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Next Club Meeting: Tuesday, May 20, 6 PM Loveland Woodcraft Store; 3718 Draft Horse Drive
Facebook: Northern Colorado Wood Carvers Club NCWC Club Meeting Dates - 2014
NCWCC Officers / Chairpersons
May 20 July 15 September 16
June 17 August 19 October 21
President: Richard Bandy Vice President: Rich Roberts Treasurer: Gale Chadwick Secretary/Newsletter: Tom Christen Show Co-chairs: Angela Callow-Mosher & Rich Roberts Classes: Alice Huffman & Angela Callow-Mosher Webmaster: Grady Taylor Librarian: Carl Herreid Programs:
Inside this Newsletter
May Meeting April Meeting Gary Batte Carving Seminar Pikes Peak Whittlers Show A Look at NCWCC Library Other Info Local Group Carving Opportunities Calendar of Events Reminders
May Meeting (20th):
Open carving - bring a sample of yours along.
Richard Bandy demonstrated some chip carving and a number of us attempted to chip carve our names on the back of a brush. 1
Gary Batte Carving Seminar (May 30 – June 1, 2014) There may be 1 or 2 slots left for the Gary Butte Carving Seminar sponsored by NCWCC. The three day class will cost $150 plus the cost of the roughout ($20). Gary is a member of the CCA (Caricature Carvers of America. The seminar will be held at the Ranch in Loveland. See http://www.ccacarvers.org/bio-pages/batte.html for more info on Gary and his carvings. Contact Alice Huffman at [email protected]
if you are interested in this class. 31st Annual Woodcarving and Woodworking Show
Pikes Peak Whittlers 31st Annual Woodcarving & Woodworking Show, Sale, & Competition The Pikes Peak Whittlers are hosting their 31st Annual Woodcarving & Woodworking Show, Sale, and Competition on May 17th and 18th at the Colorado Springs Shrine Club, 6 South 33rd Street, Colorado Springs, CO 80904. Local woodworkers will compete in over 40 categories of the carving, woodcraft, and scroll saw arts. There will also be 50 tables of displays, as well as sales of wood, patterns, tools, and carvings. Watch and learn as chips fly during carving demonstrations and a whittling contest. The show is open to the public with admission of $3.00 for adults, $2.00 for seniors and military, free for children under 12 (accompanied by adult), and Scouts in uniform. Doors are open from 10:00 AM until 5:00 PM on Saturday and 10:00 AM until 4:00 PM on Sunday.
A Look Inside our NCWCC Library …
Just reached into our library and took a random copy of a "Wood Carving" magazine found on one of the shelves. This happened to be Issue No 27, for Summer 2004. Inside I found three articles which I found interesting. First was an article by Bill Howrilla on "Carving Caricature Golfers", which showed several of his carvings along with a copy of the pattern he used to make his golfer. 3
The second was an article by Harley Refsal on "Carve A Scandinavian - Style Troll". Included in the article were Step by Step examples of his flat plane carving along with the pattern for this particular "Troll".
The third was an article by Steve Brown on carving "Light and Fan Pulls". Along with a pattern for the Light Pull shown in the article. Lots of good ideas can be found by looking through our library. Hope you take advantage of the facility.
Other Info Canes for Vets: Please get the canes back for vet's. .
Loveland Library: Library has a case to display carvings NCWCC can have the whole month of Oct. 2015 , just prior to our annual show. This will be a great way to advertise the show and to introduce the community to woodcarving. Cottonwood Logs: Jeff - who works part time for Woodcraft, has at least two large (~20 ft x 2 1/2 ft cottonwood logs) for sale at $1.00 per board ft. He may also have other woods for sale. He said we could have the bark for free. Contact Jeff at [email protected]
Local Group Carving Opportunities: NCWCC wants to encourage everyone to develop their carving skills. There are other opportunities to meet with carvers in the area to increase your skills and to just have fun carving with a group. Please contact the individuals listed to make certain the group is meeting and that there is room available. If you know of other opportunities, let me know.
Fort Collins: Dick Pillmore has carving groups meeting in his basement carving room on both Wednesday evening and Thursday afternoon. Dick is a very skilled bird and wildlife carver and works with you as you work on a carving of your choice. He asks for $30 for a 6 week session. Please contact Dick at 223-9912 to find out more. Dick is located at 2631 Shadow Court in Fort Collins. Loveland: Fred Sauer has weekly carving opportunities in his shop. Contact Fred at [email protected]
or 970776-9117 if interested and also to make certain there will be carving this week. Fred is located at 4566 Cushing Dr. in Loveland.
Calendar of Events:
RED – NCWCC sponsored events - also showing local and regional events and classes of interest to woodcarvers.
April-May: Loveland, Woodcraft Store, Angela Callow-Moser will continue to teach beginner carving
classes at Woodcraft. discussion and cost information, stores.woodcraft.com/Loveland The cost is 110.00 for six weeks on Mondays from 3-6pm. The latest class started April 14th, but check with the store schedule for future classes. May 10: Loveland, Woodcraft Store, Chuck Solomon will teach carving a hummingbird using
power. It will be an all day class and everyone should have a completed hummingbird by the end of the class. Sign up is through Woodcraft at 970 292-5904. The cost is $90 but the web site provides a May 17-18: Colorado Springs, CO, Pikes Peak Whittler’s 31st show, contact John at (719) 590-8694 May 30 – Jun 1: Loveland, Gary Batte (CCA) Caricature class,3-day class. The cost per person will be $150 plus $20 for the roughout. See http://www.cca-carvers.org/bio-pages/batte.html for more info on Gary. More information can be found in the newsletter and a flyer will be made available. June 2-6: Marble, CO, 1st annual Marble Mountain Rendezvous (woodcarving, weaving, blacksmithing, etc.) Contact: Carla Callahan at 970-963-5883, [email protected]
June 9-13: Carving in the Rockies, check CCC website June 21-22: North Platte, NE, Artistry in Wood Show and Sale, Contact: Paul Jeske 303-532-2599, [email protected]
July 12-18: Creede, CO, 23rd Creede Woodcarvers Rendezvous, contact Diana smith (623) 5843541, [email protected]
July 19-25: Crete, NE, Western & Wildlife Art Workshop at Doane College. See brochure at www.westernwoodcarvers.com July 27-August 2: Crete, NE, 38th Doane Experience If you have information on woodcarving events, shows, etc. that would be of interest to our membership and that you would like to have printed in the newsletter, please send the information to (t.c[email protected]
,net). Include event name, location, dates, and contact information (website, names, etc.). 5
REMINDERS Looking for past newsletters or any other information about the club – visit our club website www.nococarvers.org. Also, check out our Facebook page at Northern Colorado Wood Carving Club. Pam and Skylar Johnson at Mountain Woodcarvers, Estes Park, CO, are avid supporters of NCWCC. Don’t forget their excellent line of carving books, supplies and tools. Check out their websites www.mountainwoodcarvers.com or www.carve4less.com. The monthly deadline for input for the NCWCC Newsletter is on the 26th of each month. Send comments/ suggestions/ newsworthy items/calendar events/photos/for sale & wanted items, etc. to Tom Christen at [email protected]
Be sure all photos are sent in a jpg format so I can crop and reformat to fit the page. The Loveland Woodcraft Store provides their back room for our monthly club meetings and lets us store our tables, chairs and library on the premises.. They also give all club members a 10% discount on many store items during the club meetings. http://www.woodcraft.com/stores/store.aspx?id=566&page=home. Look for carving class opportunities through their website as well. Many of these are taught by NCWCC members.
Promoting the art of WOODCARVING in Northern Colorado through education, sharing & competition.
Join us at our monthly meetings: Third Tuesday of each month – 6PM Loveland Woodcraft Store 3718 Draft Horse Drive
Northern Colorado Wood Carvers Club www.nococarvers.org Tom Christen – Secretary/Newsletter 2819 Dixon Creek Lane Fort Collins, CO 80526