Sunday, March 22, 2015

Monthly Meeting for March

With a new time set for 9:00 AM,  the monthly third Saturday meeting of the South Dakota Woodcarvers got off to an early start as carvers began work on a laughing bear project.  These projects usually start with partially shaped band saw cut outs, but this one (from Woodcarving Illustrated, Issue # 40) starts with just a 2 x 2 x 4.5 inch block of basswood--which turned out also to be harder than usual.

Please note that the meeting for April will be on the FOURTH Saturday, April 25, due to preparations at the Center for the Gourmet Guys, Sunday April 19. 
Nancy Torkelsen
Her first attempt at 3D figure carving

Welcome to new members:
 Roger Coon,  Nancy Torkelsen,
and Harold Parlet!

Chief Joseph, first of four Indian Chiefs to be carved
by A. T. Bortnem on cedar posts for a bed