Thursday, May 21, 2015

May Meeting

Great Turnout for this month's meeting. The program was by Lori Andrews, and it dealt with sharpening hard to sharpen tools. There were also some amazing contributions to "Show & Tell".

Thursday, May 14, 2015



Business Meeting                                    

May 19, 2015                       

            Columbus Chippers Woodcarving Club


May 19, 1967 – The US bombed Hanoi


1.      Call to Order                                                                                                  Keith

2.      Program – “Sharpening”                                                                              Lori Andrews

3.      Treasurer’s Report                                                                                         Dave

4.      Secretary’s Report                                                                                         LeeAnn

5.      Program Director                                                                                          Joseph

a.      Next Meeting – June                                                                         Joseph

b.      Henn Seminar                                                                                    Joseph

c.       Chip Carving Seminar                                                                        Keith & John

6.      Old Business                                                                                                   Keith

a.      Childrens’ Hospital Soap Carving                                                     Jim & Dan

b.      Brukner Show Followup                                                                   Keith & Dave

c.       Show Coordinator Sign-up                                                               Keith

d.      Brown County Display July 25th                                                        Keith

e.      State Fair                                                                                            Joseph

f.        Carving in the Mountains                                                                 Keith

g.      Trees to Treasures Status                                                                 Graham

                                                              i.      Demos?

                                                            ii.      Vendor 10%

                                                          iii.      Notices – Chip Chats, WC Illustrated, Ohio Mag

7.      New Business                                                                                                 Keith

a.      Scout Coordinator                                                                             Keith

b.      Veterans Eagle Head Canes                                                               Keith

c.       Logo Contest?                                                                                    ???

d.      Other New Business?                                                                        Floor

8.      Show & Tell                                                                                                    All

9.      Adjourn

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Potential Chip Carving Seminar

The Columbus Chippers Woodcarving Club has been approached as a possible host for a September Chip Carving Seminar. John Beach and/or Keith will provide details at the May 19th Chippers meeting. The offer is for the club to host a two day seminar on chip carving at a location yet to be determined. classes would be 9:00-Noon and 1:00-4:00 each day (Sat & Sun Sept 12 & 13, 2015). That is 6 weeks prior to our Trees to Treasures Show October 31st.

Tuition proposed is $125 each and that includes practice boards, patterns, use of knives, tools & personal instruction. The instructor would be Marty Leenhouts (you can check him out at Similar to our upcoming seminar with Bruce Henn, we would invite the carving public and neighboring clubs.  HOWEVER - we first need to determine interest level. Please be prepared to give feedback on your level of interest to either John or Keith this Tuesday night.

Columbus Chippers at the Ohio State Fair

As a reminder that Columbus Chippers Woodcarving Club will be showing at the Ohio State Fair August 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th. There are still spaces available each day. If you did not sign up at last month's meeting please let Joseph Poindexter know you would like to participate, and he will add you to the list. Also unlike previous years where we were not allowed to sell items, this year you CAN SELL carvings. So get with Joseph and lend a hand.

Program - May 19th Meeting

The program for May is about tool sharpening. The teacher will be Lori Andrews and she will be talking about cabinet scrapers and other hard to sharpen carving tools.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Tuesday Night Open Carving - Whetstone Community Center Room A

More and more folks are showing up at Whetstone for Tuesday night open carving. This Tuesday we had a bonus. Lori Andrews shared her experiences at a recent presentation on using social media.