Blackhawk Carving Club
Rockford, Illinois 61109
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The Blackhawk Woodcarver

Volume XXVII, Issue 7     July 2022

Blackhawk Carving Club

We meet every Wednesday at 9:00 am until 12:00 noon at Ken Rock’s new facility at 625 Adams Street, Rockford, IL.  KenRock is located in the area of Rural and North 2nd St.

Presidents Report  July 2022

We had a fun time at the indoor picnic. The weather was hot but not inside, food was great. My hats off to all the great cooks. The carvings on display were fantastic as usual.

I have been approached by CLR to become a satellite classroom for woodcarving classes. The cost will be the same and class hours would be 9am to 11am on the some day we have our meetings. This will be discussed at our next business meeting. We need to hear some pros and cons on this possibility. Have fun and keep carving! 

Denny Neubauer

 

Western Frontier Challenge

westernMayor Denny Neubauer has proclaimed a Western Frontier Challenge this summer as a tribute to the 70th anniversary of the Western drama series Gunsmoke. Through the summer we will be creating and sharing our carvings of frontier western characters – real, fictional, caricatures, whimsical.

Sheriff Tony DeVita will monitor our activities; and add color to all stories with his version of what really happened.

During this summer we will share patterns, articles, and ideas. Wood stock and rough stock will be made available.

So whether you wish to try your hand at Marshal Matt Dillon or Miss Kitty, sharping up your carving knife for a gay old time. Remember the next town over, or over the rise, there was the Duke and Hoppy and many other characters. The mountain men and native Indians, your options are nearly unlimited.

 

Secretary report for June 2022

Due to the picnic no regular monthly business meeting of Blackhawk Woodcarvers.

 

Mini Lesson July 6, 2022 Carving

otter

Dick Dunphey will be carving an otter letter opener this July 6.  Cost of the blank will be $2.00 each. 

Denny Neubauer

 

August Birthdays (that we Know of)

1   Richard Prutz
28  Dennis Neubauer

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.

Carvers wanted

Sometimes I get calls from people wanting to have a carving done (for money).  If you are interested in any of these contacts, let me know and what kind of carvings you are interested in doing for people.  Don Stansfield dchip1508@comcast.net   

Facebook

Like us on Facebook “Blackhawk Woodcarvers”.  Many pictures and information.

Want to buy or sell

If you have anything that you would like to buy or sell send me an email and I will put it in the newsletter.   Gordy Moscinski

Club Officers   (815 aera code)

President,  Denny Neubauer, 238-5296
Vice Pres,  Richard Dunphey, 633-9003
Treasurer,  Larry Stenzel, 389-4714
Secretary,  Steve Terrill, 708-0471

Committees       (815 aera code)

Programs, Richard Dunphey, 633-9003
Webmaster & Newsletter Editor Gordy Moscinski  874-7978
Photographer  Steve Terrill
Picnic   Tony Devita

Upcoming Shows in 2022 

The Creede Woodcarving Rendezvous will be held from July 9 thru July 15, 2022 in Creede, CO. More information @ www.creedewoodcarvers.com.

 

The Mid-America Woodcarvers will hold Doane Experience 2022 at Doane College in Crete, NE from July 24 to July 30, 2022. More information on website midamericawoodcarvers.com/Doane_Experience.html.

 

The Rock River Valley Woodcarvers of Wisconsin will be having their annual show on Saturday September 10, 2022 at the Rock County Fairgrounds “Craig Center” 131 Craig Ave. Janesville, WI. Hours are 9;00 AM to 4:00 PM. More information on website: www.wisconsinriverwoodcarvers.org.

 

“Carvin The Rockies CCA” will be held September 24 & 25, 2022 in Colorado Springs, CO. More information @ www.cca-carvers.org.

 

The Northeast Wisconsin Woodworkers Guild will be having a woodcarving show in Denmark, WI on Saturday & Sunday October 8 & 9, 2022. More information as soon as we get it.

 

The Waupaca Area Woodcarvers will be having their first woodcarving show on November 6, 2022 @ 407 School Street, Waupaca, WI. More information available from Harold Mohr (715-281-4923) or Kathy Brehm (920-740-1986).

 

Fun Facts

The names Honda and Toyota derive from Japanese words for different kinds of rice fields.

 

Donald Duck’s voice started out as an attempt to do an impression of a lamb.

 

Squirrels can remember the hiding places of up to 10,000 nuts.

 

Newsletter deadline

Keep sending your pictures and stories by the August 3, 2022 deadline.

 

Show and Tell

 

dance

Jerry Robey

 elf

Jerry Robey

 

hillbilly

Jerry Robey

 

farmer

Bob Capion

 squril

Carol Behning

 dog

Carol Behning

 birds

Bunny Nordheim

 angel

John Skaggs

 mouse

John Skaggs

 leaf face

John Skaggs

 indian

John Skaggs

 heart

John Skaggs

 humming bird

Jerome Mais

 eagle

Jerome Mais

 bird

Jerome Mais

 owls

Jerome Mais

 bird

Jerome Mais

 

Tony DiVita

 

Tony DiVita

 irish

Tony DiVita

 whale

Tony DiVita

 shore bird

Scott Grey

 feathers

Scott Grey

 ginko leave

Scott Grey

 ginko leave

Scott Grey

 feather

Scott Grey

 feather

Scott Grey

 litttle guys

Denny Neubauer

 barn

Denny Neubauer

 

 

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