February 2024 CarveIn Report:
| For our February, we returned once again to our traditional
Valentines weekend CarveIn hosted by Barb Taylor. This time the weather
cooperated with above average temperatures. Matt served as the bus driver
for the group of carvers coming down from central Vermont, several from
the Putney area, and Leo and Kathy came up in from Connecticut., so we had
a d group carving. Dave brought some large pencils to try our knives on
doing a Santa face on a pencil, and other worked on everything from trees,
small bears and working on finishing some of the unfinished projects we
all have. As always the table saw served as our morning snack table as
we made a pile of chips on the shop floor. Roy won the award for the largest
pile of chips by noon. Lunch was in the house and we were greeted with
plates of prepared sandwiches, homemade soup. After lunch we had a short
discussion of the Treasurers report. Barb noted we have a small inventory
remaining of Logo items, of odd sixes and colors, maybe we should consider
an inventory reduction sale? The discussion then moved to the August Class.
The subject will be a Mallard Drake, carved with Matthew Strong and Bob
Lindemann will cover the painting aspects . For the August Show, anyone
selling carvings, the Town now requires a vendor's permit and sellers to
have a Vermont Tax number. Back to an afternoon in the shop carving and
then we headed home with much above average weather for early February.
Saturday March 19, 2024
Host: Dave Tabor - @Magee Office Products - Randolph, VT
January always seems to present challenges with winter travel, we wanted to have a very central location and Dave Tabor has again arranged for us being able to meet at Magee Office Products in Randolph which has a large meeting room and is centrally located. We will also be discussing possible options for our August 3 Day Class. We hope you can join us.
Magee Office Products - 463 VT-12 South, Randolph, VT 05060
Take Exit 4 off I-89. At the end of the ramp, turn downhill toward the convenience store and McDonald's. Travel straight about 2.6 miles until you see Cumberland Farms on the left. Turn left at Cumberland Farms bringing you onto Main Street. Follow Main Street for about 1.1 miles and Magee will be on the left, just out of the village. Magee is a long brown building diagonally across from Tire Warehouse. Look for a huge granite sign-post in front of the building, as well as GMWC Carve-In signs. Park in the lot on the left. Enter using that side door. Magee Office Products on Google Maps:
Saturday April 13, 2024
Host: Dave Tuttle - Walpole, NH
For our April Carve-In we will once again need to leave Vermont... Dave Tuttle has again invited us to his house across the river in Walpole NH. The directions seem fairly simple, Take exit 5 off I-91, follow the access road to Rte 5. Go south to Rte 123 across the river to NH. Follow Rte 12 north and by a Ballfield is Upper Walpole Rd. (also labeled as 123S) If you get to the Shaw's Store, you missed the turn. Dave's house is on the right about 1 mile after the turn. If you get to a stop sign, turn around, you missed the house. You never know what to expect at our April Carve-In, at times we find ourselves carving outside in the warm sun, while a year later it's still winter and we head indoors to stay warm. Dave always has the heater going in the garage, and if necessary, we can move to the basement "Studio". He usually has a project cut out to try for the day. This is also a good time to continue working on your "unfinished projects", and bring along some you have been able to finish. Hopefully we will have a rough out of the August Class Mallard Drake ready to show, as well as a chance for catching up on planning our August 51th GMWC Show. We hope you can join us.
The Green Mountain Wood Carvers was organized about 65+ years ago by Collise Brown from Waterville Vermont to bring together people interested in the art of wood carving. At present, we have about 75 members from Vermont as well as other states across New England.
Members of the club meet the second Saturday of each month for a "Carve-In". The Carve-Ins' are held at members houses and shops across the state, and provide an opportunity for members to gather, work on a projects and share ideas. In addition to our monthly Carve-Ins, each August, the Club plans a week long series of events including a carving class, and our Annual August Show and Sale held in Waterbury Vermont.
You don't need to be an accomplished carver to join the GMWC, our members range from first time carvers to professional carvers. Members work in all aspects of wood carving including relief, chip, caricatures, birds and wild fowl. Are members are always willing to help new carvers get started.
Follow the website links to find information about our various activities, contact information, our membership form and a copy of our newsletter, News & Notes.
As of 11/18/20, the GMWC is now recognized as a Non-Profit Organization with tax exempt status of 501(c)3.
Green Mountain Wood Carvers
PO Box 1283
Stowe, Vermont 05672