THE LI WOOD CARVERS SHOW


Monday, December 9, 2019



Long Island Wood Carvers Club
(Massapequa and Oceanside Merger)

NEWSLETTER


1)   In Massapequa November 12th, and Oceanside November 19th 
officers for the Long Island Wood Carvers Club
were elected unanimously:
  
President - Joe Passalacqua
Vice-President - Ken Wang
Treasurer - Ken Donovan
Secretary - Gene Sanders



2)   We are having a Christmas Party, at the Library, Tuesday, December 17th, from 1:00 to 4:00pm.
There will be food:  Sandwiches, coffee, beverages and cake.
Bring some of your carvings so we can have a nice Show and Tell.




3)   Saturday, February 1st at 11:00am we will have a guest speaker,
Frank Napoli, who will speak on his "Whimsical Carvings"
This event  will be open to the public and there will be 
fruit, coffee, beverages, crackers and cheese.




    Long Island Woodcarvers Assn.
North Massapequa Community Center
Albany Avenue (off Broadway)
Massapequa, NY

(Sunrise Hwy. to Broadway north to Albany west
1/2 block on south side across from Fire House)
President:  Joe Passalacqua
Treasurer:  Ken Donovan
Membership Director:  Ken Wang
Secretary:  Gene Sanders

Next Massapequa Meeting Tomorrow - 7:00-9:00pm
Tuesday,
(always the Second Tuesday of each month)

This is the first meeting of the merger between 
Greater NY Woodcarvers Assn. and Long Island Woodcarvers Assn.

"Open Carving" the Third Wednesday of each month.
Next "Open Carving"

Wednesday, November 20, 2019


Lancaster County WoodCarvers’
47th Annual Woodcarving & Wildlife Art Festival
Student Memorial Center, Millersville University, 
opposite side of street from 101 Shenks Ln, Millersville, PA 17551
March 21&22, 2020. 
Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.              

Free Parking
Festival Admission: $5.00
Free Admission for those with Military ID!
Free Admission for Students with High School or College ID!


Jeff Pretz

Friday, November 15, 2019


“This is a must see ! “ Paul Bunyan
“Amazing” Woody Woodpecker
“Seems so realistic.” Pinocchio 
“These carvings will move you.” Chip Wood
“WOOD+TOOLS=MAGIC” Wood Roe Wilson


Thursday, November 14, 2019


Long Island Woodcarvers Assn.

North Massapequa Community Center
Albany Avenue (off Broadway)
Massapequa, NY

(Sunrise Hwy. to Broadway north to Albany west
1/2 block on south side across from Fire House)

Open Carving

Greater NY Woodcarvers Assn. and Long Island Woodcarvers Assn.
"Open Carving" the Third Wednesday of each month.
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AND


OCEANSIDE LIBRARY
Room 2, downstairs

Sunday, November 10, 2019


Long Island Woodcarvers Assn.
North Massapequa Community Center
Albany Avenue (off Broadway)
Massapequa, NY

(Sunrise Hwy. to Broadway north to Albany west
1/2 block on south side across from Fire House)
President:  Joe Passalacqua
Treasurer:  Ken Donovan
Membership Director:  Ken Wang
Secretary:  Gene Sanders
                                                                                                       
     Next Meeting 
Tuesday,
(always the Second Tuesday of each month)

This is the second meeting of the merger between 
Greater NY Woodcarvers Assn. and Long Island Woodcarvers Assn.
"Open Carving" the Third Wednesday of each month

Saturday, October 19, 2019

A CENTURY OF WHITTLING by Donald K. Mertz

More information CLICK HERE

Thank you Don...

A CENTURY OF WHITTLING – 1865 – 1965 a folk history by Donald K. Mertz – The WOOD BEE CARVER
Wood carving is perhaps one of the oldest forms of art that originated the first time a human shaped in a decorative manner a piece of wood with a sharp stone. Whittling developed when sharpened metal knives were used to carve a hand held piece of wood making Whittling one of the earliest forms of carving.
In the United States Whittling was most prevalent in the century between 1865 and 1965. The Civil War brought together men from different states and territories in a melting pot kind of gathering. Sitting around the campsite the soldiers would relax by talking, playing cards, writing letters and some would be whittling. The folding jack knife was common among the soldiers who, if one had a knife one was prone to whittle. Some soldiers who were more proficient at whittling would teach others to whittle walking sticks or canes, animals, human figures, spoons, smoking pipes and whimsies like wooden chains, ball in a cage, fans and puzzles. A soldier from Maine would teach a soldier from Ohio how to whittle a particular object. A soldier from Georgia would show a soldier from Tennessee how to whittle. This was repeated over and over in the melting pot of the casual school of whittling.

Friday, October 18, 2019

SUPER WOOD AS STRONG AS STEEL

Wood is great. It looks nice as a building material. It grows right out of the ground. But compared to things like concrete, marble, and steel, it's not all that strong. Well, it didn't used to be, anyway. Scientists have now created a "super wood" that's strong enough to stop a bullet.