-12
Cincinnati Carvers Guild
Clarion Hotel
3855 Hauck Rd Cincinnati Ohio


SUNSHINE CORNER .                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              If you know about a club member who needs a get well card or a sympathy card please let us know.

Mel Tipton is home from a stay in the hospital. On a sad note our long distance member Lee Reger passed away June 21st in West Virginia.

I just got some sad news, Sue McCowan passed this morning. Moe will need our prayers. He found her on the couch this morning. As per her wishes there will be no services and she will be cremated.You never know when your time is coming as Sue has been worrying about Moe’s heart for a number of years. Sue was one of our Life Members and will be missed by all.



We are looking for some nice carving donations for our Auction. Tools you don’t use or paint items you’ve never used. Woodburning tips or handles, burning wood you don’t need. Knives and gouges would come in handy. It’s all TAX DEDUCTIBLE.



from the Kitchen of Donna Anderson

1 can (no bean) Chili (19 oz)
1 can chili beans (15.5 oz)
1 can corn (15.25 oz)
1 package hotdogs (8 to 10 count) any kind
1 package pasta (7 oz) any kind
shredded cheese
salt and pepper, to taste
1 small onion (optional)
Preheat oven to 350°F
cook pasta according to package instructions. if using onion, dice and sauté, set aside. Open canned chili, beans, corn (drained), dice hotdogs and place all into a sauce pan. Heat over medium heat, mixing until warm and blended (add salt and pepper and any seasonings during heating process).
Drain pasta when cooked and pour into a medium-large mixing bowl. Add onions and chili dog mixture to pasta. Pour into a greased casserole dish. Top with shredded cheese (any kind will do but my favorite is the Mexican style 3 cheese blend or the taco cheese).
Bake in oven for 30 minutes uncovered.
Serves 4.



Here’s a quick update from this month in WoodEzine…

In June, we added Alan Mansfield’s essay on photo-realism in marquetry.
We have also updated many of the listings in the Pro Shop dBase (a resource that lists suppliers), the CNC page, and the Schools and Clubs.
And we added a few new entries in the Magazines section: http://www.woodezine.com/magazines.html

Also in June, WoodEzine added a calendar feature on the homepage.
This will list events such as industry trade shows, turning seminars and club events, and it’s searchable by date and location.
Send us your event details for inclusion: http://www.woodezine.com/calendar.html

WoodEzine is also creating a free classifieds section.
Here, you will be able to place FREE non-commercial (woodworker-to-woodworker) ads to swap or sell tools, machines, wood etc.
Just send us an email for inclusion. We have placed a sample ad so you can see how it looks.

As always, we update the NEWS section every day: http://www.woodezine.com/news.html
Among the companies/products covered so far in June were:
ASFD, Assa Abloy, Big Horn, CNC Cookbook, DeWALT, Easy Wood Tools, Elias, Emtek, Hendrick, Master Magnetics Inc., Rangate, REHAU, ShopBot, Tenryu, Thermwood, Vcarve, Voccell and Wood-Mizer.
We also had short pieces about the University of Maine, Vondriska Woodworks, the Georgia Association of Woodturners
and the Vermont Woodworking & Forest Festival.



Phil Gershwin of Gershwin Woodcraft walks us through how to turn a wand.


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