NJ/NY/CT Carving Gathering 11/18/17!

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  1. Pastor Chris

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    Hey folks, the time is here again! We hosted a few of these last year at the Church where I pastor and it worked out very well.

    We are conveniently located in West Morris County with easy access from routes 78 and 80, it is east travel from NYC and CT. We are just off of route 206, which runs north/south so not too bad from the southern and northern parts of NJ.

    Our Church website is at www.cpcchester.org and there is a map on the first page.

    The meet will start at 10am on Saturday, November 18th, and we have gone until about 3 or so in the afternoon, but we are not bound by a stopping time.

    See the photos below to get an idea of the set up and such.

    All skill levels are welcome, there will be plenty of opportunities to teach and learn.

    There is a table where you can show off your carving tools and lean about new ones.

    There will also be a "trade blanket" table.

    I generally and able to harvest a good bit of local green wood for everyone to use.

    You are welcome to bring food to share, we have a magnificent kitchen that can be used to re-heat things and certainly to keep them cool until lunch.

    Let me know if you can make it and I will try to keep a running list of attendees.

    Tagging a bunch of folks I know are interested: @bobc @Wolfcri @NJHeart2Heart @GreenFrog @hdlv @JV3 @Medic17 @alukban @Sweeneyguy @NVRDONE @adkwalker
    @MommaJ

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    I am going to try and make this. You are only 20 minutes from me. I just need to get some venison in the freezer. My hunting season is off to a rough start.
     
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    Excellent @Sharpdogs ! Have fun foraging some deer!
     
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    I may need to provide some raffle items to/for this gathering ....
     
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    That's always welcome Thom! You could make a trip out to the east coast too!
     
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    @556mp you should come to this! Just get on 513 south and stop when you get to the chruch with the red doors!
     
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    Thanks for the invite! That sounds like a good time!
     
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    Yeah there's a bunch of food around and sometimes we even get to some carving!

    Good place to show off sharp stuff and make some trades!
     
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    Food? Did you say food?
     
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    Yup, it has been pretty off the hook the past few times; buffalo chicken dip, empanadas, cider doughnuts, fresh local cider, and so on.
     
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    Saturday morning, post men's Bible study bump!
     
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    did I hear carving and buffalo chicken dip in the same sentance!!!!......I am 80% definite.....and of course I will bring the buffalo chicken dip and a new stock of mr. bobs pepper flakes for you....

    Bob.
     
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    It's tenatively on my calender to make it but anything can happen between then and now.
     
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    Just saw this thread. I think sometimes the forum doesn't tell me when I'm tagged. I have to check the calendar but if the day is open I'll be there.
     
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    I will be at Camp Johnsonburg this Wednesday for an Art of Ministry retreat and I will grab a few fresh stumps for chopping and scout out a tree or two to fell later for green wood for the meet!
     
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    Excellent! Jake will be around too so if they get bored they can always do a Nerf war or something.
     
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    8:30 and you are more than welcome to come!
     
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    Missed the last 2. Really want to make this one!
     
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    I hope you can!
     
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    First day of November bump!
     
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    Woohoo! It's getting close!
     
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    Indeed! I'll be heading out into the woods over the next week or two to cut some fresh green wood and get some new chopping blocks!

    As an interesting side note, I have a few of the black birch logs from the last meet; I had sealed the cut ends with beeswax and recently used some fo the wood for carving. It had certainly dried out a bit, but was still very nice to use and surprisingly soft/wet.
     
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    I think we're gonna need a bigger baton.
     
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    Thanks for the invite but sadly I have to say that I won't be able to make it :17:
    My kuksa overflowing with kids events and hunting and all!
    Will live vicariously through your pics!
    Kevin
     
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    Would it be okay if my 8 year old tagged along?
     
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    Let me know if you need a hand, I'll be in Rockaway for the next week or two I think.
    After this meet you ought to try tossing the leftover wood in a dark cool place on the ground. I was storing some like this under the house and it developed some real interesting spalting.

    I'll bring the froe!
     
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    Absolutely! My son Jake, who just turned 10 will be there. members have brought kids in the past without issue.
     
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    buffalo chicken dip with a fresh baguette......I'm getting hungry already......such a great get together......

    Bob.
     
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    There should be plenty of black birch tea from the trees I'll be cutting for wood too! I'll try to make some bundles of twigs for folks to take home too; that way you can just drop one in a pot and turn the heat on for making some nice brew at home.
     
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    I’m taking Monday off and heading out to get some green wood for the meet!
     
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    I'm just going to be getting home from being away for a week for work and the wife will probably skin me for asking, but I'm going to try to actually make this one (although I haven't touched my carving stuff in at least 7 months.
     
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    Here's the plan, your week away got extended for a day, you come by and stay with us, go home Saturday evening! LOL

    The event is about having fun together, not carving ability!
     
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    Alrighty as it stands it going to be me, Emma, and Ray said he will come and make round sticks lol
     
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    Fantastic!

    Heading out tomorrow to collect some wood. I’ll be sure to get some that is already close to round for Ray!
     
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    Perfect lol
     
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    @JoeMez due to a late decision to have our yard clean up/leaf raking day this Saturday, we will not be having Bible study. You are still welcome to come early and help set up!
     
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    Pastor Chris, does NJT have train service from Hoboken to Chester?
     
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    Just realized that 11 18 is opening day of rifle hinting season in NY
     
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    I have really been wanting to get up to one of these meets Pastor Chris. Unfortunately I will be up in Maine for this one. Some day......
     
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    The nearest train station is the Peapack/Gladstone station, about 5 miles away and literally the end of the line. IDK how you might get there from where you are but your can probably look it up with that information. We can certainly arrange to pick you up form there.

    Sounds like a good day NOT to be in the woods! LOL.
     
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    @JerseyDevil22 ....i just sent you a pm...if you can get a bus to the willow brook mall in wayne, nj....i can give you a ride there and back.....let me know if this works for you.....more fun than the train.....of course you will be sharing the car with my "Famous" buffalo chicken dip....LOL.....

    bob
     
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    Pastor Chris: what time is the gathering?........

    bob
     
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    Officially 10-4 but earlier is fine too.
     
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    Looking forward to the meet tomorrow!
    Does anyone have some scrap leather laying around? I'm looking for long thin strips to use as wraps for hook knives... I lost one of mine and have a few new hooks in need. Thanks!
    I'm happy to work out a trade or something if necessary.
     
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    Gotcha covered
     
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    Thank you, sir.
     
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    buffalo chicken dip is made and ready to go....I also made a surprise dessert this time.....later

    Bob
     
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