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JANUARY 1998

 

JANUARY MEETING

The January meeting will be held at the Chisholm Community Center on January 12, 1998 at 7:00PM. The center is available to us from 6:00PM to 9:00PM.

MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT

The monthly BOARD MEETING will be held from 6:30PM to 7:00PM before the meeting. There will be no carving at Santuck until the first Saturday in March. The Chisholm Community Center is also available to us for carving and painting the 4th Saturday (January 23rd) from 8:00AM to 12:00PM.

1998 CHIPPER'S OFFICERS

The following individual's have agreed to serve as your club officers for the calendar year 1998.

 

President

Ed Beckstrom

Vice President

Bill Dillard

 

Secretary

Cindy Howell

 

Treasurer

Ann Entsminger

 

Editor

Rick Pitts

 

Board of Directors

Allen Carmichael
Carole Jean Boyd
Nancy Crippen
Ed Marsalis
Robert Kawzinski

 

Thanks to each and every one of you for your willingness to serve this year.

TIP OF THE MONTH

This month's tips come from Ron Wells, Resident Carver, Valley Road Woodcarvers, Silver Dollar City.

1. Sharpening is a two stage process which I call grinding and honing. Grinding, whether done with a bench stone, sandpaper or belt, or a grinding wheel, is the process of thinning the blade and making it ready for an edge. Honing, whether done with a leather strop, cloth buffing wheel, leather wheel, felt wheel, or cardboard, is the process of putting the final edge on the blade. Grinding makes the tool look dull while honing makes it look shiny. Maintain a thin bevel and grind until the shiny is gone, then hone until it's shiny again. It's as simple as that.

2. When painting carvings with really thinned down paint, we often have trouble with the paint running. Three simple steps will control this problem. First, do not overload the brush with paint. Second, start painting in the middle of an area and work toward the border as the brush gets drier. And third, always keep the brush moving. As with most things, after a little practice, we get the feel for it.