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PRESENTERS
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Clark Kellogg spoke to members about how he makes a living in woodworking, the schools he attended and then showed several examples of work he had performed on commission.  Clark stressed that as a business you are in your shop all day and every day.
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Special Presentation
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Child Advocates Representative, Nicole Scanlon, accepts WWCH donation of toys for auction at her organizationís gala, a major fund raiser for Child Advocates.  Presenting toys to Ms. Scanlon is, from left to right, Bill Cole, Ridg Gilmer and Denis Muras. 

Child Advocates, Inc. is Houston's leader in providing critical advocacy for Harris County's most severely abused children.  They mobilize court appointed volunteers to break the vicious cycle of child abuse. Volunteers speak up for abused children who are lost in the system and guide them into safe environments where they can thrive. 

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Trophy Presentation
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Clark Kellogg and Lon Kelley receive trophies for their winning entries at the chair contest in March.  Clark took first in the heirloom category and Lon, the art category.
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SHOW and TELL PROJECTS
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Norm Nichols holds one of the two crosses he crafted for the Scrollsaw picnic. One is the Creation cross and the other the Easter cross.  Both are of red oak and the backer is of black felt paper. 
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              Rudy Lippert explained the story behind making this box embellished with veneers.  Rudy calls it his "experiment" box.. 

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  L1000832.JPG (117776 bytes)     Fred Sandoval holds up one of his home made chisels from a set.
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            John Gay, preparing to frisbee toss this bowl, explains how he affixed the tile to the bowl and made it look like there was nothing to it.    L1000809.JPG (117089 bytes) L1000833.JPG (93973 bytes)
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      L1000806.JPG (161653 bytes) L1000807.JPG (143688 bytes)  L1000836.JPG (113491 bytes) In this frame John Gay is seen showing off his "secret" drawer in this CD cabinet of red oak.  John also built it high enough so the tile rimmed bowl (see above) wouldn't fall to the floor.
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         Randy Abramson demonstrates how to tap a tune on this tongue drum. It is believed that tongue drums have their roots in Africa.           L1000812.JPG (204581 bytes)  L1000837.JPG (96416 bytes)
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  L1000813.JPG (266510 bytes)  L1000839.JPG (113173 bytes)  Denis Muras shows off his intarsia tiger, an entry that won Best of Show and a spot on that well known cereal box.......grrrrrr.
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This chess board with pieces was not purchased at a "pawn" shop.  It was skillfully crafted by Charles Volek of maple and mahogany.  But did he craft it at "knight" while in the comfort of his very own "castle"??   L1000815.JPG (234898 bytes)  L1000824.JPG (218306 bytes)  L1000843.JPG (253116 bytes)
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 L1000817.JPG (108461 bytes) L1000846.JPG (222061 bytes)        Monte Richard holds up a quilt hanger and explains how appliques hide the truncated clothespins that hang the quilts 
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       Glenn Edwards proudly shows club members his scroll sawed tribute of pecan and rosewood to the fifty years that he and his wife have been married.  Glenn presented other works that he had scroll sawed of poplar, yellowheart and aspen.  The soccer plaque for his granddaughter took first place in a show in Denton, TX.  After Glenn fashioned this rocking horse someone pointed out to him that the curve in the horse's back makes a very handy handle, a feature that was "accidental". L1000820.JPG (119532 bytes) L1000816.JPG (154507 bytes) L1000818.JPG (190675 bytes)  L1000819.JPG (211149 bytes) L1000847.JPG (110496 bytes) L1000849.JPG (130746 bytes) L1000850.JPG (102562 bytes) L1000822.JPG (234598 bytes)
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