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December 2015 Newsletter

Posted in Carver's Corner, December Show, Our Recipe Corner, Turning the Corner, Woodcarving on November 21, 2015 by ewcc

The Chip Chatter for December 2015
Published by Eastern Woodland Carvers Club Inc.

President – Jeff Moore
Jmoorecrna@aol.com
765-271-4534

Newsletter – Gary Freeman
carvers@comteck.com
765-251-3663

Website – Bob Freeman
caliburn@comteck.com
765-669-3121

Club Phone 765-251-3663

Club e-mail – ewcc@comteck.com

 

Web site – http://www.ewcc.wordpress.com

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Carvers Corner
(Or Gary’s Gossip Column)

The Ornament Carve and Trick or Treat on Saturday, October 31 was a ball. We had 308 Trick or Treaters plus 38 preschoolers on the Thursday before.

We are still continuing to work on Comfort Birds. Thanks to all who have been helping us with getting these birds cut out and carved. We just sent 600 with Ed & Jill this month.

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

Don’t forget to make plans to come to the Club’s Christmas Show and Carry-in on December 12th to enjoy all the fun.

Don’t forget we will hold our Club election on December 8 at our Club Meeting. We still need a person for 2nd Vice President and 1 new Director. Suzi replaced Dr. Bob and John Clark only wanted on the board for one year for Chuck Leming’s seat.

Your Ol’ carvin’ buddy,
Gary

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Calendar

December 12
December Show
Carry-in

March 19
Raintree Woodcarvers Show

April 2-3
Lancaster Wood Carvers Show

April 2-3
Duneland Woodcarvers Show

May 7-8
North Arkansas Carving Show

 

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OUR RECIPE CORNER  

From the Kitchen of Marlene Dowden

Quick, Tasty Chicken Pot Pie

Quick & Tasty Chicken Pot Pie: Turn leftovers into a satisfying complete meal with this easy pot pie, that can be made with ingredients already on-hand in your kitchen. Also, great with leftover turkey.

Ingredients

·         2 packages Chicken Gravy Mix

·         1 teaspoon Poultry Seasoning

·         1 1/2 cups milk

·         1 cup water

·         2 tablespoons butter

·         3 cups cubed cooked chicken

·         2 cups frozen mixed vegetables

·         1 can (7.5 ounces) refrigerated biscuits

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Board Meeting

Business meetings are held on the 2nd Tuesday at 7:00
Open Carve held on all other Tuesdays at 6:00

We will hold our Board meeting on December 1, 2015 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.

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December Show Entry

You may enter carvings on any Tuesday Open Carve or between 4-7 p.m. on December 11th.

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December Show Classes

 

1) Special Ornament Class
2) Christmas Related
3) Religious Carving
4) Living Creatures
5) Winter Related
6) Group
7) Bust or Mask
8) Caricature
9) Realistic (human)
10)Becky Leming  Award Basket
11) Woodburning
12) Bark
13) Relief / Chip Carving
14) Turnings

 

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Turning the Corner

 Following the Dayton carving show, Tue Night found a good many back for Open Carve.  As for Turning, the show just keeps having more turners and unbelievable work than the year before.

I myself am all the time telling of our club and how we have space to turn there. It always amazes people. But we don’t see much interest close to home.

With the cold coming on and some of us “flying the Coop” to be Sno Birds and “Winter Texans” the space probably won’t see much use. But there is some heat to be had and I anticipate with the new windows there will be a Noticeable difference in both comfort and the heat bill. A heat register could be cut thru the wall from the furnace into that room.

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Information

I will be going South for January & February so if you need to share info for the newsletter see Steve Fowler. 667-1658 scfowler@comteck.com

We have a web page (www.ewcc.wordpress.com) where you can go to look at old newsletters just in case you lose your very important copy. The recipe is there with the calendar and even Gary’s Gossip Column. We do have a club Facebook. Page too.  (Eastern Woodland Carvers Club Inc.)

 

 

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November Chip Chatter

Posted in Carver's Corner, Our Recipe Corner, Turning the Corner, Woodcarving on October 31, 2015 by ewcc

The Chip Chatter for November 2015
Published Monthly by
Eastern Woodland Carvers Club Inc.

President – Jeff Moore
Jmoorecrna@aol.com
765-271-4534

Newsletter – Gary Freeman
carvers@comteck.com
765-251-3663

Website – Bob Freeman
caliburn@comteck.com
765-669-3121

Club Phone 765-395-3023

Club e-mail ewcc@comteck.com

Web site http://www.ewcc.wordpress.com

Business meeting held on the 2nd Tuesday at 7:00 Open Carve held on all other Tuesdays at 6:00

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Carvers Corner
(or Gary’s Gossip Column)

I got 1st in our monthly contest followed closely by Ben Cash and 3rd was Moe McCowan. Wooden bowls with the lid was the subject.

Don’t forget the Ornament Carve and Trick or Treat on Saturday, October 31st. Bring food, club will have soup.

Shelley Graves will have a Basket Class and we will have an Open Carve on November 7th so be ready. Class starts at 9:00 and we’ll have a carry-in.

We are still continuing to work on Comfort Birds. Thanks to all who have been helping us with getting these birds cut out and carved.  .

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

Clevenger’s have finished our windows for this year. We hope to get the 12 remaining windows done next year. I know they will help keep our heating and cooling costs down. If possible we will try to get the front windows redone too and maybe a new high efficient furnace.

Your Ol’ carvin’ buddy,
Gary

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Calendar

October 31
Ornament Carve
Trick or Treat

November 7
Shelley Graves Basket Class

December 12
December Show
Carry-in

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OUR RECIPE CORNER

From the Kitchen of Donna Anderson

Ingredients

For the Bars:
½ cup butter, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
½ teaspoon salt
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 ¾ cup all-purpose flour
½ teaspoon baking powder
1 can (21 oz.) cherry pie filling
For the Glaze:
½ cup confectioner’s sugar
1 ½ tablespoons milk

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line an 8-x-8-inch baking pan with aluminum foil. Spray with nonstick spray. Set aside.
In the bowl of your stand mixer, cream together butter and sugar, about 1-2 minutes. Add salt, eggs, and vanilla and continue stirring until fully incorporated. Add flour and baking powder and mix until just combined. Reserve ½ cup of dough. Press remaining dough into the prepared baking pan. Top with cherry pie filling. Drop remaining batter (1/2 cup) in small pieces over the cherry filling.
Place in the oven and bake for 50-60 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from the oven and place pan on a wire rack to cool completely. Once cooled prepare the glaze. Whisk together confectioners’ sugar and milk until smooth and drizzle over the bars. Cut into 12 squares and serve.

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Board Meeting

We will hold our Board meeting on December 1, 2015 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.

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Turning the Corner

So Dave went camping one more time, so Jim was OHO! We should both be back now till we head for the warmth of S. Texas. Jim also just did a craft show at New Life Church in Kokomo, again by himself.  Come on upstairs if you haven’t see what we have so far. Look at what kind of library we have too!

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Information

We have a web page (www.ewcc.wordpress.com) where you can go to look at old newsletters just in case you lose your very important copy. The recipe is there with the calendar and even Gary’s Gossip Column. We do have a club Facebook Page too.  (Eastern Woodland Carvers Club Inc.)

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DON’T FORGET TO BRING IN SOME BAGS OF CANDY FOR TRICK OR TREAT.

October Chip Chatter

Posted in Carver's Corner, Our Recipe Corner, Turning the Corner, Woodcarving on September 29, 2015 by ewcc

The Chip Chatter for October 2015
Published Monthly by
Eastern Woodland Carvers Club Inc.

President – Jeff Moore
Jmoorecrna@aol.com
765-271-4534

Newsletter – Gary Freeman
carvers@comteck.com
765-251-3663

Website – Bob Freeman
caliburn@comteck.com
765-669-3121

Club Phone 765-395-3023

Club e-mail ewcc@comteck.com

Web site http://www.ewcc.wordpress.com

Business meeting held on the 2nd Tuesday at 7:00 Open Carve held on all other Tuesdays at 6:00

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Carvers Corner
(or Gary’s Gossip Column)

Jeff Moore got 1st in our monthly contest followed closely by wife Becky and dragging up the rear was yours truly. Wooden spoons were the subject.

Don’t forget the Coney Dog Showdown on the 3rd of October. Shelley Graves will have a Basket Class and we will have an Open Carve. The class starts at 9:00.

We are still continuing to work on Comfort Birds. Thanks to all who have been helping us with getting these birds cut out and carved.  .

Dues are $10.00 + $1.00 per each family member. Always due in December so now they are late.

On October 5th Clevenger’s will start on our windows. I know they will help keep our heating and cooling costs down.

We are getting an exterminator to get rid of fleas here at the club. Stay tuned for more information.

Your Ol’ carvin’ buddy,
Gary

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OUR RECIPE CORNER
From the Kitchen of Donna Anderson

Cream Cheese Sugar Cookies
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.

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Board Meeting

We will hold our Board meeting on December 1, 2015 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.

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Calendar

October 3
Coney Dog Showdown

Shelley Graves Basket Class

October 31
Ornament Carve-Trick or Treat

December 12
December Show – Carry-in

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Turning the Corner

Jim has a lady student and together they have been working on a piece that they are having a hard time getting a finish that suits them. Hard to figure why tiny air bubbles keep appearing. When finished will be what’s known as “Natural edge” In other words it will still have Bark on the rim. Not an easy task as the wood has to be mounted and turned perpendicular to the grain. Not sure how that type piece was decided on as a beginner project S’coming along though.

Dave started a wooden spatula as an example for her, that she may want to try for her kitchen some time.

Let us know if there is something you’d like to try! We have some small kits like for pens, letter openers. Also ask us about an upcoming craft show/Sale around the end of Oct. Jim and Dave are gonna’ do at the “New Life Church” on 31 in Kokomo.

Chip Chatter for September 2015

Posted in Carver's Corner, Our Recipe Corner, Turning the Corner, Woodcarving on August 25, 2015 by ewcc

The Chip Chatter for September 2015
Published Monthly by Eastern Woodland Carvers Club Inc.

President – Jeff Moore
Jmoorecrna@aol.com
765-271-4534

Newsletter – Gary Freeman
carvers@comteck.com
765-251-3663

Website – Bob Freeman
caliburn@comteck.com
765-669-3121

Club Phone 765-395-3023

Club e-mail ewcc@comteck.com

Web site http://www.ewcc.wordpress.com

Business meeting held on the 2nd Tuesday at 7:00 Open Carve held on all other Tuesdays at 6:00

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Carvers Corner
(Or Gary’s Gossip Column)

We had the CCA Competition on August 19th and a number of our carvers got ribbons. Steve Fowler got a yellow and Dick Belcher and Charlie”6 dolla’ Charlie” Cooke got blues. Any ribbon in this competition is great.

The CCA Seminar held on August 21st, 22nd & 23rd were wonderful again. We did have lots of help this year.

We are still continuing to work on Comfort Birds. Thanks to all who have been helping us with getting these birds cut out and carved. Raintree Carvers and a couple of other carvers dropped off some birds for the cause. It is really appreciated.

Dues are $10.00 + $1.00 per each family member. Always due in December so now they are late.

Late September or early October the 3rd floor windows will be replaced along with the six windows on the front on the 2nd floor.

Your Ol’ carvin’ buddy,
Gary

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Board Meeting

We will hold our Board meeting on September 1, 2015 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.

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Calendar

September 11-13
Vic Hood Seminar

October 10-11
Jim Foster – relief

October 17
Sharpening with Dick Belcher

October 31
Ornament Carve-Trick or Treat

December 12
December Show – Carry-in

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A Note from the Show

Our raffle for the Helvie Sidewinder was won by Keith Radick, the Church was won by Mildred Freeman and the 2nd Annual Tom Brown Memorial Knife was won by Bruce Henn.

Jack Shelton won the 1st Annual Founders Award for the best Santa, presented by Ben Cash.

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For Your Information

We have a web page (www.ewcc.wordpress.com) where you can go to look at old newsletters just in case you lose your very important copy. The recipe is there with the calendar and even Gary’s Gossip Column. We do have a club Facebook. page too. (Eastern Woodland Carvers Club Inc)

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Turning the Corner

OK well we have stayed busier than usual UPSTAIRS. Jim has himself a new student lady turner and Dave has help somewhat with a couple flute projects. Jim has had a few of his pieces in the State Fair. One I am most familiar with is an unbelievable Table lamp.

Again I would remind you of the magazines and books we have so far in our humble library. It is located UP Stairs in our turning room.

Also to say it is limited only to one’s imagination what could be turned on the lathe then add the carving .

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Thanks from the Cook

I would like to personally thank everyone who helped with the CCA seminar. Without your help it would not have gone as smoothly as it did.  Thanks to Julie, Jeff, Linda, Bob, Susan, Fran, Joe, Suzi, Becky, Gary, Joan, Bruce and I hope I did not miss anyone. Thank you to the CCA members who come and teach, and come to help, we are very thankful for your knowledge and generosity. Can’t wait till next year, Aug. 19, 20 and 21st, 2016.

—Mildred

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OUR RECIPE CORNER
From the Kitchen of Linda Courtney

Linda’s Chicken Casserole

 Ingredients;

2lbs cubed chicken breast (3 or 4) put in oven to bake let cool and cut up into 1/2 ” cubes set aside.
8-10 potatoes cubed.
(sauce)
1/3 cup olive oil
1to 2 tsp salt
1tsp black pepper
1 tsp  garlic powder
1 to 2 tsp onion powder
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp hot sauce or more if you want it hotter.

9×13 casserole dish spray with pam.
mix the ingredients above in a dish or pan
put potatoes in mixture stir till coated, pour into
casserole dish. Bake on 350 covered for 50 minutes
stirring every 15 min. till cooked thru. After the potatoes are done, stir chicken in remaining sauce
add 1/2 cup of diced onions 4-6 slices of bacon (doesn’t get to be crisp), cut into small
pieces, add 2 cups of Fiesta finely shredded blend cheese, sprinkle bacon and onion on
top of mixture.  Bake at 350 (uncovered) 20 mins or until cheese is melted.
I’ve made a few of these and have added Velveeta  cheese on top of cooked potatoes. (Optional)                             

Chip Chatter for July 2015

Posted in Carver's Corner, Our Recipe Corner, Turning the Corner, Woodcarving on June 30, 2015 by ewcc

The Chip Chatter
July 2015

Published monthly by the
Eastern Woodland Carvers Club Inc.

President – Jeff Moore
Jmoorecrna@aol.com
765-271-4534

Newsletter – Gary Freeman
carvers@comteck.com
765-251-3663

Website – Bob Freeman
caliburn@comteck.com
765-669-3121

Club Phone 765-395-3023

Club e-mail – ewcc@comteck.com

Web site – http://www.ewcc.wordpress.com

EWCCcarverssubscribe@yahoogroups.com.

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Carvers Corner
(Or Gary’s Gossip Column)

I hope you all are planning to set up at the July Carving Show or at least coming to the Banquet. If you want to come to the Banquet and Auction see Mildred to get your name on the list. The Big Dipper is catering it again this year. The auction helps us pay our insurance and utilities.

The tuck pointing on the South side is done as are the windows on the same side and the doors too.

We are still continuing to work on Comfort Birds. Thanks to all who have been helping us with getting these birds cut out and carved.   It is really appreciated.

Dues are $10.00 + $1.00 per each family member. Always due in December so now they are late.

Your Ol’ carvin’ buddy,
Gary

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 Board Meeting

We will hold our Board meeting on September 1, 2015 to conduct business.

We’ll meet at 5:30. All are welcome at our meetings.  Board members bring your notebooks.

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A Note from the EWCC

Dr. Bob lost his battle on June 25.The funeral was June 30 at Bible Baptist Church in Kokomo.

Dr. Robert A. Clements, 73, of Kokomo passed away at 6:22 pm on Thursday, June 25, 2015 at Community Howard Regional Hospital. He was born on June 11, 1942 in Kansas City, MO to Wilbur and Beulah (West) Clements. On November 3, 1973 Robert married Arlene Clevenger at Bible Baptist Church and she survives.

Dr. Clements was a 1960 Kokomo High School graduate and a graduate of Indiana Wesleyan University and Lincoln Chiropractic School in Indianapolis. He opened his office in 1969 as Clements Chiropractic in Kokomo. He was a member of the Bible Baptist Church were he was Head Usher for many years, Eastern Woodland Carver, Metro Kiwanis Club, Past President of Indiana State Chiropractic Association, Diplomat of the Chiropractors, Pro Sport Chiropractic of Different Sports, Licensed in Kentucky and Florida, 2007-2010 Lifetime achievement awards for 35 years of service and a Howard County Deputy Coroner under Marvin VanKley. As another Vietnam veteran Dr. Clements served in the Army during the Vietnam War as an X-Ray Tech.

Survivors include wife Arlene Clements of Kokomo; daughter Amy Clements of Russiaville; three grandchildren Taylor Murphy, Rileigh Murphy, Peyton Bitner.

Dr. Clements was preceded in death by his parents Wilbur and Beulah Clements.

Funeral services will be held at 1 pm on Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at Bible Baptist Church, 2635 S. Dixon Rd. Kokomo, with Pastor Bill Carmichael and Chad Deamitz officiating. Burial will follow at Crown Point Cemetery with Military Honors. Friends may visit with the family from 4 to 9 pm on Monday, June 29, 2015 at Stout & Son Funeral Home 200 E. Main St. Russiaville. Memorial donations may be given to the Metro Kiwanis Club Scholarship Fund. Online condolences may be left at http://www.stoutandson.com.

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Calendar

July 11
Wayne Cruze – Celtic Carving

July 18-19
EWCC July Show

July 22-25
Poor Farmers Rendezvous

August 8
Shelley Graves – Basket Class

August 12-15
Breman Summer Camp

August 21-23
CCA Seminar

September 11-13
Vic Hood Seminar

October 10-11
Jim Foster – relief

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Turning the Corner

 Thought I’d just remind that there is no end to what could be carved from an item that was turned on the lathe first! So should a person get some idea in mind that they would like to try and it required turning first.  Give your idea to Jim or Dave and see about us helping you get started. July being a busy time for us all, Jim will be by himself at the show unless someone would like to keep him company. There would not need to be much more than that. Dave will be off on a trip out west the he himself did not arrange.

So a bowl, a platter or any number of things with even a slight carved decoration may be within our means to help! Give us your ideas.

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New Bathroom

 Tom Kallner and Bob Alexander have been working on a new bathroom on the second floor. They are getting close to finishing up and it will be a great help for us when we have multiple guests upstairs.

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OUR RECIPE CORNER

from the Kitchen of
Donna Anderson

ZUCCHINI PIE

Ingredients:

2 cups cooked, mashed zucchini
1 egg
1 can sweeten condensed milk (like Eagle Brand)
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 cup flour
2 Tbls butter

Directions:

Mix ingredients in bowl, pour into unbaked pie shell, sprinkle with cinnamon.  Bake at 350 for approx. 1 hour.

So easy and so good

NOTE: I like to drain off the zucchini after it is cooked using cheese cloth.

Chip Chatter for June 2015

Posted in Carver's Corner, Our Recipe Corner, Turning the Corner, Woodcarving on June 1, 2015 by ewcc

The Chip Chatter
June 2015

Published Monthly by
Eastern Woodland Carvers Club Inc.

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Business meeting held on the 2nd Tuesday at 7:00
Open Carve held on all other Tuesdays at 6:00

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President – Jeff Moore
Jmoorecrna@aol.com
765-271-4534

Newsletter – Gary Freeman
carvers@comteck.com
765-251-3663

Website – Bob Freeman
caliburn@comteck.com
765-669-3121

Club Phone 765-395-3023
Club e-mail – ewcc@comteck.com
Web site – http://www.ewcc.wordpress.com
EWCCcarverssubscribe@yahoogroups.com.

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Carvers Corner
(or Gary’s Gossip Column)

My apologies to all on the mix up on the date for the C.C.A. Seminar. It is now correct.

The tuck pointing will start next week or when the weather gets strait.

We are still continuing to work on Comfort Birds. Thanks to all who have been helping us with getting these birds carved.   It is really appreciated.

We have started work on a new Bathroom on the second floor. Lowe’s made the delivery Saturday, May 2nd about 2:00. All the helpers we had had afternoon plans so we hired young guys to haul it upstairs.

The Plymouth Show date is on hold for now until we get word.

Tammy and Beth have returned from the sunny south..

Don’t forget to get your July Show application sent in.

Dues are $10.00 + $1.00 per each family member. Always due in December so now they are late..

Your Ol’ carvin’ buddy,
Gary

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Board Meeting

We will hold our Board meeting on June 2, 2015 to conduct business.

We’ll meet at 5:30. All are welcome at our meetings.  Board members bring your notebooks.

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A Note from the EWCC

 Suzi is home and improving. She takes a walk thru the house every two hours. Dr. Bob is at Wellbrook in Kokomo on the corner of Boulevard and Dixon. He seems to be getting stronger.

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Calendar

June 15
Shelley Graves Basket Class

July 11
Wayne Cruze – Celtic Carving

July 18-19
EWCC July Show

July 22-25
Poor Farmers Rendezvous

August 12-15
Breman Summer Camp

August 21-23
CCA Seminar

September 11-13
Vic Hood Seminar

October 10-11
Jim Foster – relief

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Turning the Corner

Hi There S’me Dave Johnson, Finally !

First time both Jim and I were there at the same time in a good while. We were glad to get to see the Hurst’s back in town.

Both of us did accomplish a little on projects of our own and will most Tuesday evenings now. It is possible to have 4 people turning at the same time, so if any time one feels like spending a little time with us upstairs just say the word.

I know the July show will be here before we know it but I for one will be way out at Seattle/Fairbanks/Denali/Anchorage/Vancouver at the time. So Jim will be doing the show by himself. Anyone want to help him at that time he no doubt would welcome the company. You would not need turning experience.

Carving and turning are closely related. Like turn something, and CARVE on that. Limited only to an imagination.

~~~~ Dave

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OUR RECIPE CORNER

from the Kitchen of Donna Anderson

JAMBALAYA

2 Tbsp. vegetable oil
1 1/2 lbs. boneless chicken thighs
8 oz. smoked sausage
1 cup onion, chopped
1 cup bell pepper, chopped
1 cup celery, chopped
1 Tbsp. minced garlic
1 1/2 cups uncooked rice
3 cups chicken broth
1/4 cup hot sauce (optional)
8 oz. fresh shrimp, peeled and deveined – optional

Cut sausage into 1/2 inch slices.
Heat oil in a deep skillet.  Brown chicken and sausage in batches.  Remove to a bowl.  In the same pan, brown onions, peppers, celery and garlic and about 4 minutes.  Add meat mixture and all other ingredients except shrimp.  Bring to a boil and simmer for 15 minutes or until rice is done.  Add more broth as needed to thin.  Add shrimp and cook until done.

October Newsletter

Posted in Carver's Corner, Our Recipe Corner, Turning the Corner, Woodcarving on September 25, 2014 by ewcc

The Chip Chatter
October 2014

Eastern Woodland Carvers Club Inc.

President – Jeff Moore
e-mail – Jmoorecrna@aol.com * 765-271-4534

Newsletter – Gary Freeman
e-mail – carvers@comteck.com * 765-251-3663

Club Phone 765-395-3023

Published monthly by the
Eastern Woodland Carvers Club Inc.

Business meeting held on the 2nd Tuesday at 7:00
Open Carve held on all other Tuesdays at 6:00

Club e-mail – ewcc@comteck.com
Web site – http://www.ewcc.wordpress.com

Carvers Corner
(Or Gary’s Gossip Column)

Vic Hood came in from Franklin, TN to teach 10 students a class in Bust Carving. All projects were done really well, and all had an enjoyable time.

Frankton Heritage Days was a blast again this year. We had about 20 folks who set up a display.

Our new project of carving Comfort Birds is off and running. We need 200 if possible by early October. Thanks up front for all your help.

The Annual Coney Dog Showdown will be a time to work on the Birds again plus we get to sample some great Coney Dogs.

Remember that our Ornament carve will be held on October 25th along with a Basket Class with Shelley Graves. We do have some wood to use to cut out the ornaments. These Ornaments sell well at our December Show.

If you have a favorite recipe for Our Recipe Corner just e-mail it to me and I’ll run it one month. Most of the recipes I had were lost when my PC crashed.

Don’t forget to bring in a bunch of Trick or Treat candy for the kiddies. The preschoolers will be in on the 30th around 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

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

Your ol’ carvin’ buddy, Gary

 

Calendar

October 4 * Coney Dog Showdown
Open Carve – 10:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.

October 25 * Ornament Carve
Good items to sell in the December Auction.

October 31 * Hallowe’en
We will open at 4:00 and
Trick or Treat will be 5:00 to 8:00
Loads of Kids

November 8-9 * “Artistry in Wood”
Dayton, Ohio – One of the Nation’s Biggest & Best

November 15-16 * Norbert Ploetz – Relief
Cancelled until next April

December 13 * December Show
Live Auction & Carry-in

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Board Meeting

We will hold our Board meeting on December 2, 2014 to conduct business.

We’ll meet at 5:30. All are welcome at our meetings Board members bring your notebooks.

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Seminar 2014

Contact: Suzi Brown – 765-395-3461
suziq2848@sbcglobal.net

Pat Johnson Hurst – 765-628-2131
phurst1527@att.net

Mildred Freeman – 765-395-3943
mfreeman@comteck.com

P J Driscoll – Working on a date for 2015.

Vic Hood – Working for September 2015

Norbert Ploetz – Relief is something new so check it out April 2015.

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A Note from the Chairman

I would like to personally thank all who are helping with the Comfort Birds. I will not mention names as I would forget someone by accident. I am very proud of our members and all that they do. We’re looking forward to seeing all the finished products.

Thanks again.

Gary

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          Many carving items are for sale here at the club. One of our past members Lyman Dudley passed and his wife Annie is selling his tools.

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TURNING THE CORNER

Well we set a record Up in the Lathe Room. We had 3 guys all on a lathe AT THE SAME TIME. And with no power failures there were also lights on at 2 of the machines and the overhead lights. So one of our “duty electricians” Bob A. did a good job! Thanks Bob !

My time is fast approaching, that I will “Fly The Coop” to Port Isabel Tx. There I no doubt will often feel sorry for all up here who can’t or have never become a Sno Bird or in Jim and I’s case “Winter Texans” ! Am I rubbin it in? Who Me?

Got an old chop saw, drill press, disk/belt sander or something ya need outa your way but still has some usable time left in it? we probably could put it to use UP there. we now have 3 lathes all in pretty good shape, and one pretty old one that could be used. + Dave’s Shop Smith.

if you have an idea about doing a bowl or turned item that you would THEN carve/decorate let us know your idea, see what we can come up with. Jim will be around till first of Jan., I on the other hand will be gone first of Dec.

~~~Dave

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OUR RECIPE CORNER

Fried Apples from the Kitchen of Donna Anderson

Fried Apples are a long time favorite. Easy to prepare and extremely versatile. Great for breakfast along with sausage or oatmeal. Terrific side dish with any cut of pork. Serve alone or over ice cream for dessert. Tasty hot or cold.

4 strips thick sliced Bacon
8-10 med Apples, cored & sliced (skin left on)
1/2 cup Brown Sugar
1/3 cup Raisins (optional)
1/2 tsp Cinnamon
1/8 tsp Nutmeg

In heavy skillet, fry bacon over medium heat until crisp. Remove from skillet and drain on paper towel. Reduce heat to med/low and add remaining ingredients to skillet. Cook about 20 mins, or until apples are soft.

A note from our Raintree friends:

Hello All,
I am just sending out a kindly reminder of our carving day at the Shelter house at the Memorial Park in New Castle on Saturday (9-27-2014).  The club is providing fried chicken, soft drinks, and tableware. If you can please bring a covered dish and your carving tools. We will have sharpen equipment to touch up your tools, some woodburners,  some power carving equipment, and a variety of blanks to carve on. Pumpkins will be available for those of you who want to carve a Jack O Lantern(for yourself, for your grandchild , or with your grandchild). The weather is being forecast to be great so we will be able to carve on the veranda in the sunlight.

I hope to see you, your friends, children, and grandchildren at the park.
If you have any questions please call 765-354-9236.

Jay Kokena