Blackhawk Carving Club
Rockford, Illinois 61109
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Volume XX, Issue 11, November 2013

The President’s Corner
I hope all is well with everyone. Sad news this-morning; Robert Guge, Josh Guge’s father past away.
I Love to see all the new caving's that everyone are doing at the club, we have the best carvers in our group .
Next month is the X-Mas party hope all have signed up for that...
Bob Coleman

Cherry Valley Library
During the month of December, Blackhawk Woodcarvers will have a display available for their Woodcarvings. Bernie Budzynski is coordinating this effort. Currently he is gathering Christmas Themed carvings from our members for this display.

Christmas Party!
Our Annual Christmas Party will be on December 4th, the first Wednesday of the month. It will be catered (Breakfast Casseroles) and there will be a sign up for a dish to pass. More information will be available at the business meeting in November.

Bring a spouse or friend!
Bring your best carvings!
Bring yourself!
Bring a Smile!
Bring your Appetite!

 Happy November!

November Birthdays (that we know about).
Bernie Budzynski 11-6
Don Magnuson 10-8
Richard Andersen 10-20

We have again been asked to do a carving demonstration at the Santa Lucia Fest at First Lutheran Church on Oak and 3rd streets.
The event will be from
9am to Noon on Saturday,
December 14th . It is an
interesting event. Will
Rottman sold many carvings last year.
If Interested see Steve
Terrill or call 815-393-4581.

October 16th 2013 Monthly meeting of the Blackhawk Woodcarvers.
9:00 a.m. Pres. Bob Coleman opened the meeting.
9:05 a.m. Sec. Arne M. Larsen read the minutes for the Sept 18th’s meeting.
9:06 a.m. Treasure John Skaggs read the Treasurers Report. We are solvent. He asked for an audit as we have not had one recently.
9:10 a.m. Donna Wisner read her petty cash report and said we had money in the Petty cash.
President Bob Coleman appointed a committee for the election of officers for the woodcarver’s club. Those appointed were Frank Lay, Elaine Terrell, and Gary Lundquist. They will report back for the December Meeting.
Chuck Drewes gave his Membership Report and stated we have a new member Linda Nelson.
There was no New or Old Business. Bob reminded us of the Christmas Party on December 4th. Sign up and more information to come.
Thanks so much your Sec.:
Arne m. Larsen.

Your Nominating Committee:
Gary Lundquist
Elaine Terrell
Frank Lay

Show and Tell for October 16th.

Arne Larsen carved a miniature Halloween house and three pumpkin pins.

Elaine Terrell brought a plaque from the Indian carving in Pecatonica Fairgrounds. The Indian was carved by our member’s and hit by lighting.

Scott Gray showed his Pintail feather he did in Maryland at a weekend workshop. It was bent with heat, woodburned and painted. Very Realistic.

Carl Hicks did 4 cane’s, One of Walnut, one of Red Cedar, a Cane with Inlays and one for sale.


Bernie Budzynski did 2 pencil colored wood burnings, one of a nature scene and one of a pair of woodpeckers in a tree. He also mounted a “Weatherstone” with instructions.

Larry Stenzel presented two nice fish that were woodburned colored and framed.

Richard Prutz did two relief carvings with wood burning and painting. One was of Cardinals for his wife and one of a farm scene with oil crayons.

Dave Meyer carved two relief carvings out of basswood, one of Daffodils and a Calla Lilly

Carrie Lay had 2 nice gourds. One was Woodburned and painted with acrylics. The other decorated with antlers and beads.

Frank Lay had a bark carving.

Jack Basford did a leaf carving out of Butternut he had laying around.

Dan Prutz did a relief carving and painting of a bicycle representing a Chicago Ride called Critical Mass that supports the parks. He also did a Name Tag with Blackhawk Woodcarvers logo and his name.

Louis Jurisch did a turned vase of Myrtle Wood.

A carving friend of Don Stansflield has had an injury and is needing to sell some equipment she can no longer use.
I am selling the following - all in virtually like new condition:
1. TOM BURKE SHARPENING SYSTEM with Extras - $ 325
Package price for all three is $500
These will require local pickup. I am located in Lincolnshire, IL near the intersections of Milwaukee Ave and Route 22.
Karen Scalin
For Further information, see Steve Terrill or Don Stansfield.

New Members 2013
From Chuck Drewes
So far this year we've had 14 new members join and I have no doubt we'll have more before years end.

Walter Himmelsbach Jan-2013
Barry Viktora Mar-2013
Bill Schemerhorn Apr-2013
Russ Lundberg May-2013
William Torres May-2013
Larry Rill Aug-2013
Don Dewey Aug-2013
Colin Bystrom Aug-2013
Tom Gardner Aug-2013
Daniel Prutz Sep-2013
Randy Gilley Sep-2013
Elton Olson Sep-2013
Edward Dreger Oct-2013
Linda Nelson Oct-2013

Shows within 3 to 4 hours one-way drive time of Rockford will be listed as they become known.

January 10-11 - Yuma AZ
North End Community Center Carting Club’s ninth Woodcarving Expo at National Guard Readiness & Community Center, Araby Road & 24 Street. Joe Cox 928-373-5238

February 15-16 - St. Charles, IL
Winter Wood Wonders Wood Art Show at Kane County Fair Grounds, 525 Randall Rd. Admission: $4 donation. Silent Auction. Jan Cairns

April 5-6 – Portage, IN.
Duneland Carvers present 38th Annual Show. Bob Stevens, 1343 Byington Ct. Crown Point, IN 46392. Sanford Pangburn

April 12 - Sheboygan Falls, WI
Kettle Karvers’ 24th show, sale, and competition. Judy Larson (920) 395-5161

April 12-13 - Waterloo IA
41st annual Iowa State Woodcarvers Show. Steve Russell (319) 269-3450. www,neiawoodcarvers,com

June 9-14 - Maquoketa, IA
48th International Woodcarvers Congress seminars. Carol (563) 505-2700; Larry (563) 676-8264

June 12-15 - Maquoketa IA
48th International Woodcarvers Congress show. Carol (563) 505-2700; Larry (563) 676-8264

 More listings are available in Chip Chats! (ed. Note - Be aware of the many shows coming up in Florida and Arizona for those of you who travel south.) See also: Classes at 1-800-397-2278 or
Classes @ The Woodcraft Shop (In Bettendorf IA)
Sharon Bechtold, Pyrography at its’ finest! Nov. 30-Dec.1 2013 or Dec. 2-3 2013.
Denny Neubauer, Carving Miniatures and Learning How To Sharpen, Dec 7, 8 2013

About Blackhawk Woodcarvers

Business Meetings & Special Events -

ð November 21 - Business Meeting
ð December 4 - Christmas Party - Business Meeting
NEW YEAR - 2014
ð January 15 - Business Meeting
ð February 19 - Business Meeting
ð March 20 - Business Meeting
ð April 16 - Business Meting
ð May 21 - Business Meeting
ð June 18 - Business Meeting
ð July 16 - Business Meeting
ð August 20 - Business Meeting
ð August 16 Club Show, Tebala Center
ð September 17 - Business Meeting
ð October 15 - Business Meeting

P. O. Box 8285 Rockford, Illinois 61126
Open Carving every Wednesday (8:30-11am) except Dec 25, Jan 1
Ken Rock Community Center (Sacred Heart Academy, multi-purpose room)
3218 Eleventh St, Rockford, IL 61109

Business Meeting; third Wednesday of the month. Friends and spouses of carvers are especially welcome to come to meet and visit. Carvers bring in finished carvings for “Show & Tell.”

(area code 815)
President - Bob Coleman, 988-1757
Vice Pres. - Bob Matthews, 544-2359
Treasurer - John Skaggs, 547-6951
Secretary - Arne Larsen, 398-8796

(area code 815)
Librarian - Bernie Budzynski, 332-2395
2013 Show Co-Chairmen - Bob Hallstrom, 963-1326, Don Stansfield, 235-0075
Show Publicity - Roger Benedict, 397-8910
Webmaster - Gordon Moscinski, 874-7978
Club Website -
Membership Chair - Chuck Drewes, 316-0398
Newsletter -Publisher - Gary Johnson 399-1697
Newsletter Editor- Steve Terrill, 393-4581
Photographer - Larry Clark, 262-9982

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