Never have I seen a group of wood carvers so silently engrossed in their creative use of sharp knives and gouges as they were this Saturday morning. Normally there is a conversation or two or more going on about something--even when the president is trying to get everyone's attention for a short time-out for club business or special announcements. No doubt the ease with which everyone's Tormek sharpened, razor edged tools pierced the hide and flesh of their garden grown victims was a new and rather captivating departure from the experience of carving basswood.
By lunch time there were at least five pumpkins and one somewhat squashed squash with faces carved in them. Thanks to our president, Derek Boekhoff, for rounding up all the pumpkins, and providing printed samples of the many possibilities for pumpkin carving! Pumpkins were still available for members who arrived for carving after lunch, and I believe everyone had a very good time.
A hearty welcome to our newest such member, John Schaefer!