At our March meeting we were pleased to have Johnny Newcomb of the Gulf Coast Carvers spoke to us and OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAdemonstrate carving techniques.  Johnny describes himself as a wheedler. He uses mainly straight knives  with an occasional gouge. You showed us the numbering system for gouges  and vees. then he picked up a piece of wood and proceeded to carve an old bearded man,  with explanations as he went.

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Bearded old man

Australian Pine Goblet

Freds cutting board

John’s clock, It really keeps time

Rauel’s light house

John P. spalted bowel

Denny and his chalice

Eight people brought something for show and tell. The prize for the biggest went to  John P who brought in his wooden clock. Rouel   showed a beautiful intarsia. Fred showed a cutting board he made years ago and just rediscovered. Denny had the chalice that he made at the last turners meeting. John P had two other item besides the clock; a box and a bowl he turned from some spalted wood. Harald showed a goblet he turned from Australian pine. John S. showed some small scroll saw projects he made. George showed a cross cut sled he likes very much, and Joe M had a beautiful scroll saw eagle.

Joe's scroll art

Joe’s eagel scroll art

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John S. with a box of small scroll saw pieces he uses to teach scroll saw.

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George’s favorite cross cut sled