Volume 28  Issue 5       (published June 8, 2019)
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Kettle Karvers
Serving Woodcarvers in East Central Wisconsin
Next meeting: September 4, 2019,  at Generations in Plymouth, Wisconsin, 6:30 pm
Club picnic: August 7, 6:00 pm
Plymouth City Park, 203 Suhrke Road
(shelter next to the pool)
Coffee and food are provided.
Bring your own beverage.
Spouses are welcome.
You must be signed up
(contact Rose at or 920-894-3127)

The June 5, 2019, meeting was called to order by President Henry Meller at 6:30 pm.

Treasurer’s Report. Joann Luke reported no activity in May.

Library Report. Lori Jarosh reported receiving the latest issues of Chip Chats, Woodcarving Illustrated, Woodcarving England, and a special
issue of
Wildfowl Carving. [All magazines were tagged as part of our library and are available for a two-month checkout.]

Sunshine Report. Dianna sent a card to Joann Luke.

Tuesday Carve. This evening activity normally held weekly at the high school will not meet during the summer months due to construction at
the high school.

Rich Wetherbee Class. Rich will hold the classes on June 13, 14, and 15 at Lakeland University. On Thursday, he will hold a clay sculpting
class at a cost of $50. On Friday and Saturday, he will hold a caricature carving class at a cost of $150 plus roughout. If you did not sign up
and want to be included, contact Jim Rooker at 920-918-8512. There are still openings in the class.

Woodburning Class. Jim Rooker updated us on this class. Paul Murphy holds classes only at his studio and does not have a class
scheduled until fall. This can be discussed again at a fall meeting.

No July Meeting. It has been a practice of Kettle Karvers not to have a July meeting.

August Picnic. The signup sheet was passed around at the meeting. If you will not be able to sign up at the meeting, please email me or
contact Rose as listed above.

Treasurer Position. Joann Luke wants to give up her position as Treasurer before her term expires in December. If you are interested in
taking over for her, please contact either Joann or Henry.

Dick Whinfield. Dick was a founding member of Kettle Karvers who passed away recently. His son, Steven, contacted the club regarding our
interest in carving "Do Your Best" and the camp logo onto a mantle that will be used at Camp Rokilio in Kiel. His father was the founder of this
Boy Scout camp. Steven's email and phone number were available if anyone has an interest in this project. Contact Henry if you can help.

2020 Artistry in Wood. Henry Meller reported that the option of holding our show in March at Lakers will not be possible since the ice will still
be in use. The schedule for available dates will be determined in the next few weeks, and Henry will contact them about possibly booking an
April date. For our 2020 Artistry in Wood, our 30th annual show, new co-chairs will be chosen. It was suggested that committees also be
formed for advertising, judging including photography, raffle, kids' carve, demonstrations, setup, etc. Signup sheets were available for
members to show their willingness to lead a committee.

Show & Tell. Eleven members participated in the
Show & Tell. Mark Eggebeen showed a bowl.
Steve Henze complete a cane from found wood;
the handle curved naturally. Dave Rowlands
finished his walking stick with two coats of tung oil.
Phil Huenink showed a Santa, a cowboy, and a
mantle completed for his wife. Joann Luke carved
a turtle. Sy Regan showed tramp art and also
mentioned his YouTube video entitled
"Woodcarving with Low Vision or Blind." Linda
Graves completed a piece using kolrosing
which had been demonstrated at last month's
meeting. Gary Emerson carved a motorcycle with
rider. Jim Rooker took a Denny Neubauer class
and learned how to construct a gouge. Larry
Lienau showed the bowl he made with a scroll
saw. Henry showed the walking stick in its original
form that he will be working on in the next few
weeks. The Show & Tell raffle was won by Joann
Luke; she took home a sharpening stone and the
Carving Gnomes with Tom Wolfe written
with and photography by Douglas Congdon Martin.

Raffle. Two gouges were the raffle items at
this meeting and were won by Darrell Abston
and Werner Roesselet.

The meeting was adjourned by President
Henry Meller.


Werner Roesselet
824 Torke Terrace
Plymouth, WI 53073

MONTHLY QUOTE by Harriet Tubman

Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion
to reach for the stars to change the world.


Email me with articles or photos to be included either in the newsletter or our website. Copies of all newsletters published since January 2011
can be found on our website. Web pages of the online versions are available for past years. If you ever have a problem accessing past
newsletters, please let me know.


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.

Tuesday Morning Carving — Tuesdays starting at 9:30 am at the Manitowoc Senior Center, 3330 Custer Street, Manitowoc. Richard Young is
the contact. Check the complete center schedule at

Tuesday Evening Carving — this carve will not be held during the summer months due to construction at the high school.

Wednesday Morning Carving — a group gathering from 8:30 am-noon at the Kiel Community Center, 510 3rd Street, to enjoy carving. Larry
Lienau is the contact.


July 27, 2019: Richfield Art at the Mill Art and Fine Craft Fair, Richfield Historical Park, 4399 Pleasant Hill Road, Richfield, WI;
9 am-4 pm; go to  Artist Guidelines & Registration   Vendor Guidelines & Registration

August 3, 2019: Lake Country Carvers Show and Sale, Lake Country Life Enrichment Center, 1306 West Wisconsin Avenue, Oconomowoc,
WI; 10 am-4 pm; contact Ray Burow 920-474-4075 or    
Show Flyer/Registration

August 8, 9, and 10, 2019: Carv-Fest '19, Woodcarving & Folk Art Festival, Fairgrounds Ice Arena, 1816 2nd Ave NW, Faribault, MN. Class
Fee: $55/day .... PLUS materials. Class Times: 9 am-5 pm, Thursday - Saturday. Go to to see a list of the classes offered and
to register. The contact phone number is 507-339-0336.

September 14, 2019: Rock River Valley Carvers of Wisconsin 14th Annual Show and Sale, Rock County Fairgrounds Craig Center, 1301
Craig Avenue, Janesville, WI; 9 am-4 pm; go to  
Show Flyer/Registration

September 21-22, 2019: Wisconsin River Woodcarvers Show, Competition, and Sale, Holiday Inn, 1001 Amber Avenue, Stevens Point, WI;
Saturday 9 am-5 pm and Sunday 9 am-4 pm; go to     Show Flyer       Registration