Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Christmas Party

Tonight was the Columbus Chippers Annual Christmas Party. About 25 people showed up to exchange gifts and share in the fellowship.
Some of the gifts are as follow:

An apple lovespoon by Laura Jenkins

Turtle for "Chainsaw Ted" by Jim Miner

Mike Clevinger's gifts

Turned and burned by Ron Gardner
Paul Herbeck's bark spirit face

Another lovespoon by Jerry Rittgers

Lovespoons were in abundance tonight with this one from Steve Larrick

A Stag burnt into an apple section by Kimberly Maas

Lori Andrews' miniature horse head box

Lovespoon by Ashley Alkire

Doug McBride's Santa caricature composition

Joseph Poindexter's oak scrollsaw piece 

Leeann and Joseph Poindexter's chip carvings

Al Jablonsky made a Fallen Feather box

John Beach's relief Santa

Forrest Smith's relief carving

Last but not least, it turned out we have a birthday boy too. Today is Doug McBride's birthday. His daughter provided a birthday cake and an extra gift. Oh, yes, and a hearty round of "Happy Birthday" added to his special day.

Monday, December 7, 2015

Columbus Chippers Bring Carving Education to Local Cub Scouts

One of the major purposes of the Columbus Chippers is woodcarving education, and one of the main avenues we use is through the Boy Scouts of America. Tonight we wrapped up the Whittlin' Chip requirements for the Bear Den in a local Pack. Last session we covered knife safety and sharpening followed by a soap carving. Tonight we advanced to woodcarving. A good time was had by all, and no blood flowed. That makes it all a huge success!

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

November 17th Business Meeting


Since the December meeting will in essence be a social event, the upcoming
November meeting will be our last opportunity to conduct 2015 business. That
makes it a very special meeting, so, members, please plan to attend. The
following is the agenda as it is at this point:

Business Meeting
November 17, 2015 – 6:00 p.m.
Columbus Chippers Woodcarving Club

1. Call to Order                                                Keith
2. Program – “Using a Mallet in Carving”      Dave Thomas
3. Treasurer’s Report                                       Dave
4. Secretary’s Report                                        Leeann
5. Old Business
      a. Sauder Recap                                         Ashley/Kimberly
      b. Artistry in Wood Recap                        Joseph
      c. Trees to Treasures 2015 Recap             Graham
      d. Scout Aspect                                         Jim Miner
      e. Show Participation by Chippers           Keith
6. New Business Keith
      a. Recommendations for the Future          Keith
      b. Income – Dues & Table fee increase    Keith
              i. Dues to $17 & Table fee $18-20?
      c. Trees to Treasures 2016 (for Dayton AIW) Keith
              i. October 29th 2016 (Saturday) - Whetstone
              ii. Featured Carver – Lorene (Lori) Andrews
      d. 2016 Other-Club Show Participation      All
      e. Columbus Woodworking Show Booth    Dave Thomas
      f. Columbus Fishing Expo                         Keith
      g. January – Election of Officers – Dues due
      h. Facebook                                                Keith
      i. Other New Business?                              Floor
7. Show & Tell                                                 All
8. Adjourn

Saturday, October 31, 2015

A Sold Out Success

From Trees to Treasures Woodcarving show, sponsored by the Columbus Chippers Woodcarving Club, was a tremendous success today. Over 30 exhibitors showed their wares. In addition numerous Cub Scouts were exposed to knife safety and carving techniques. In addition to the pictures below, go to the Columbus Chippers Woodcarving Club Facebook page. Joseph Poindexter has posted many more excellent shots of the day's activities.

Henry Becker's Carvings

 Members from the Coshocton Carvers (Green Shirts) exhibited and visited with our members.

Henry Becker and Doug McBride

Our Featured carver Bruce Henn

Ashland carvers were represented by a few different members - Allen Woods is in the yellow shirt.

Kathy Overcash showed off her bark carvings.

Sherry Jones, Delaware area carver, exhibited her masterful reliefs and small animal carvings.

Our own Ted Scherer provided his chainsaw pieces. Shown is Ted's daughter and member John Delphia.

Chipper Steve Larrick carves as he compares the Chippers and the Land of Legends Carvers with Thelma Langerwese.

Steve Cloud exhibited his wands and spoons. He also helped with the stone carving exhibit.

Down from Wooster - Ed and Roberta Allen.

Gina Woods, Ashland (KY) Carvers, looks over Dave Thomas' display.

The canes are Jerry Rittgers' and that's Harry Hall on the phone.

Tom Hindes' miniatures display was even more intriguing than in past years.

Joe Seaver had everything from bark carving to scrimshaw.

Laura Gorum had her Welsh Lovespoon display. Chippers members Kimberly Maas and Ashley Alkire are in the background.

Cora Hursey was filling in for Jim Miner at his table as Jim handled the Cub Scout aspect of our show.

Steve Herbert, down from Delaware, had a rich and varied display.

Paul Herbeck with his bark carvings and finished burl displays.

Forrest Smith transferred from Johnny Appleseed carvers in Mansfield this year, and we are glad he did. his works are jaw dropping.

Whetstone Carvers of Marion took part, raffling a mantelpiece for their clubs coffers.

John and Ann Marie Beach

Realistic Buffalo head by Lori Andrews (bison if you want get picky about it)

Cobra walking stick by Lori Andrews carved in cedar.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

A Sell-out Show

GREAT NEWS! Every exhibitor spot has been reserved. This Saturday will be a full-house show. Don't miss out on it. 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Whetstone Community Center.

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Chippers Christmas Gift Exchange

At the October business meeting we exchanged names for the gift exchange in December. For the newer members this is a carving that takes approximately 5 hours to create.

A number of folks were not able to attend - some who normally like to participate in the exchange. If you wish to participate, SEND ME AN EMAIL THIS WEEK - I will assign a recipient for you next weekend (by our show at Whetstone). If I don't hear from you by next Friday, I will assume you do not wish to participate in the gift exchange.

So far, there are 20 members in the exchange. Looks like it will make for an interesting night.


The Columbus Chippers Woodcarving Club Exhibits at the Sauder Woodcarving Show in Archbold, Ohio