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Saturday, January 23, 2016

 


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Wednesday, January 20, 2016

SNOW DAY

 


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Wednesday, January 6, 2016

PACKING LIST

Here's a few things this old instructor is going to be stuffing into the truck, Toyota Tacoma, for the Florida Woodcarvers Roundup...

Box Cypress Knees, Bundle of Long Nose Sticks(24), Cypress Knee models, Stick models, Box OCC tools for sale, CDs for sale, Roughouts for sale, Roughout instructions, 2x4 folding table, box of paints, tool box, steel pins for sticks, epoxy, super glue, Poly spray, Japanese saw, hand cart, cooler, water, food, clothes, wife...don't ever forget to list wife...

mmm...there is got to be something missing...

Monday the 11th is stick pickin' day...on that day we will have had 10 days of cold weather...the dadgum sap should have run on back down by then so it should be some good whittlin wood...I'll start with the dogwood tree that needs to come down...there's Long Nose sticks n' little Bears n, a face or two n' other stuff I ain't even thought of yet in that tree...then it's trim the sweet gums turn...lots more goodies in them limbs...I'll leave the hickory n' oak for another time...nothing like working with natural wood... 

Thinking on a new class...ain't tellin' yet...pondering n' researching...lotsa mmm's going on...might maybe do it in Evart MI at The Roundup that is...mmm...mmm...

See ya'll next time... 

2:28 pm est 

Saturday, January 2, 2016

PREPARATIONS

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I will be covering my preparations for the Florida Woodcarving Roundup so all you folks interested can see what an instructor goes thru getting ready...well that is this instructor...The Florida Woodcarvers Roundup is just 30 whole days away...sooo...it's time we start getting ready...I will be teaching two classes...

on Feburary 2nd and 3rd will be Cypress Knee Characters and on the 4th and 5th will be Long Nose Garden Guards...both classes should be fun so bring your sharp toys and we will have a little fun...there will 17 other instructors so you have lots of choices although I selfishly ask that you attend mine...

I just received a box of lumpitty bumpity cypress knees for your enjoyment and will be going stick pickin' for the Long Nose class next week...had a delay in stick pickin' because I winter cut the sticks...but...the sap ran down and the leaves fell and then it rained and rained and rained some more and then...and then...summer suddenly arrived again right in the middle of winter...well now...it stayed warm so long that nature got fooled and the sap ran up and the trees started budding so now I have to wait for the sap to run on back down before cutting...and just like Bre Rabbit a jumpin' in a briar patch winter is back...so now we wait a bit and then go stickin'...gonna get some sweet gum sticks and some dogwood sticks both easy carving...that is if you got sharp tools...so now before ya'll ya'alls get on to anyone's class ya'll get busy prepping your toys making em reallllll sharp...

Well that's all for now until stick pickin' time...

 

 

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