Well it is After the Meeting and we had a blast to say the least. Marge and I used the club to settle a minor dispute. She sent me the following email: (excuse the caps… she is not yelling… her lower case key is broken on her computer)…
“NOW AS YOU KNOW, I’M NOT A NORTHERNER, I’M FROM WYOMING. AND IN WYOMING, A HAT IS SOMETHING THAT YOU WEAR ON YOUR HEAD THAT HAS A BRIM COMPLETELY AROUND IT. NOW A CAP, ONLY HAS A BILL, OR JUST HALF AROUND IT. WANTED TO MAKE THAT COMPLETELY CLEAR……… WE ALWAYS CALLED THE HAT,
A COWBOY HAT, NOT A COWBOY CAP. NOW WHEN NED WEARS THE CAPS, LIKE BASEBALL, OR AIKEN WOODCARVERS, THAT IS A CAP. BRING THIS UP AT THE MEETING, WOULD LIKE TO GET THAT CLEARED UP. TEE HEEE. THAT WILL BE A GOOD TOPIC FOR DISCUSSION THIS TUESDAY, SINCE WE TALK ABOUT EVERYTHING FROM MOTOR OL;, ON UP. M “
So me being from the south, where anything that one wears on the head is a hat took up the challenge. I checked with “Wikipedia” the online encyclopedia as the final authority on the subject on “headgear.” They said that, and I hate to admit it… Marge is correct. Generally speaking a hat has a rim all around it, a cap does not.
But we, the Aiken Wood Carvers Club, being an open-minded group set out to determine what type of head gear could we name. We had pictures of 14 different headgear from around the world and the carver who named the most… won a set of carving tools donated by www.WoodZone.com , your online carving store.
The winner after all of the dust settle was Chuck Spilman who named 7 of the 14. Chuck by the way, also showed up in his new wheels, a special access van. Less than 100 miles he is doing his part for the economic recovery. Heated leather seats for Mrs Spilman, assisted driving tools for Chuck. It even has hydraulic which raise and lower the van. But, don’t expect to see Chuck at any of those auto shows where they see whose car can bounce the highest.
One of the biggest surprises was Marvin. Marvin, beleive it or not is carving a flower. A Hibiscus, to be exact.
Vic has almost finished his boot and it is looking pretty good.
Desmond is carving a piece of basswood from Woodzone and practicing saying,”Cheerio!” Everybody try…. say “Cheerio.!” Good.
Matt is considering a tattoo of either the Aiken Wood Carvers logo or the Gadson Flag… I think our logo is more dramatic. Maybe an Aiken Wood Carvers poll is called for?
Ned is Ned and Tommy trying to weather the hard economic times by carving scrap wood and found wood. Can’t afford to buy any.
The Duke was all quiet… not bothering anyone. Sat by Marge. Couldn’t keep her quiet, though. (He-he)
Missed you if you weren’t there!
Also, I host a website for the local carving cub, the Aiken Wood Carvers Club at www.aikenwoodcarvers.org. We’d love for you to stop by.
That’s all for now…. “Cheerio!”- Jack