Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Opportunity to Acquire Some Northern Wood

This Saturday, April 23rd between 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Jim Hart of Good Wood
in Wisconsin will be in the Delaware area with wood for sale. He will be at
Stratford Ecological Center on Liberty Road (between Hawthorn and Bunty
Station). The address is 3083 Liberty Rd, Delaware, OH 43015.

Many of you have seen Jim's display at the Dayton show - he usually carries a
lot of northern bark (much thicker), burls and manzanita. He has picked up a
load of tupelo on this trip also. He will have limited quantities of northern
basswood and butternut.

As you know, the northern woods are supposed to be better for carving and the
bark is much thicker than the local stuff, so if you are in the market, stop by
and maybe he'll have something you need.

Liberty road is the north-south road immediately west of Rt 315. It is the road
that runs through downtown Powell.

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Relief Carving Classes at Stratford Ecological Center - April 2016

Coming up next month ... call Stratford for more information. This is an introductory level class designed to get folks interested in woodcarving. It will be delivered for the cost of materials only, so it is not-for-profit.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Ohio Woodworking Show at the State Fairgrounds

The Columbus Chippers provided a demonstration table at the Ohio Woodworking Show in addition to classes for youngsters in soap carving and wood shaping. Laura Gorun and Jim Miner handled the majority of those classes.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

2016 Officers

The feature item for the January 19th meeting was the election of officers for 2016. The following are the club's new officers:

President - Lorene (Lori) Andrews
Vice President - Ashley Alkire
Treasurer - Dave Thomas
Corresponding Secretary - Kimberly Maas

Friday, January 15, 2016

Obituary of Member Chris Ford

Ford Chris Ford, passed away on January 11, 2016, doing what he loved, hunting with his son. Born August 15, 1934 in Mount Vernon, Ohio. He was raised in Mansfield by his late parents Betty and Vernon Ford. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Georgene Ford; and three children, Brian (Annie), Sally Ford-Lyles (Kevin), Mike (Cheryl); grandchildren, Matt, Kate, Xander, Mike Jr., Devoney, and Hunter. Also survived by his brothers, Vernon (Phu) and Steve (Sharon); brother-in-law, Charles Birmelin; and mother-in-law, Margaret Ritchie; sister-in-law, Jan (Phil); and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by brother Phil Ford. He attended Mansfield Senior High School where he excelled as a football player from 1949-52. State Champion in 1949. He received a scholarship to play football for the Bowling Green State University Falcons. His wrestling career started at BGSU. Chris was a member of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity. His high school sweetheart Georgene Birmelin followed him to Bowling Green. He received a B.S. in Health, Physical Education and Biology, played center and inside linebacker, and was part of the MAC Championship Team. After graduated he began his coaching and teaching career in Huron, Ohio, where he taught Health, Phys. Ed., Drivers Ed. and coached football, wrestling and track. He had many Wrestling State Champions and is in the Huron High School Hall of Fame. He left Huron for Ashland (College) University. He was the Head Wrestling Coach, Soccer Coach, and Asst. Football Coach. He was a professor in kinesiology. Received his Masters in Biology from University Of Toledo. At Ashland, he had 21 All-Americans, served as the Head Coach for U.S. Junior World Wrestling Team in Italy. Was named the N.C.A.A. Division III Coach of the Year 1976. He served as the President for the N.C.A.A. College Division Wrestling Coaches Association for divisions II and III, President of the National Wrestling Coaches Association. Helped establish the Phi Delta Theta Chapter at Ashland University. He became The Ohio State University Wrestling Coach, 1976 -86. He coached 46 Big Ten Place winners, 6 All-Americans and 1 National Champion. In 1978, he was inducted into the Ohio Wrestling Hall of Fame, and in 2010 he was inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame. From 1970 -80 he was President of the Ohio Chapter, United Wrestling Federation. He taught many courses at OSU including his favorite Ballroom dancing. Most importantly he served as mentor, sounding board, life coach, father figure, and lifetime friend to hundreds of athletes and students over the years. Chris left coaching and entered into Financial and Estate Planning, receiving his CLU, ChFC , and N.A.S.D. License Series 6,7,24,63. He received Columbus General Agent's Managers Association Agent of the year, and worked for McCloy Financial Services, and MetLife as a Investment Specialist and Compliance Officer. He returned to wrestling to coach his grandson, Mike Jr. at Dublin Jerome High School. Chris started the program for the new high school, had 8 district qualifiers, 1 state qualifier and 5 first team All-Conference. His greatest joy was doing things with his family. He loved working out in the morning, fishing, hunting, going to games, traveling, refurnishing furniture, and home remodeling. He became an award- winning wood carver. His love of fishing, and hunting lead him to carving birds. He has many awards including a Best in Show at the Cleveland International Carving Show, in 2015 he won First Place at the International Carving Competition in Maryland. He loved creating his sculptures as gifts for family, friends and for fundraisers for groups dear to him. Chris lived life full throttle staying involved with OSU Wrestling and never missing an opportunity for a new experience or travel. One of his favorite recent adventures was celebrating his 80 birthday by skydiving with his three oldest grandchildren. Friends may call Sunday, January 17 from 3-8 p.m., SCHOEDINGER WORTHINGTON CHAPEL, 6699 North High Street. Funeral service will be held on Tuesday, January 19 at 12 noon with visitation at 11 a.m. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/dispatch/obituary.aspx?n=chris-ford&pid=177279309&fhid=8709#sthash.C7RIJAcH.dpuf

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Agenda for January 19, 2016 Meeting

Business Meeting                                   

January 19, 2016 – 6:00 p.m.                         

            Columbus Chippers Woodcarving Club


1.      Call to Order                                                                                                   Keith

2.      Treasurer’s Report                                                                                         Dave

3.      Secretary’s Report                                                                                         Leeann

4.      Dues & Membership Forms                                                                           Keith

5.      Program – Election of Officers                                                                      Keith

a.      Proposed Slate:

                                                              i.      President – Lori Andrews

                                                            ii.      Vice President – Ashley Alkire

                                                          iii.      Treasurer – Dave Thomas

                                                          iv.      Corresponding Secretary – Kimberly Maas

                                                            v.      Trustees? – 3 – Propose these be abolished

6.      Old Business                                                                                                  

a.      Trees to Treasures 2015 Report                                                        Graham

b.      Scout Aspect                                                                                      Jim Miner

7.      New Business                                                                                                 Keith

a.      Recommendations for the Future (to next President)                    Keith

b.      Recommendations – Facebook (to next President)                         Keith

c.       2016 Other-Club Show Participation                                                All

                                                              i.      AIW moved to Labor Day Weekend

                                                            ii.      Wilmington, Ohio

d.      Columbus Woodworking Show Booth                                             Dave Thomas

e.      Columbus Fishing Expo                                                                      Keith

f.        Other New Business?                                                                         Floor

8.      Show & Tell                                                                                                    All

9.      Adjourn

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.