Additional Contacts

Contact Mike Pounders by email ( m.pounders@comcast.net ) or phone (501-771-1417) for submissions to web site or additional questions.

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Happy New Year!

I hope this will be a healthy, happy, and prosperous new year for everyone! We will be scheduling our first meeting of the year soon, but I'm still not sure whether it will be at First Electric or at the church in Sherwood. I should get that firmed up soon. I've got some roughouts coming from Harold Enlow as a little project we can carve on during our meeting. And hopefully, we'll have a few new carvers starting out with us. Hopefully everyone has stayed healthy and will come out to show us what Santa Claus brought you! I talked with Nancy Pritchart before Christmas and she may have some tools and wood she is interested in selling. And I know Vernon has some sticks left! Please email me if I don't have you on the email list and check back here for the meeting date. Here is the project we can work on, or anything else you might want help with!


Monday, October 6, 2014

Central Arkansas did well at the CCA show!

Your Central Arkansas Woodcarvers did quite well at the 2014 CCA competition in Converse, Indiana. I got first place and Roger Stegall got 2nd and a 4th in Human Figure over 10 inches. Mine was also awarded 2nd Best in Show. Not too bad for our little club! We also got a few other ribbons, so be sure and congratulate Roger! Here is a link to the winners:
http://www.cca-carvers.org/2014-comp-winners/14winners_thmbs.html

A collection of Dogpatch carvings by Harold Enlow will be on display at the Boone County Heritage Museum the week of October 13th. And I'm counting the days to attending the carving rendezvous in Branson at the end of the month. We had a good turnout at the last meeting and it was good to see Lou back in action. I'll post more info about Branson and info about the next meeting when we get it scheduled. Thanks for looking!


Thursday, September 11, 2014

September Carving meeting

Our next Carving meeting is set for Saturday, September 27, 2014.  Fred has booked the Arkansas Electric Cooperative in Jacksonville from 9-noon. ( First Electric Building (1000 South JP Wright Loop Road, Jacksonville, AR)  He is able to book from month to month, so we can't pre-set a specific date/time each month, so we will have to be flexible. 

During the summer some of us got together in June and August for carving time in my garage studio.  It was fun to keep up the carving during the summer.  We welcome a new carver, Jane Diesing. Thanks to Mike Pounders for sharing his newest carving and painting techniques.

For our September meeting, we will need to select or elect a new President.  I can not continue to serve in that role, I want to be able to attend when possible, but have several family issues (two boys ages 7 and 15 with lots of school activities on Saturday and taking care of Kathy) to handle and can not guarantee being there each month and need to have someone else take over.
I won't be able to attend this meeting as I will be taking Kathy to Batesville to a work related event.

I've been using email to let those of you with email addresses know about meetings, having Mike post them on his Blog and also mailing to all members without an email address.  To be sure we are reaching all members, this month we are emailing, posting on the Blog and mailing to all members (those with current dues and paid and those who have forgotten to pay this year).  If you have an email address and don't get this notice by email, just send the info to: r-k19@att.net to be added to the list.  And remember to pay your dues to keep receiving notices of meeting dates and special carving events---see Fred to confirm if you need to pay.

Keep Lou Everitt in your thoughts, she is currently in chemotheraphy after having colon surgery.  I understand she is doing well.  My wife Kathy also had colon surgery this summer and is in chemo as well, she is doing well also.

Our Current officers:

Roger Stegall, President r-k19@att.net or stegallcarvings@att.net (501-912-5986)
MIke Pounders, Blog: Centralarkansaswoodcarvers.blogspot.com
Fred Nalen, Secretary/Treasurer/Meeting arranger, Santafred44@hotmail.com (501-606-2275)

Saturday, August 9, 2014

August 16 Summer Carving!

Carving friends, at our May meeting we decided to have some "SUMMER CARVING DATES", these will offer an opportunity to get together and do some carving just for fun....no meeting....


Our second date is next Saturday, August 16, 2014 in my (Roger's) workshop/garage from 9am till noon.  Address is 19 Starlite Road S, Mayflower.

Directions: Take 1-40 towards Conway, take the Mayflower exit to light, turn left (cross back over the interstate) to to deadend (365/89) and at light turn left.  You will pass a diner, grocery story, sonic, then turn right at the light (Hwy 89 at the Baptist Church)  Go two blocks, cross the RR track and take an immediate right on to North Main Street (it goes directly beside the RR tracks)  Go about 3 blocks to a large rock sign (Northwoods) turn left in the neighborhood, take the first left onto Starlite S, we are the 5th house on the left (red brick).  Parking in our drive and on the street. 

Hope to see all of you on the 16th!!!

Call with any questions: Roger 501-912-5986.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

A lot of fun at the June meeting!

We met at Roger's shop for this meeting and had a lot of fun. A lot of familiar faces and a potential member showed up. Roger has a really nice shop and plenty of tools and carvings to admire. Thank you Roger for hosting the meeting and thanks to your lovely wife for making the coffee. Here is a picture of just some of the awards that Roger has won over the years. Hope to see yall at the next meeting!


Wednesday, June 4, 2014

June Carving

Carving friends, at our May meeting we decided to have some "SUMMER CARVING DATES", these will offer an opportunity to get together and do some carving just for fun....no meeting....

Our first date is Saturday, June 21, 2014 in my (Roger's) workshop/garage from 9am till noon.  Address is 19 Starlite Road S, Mayflower.

Directions: Take 1-40 towards Conway, take the Mayflower exit to light, turn left (cross back over the interstate) to to deadend (365/89) and at light turn left.  You will pass a diner, grocery story, sonic, then turn right at the light (Hwy 89 at the Baptist Church)  Go two blocks, cross the RR track and take an immediate right on to North Main Street (it goes directly beside the RR tracks)  Go about 3 blocks to a large rock sign (Northwoods) turn left in the neighborhood, take the first left onto Starlite S, we are the 5th house on the left (red brick).  Parking in our drive and on the street. 

Hope to see all of you on the 21st!!!

Call with any questions: Roger 501-912-5986.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Recent Carvings

Here are a few pictures of recent projects we've did during meetings. We've worked a bit on study sticks for eyes also.




Friday, May 2, 2014

May Meeting on the 10th

We will be meeting at First Electric Cooperative in Jacksonville on Saturday May 10th from 9-12.  

Bring your finished pieces for a "show and tell" time and your current projects for carving time.  We will discuss summer meeting plans and future plans for projects and classes.  Hoping that Mike Pounders will share info on this recent Carving Week in Lebanon, Tennessee.  I am going this weekend to the Mountain Home Carvers show and will have info also.  Look forward to seeing you!!!

Thanks to so many of you that checked on us in Mayflower, we are fine, lots of destruction within 2 blocks of us, but we are very thankful for our safety and continue praying for others. 

Call if you need more info..... and HAPPY CARVING!!!
Roger 
501-912-5986
r-k19@att.net

(and Dwayne and Doc went to the seminars in Missouri!)

Monday, March 31, 2014

Next Meeting & Carving Class April 5-6

We have a Carving Class scheduled for Saturday, April 5th and Sunday afternoon April 6th at First Christian Church of Sherwood.  Club members selected the pattern, it's a Civil War Soldier-12 inches tall.  Cost of the Rough-out (Heinke cut them close....) is $28.00 (a bit larger than we usually carve).
Tuition is $40.

We will begin on Saturday at 9 am and wrap up by 4:30 pm.  We will get started on Sunday at 1:30 pm and finish up by 4:30 pm.  Maximum capacity for this class is 12, so please email or call to hold your spot.

Looking forward to a great week-end of carving!!!!  Hope to hear from you soon...

Roger Stegall
501-912-5986
 
 
This is a great deal on a carving class with minimal expenses, taught by Roger. We will be meeting in the main Church building, and you can park in the back on the west end to enter. Hope to see ya there!

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

March Meeting on the 8th

We will be meeting at First Christian Church of Sherwood, on March 8th, 9:00-12:00. (Thanks to Mike Pounders for arranging our meeting space!  Fred could not get the Electric Cooperative as another meeting was already scheduled...really appreciate Mike stepping in....)  

Bring your finished pieces for a "show and tell" time and your current projects for carving time.  We will discuss and set a date for an April week-end class.  Look forward to seeing you!!!

First Christian Church of Sherwood
2803 East Kiehl Ave, Sherwood, AR 72120
501-835-5505
From 167, go west on Kiehl. From 107, go east on Kiehl.

Call if you need more info..... and HAPPY CARVING!!!
Roger 
501-912-5986
r-k19@att.net


ps. We will be meeting in Fellowship Hall, located in the back of the west section of the main building ( just south of garage).

Thursday, February 6, 2014

February 15th Meeting!


At our January meeting we decided to set a regular meeting date of the third Saturday of each month.  So....our February meeting is Saturday, February 15, 2014.  We'll be at the First Electric Cooperative in Jacksonville.  Come ready to carve and share your work.  With all the ice and snow, there's been lots of indoor time to finish up some woodcarvings.

 

See you on February 15!-------as always, weather permitting....

 

Roger Stegall

501-912-5986 (call with any questions....)



Wednesday, January 15, 2014

January Meeting


Woodcarving friends, let's get together this Saturday, January 18, 2014 for our first meeting of the new year.  Fred Nahlen has made arrangements for us to meet at the First Electric Cooperative in Jacksonville.  We'll get started at 9!  Bring something to work on and the many pieces you completed while snowed and iced in............See you on Saturday!

 



Roger 

501-912-5986 (call with any questions....)