Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Is Black Pepper Better Than Styptic Pencil for Cut?

Do you have a favorite home remedy to stop bleeding? Many people insist that pouring ground black pepper on a cut stops the bleeding more quickly. Is black pepper better than other approaches to stopping bleeding?

Black Pepper Better Remedy for Bleeding:

Q. Yesterday I cut my bottom lip shaving and it would not stop bleeding. I used a styptic pencil several times with no success. No way I could stop it.

Thursday, October 11, 2018


We have Open Carving at our Albany Ave address again!!!

Reminder we are now at:

North Massapequa Community Center

214 N Albany Ave, Massapequa, NY 11758


Saturday, October 6, 2018

Oiling Spoons!

by  Robert Pridgen, website click here

I enjoy carving spoons and other small kitchen ware and commonly use walnut oil as a finish, but I don’t make these items frequently or in large batches.   I know that many who do use some sort of soak tank to immerse their woodenware for a prolonged immersion in the oil of their choice.  In my case, however, such a setup is impractical and requires a large amount of oil.  Since I may do a piece every month or two, I needed a system that allowed me to immerse the piece in oil without requiring a tank or a gallon of oil.

My solution? 

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

MEETINGS 2018-2019

Photo credit Ed Conti

MONTH        Meeting Night                    Open Carving

September     TUES 9/11/18                   WED 9/19/18
OCTOBER    TUES 10/09/18                 WED 10/17/18
NOVEMBER TUES 11/14/18                WED 11/27/18
DECEMBER  TUES 12/10/18                 WED 12/19/18



Monday, September 3, 2018

Ed Sesack 1942-2018


Ed died Sunday...  he was a friend to all...

He will be waked Wednesday at

Dalton Funeral Home   Ph 516-931-0262

47 Jerusalem Ave

Hicksville, NY  11801

 TIMES...2-5 pm and 7-9 pm

Burial Thursday PRAYERS WILL BE SAID AT 10 am and then to :

Pinelawn Cemetery  Ph 631-249-6100 ext 0

2030 Wellwood Ave

Farmingdale, NY  11735

"Really Gonna Miss You"
  by Smokey Robinson

Really gonna miss you
It's really gonna be different without you
Time is gonna be hard and slow
For the rest of my life
I'm gonna be thinking about you
(Yes, I am)
Time came when you had to go

I'll miss you my buddy
I'll miss you my friend
I promise my love for you will never end

In your finest hour, I was there with you
And without you things won't be the same
But there's a higher power that we answer to
And you heard Him calling your name

Really gonna miss you
Everything about you, your smiling face
I know you want us all to be strong

Really gonna miss you
I know you're gone to that magic place
Singing you a brand new song

I'll miss you my buddy
I'll miss you my friend
I promise my love for you will never end

I'll miss you my buddy
I'll miss you my friend
I promise my love for you will never end

Really gonna miss You ...

Saturday, August 4, 2018

Outline For Painting Your Carving

If you are looking for a concise and clear approach to painting
your carvings and projects this page is for YOU!

Click Here

Beginning Woodburning!

If you are interested in learning more about pyrography, wood burning CLICK HERE

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Carving Books...

Enchanting Illustrations Carved From Old Books

Open the covers to a world of holloways, moonlit leaves, and forest creatures.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

The Whole Process of Doing a Carving Project

       Carving Clyde
By Bill Russo

Things aren’t always what they seem to be. I thought Clyde , a roughout from G.B. Sears woodcarvers and Suppliers whose name was supposed to be Muley would be easier than some I had already done. It isn’t. I renamed him Clyde because I prefer Clyde.

There is a lot of extra wood in this project and a carving knife is slow going. It can be done, of course and maybe if I was on a deserted Island with nothing else to do and  had no other options I think I could get it done.

Thursday, February 8, 2018

What Happened to the First Chair Grown From Living Trees?

By Sarah Laskow
SOMETIMES, IF YOU’RE LUCKY, YOU stumble across corner of the world that immediately captures your imagination. Last summer, when I got into the world of tree shaping—the practice of coaxing trees into sculptures and structures, useful and otherwise—I wanted to know everything I could about it. Eventually, I visited and wrote about a small company in England, Full Grown, that is working to grow an entire forest of chairs, tables, and other furniture. But a small mystery remained, one that I couldn’t let go of: What happened to the original “Chair That Grew,” the first chair coaxed from growing trees?
The first person to mention this chair to me was Richard Reames, author of Arborsculpture, who practiced tree shaping for many years. In the first decade of the 20th century, he said, a man named John Krubsack started to grow a chair.

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Carving Spoons

Some years ago, my wife broke a cheap wooden spoon in the kitchen. She turned to me and asked, “How hard would it be for you to make a wooden spoon?” I had a few hand tools, and we began to experiment on whatever wood scraps we had on hand. Eventually I found out that traditional wooden spoons are lap-carved from green wood, but I was already well on my way to developing a method that worked well in dry hard- woods. I have since made hundreds of spoons and spatulas in many sizes, from two-foot-long stirring spoons to two-inch tasting spoons. Spoon making is also fast. Once you master the techniques, you can go from stock selection to applying the finish in one hour....

Read the rest of the story and learn about spoon carving   clickhere

Friday, January 5, 2018

Meeting Dates 2018


Carving MtgOpen Carving

February13 Tuesday  21 Wednesday
March13 Tuesday21 Wednesday
April10 Tuesday25 Wednesday
May8 Tuesday16 Wednesday
June5 Tuesday2Tuesday
September 11 Tuesday19 Wednesday
October9 Tuesday1Tuesday
November 14 Tuesday           27 Wednesday
December11 Tuesday19 Wednesday

Marjorie Post Community Center
451 Merrick Road Massapequa N.Y.