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Around The Coffeepot Ramblings #23: The Pearl River Woodcarvers Guild

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Blog entry by William posted 03-19-2011 10:49 PM 3578 reads 0 times favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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William

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#1 posted 03-19-2011 10:56 PM

I was going to type up personal messages to the friends I visited with today. I don’t mind telling you all publicly though. I had a great time today. Chips, please let us know anytime your group has something like this again so we can come. I will try my very best to get to the meetings when I can too. To all of you though, I deeply apologize for leaving when I did. I especially owe an apology to KTMM. That’s twice now I have cut a visit with him short. I was having such a good time today though tht I over done it. Soon after KTMM arrived is when I started realizing just how much stiffness was starting to set up in my back. If I didn’t leave when I did, I’m not sure I could have made the trip back to Vicksburg.
Also, BigTiny. I got you PM. I will write back as soon as I can. I just needed to get this cleared away before I go and lie down.
So off to bed I go. I hope you all enjoy the photos. I started to post all the photos I took. I figured I’d stop tbhough. It may have been going overboard to post the over eighty photos I took. Besides, a couple of other members there had cameras as well. Some of their photos may have turned out better than the ones from my old camera.

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#2 posted 03-20-2011 12:15 AM

thank´s for sharing the day with us William :-)
I can only say one thing about all theese carvings in one place …... Waaauuuuw

one thing your link to Chips jewlry box doesn´t seems to work

take care
Dennis

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#3 posted 03-20-2011 01:59 AM

What a cool story, William! Thank you so much for all the pictures and sharing them with us. I love seeing shows like this and it must have been great to meet up with friends from LJ’s too. What an awesome day. And to have your son with you is all the better. It must have been a wonderful experience for him and I am sure it is one he will remember for the rest of his life. Great story!

Sheila

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#4 posted 03-20-2011 02:23 AM

Wait, I got a slide show and a short movie of the coolest hinges. Dennis its the hinges on Chips box. And all of you guys I had a great time. Oh and KTTM gave me yet another refurb a great ole fluted #6. And I bought a great hand carved zebrawood chip carving knife. That was a mouth full. William you started this. Great IDEA! ;)
I wrote all that and no bad jokes, wow!

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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#5 posted 03-20-2011 02:29 AM

thank´s for the music David :-)

Dennis

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#6 posted 03-20-2011 04:31 AM

Thank you so very much for finding the broken link Dennis. Computers are finnicky. I failed to put a space between entering the link into the script box, and the next word in the sentence. This was causing the an error message when you clicked on it. I’ve just tested it and it’s fixed now.
Anytime anyone finds a broken link or any other problems in my posts, please make a comment and tell me. I’m still learning, but I learn nothing if noone points out my mistakes.
SuperD, the slide show is great. You get an idea of the event without having to read through all my ramblings. I do tend to ramble sometimes, thus the reason for the “around the coffeepot RAMBLINGS”. Get it? Get it? Good, I thought I was the only one.
Now you see what you got me doing. You have to provide the jokes so people don’t have to read my attempt at them.
I wish you or I one would have gotten a video of the grease pot, the one I bought for my son. He has officially now gotten everyone that has walked into my house today with that little trick.
Sheila, he is already bugging me to death about going to some of the Pearl River Woodcarvers Guild’s meeings. I wanted to carry one of my children. Having a very large family, I try to do things indiviually with them when the opportunity arrises. I picked this one because he has shown a huge interest in woodwork. I wanted to introduce him though to other types besides just scrolling. Although I would love to have all my kids scrolling along with me, they have to see all the other options out there and make up their own minds. My mission I think was accomplished. All he can talk about now is carving. Christmas comes before his birthday does again, and we have to plan presents for thigs such as that, but I can see a good quality pocketknife or some small chisels in his future.
Oh, and Chips, I don’t recall the name of your friend, the one that used my camera to take the pictures of us Lumberjocks, but he also made an impression on my son. He’s the one that explained the sassafras root to him, and he now has to smell any wood he comes near. I think he is realizing that all different species has different textures, look, and smells. He was home and explaining all this to his brothers when e picked up the cross you gave him and realized the strong aromatic cedar smell to it.

-- http://wddsrfinewoodworks.blogspot.com/

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Chips

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#7 posted 03-20-2011 04:58 AM

William thanks for posting this and inviting the local LJ. The three of you coming, made my day. On a personal note the girl feeding popcorn to the birds an the boy in the wheel chair on “A Day in the Park” were mine. I think everyone in the club has a piece in this display. We are already thinking about adding 2 more panels to it.
Superdav721 Thanks for your post on Youtube. I love the action of those hinges too (totally unexpected) but actually I would call that one a latch. Also thanks for the education on Plane numbering system. I learn something every time I meet a LJ or Woodcarver.

Like LJ, wood carvers are the friendliest people in the world. Please come and join us. PRWC

KTTM I think you were the first close LJ I meet on line. It is great to finally meet you in person.

Bob May Took the pictures.

-- Make every day the best day of your life. Chips, Mississippi

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#8 posted 03-20-2011 05:05 AM

What ever you do don’t tell him the sassafras tastes like root beer. You will be reliving Charlie and the chocolate factory. And the gooseberries taste like gooseberries and the snoozeberries taste like snoozeberries. And I don’t wanna know what cottonwood tastes like.
OK bad jokes over;)
And William you keep rambling it makes for good reading.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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#9 posted 03-20-2011 05:13 AM

Cottonwood tastes like crap. No, literally. If you’ve ever bent down as a teenager and one of your rude buddies farted in your face, yea, that’s what cottonwood tastes like. You can’t work with a wood enough without accidentally finding out from sawdust what it tastes like.
The mahogany I use has a nutty taste to it though. I thought about sprinkling some in my coffee.

-- http://wddsrfinewoodworks.blogspot.com/

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#10 posted 03-20-2011 06:29 AM

All I can say is WOW! It’s great to finally meet the guys I’ve seen and talked to online. Today was a great day for me, I am really happy to have met so many people, including a few guys that aren’t lumberjocks (YET). William, don’t apologize for cutting a get together short, I can relate. If you get wore down, take a rest. At least you know the limits. Also, I note the comment from William, normally when you go to something of this nature, it seems that it will be full of the most arrogant people. I can happily say that with one exception this was not the case for this meeting. I only say that because of that one individuals’ prices and the fact that he is part of a guild around here, who’s name shall not be mentioned. Anyway, that guild continues to up the price to their annual show, class and membership 5-15% per year. (They must be from Madison) I’ve found two people in that guild I actually can speak to…. Let me drop the rant here.
I’ve always heard the roots are deep here in the south. After today I know so….... It really is a small world after all…....
Also, I think today was officially the third greatest day of my life.

-- Practice does not make perfect. Only perfect practice makes perfect. Vince Lombardi

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#11 posted 03-20-2011 07:01 AM

Ok OK let me guess the birth of your child-1 the day you married your wife-2 the glare of the sun off of William and my bald heads.
You know if we stuck our bald heads together what that would look like right?
Dont go there.;)

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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#12 posted 03-20-2011 07:38 AM

Chips we must have been typing at the same time. It was great meeting you and all of your fellow woodcarvers. Yall sure do make sawdust slow though. And the latches were amazing along with the rest of the box.
I want you to know I spent about 2 hours outside chip carving with my new knife. And I only needed 4 stitches, I still got 9 good ones left.;)

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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#13 posted 03-20-2011 11:50 AM

thank´s William :-)
now I will go and see it
Dennis

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#14 posted 03-20-2011 12:20 PM

Dennis, you also owe yourself to see David’s link above to his video on the hinges. These hinges are handmade wooden hinges. That’s cool enough. These are handmade double hinges though. Ok, that’s even cooler. Then, I think just to make us all feel inadequate, Chips performed a coup de grace. There are double hinges on the front and back of the box. On one side, the double hinges serve the original purpose of hinging both way. The other side didn’t really need the double action feature. He wanted it all to look balanced though. So what did he do? He built the double hinges for it anyway. Then he his magnets in it so that when you close that side, the part of the hinge that sticks out in the way automatically moves itself out of the way and latches against the sides of the box.
When I first seen this in action, I surely thought the unused portion of the hinges were going to give him trouble. I’m always thinking ahead and forming images in my mind of things before they happen. So I seen (only in my mind) Chips clumsily fumbling with this unused portion and using his hands to move them out of the way. Imagine my shock when they moved out of the way on their own and latch shut with a snap.
I am so glad Dave got a video of this. I have a video camera, but I seldom take video because I don’t have the software to turn the video from my camera to be able to put it online. Any video I take is stored on little small disks that look like miniature DVDs. Then I can hook my camera up to the TV with RCA jacks and watch my video. I haven’t gotten into posting it onmy computer yet. Before anyone starts making suggestions, I’m not ready to do so because of lack of computer knowledge either.
SuperD, now that you made the two heads together comment, you have made a commitment. Next time we get together, we both need to shave beforehand so we can get a picture of THAT to post on Lumberjocks.
Now please tell me you re joking about the stitches. Please don’t tell me you actually went home and cut yourself. I’m debating on getting my son a carving knife. That is NOT what I need to hear right now.

-- http://wddsrfinewoodworks.blogspot.com/

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#15 posted 03-20-2011 12:38 PM

oh yes I did see the vidio and those hinge is awesome
I still have to figur out how the they works , but I gess there is a little knop thats interfear
with a hole in the side of the box just infront of the magnet
but seeing how they work was great , I had to see the vidio four times … LOL
and I have just been to the jewlry box site and look at it , and yes yes its a real jewlry box :-)
if chip ever talk about he needs more practic time before he mooves to bigger projects
wuold you please slap him gently with a big board over your knee …
so his ego can bee nursed the propper way … LOL

take care
Dennis

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