May 2016 Newsletter
Volume 25  Issue 5

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all those who helped make this year’s show a success. It was a good time to build
camaraderie with fellow carvers and to share our ideas. I also hope you had the opportunity to meet with carvers from other clubs
renewing old topics and sparking new ones as well. The Kid’s Carve showed great promise in keeping the art of carving alive for
generations to come. I also had a couple of people approach me about joining our club, which also offers great encouragement for the
future of our club. Whether it is in a workshop, in the great outdoors, or in the living room, let’s keep those chips flying.


The meeting was called to order at 6:34 pm on April 6 by President Jim Rooker.

Treasurer’s Report. Dianna Witt reported expenses of $724.95 and deposits totaling $612.55.

Sunshine Report. Mary Nowacki sent a wedding card to Bob Wallace and Tamara Remington. She also sent a get well card to Dan

Library Report. Lori Jarosh received the March/April issue if Chip Chats and the latest issue of Woodcarving UK.

Saturday Carve. The April 9th carve was a small bunny. You are also welcome to bring your own project. Carves are held on the
Saturday after the meeting in the craft room at Generations starting at 9.

Display Cabinets. Thank you, Gene Mathes, for displaying your work during the month of March. Don Lorier and Rosemary Mohnsam
have their work displayed during April.

Unity Music Festival Tree. Don Lorier brought a plaque that will be displayed with the tree created by the Tripp's that will be
auctioned on April 9th with 100% of proceeds going to the Sheboygan County Cancer Care Fund. The names of all contributors of
ornaments were woodburned on the plaque. Don Lorier thanked everyone who contributed to this project in any way. The tree is set
up at Acuity. Don Lorier had tickets for sale and also four available for free to those who contributed to the project.

Wood Requests. Don Lorier can place your special wood request order to be delivered on show day.

Lakeland College Friendship Cane. Pam Moir was unable to attend the meeting so Sandy Doebert was collecting the cane blocks.
See the assembled cane at the May meeting.

Artistry in Wood. Neil Lorenz was asked to give a report on our upcoming show. He brought a good supply of posters and asked
that we make sure they are put up at businesses and work places. He also asked that we use social media or email to inform friends
and relatives.

Bob Lawrence reported 48 tables booked. The tool vendor booked four tables this year. Richard Young has committed to
demonstrating tool sharpening and Tony Bartol will give a tool forging primer. The kids carve still needs volunteers as well as the
member table. Bring your raffle items to the show for Dianna Witt to organize.

Ron Feld asked for help getting up the signs. He assured us that there will be better sign directions to the site. Phil Schils needs
someone to help with the paperwork for the competition. Items will be accepted for judging until 8 am. Setup will be at 4 pm on Friday.
A couple more spots need filling for the numerous volunteer positions. See sheets.

Show & Tell. Many members brought items for the show & tell portion of our meeting. The winner of the raffle was Richard Young.
Sy Regan told us he has videos on YouTube on low vision woodcarving. You can find them at
Part 1 and Part 2.

Raffle. Both the clipon magnifier and the bowl were won by Jim Roeder.

The meeting was adjourned. Tony Bartol demonstrated tool forging.  


Stuart Thiel
W6882 Hillcrest Drive
Plymouth, WI 53073

Ehren Wilcott
824 Pershing Avenue
Sheboygan, WI 53083

Henry Meller
515 Columbus Avenue
Sheboygan, WI 53083


Email me with articles or photos to be included either in the newsletter or our website.


Monday Morning Carving — Monday from 9 am-noon at the Senior Activity Center, 428 Wisconsin Ave., Sheboygan.
Check the complete center schedule at Free for Friends members and $1.00 for guests
of members.

Tuesday Night Carving — held year-round from 6-9 pm at Plymouth High School, Room C111. All members and visitors
are welcome. Cost is $1.00.

Saturday Carve — held once/month (September through June) on the Saturday following the monthly meeting in the
Generations Craft Room, 9 am-noon.


July 23, 2016: Art at the Mill Art and Fine Craft Fair, Richfield Historical Park, 4399 Pleasant Hill Road, Richfield, WI; 9 am-4pm;; artfairhs@

August 4, 5, 6, 2016: Carv-Fest 2016, Alexander Park Ice Arena, 1816 NW 2nd Avenue, Faribault, MN. Registration is now open at Call 507-339-0336.

August 16-19, 2016: Musky Area Wood Carvers Workshop in Boulder Junction, WI. Contact Mary Moscinski, 4447 Scarlet Oak Drive,
Rockford, IL 61109, 815-874-7978 or

September 10, 2016: Rock River Valley Carvers of Wisconsin, Inc. Show & Sale, Rock County Fairgrounds, Craig Center, 1301 Craig
Avenue, Janesville, WI; 10 am-4 pm, or 608-868-4522, www.rockrivervalley

September 17-18, 2016: Wisconsin River Woodcarvers 16th Annual Woodcarving Show, Competition & Sale, The Holiday Inn,
1001 Amber Ave, Stevens Point, WI; Saturday 9 am-5 pm and Sunday 9 am-4 pm. For more information about the show/seminars,
go to
See flyer.

October 23, 2016: Capital Area Carvers of Wisconsin 28th Annual Show & Sale, Abundant Life Christian School, 4901 East Buckeye
Road, Madison, WI; 9 am-4pm; for more information, go to or email
Contact webmaster.
Kettle Karvers
Serving Woodcarvers in East Central Wisconsin
Next meeting: May 4 at Generations in Plymouth, Wisconsin, 6:30 pm
Every morning is a fresh beginning. Every day is the world made
new. This moment - this day - is as good as any moment in all
eternity. I shall make of this day - each moment of this day - a
heaven on earth. This is my day of opportunity. ~ Dan Custer