Saturday, September 29, 2012

October Wood Chips...

Next Meeting: Tuesday, October 9, 2012
At 7:30 PM

At the September meeting, Ed Conti informed the members that Frank Barry has stepped down as President of the Club. Andy Umreicko and I have volunteered to serve the Club as interim presidents for the ensuing year.

Frank Barry has served the Club well for the past nine years. I spoke to him during the week and he told me that additional work responsibilities prohibit him from staying on as President. He assured me that he will continue to be an active member of the Club and he will promote the “Club Circus” at shows and perhaps display it at libraries to gain new members. The circus was Frank’s idea and I’m sure we all agree that it is a success.

At our October 9th meeting, Frank Napoli will be our guest speaker. Frank is an accomplished carver. He has won awards for his creative carving. One carving that comes to mind is the cane he carved with a Corian octopus that won in the Woodcarving Illustrated competition.

Frank is a member of the Suffolk County Woodcarvers and the Secret Society of Woodcarvers. He is planning to give a demonstration in addition to his talk on woodworking

A “thank you” to Roger Schroeder for his efforts in getting us a fine speaker, Frank Napoli, for our next meeting.

I hope we will provide a good turnout for Frank. See you at the meeting!

Joe Passalacqua & Andy Umreiko
Interim Presidents

Thursday, September 27, 2012

14 Free Pumpkin-Carving Templates

Make pumpkin carving easy and fun. Download, resize then print one of these patterns. Attach it to your pumpkin and trace the pattern onto the surface, then start carving.
14 Free Pumpkin-Carving Templates.... click here


Break away from tradition this Halloween by integrating some humor and creativity into your pumpkin carvings. From golf-ball eyes to succulent witch hats, these unexpected jack-o'-lanterns are sure to spice up your seasonal porch decor. Find out how...CLICK HERE

Monday, September 24, 2012

Beaver's brother Tony Dow now an abstract artist

By JOHN ROGERS | Associated Press  Source: Click Here

TOPANGA, Calif. (AP) — He is, and likely forever will be, best known as good old Wally Cleaver, the big brother who had to bail out a goofball sibling facing one dilemma after another on the classic TV series "Leave it to Beaver."
For the last dozen years, though, Tony Dow has been carving out a new career, as a sculptor with pieces that have shown at numerous venues, including what is arguably the world's premier art museum — the Louvre in Paris.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Steve Aguanno's Find

Below is the information Steve Aquanno supplied on the carving catalogs he found



To Place an Order
Customer Service

From USA:

From Canada:

From other countries:

Our telephones are staffed Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday (Eastern Time). Answering machines are used outside these hours.


From USA: 1-800-513-7885
From Canada: 1-800-668-1807
From other countries: 1-613-596-6030

Our fax machines are on 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Letter Mail

From USA:
From Canada and other countries:

Lee Valley Tools Ltd.
P.O. Box 1780
Ogdensburg, NY 13669-6780

Lee Valley Tools Ltd.
P.O. Box 6295, Station J
Ottawa, ON K2A 1T4

Thursday, September 20, 2012

An Introduction To Pyrography

And so it happened that we stumbled upon the magical world ofPyrography – the art of burning images into wood. If you’re new to this technique then prepared to be mesmerized. Not only is the work quite beautiful, there’s plenty of new equipment to be discovered and techniques to be explored  Read the rest,  click here…

Monday, September 10, 2012

Tampa Bay woodworkers come together give veterans proper burials

By Danny Valentine, Times Staff Writer

Tom Jones was disturbed.
As he sat in his Land O'Lakes home this spring, he listened to reports of a Florida veteran who was buried in a shallow grave inside a cardboard box.
"It felt so disgraceful," said Jones, a 64-year-old Army veteran.
He took it upon himself to ensure that no veteran would ever again be buried in such a manner.
The amateur woodworker started crafting wooden urns.
The first two were simple, but well-made. He took them to his Tampa woodcrafting club, of which he is vice president, and to a club in St. Petersburg to enlist support.
Club members loved the idea.
Club members have now made 17 boxes. Jones hopes it is just the beginning.
"It's our hope that we'll get woodworking clubs around the country to do this," he said.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

From Light to Wood...

Woodcarver Ed Sesack On His Artistic Projects
Ed Sesack was interviewed by FiOS Push Pause series, see the results CLICK HERE

Friday, September 7, 2012

Draw Better Patterns

Fun With A Pencil is an online pdf file "an E book of sorts" an out of print book, that will take acrobat reader to view, but the book is revered as among the best educational, instruction art sketch and a great aid in teaching cartoon drawing, which lends its self directly to pattern making for carving. this book pops up online occasionally then its gone, about the legality of the book as I under stand it if its out of print its public domain, download yours CLICK HERE.

A Smile...

 Whats the difference between a novice and professional wood carver? 
A: The amount of scar tissue on their fingers and hands.