At our March meeting we were pleased to have Johnny Newcomb of the Gulf Coast Carvers spoke to us and demonstrate 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.
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.