Your Chip Chatter for November 2017

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

President – Jeff Moore

Newsletter – Gary Freeman

Website – Bob Freeman

Club Phone

Club e-mail


Carvers Corner
(or Gary’s Gossip Column)

I’m back again although a bit late. Still not firing on all eight cylinders yet. Remember to keep me posted on news that needs to be added monthly.

I’m still planning to attend the Cincinnati Carvers Guild Show on November 11-12th this month.

Bill Taylor brought in two 4X8 sheets of foam and he and Bob Alexander worked on covering the holes on the 3rd floor to keep out the starlings..

Here is a hearty thank you to all those still continuing to help out with the Comfort Birds.

Rich Wetherbee was here for a visit and instructed on October 25th . We hosted our annual Ornament Carve on October 28th and had a grand total of 387spooks.

Randy Hurst will be giving a Cowboy Santa class November 4 – 5th.

Don’t forget the December Carry-in and Auction. Donations are still needed and ideas are most welcome.

Speaking of December, it’s just around the corner, which means it’s Dues collecting time. Just $10.00 + $1.00 per additional family member.

Your ol’ carvin’ buddy,



—November 4-5
Randy Hurst

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

—December 9
Carry-in and Live Auction

—March 24
Raintree Show                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   —July —July 21-22
E.W.C.C. July Show


Board Meeting

We’ll hold our next Board Meeting on December 5, 2017 at 5:30 to conduct business. All are welcome. We need officers present and accounted for and require five board members for a quorum.  If you have any ideas for subjects that need covered, drop us an email.


December Auction

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. Please remember all of you good cooks, pies and cakes bring in some nice bids, Remember it’s all TAX DEDUCTABLE. We already have some nice items.



Fudge Pie
from the Kitchen of Arlene Clements


1 Cup Sugar
3 Tablespoons Cocoa
½ Cup Flour
Mix together
Blend in:
—1 stick melted butter or margarine
—1 Teaspoon Vanilla


Pour into buttered pie pan and bake on 350° for 25 minutes. If glass pan is used bake at 325°. Don’t bake too long, center should be soft. Makes 2 – 3 as easy as one, freezes fine.



I’d like to draw your attention to the work of Garth Meacham, who lives and carves in Winnipeg, Manitoba. I met Garth through twitter and he often shares his work, both new and old, there and on his facebook page.

Here’s something he said about how he became drawn to his art —

There is a magic to the early Scandinavian art form. The lines of the Viking ship  are breathtaking. The craftsmanship that hand carved the keel, ribs and planking  was justified in the way the ship handled in the rough seas. I saw my first  blackened hull of an ancient Viking ship in Copenhagen in 1958. Although my family was a little late and the museum was closing we were allowed into a large room where  the ship rested. I could only stare in awe. It was as if   something very familiar  to me was taking me back in time. Very hard to explain, but the mind of a  7 year old is fertile ground for the imagination to run wild. The sight of a rusted Viking sword hanging on the wall in a glass case only  fueled the fire.



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