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Blackhawk Carving Club
Rockford, Illinois 61109
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The Blackhawk Woodcarver
           
         Volume XXII, Issue 6,  June 2016

Presidents Report

Friends,

I asked some people at a Wednesday gathering what they like about our annual carving show:

-I like talking to people about carving.

-You meet people you only see once a year. It's like a family reunion, a gathering of friends.

-When I have something to put in, I like the judges' comments.

-It comes down to people. I like people, well I try to like all people.

-Talking to people from other clubs about their carving, you come up with new ideas.

-I was amazed at all the talent. It was unbelievable.

-I like the variety of the entries, the skill level.

-Seeing what other people can do. I like entering the contest, seeing what I can do.

-First, I like to see everybody's work. At the club we only see current work.

-I like wandering around talking to people.

-All the photos of the show we see afterwards.

-All the different carving. I like the stylized carvings especially.

-I like the demos on the screen. You don't have to gather around a table, standing behind a 6' person.

-I like the venders/dealers that come. You can look at various tools and woods.

-The judging table: the styles of carving and the woodburning.

-The camaraderie.

-The friendliness of the people, how eager they are to explain about their work.

-You get to see people from different places.

-I'm looking to see what the new show format will be like.

-It's a great show. A lot of quality things people are doing.

-What I like is the wonderful group of people. It's a shame for anyone to miss the show. We all have a lot of things on our agenda, but this is what we do.

-The idea that we get a lot of people in who don't do carving. I like how friendly the members are to the general public.

 Gary Curl

Club Officers       (815 area code)
President - Gary Curl 
895-5106
Vice Pres. - Frank Lay, 677-1190
Treasurer - John Skaggs, 547-6951
Secretary - Martha Fitch, 399-2453

Committees   (815 area code)
Show Co-Chairmen -
Denny Neubauer  508-9524,  Bob Matthews 544-2359
Webmaster - Gordy Moscinski, 874-7978
Membership  - Chuck Drewes, 316-0398
Newsletter Publisher, Gary Johnson 399-1697
Newsletter Editor, Gordy Moscinski, 874-7978
Photographer - Larry Clark, 262-9982
Historian - Elaine Terrell 765-2886
Programs—Bob Matthews 544-2359 & Denny Neubauer 515-508-9524
Petty Cash—Dona Wisner
Librarian temp -
Bernie Budzynski
Christmas Party -
Picnic -
Tony Devita

Soap Carving –Gary Lundquist

Club Activity Schedule

June 1 open carving
June 8 open carving
June 14 Picnic at Baumann Park
Our annual Woodcarver’s picnic will be at Baumann Park in Cherry Valley this year. It will be on June 14 from 3-8pm. Tony DeVita will have a sign up for a Dish To Pass. Bring your own meat and table service. Tony will not bring a charcoal grill. If you want to grill something you can bring your grill. Drinks will be provided. Directions- Go East on Harrison Street (Route 20) under the US 90/39 bridge to Mill Road (The first stop light) and turn Right. It is a short distance to the stop sign at State Street (in Cherry Valley) Turn Left. Go over the River and turn Right onto Walnut Street and you are right there. We will be at the Pavillion towards the end of the Park. Here is a link to Google Maps https://www.google.com/maps/@42.2316355,-88.9645645,15z

June 15 open carving and meeting
June 22 open carving
June 29 open carving

July 6 open carving
July 13 open carving
July 16 Carving Show at the Discovery Center (see article next page)
July 20 open carving and meeting
July 27 open carving

August 3 open carving
August 10 open carving
August 17 open carving and meeting
August 24 open carving
August 31 open carving

September 7 open carving
September  14 open carving
September 21 open carving and meeting
September  28 open carving

Blackhawk Carving Club - Minutes of May 18, 2016

The meeting was called to order at 9:06 am by President Gary Curl.

The Minutes of the last meeting were read by Secretary Martha Fitch; there were no corrections.

Treasurer John Skaggs gave his report; they were approved as read.

Dona Wisner’s Petty cash report was approved.

 

UNFINISHED BUSINES

We were given an update on Wes Englund’s condition.  He is between treatments.

Denny Neubauer reported that he has the forms needed to secure a table for the Carving Show.  Please see him.  Also, please make sure you have a friend or family member to cover for you for any time you will not be at your table.

NEW BUSINESS

Don Stansfield asked to make a special presentation to Denny Neubauer.  Don felt Denny needed a miniature knife to go with his miniature carvings, and presented knife that could be used as part of a carving presentation.  Everyone applauded this action.

Meeting adjourned at 9:20 am.

Deadline for the news for the next newsletter is July 6th.

June Birthdays   (that we know about)
 
2   Dave Meyer
10   Gary Johnson

 

Door Prizes
Don't forget the Door Prize drawing on First Wednesdays. Bring something you don't need or want anymore, but know someone would be thrilled to win at the drawing.

 

The 15th Annual Woodlanders Gathering, Rustic Arts and Nature Crafts Workshops. July 7-10, 2016. Shake Rag Alley School for the Arts, Mineral Point, Wisconsin

This unique event offers over 40 workshops to choose from, more than 20 talented instructors to work with creating rustic furniture, garden structures, woodcarvings, and other nature based projects using hand tools and natural materials like fresh green bendable willow, recycled wood, twigs and branches, gourds, stone, leather, plants, cement, metal, and more.

It all takes place at our non-profit school for the arts, Shake Rag Alley, in Mineral Point, Wisconsin, a beautiful rustic setting on 2.5 acres of lush gardens, with a natural spring and nine historic buildings.

The event is open to all levels of experience, from beginners to pros.  

One can register for any number of days. 

For more details:

http://www.shakeragalley.com/woodlanders-16

Classes at the Christian Hummul Co., 12446 W State Rd 81, Beloit, WI 53511. phone 1-800-762-0235

August 12-14, 2016 - 3 day class on a Bluegill with Josh Guge $195.00

September 19-22, 2016 - 4 day class on a Day Jumping whitetail with David Sharp $295.00

Classes in Boulder Junction, WI
August 16-19 Musky Area Wood Carvers Workshop in Boulder Junction, Wi.  Call Mary at 815-874-7978 or go to go to Events.

 

Rock River Valley Carvers of Wisconsin, Inc. 11th Annual show and sale.  Saturday, September 10, 2016.   10:00am - 4:pm  Rock County Fair Grounds - Craig Center, 1301 Craig Avenue, Janesville, WI.  Www.rockrivervalleycarvers.com

 

Our annual Woodcarver’s picnic will be at Baumann Park in Cherry Valley this year. It will be on June 14 from 3-8pm. Tony DeVita will have a sign up for a Dish To Pass. Bring your own meat and table service. Tony will not bring a charcoal grill. If you want to grill something you can bring your grill. Drinks will be provided. Directions- Go East on Harrison Street (Route 20) under the US 90/39 bridge to Mill Road (The first stop light) and turn Right. It is a short distance to the stop sign at State Street (in Cherry Valley) Turn Left. Go over the River and turn Right onto Walnut Street and you are right there. We will be at the Pavillion towards the end of the Park. Here is a link to Google Maps https://www.google.com/maps/@42.2316355,-88.9645645,15z

 

Discover Woodcarving
22nd Annual Show Discover woodcarving, Saturday July 16, 2016 at the Discovery Museum, 711 N Main St, Suite 2, Rockford, IL
Registration entries received Fri. 2-4, Sat. 8-9:30. Open to the public Saturday 10am – 4pm
Sponsored by Blackhawk Woodcarving club & The Discovery Center Museum
We are happy to announce that the Blackhawk Woodcarvers and the Discover Center Museum have joined forces to host the 22nd annual Show Discover Wood Carving. Our mission is to promote the art of Wood Carving with enthusiasm, through education and by example. There will be hands on demonstrations from 10am to 4pm Soap carving, Beginner carving, and Wood burning along with demonstrations of hand carved fishing lures and Chain saw carving
For more information:
go to carving show or E-mail neubauer.dennis@yahoo.com Denny Neubauer-515-508-9524

 

Triple Whitehead

The carving blank is called Cuboctaredron. Its a 14 sided figure made up of square and triangular faces. The wood  is bass wood. The finished carving is called Triple Whitehead.

    

Don Stansfield asked to make a special presentation to Denny Neubauer.  Don felt Denny needed a miniature knife to go with his miniature carvings, and presented knife that could be used as part of a carving presentation.

  

Show and Tell pictures by Larry Clark and comments by Martha Fitch

 

Will Rottman presented a ship burned and painted on barkwood.

 

Gary Curl presented a car hauler toy he built, with cars to be hauled.      

Tony Devita presented a wooden car he built, using coins as the hubcaps.  Tony also presented a stylized cross he carved from an oak pew.

 

Don Stansfield brought in a fox he carved from basswood.

   lighthouse

Larry Stenzel presented 2 wood burnings; the first is a bird perched on a twig and the second is of a light house.  Both are wood burned on plywood. 
   

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