President: Alex Willette
Vice President: Duke Duquette
the boys came through again. The second year in a row! The rest of us are
thinking about voting them out of the club. No just kidding, but you got
to admit they are real good carvers. You would never think that they were
farmers all there life. Maybe when they were supposed to be plowing in the
back 40 they were under a tree carving. You got to hand it to them they
are REALY good carvers. Another job well done by the boys at ARBOR TERRACE
|The Arbor Terrace Carving Club is located in Bradenton, Florida.
General meetings and get togethers are at a peak in the winter season as
some of the gents are "Snow Birds". Here the guys are proudly
displaying their awards for their skillful carving.
good friends, Duke and Will, both wood carvers who carved once a week from
May to November. For
several years they carved together but not always caving the same subject
afternoon, Duke decides to do something really big. Will says “You’re
crazy!” Duke the silly one has come up with the idea of carving a full
size Carousel Horse.
then decides to rescue his friend and the plan to carve the horse. Good
thing Will came to the aid of his buddy cause Scrappy would still be in
the carving stage.
Duquette, alias “Duke” and Willard Bullis alias “Will” cut,
glued, laminated and carved the seven parts that make up the Carousel
Horse. The parts of the horse consist of the head, neck, body and four
legs. It took carving once a week for three summers to complete.
and Will tried to use all the scrap wood that Duke had in his workshop.
They cleaned out a huge pile of wood and most of the scraps he had. Being
that most of the wood was not specifically bought for the project, these
two gents named the horse “Scrappy”.
is looking for a good home – price is $6,000 plus shipping. He is
stabled in New England at the moment.
email Alex the Shoeman if interested in purchase.
These are Pictures of the class that we
had at the club. This man is a expert at this kind of carving. Something
different in carving. His name is Glenn Erickson. He hales from Michigan and
winters in Florida. He goes around to clubs and shows them his stuff and teaches
them how to do this kind of carving. It is called Scandinavian Cedar Fan
He starts out with a frozen peace of
green cedar wood, very green, and when he is done it is a very pretty bird. It
is hard to tell you just how to do it but it is fascinating how he does it. The
wood has to be green so it can be easily worked, if it is not green wood it will
break and impossible to work with. This writer has been to 2 of his classes and
it is still great to see him turn a little peace of wood into pretty little
birds. All in all it was a very good class, and by the way most all of his birds
on his little tree were sold to the park people that came to see him do his
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