Chip Chatter: December 2017

The Chip Chatter for December 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)

On December 7th our Holiday month will start off with a bang. The Converse Historical Society and the Eastern Woodland Carvers Club will join in with the rest of Downtown Converse for an old fashioned party. So many things will happen in Downtown Converse it’s impossible to name them all Just come on into downtown at 5 p.m. and hang around until 8 p.m. I know the EWCC will have a free raffle along with the Historical Society.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                On December the 9th the Carving Club will hold it’s 29th Annual Carry-in and Live Auction. We do have many wonderful items for the auctions already with many more items expected in before the evening starts, The Carry-in starts at 5:30 then a few special prizes and the Auction begins around 7 to 7:15. Remember it’s all TAX DEDUCTIBLE.

I missed my plans to attend the Cincinnati Carvers Guild Show on November 11-12th this month due to health setbacks,

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

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,



December 7
Christmas in Converse

December 9
Carry-in and Live Auction

March 24
Raintree Show

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 Meeting

We’ll hold our December Meeting on Tuesday the 12th and elect our officers for one more year

 Jeff Moore is President                                                                                                                                                                                                               Jack Shelton is 1st Vice                                                                                                                                                                                                                Steve Fowler is 2nd Vice                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Jim Stewart is Treasurer                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Mildred Freeman is Financial Secretary

Nomination may be made from the floor.

Don’t forget the monthly project, Knife Sheath, and win some big prize money.


Our Recipe Corner

 Easy Apple Pie
from the Kitchen of  Suzi Brown


One 16.5 Oz tube of Pillsbury refrigerated sugar cookie dough
One 20 oz. can of apple pie filling
Cinnamon sugar (1/4 cup of granulated sugar & 4 teaspoons of ground cinnamon)


Press 2/3 of the cookie dough into the bottom of an 8×8 or 9×9 baking pan.
Sprinkle with 2/3 of the cinnamon sugar.
Spread the apple pie filling over the cookie base.
Take small amounts of the remaining cookie dough, flatten it slightly and place over the pie filling. It will not cover the pie filling completely.
Sprinkle with the remaining cinnamon sugar mixture.
Bake in a 350* oven until the cookie dough is baked – mine took about 35-40 minutes.
Allow bars to cool and cut into squares.


Wood Magick

Smaug brought to life in wood…

On deviantart, the artist known as Thorleifr has posted images of his carved rendition of Smaug based upon the brilliant illustration by John Howe known as Smaug the Golden.

Based in Switzerland, Thorleifr has a deep appreciation of the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit films, the art of John Howe, and the world of Middle-earth.

He is also quite talented. I would certainly love to have something similar in my own collection…




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