Group Project "Hillbilly Reunion"

This group project is open to members of the Woodcarving Illustrated magazines Message Board. It is a project that will result in a scene(s) composed of wood carvings by members of the Message Board.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Latest Information

First of all, I need to thank everyone for the response to this project. It's a great example of the varied talents and levels of experience of folks who participate in the forum. Once the project is completed I know you all will be proud of it. I think we will have met our goals.Now, after talks with WCI and Goody, we need to pull back a bit and see where we are. As much as we would like to keep on getting and including carvings from more and more folks we need to consider some realities. First and perhaps most important is the size of the display. The completed display/scene will have to fit into a space no wider than 4 feet. The weight of the display must also be considered, as it will be shipped here and there. This means that we will evaluate what we have and what is on its way, then see if we just have to have anything else. So unless we specifically request a carving, we will have to go with what we have. Keep on checking the Blog for further information.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Hillbilly Reunion -Hand-off Completed!

Yep! That's Goody. And I can report that the hand off of the Hillbilly Reunion farm house and carvings has been a complete success.
Goody will now integrate what we have into the planned display for WCI. And if there are any out there who do not know Goody, I can assure you that the project is in excellent hands. In fact I stood at Goody's shop with Goody and Anna, and was in complete awe. Seldom have I been privileged to meet such a talented team of crafts folk. Goody's genius with all things mechanical, may be surpassed by Anna's painting. And I have not even mentioned the Carved Santa's, that are Goody's trademark. I must truly come up with an excuse for another road trip; with more time to sit and do some serious whittlin.

I am still receiving some carvings, and look forward to receiving them. These carvings will be forwarded to Goody. As we move towards completion of this project we will identify the need for some additional, and specific carvings that will enhance what we already have.....Keep checking the blog.....

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Road Trip!

It's time! Time to get the maps out, the van dusted off, and the gas tank filled. I'll be driving the Hillbilly Reunion carvings and farm house to Goody's this week. Got my map out, checked it; then checked with Goody. Goody said it was a straight shot and should not be hard to do. Just follow I 70 from Ohio to Maryland, get on I 695, get off at exit 12A to Southwestern blvd, to Route 1, then 3 more in town turns and I'm at his shop. Sounds purty simple to me. Then why did I check out MAPQUEST? MAPQUEST says it takes 27 different turns and exits, etc. What a joke! I'll just follow Goody's directions. I suspect it'll take around 7 1/2 hours. It's about 450 miles.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Sneaky Photo Preview!

This photo was posted on the message board/forum in response to what size the front porch is. Since I posted the photo there, I might as well post it here too. The porch is 6 inches deep, 8 inches high, and 24 inched in width. I also have a screen door, if I ever get it completed. The plans now is to transport the farm house and the carvings to Goody in a couple of weeks. Goody will work the whole thing into a display.