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Welcome to the July/August 2001 issue of Woodc@rver Online Magazine.


Friends in Wood -

Time passes too quickly - here we are now halfway through the summer season, Pro football camp will start in a few weeks and our summer is flying by.

With the fall will come the Great Pig Out 2001. This wild and crazy September gathering of wood carvers in little Somonauk, IL is hosted by Joe Dillett and will benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Your WOM editor is assisting the benefit by coordinating a Friendship Cane project; the friendship canes will be auctioned along with a lot of other items, with the proceeds going to Make-A-Wish. Read more about GPO 2001 and the Cane project in this issue.

We welcome back Kathleen Menendez after a one issue hiatus - this edition of Pyrografitti is filled with photos and pyrography news.

Former Editor Bill Judt returns once again with an interesting review of the book Bulgarian Church Woodcarving, 14th-19th Century.

Greg Wilkerson appears for the first time in WOM with his report on the War Eagle Seminar 2001.

"Ol' Don" Burgdorf's pattern this month is a friendly guy all set to greet visitors to your shop or office.

A fella' named Gibson is Pete LeClair's project offering for this issue.

Loren Woodard continues his fine work on Notes From The Net.

So sit back and enjoy this issue of WOM - and before you now it, we'll be back with the next issue as school starts in September.

Above all, Friends in Wood - Carve On!

Matt Kelley

P.S. The TriCity Carvers Club is raffling a very nicely carved carousel rocking horse and tickets are still available. To see the rocking horse and get more information visit the TriCity Carver's web site HERE.

Once again I'd like to thank all those who helped with this issue of WOM, and if you, the readers, have comments, suggestion or ideas for future articles, I'd be very happy to receive them all. Just email me at Editor@carverscompanion.com.