Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Dick Milligan Exhibit

Noted cartoonist Dick Milligan (a member of our club) will have an exhibit for the month of December at the Islip Public Library. The presentation will have a Christmas theme featuring carvings and sketches by Dick. Great place to take your spouse, grandchildren or children!

The Islip Public Library

71 Monell Avenue, Islip, N.Y. 11751


Monday – Thursday
Friday – Saturday

(September – May)

For a link as to what part Dick Milligan played in designing the "TOMCAT" logo click link:

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Open Carving UPDATE...

The next OPEN CARVING night will be Wednesday 11.25.09
No carving Wednesday 11.18.09

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Carving Tip:

Here is a tip from another carver:
"I worked for a fire training agency where we used boiled linseed oil to finish the wooden handles on the fire axes.
Polyurethane or shellac finishes would bubble and/or melt when exposed to the heat of a fire.
When using boiled linseed oil (or any oil and petroleum based finish) be cautious about saturating piles of sawdust or rags with it. It is subject to spontaneous combustion.
If you use rags, make sure to hand wash them good with soap and water then air dry
outside, or store them in sealed metal containers." Daniel Starbuck
Thanks Daniel! Good advice for certain!