Sunday, March 1, 2015

Antique Decoy, Fishing & Sporting Collectibles Show

Duck Decoy Shows 2013

Long Island Decoy Collectors Association
44th Annual
Antique Decoy, Fishing & Sporting Collectibles Show
Saturday, March 7th 2015
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
IBEW Union Hall
#370 Vanderbilt/Motor Parkway, Hauppauge, NY
Admission: $7.00

When Broadbill was King on the Great South Bay

From the East - L.I. Expressway 495 to exit 55. Right onto MP/67, thru light to #370             IBEW Hall, Vanderbuilt/Motor Parkway, 5th on right.
From the West - L.I. Expressway 495 to exit 55 to Motor Parkway. Thrugh Light to #370       IBEW HAll, Vanderbilt Motor Pkwy. Hall on right.

Attendance or Vendor Information:
Timothy R. Sieger -b 631-537-0153
Richard La Fountain - 631-725-2034
Dick Richardson - 631-475-4199

Friday, January 23, 2015

Meeting Dates for th Year


 Carving Mtg                                                 Open Carving

March     10 Tuesday                                      18 Wednesday
April       14 Tuesday                                      22 Wednesday
May        12 Tuesday                                      20 Wednesday
June         9 Tuesday                                        17 Wednesday

SUMMER BREAK----------------------------------------------------- 

Sept        8 Tuesday                                        16 Wednesday
Oct         13 Tuesday                                      21 Wednesday
Nov         10  Tuesday                                     18 Wednesday
Dec          8 Tuesday                                        16 Wednesday

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Happy New Year.....!

Basswood Carving Block - 1.75" x 1.75" x 10"This blank block of wood symbolizes the beginning of a new year filled with unknown possibilities.  Every carving project begins in a new block of wood that awaits the carver’s tools of inspiration, creative ideas and ability to try. ...HAPPY NEW YEAR! to all...  Ed

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Potato Wood ...?!

Potato Wood Review by Steve Tomashek 


I like wood, some of my favorite trees are made of it; so when I was approached to try a new carving material made from potato starch my first thought was: what’s wrong with wood?  Now I’m pretty sure there are some fundamentalist “whoodlers” out there who will never try the stuff but I’m attracted to shiny new things as much as the next bird.

Rooster and Chickens
Rooster and Chicks

The smartest feature of this stuff is that water acts like glue for it.  When wet, the surface becomes first slippery, then sticky, and in a matter of 15 minutes there forms a glossy bond that is slightly harder than the material itself.  Carving it is a breeze; the light and uniform layers form a grain that is surprisingly strong in all directions.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Carving Puppet's...

how to carve
  • Carve only that parts which will be visible.
  • First drill all holes with table drill so they will have right angles.
  • Make sure all movable parts can move before starting to carve them.
  • Be focused on carving. Do not eat, or dring on the same place as you carve.
  • It's good to start with the hands and the head of your puppet.
  • You should work on each...

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

How to Carve a Pumpkin Into a Flaming Jack-O'-Lantern


Food Network Magazine and Halloween Wars champion Shawn Feeney show you how to carve a cool pumpkin, step-by-step.

Sunday, October 12, 2014


Big Thank You to Ivan S. for finding this...
Photograph by GREG SUTTER 

Master craftsman Henry O. Studley (1838-1925) was an organ and piano maker, carpenter, and mason. He is best known for building this incredible tool chest during his tenure at the Poole Piano Company in Massachusetts, working on it over the course of 30 years. Using ebony, mother-of-pearl, ivory, rosewood, and mahogany – all materials used in the manufacture of pianos – he refined the chest to the point that, even now in the 21st century, it is still in a class by itself.
The Studley Tool Chest holds 300 tools, yet measures only 9 in. deep, 39 in. high, and 18 in. wide, when closed (22.86 x 99.06 x 45.72 cm). Every tool has a custom-made holder to keep it in place, many with beautiful inlay, and tiny clasps that rotate for easy access. As the chest folds closed, tools from the left side nestle precisely between tools on the right side. Below you can see a video review of this beautiful design.
To see a video with Norm Abrams explainng here
More info: CLICK HERE