Wood craft http://www.concowoodworking.com/ Thu, 16 Sep 2021 12:20:38 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 https://www.concowoodworking.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon.png Wood craft http://www.concowoodworking.com/ 32 32 Portage Lakes Boat Show results are in https://www.concowoodworking.com/portage-lakes-boat-show-results-are-in/ Thu, 16 Sep 2021 11:54:14 +0000 https://www.concowoodworking.com/portage-lakes-boat-show-results-are-in/

Above, left to right, Jim, Ken and Dick Shumaker hold the Ned Mohrman Memorial Trophy, which is awarded to the entrance considered the best boat at the antique and classic Portage Lakes Boat Show.

Steve Shumaker, pictured right, shows a visitor the 1956 Cruiser’s Inc. 250 Holiday, fitted with a 70-horsepower Mercury outboard engine. The Maryland-registered boat returned for the show this year on behalf of the original owners – brothers Jim, Ken and Dick Shumaker.

COVENTRY – The 45th annual Portage Lakes Vintage and Classic Boat Show, held on Sept. 11 at Pick’s docks at PLX and the Harbor Inn, drew record crowds, according to event organizers.
The event, organized by the Antique and Classic Boat Society (ACBS) – an international organization dedicated to the preservation and recognition of all types of personal watercraft with over 55 chapters in North America and Europe – and its chapter North Coast Ohio, consisted of 48 classic wood and fiberglass boats; exhibits on water and land; outboard motors; and a sailboat.
The Portage Lakes Historical Society co-hosted the event.
The Ned Mohrman Memorial Trophy, awarded to the best boat in the show, was awarded to brothers Ken, Dick and Jim Shumaker. The brothers saved up money earned on their paper roads in Akron’s North Hill to buy the Johnson 250 Holiday engine and 40 horsepower from 1956 Cruisers Inc. at Warner’s Boat House when they were teenagers, according to the show’s organizers, and they enjoyed water skiing. on Turkeyfoot Lake in their youth. The boat remained in the family and was restored in Maryland and brought back to Portage Lakes by a nephew for the brothers to enjoy on the lakes again.
Ned Mohrman was a pioneer and one of the organizers of the Portage Lakes Boat Show and Parade, Summit Boat Racing organization and former owner of Sandy Beach Marine, according to ACBS section officials.
This year’s show featured “young judges,” who learned to judge boats using the ACBS judging guidelines. The youth program is sponsored by ACBS and Hagerty Insurance.
The first place winners in the following categories included:
• Sailboats: 1970 Mirror Sailing Dingy, owned by Jerry and Liliana Welch, Akron;
• Contemporary Classic: 1993 Launch of Fantail, “P. Beau”, Jan and Margo Holmes, of New Franklin;
• Classic metal boats: 1966 Starcraft, Falcon 14ft, Dan and Ashley Ritchey, of Bolivar;
• Fiberclassic Inboards: 1972 Century Resorter, “Class of 72”, Mike and Bonnie Hakes, of Rocky River;
• Fiberclassic outboard: 1968 Checkmate V141, Don and Winnie Trotter, from Canfield;
• Classic wooden outboards: 1957 Thompson, “Lady Laker”, Jeff and Gail Angeletti, of New Franklin;
• Classic Wood Utilities: 1958 Chris Craft Silver Arrow, “Lynn”, Joseph Rockburn, of Grove City, PA;
• Classic Wood Runabouts: 1948 Chris Craft Deluxe Runabout, “Easy Money”, Ken and Mary Kaye Lipovich, of Painesville;
• Unmounted Outboards: 1952 Chris Craft Challenger 5 HP, Penny Peterman, of Springfield;
• Jugement des jeunes, Best of Show: 1972 Century Resorter, “Class of 72”;
• ACBS, Most Original Boat: 1947 Lyman Islander, “Scout”, Jay and Beth Austin, of Clinton;
• Best Amateur Catering: 1958 Lyman Runabout, “Lone Eagle”, Randy Bordner, of Canton; and
• Best of Show Judges: 1956 Chris Craft, Holiday, “Billie Holiday”, Doug and Terri Brooks, of Wadsworth.
ACBS section officials said the show was sponsored by more than 65 local businesses and donations from others.
Show classifications include:
√ History: boats built up to and including 1918;
Antique: boats built between 1919 and 1942;
√ Classic: boats built between 1943 and 1975;
√ Late Classic: boats built after 1976 and the year 25 years before the current year;
√ Contemporary Classic: wooden boats built over the past 25 years;
Usefulness: boats whose engine is covered with a box with an open cockpit;
Runabout: boats whose motor is covered by non-trafficable bridges; and
√ Outboard: boats propelled by an engine mounted on the transom.
For more information on sponsorship of next year’s show, contact Show President Gil Maringer at 216-310-7475.

The young judges of the Portage Lakes Antique & Classic Boat Show are pictured above watching a 1956 Chris Craft Continental owned by Scott Waite. They were guided by Brian Keen of Motorboat Garage in Cincinnati. Photos courtesy of the Antique and Classic Boat Society, North Coast Ohio Chapter

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The faded tradition of hand block printing in Rajasthan https://www.concowoodworking.com/the-faded-tradition-of-hand-block-printing-in-rajasthan/ Sun, 12 Sep 2021 05:02:28 +0000 https://www.concowoodworking.com/the-faded-tradition-of-hand-block-printing-in-rajasthan/

The kaleidoscopic construction of diverse economic and cultural (“eco-cultural”) identities across India provides a deeply rooted connection between a social group’s cultural tradition and the source of its economic sustenance.

For communities engaged in the intergenerational transfer of traditional knowledge, involving the production of rich and complex handicrafts, their own way of life, livelihoods and economic independence are shaped from their cultural communion.

“We wear colors here in Rajasthan,” said craftsman Laxmi from Bagru. Photo: Jignesh Mistry.

One of these hand-printing practices has a long tradition in the rural and semi-urban landscapes of Rajasthan, especially in the Bagru, Ajmer and Sanganer regions. Traditionally practiced by a “caste” of printers known to belong to the “Chhipa” community, they passed on their know-how to their children as a proud marker of their identity.

However, in the face of the growing demand for cheap and mechanized textile products, emerging from the forces of hyper-globalization and rapid commodification, this traditional (handmade) craft and its professional value are no longer rooted in a community. as before. Handicrafts are also losing their traditional indigenous value under the clutches of a neoliberal market order for mechanized textile products.

In recent months, field researchers as part of a ethnographic project undertaken by the Center for New Economic StudiesThe visual storyboard team, OP Jindal Global University, tried to speak to many traders, businessmen, workers engaged in the production of hand-printed products across Rajasthan. Most traders have suggested that it is “The last generation of craftsmen” engaged in the work of authentic hand block printing production. This photographic essay attempts to bring out the complexities involved in the craft production process and the stories of those engaged in the process.

A woman drying yards of hand-printed fabric. Photo: Jignesh Mistry

Bagru, a village 40 kilometers west of the city of Jaipur, is home to around 100 Chhipa families. This is where most of the authentic hand printing jobs are done.

Nallya printing blocks at Anokhi Museum, Jaipur. Photos: Jignesh Mistry.

The life of the members of the community is invested in the printing profession with most of the discussions surrounding his work as well.

While dhobis would wash the fabric, the Chhipas would print them with designs carved out of sheesham wood.

Prahalad Rai Dosaya, member of the Chhipa community and owner of Dosaya, Bagru, Rajasthan. Photo: Jignesh Mistry

Lose contact

As the process of producing handicrafts has become more commercialized, mechanized capital has replaced the hands of workers with increasingly widespread “screen printing” as a production method to meet the rapid and increasing demands of the world. block printing market.

Although the use of capital and mechanized machinery has contributed to the scale of production, many, including artisans engaged in handicrafts, feel a loss of ownership and agency over their designs, while suffering from the loss of economically rich trade. The industrialized process discouraged the next generation of manual printers from embarking on this vocation as well.

A woman dyes cotton fabrics in Bagru, Rajasthan. Photo: Jignesh Mistry

New generations of workers (and their children) see less usefulness in respecting traditions, and as a result of the needs and shape of modern educational curricula, integrated arts and crafts knowledge systems have lost their vital importance. Government programs are also minimal to support the craft industry and its workers.

The emphasis was more on making the cottage industry profitable – albeit through mechanized forms – rather than retaining what was authentic in the natural identity of the craft.

A man rinsing a screen frame, Sanganer, Rajasthan. Photo: Jignesh Mistry

Men engaged in screen printing designs in Sanganer, Rajasthan. Photo: Jignesh Mistry

Screen printing designs available in Sanganer, Rajasthan. Photo: Jignesh Mistry.

Print block carved from sheesham wood in Jaipur. Photo: Jignesh Mistry.

A Dhobi (washer) washing printed fabric in a tank in Bagru, Rajasthan. Photo: Jignesh Mistry.

A woman prints on fabric using a hand block in a workshop in Bagru, Rajasthan. Photo: Jignesh Mistry.

“When we do not recognize the skillful use of the ‘hand’ as a skill but the use of the machine as a skill for a worker, then who will benefit: the hand or the machine? Said Deepak Kumar Titanwala (left) and Suraj Narayan Titanwala (right) in front of their museum displaying traditional prints. Photo: Jignesh Mistry

As one of India’s largest employment sectors, the textile sector struggles to keep its workers employed in a rapidly changing (and mechanized) global economic landscape. Those engaged in the craft of hand block printing lament the faded authenticity of their art and the tradition of producing its crafts.

While there is a strong desire to preserve traditions, block printers want a more lucrative future for their children to allow them to resume the profession of their own generation. This is the only way they think hand block printing can survive its natural form and historically entrenched eco-cultural identity.

Deepanshu Mohan is Associate Professor of Economics and Director, Center for New Economics Studies (CNES), Jindal School of Liberal Arts, OP Jindal Global University. Jignesh Mistry is Senior Research Analyst and Visual Storyboard Team Leader at CNES. Tavleen Kaur is a research assistant (CNES) and Apremeya Sudarshan is a research intern at CNES. Advaita Singh, Vanshika Mittal are senior research analysts at CNES and Ada Nagar is senior research assistant at CNES.

The authors would like to sincerely thank Raj Kanwarji, Dilip Singh Shekhawat and Namrata Singh from Ojjas, Bagru-Jaipur; Amit Kacholiya and Teerath Kacholiya from Indus Art & Emporium, Jaipur; Tarachand Saini, Amer-Jaipur Mahesh and Harsh Badaya of Riddhi Siddhi Textiles, Jaipur; Narendra Kumar, Sanganer, Jaipur; Suraj Narayan Titanwala and Deepak Kumar Titanwala, Titanwala Museum, Bagru, Jaipur, and Navratan Dosaya, Bagru, Jaipur for all their efforts and invaluable help in this project. Without their help, this project would not have been possible.

Most of the names have been changed to protect the identity of the respondent.

This study was carried out as part of a CNES Visual Storyboard initiative. Please check everything video trials and photographic essays on this storyboard to learn more about the team’s work and their visual archives.

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Marlène Vivian Luke Lopez | Obituary https://www.concowoodworking.com/marlene-vivian-luke-lopez-obituary/ Thu, 09 Sep 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://www.concowoodworking.com/marlene-vivian-luke-lopez-obituary/

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Marlene Vivian Luke Lopez died on September 6, 2021 in Seattle, WA from a brief illness. She was born on May 23, 1946 in White Swan, WA, a member of the Yakama Nation. Marlene was raised in Harrah, WA by her mother, Aurelia Ross Wapato and her father, Ed Wapato.

Marlene attended and graduated from the Chilocco Indian School in Oklahoma. She also attended Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon. She has held various positions within the Yakama Nation. She also worked for the Job Corps located in Fort. Simcoe.

Most of all, Marlene loved to sew and she was a well-known baby board maker on the Yakama Reservation. She traveled the Pacific Northwest with her husband Paul to sell her crafts at powwows and craft fairs. Marlene was a generous and loving woman. She would lend a helping hand when and as she could, especially for her family and friends.

She was predeceased by her only son, Austin Stuart Saluskin, her parents Aurelia and Ed Wapato, her sister Genevieve Hooper, her nephews James Richard Hooper, Fred Ed Hooper, her niece Aurelia Mary “Sister” Hooper and her brothers Ron Luke and Larry Luke. .

She is survived by her husband of 38 years, Paul Lopez, sisters Pauline Eyle, Lydia Arneecher (Kenneth) and Jackie Wapato, brothers Alan Luke and Darell Luke, many nieces and nephews.

The bearers are Grant Luke, Kenny Arneecher, Kevin Luke, Jimmy Hooper, Isaiah Ellenwood and Andrew Jack Jr.

Honorary bearers are Kenneth Arneecher, John and Gary Lay, Sonny Harrison, Mike Eagle-Olney, Vic Wood, Juddson Luke, Jim Pratt, JC Pratt, Reg Pratt and Emmit Taylor Jr.

Services will be held at the Lower Valley Indian Baptist Church, 4141 Harrah Road, starting at 10:00 a.m. Interment will take place in the 1910 Shaker Church Cemetery.

The Covid protocol will be followed due to the recent increase in COVID-19 cases. The services will be aimed at family and close friends.

Please send your condolences to Valleyhillsfh.com.

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Muskogee’s Okie: Flusche puts his talents to work | Lifestyles https://www.concowoodworking.com/muskogees-okie-flusche-puts-his-talents-to-work-lifestyles/ Sun, 05 Sep 2021 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.concowoodworking.com/muskogees-okie-flusche-puts-his-talents-to-work-lifestyles/

Stephanie Flusche has found a way to turn a flat tire into history, a flea market visit into an adventure, an old door to art.

She hasn’t always been so cunning.

Flusche said she was more into dancing, cheerleading, and softball while growing up in Casa Grande, Arizona. She played softball for Connors State College after moving to Muskogee to help her grandmother take care of her family.

She said her grandmother encouraged her to do scrapbooking and crafts.

For example, her grandmother gave her a bag full of pens, paper, and other items when she was invited to a Creative Memories scrapbooking party.

“We were going to Fin and Feather (Fall Craft Festival). If I picked up something, she’d say, ‘we can do it,’” said Flusche. “And at the time, I was like ‘I don’t want to make it, I don’t have time.'”

However, Flusche said that over time she has learned by trial and error.

“When I started painting furniture, my oldest Destrie was at LSU and she had just moved from the sorority house,” Flusche recalls. “She needed furniture for her apartment. I started looking for things. We filled this house quickly. I was testing paint, I was learning to paint things, and after a while, she got it. is said, “We don’t need furniture anymore, Mom.” “

Flusche had to find a place to dispose of all his things.

In 2013, she opened a stall at Hattie’s House Vintage Market on Main Street.

After a while, other fellow craftsmen, including Hope Farmer of Creative Soul, encouraged Flusche to open his own house on Main.

“If it weren’t for Hope, I wouldn’t be here,” said Flusche. “She’s so encouraging. She was so persistent in insisting that I take a class.”

In 2016, Flusche opened Lola’s Living, named after his English bulldog, Lola, who frequented the store. The honor of the store dog now goes to Rosie, an English Bulldog puppy.

Tell stories

in a unique way

Stephanie Flusche says she’s created 45 scrapbooking albums – and each one tells a story.

“It’s just to create memories,” she said. “You can have images in stacks and in boxes. But my daughters will take them out. Albums tell stories. “

For example, Flusche recalled an album she made about a recent trip.

“We were going to the Dallas airport, by plane to Cancun,” she said. “I wouldn’t have remembered that my truck had an apartment on the way to the airport. It wasn’t something I would have remembered unless I had documented it.”

She devotes two scrapbooking pages, titled Off to a “Rocky Start”, to photos of people changing their tires. The pages feature a brief history, as well as a road silhouette.

“It’s all about the stickers, the journaling,” she said. “If I didn’t have this diary, you wouldn’t know what’s going on.

Flusche said she likes to put everything in her album.

“Now that social media is really important and my kids are in high school, the only way I can get a picture of them is to steal one from Facebook and print them out,” she said. . “I like to document everything that happens, not just the events. I love everyday life. I play sports, but I also do everyday life.”

She admitted, however, that she had some catching up to do.

“I’m definitely late,” she said. “I don’t know if anyone has caught up with scrapbooking yet.”

Looking for

hidden treasure

Flusche’s junk trips have taken her to several interesting places.

“I’m not necessarily looking for something specific, but if someone would say to me, ‘Oh I’m looking for this, keep an eye out’ I’m the first to find this part for them,” she said. . “I can see the potential of anything. If there is a cabinet, I will turn it into something functional.”

She said she was looking for period furniture, old building pieces, old books.

“I really like old things, industrial things made of metal,” she said. “Wood, I’m looking for a lot of wood right now.”

She has several favorite places in Muskogee.

“Grand Flea is amazing. They have it all,” she said of an indoor flea market a few doors south of her store. “The Red Barn, across from Walmart. The Salvation Army is good too.”

A favorite destination is Canton, Texas which boasts of having the world’s largest flea market.

“It’s amazing,” she said. ” It’s huge. You can buy anything. Whatever you are looking for, you can find it there.

Flusche recalled buying old doors at a market.

“My shed is full of doors,” she said. “I have a hangar and a storage unit full of stuff.”

Turn garbage

in works of art

Necessity drove Flusche’s woodcutting hobby. She said she had to find an efficient way to display the furniture on her booth.

“It led to signs and how could I improve them, how can I do more, find the right paint,” she said. “This led to making wooden hearts from wooden planks and making wooden pumpkins from drawers in a Country Club house.”

She made several wooden pumpkins from old built-in drawers and bookcases. Each has its own characteristics.

“I will never be able to recreate this because there was old paint on it,” she said. “Another was in the cabinet.”

Flusche saws wood in his garage.

She carves Christmas trees and maps of Oklahoma and the United States from old doors.

“On some of them I write on the back where they are from or what building they are from,” she said. “These doors are super thick.”

Flusche found a door from old Lakeland Glass and cut it out in the shape of Oklahoma. She said she plans to donate the creation to the Chamber of Commerce, for an auction scheduled for September 11.

Questions and answers


“My grandmother, Ann Reinhardt, lived in Fort Gibson and looked after her father, LA Rounds. When I graduated from high school I moved here to help him with him and I went to Connors. I got married, I had kids. ”


“Everyone is so friendly. Everyone knows everyone. Even if you don’t know them, they’re still pretty friendly.”


“I would love to see more social outdoor activities. I love our whole neighborhood and everything they’ve done downtown. I would like to see more fall festival, spring festival. I love the farmer’s market, but I would like to have more events outside. “


“Debbie Greener. She’s a member of the First Baptist Church. She’s very genuine. She’s always there to help you. She’s involved in a lot of things. And she’s the most generous person. If you had to mention something that is going on, that next day when she would check in with you no matter what. “


“To have the opportunity to open a store. I never thought that in a million years I would have something like this. I never thought of it.”


“I like junk. I like going to yard sales, flea markets. I like vintage things, whether it’s to transform them or to keep them.”


“Good community, folks.”

MEET Stéphanie Flusche.

AGE: 49 years old.

HOMETOWN: Muskogee.

EDUCATION: Casa Grande Union High School, Casa Grande, Arizona; one year at Connors State College.

OCCUPATION: Owner of Lola’s Living.

FAMILY: Husband, Gary. Children, Madison, Miles, Destrie and Brett; three grandchildren; three dogs, Stella, Olive, Rosie.


LEISURE: crafts, woodworking, scrapbooking, reusing furniture, training, gardening.

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New distilleries open in Wilmington, Carolina Beach https://www.concowoodworking.com/new-distilleries-open-in-wilmington-carolina-beach/ Thu, 02 Sep 2021 10:08:55 +0000 https://www.concowoodworking.com/new-distilleries-open-in-wilmington-carolina-beach/

It’s hard to believe that until 2019, the Wilmington area had no distillery.

Now, with three more in the works, it looks like another exponential growth spurt is underway downtown and Carolina Beach.

The first one that should open is Four Hounds Distilling. Max Sussman and Chris Stellaccio set up the distillery at The Veggie Wagon production facility on N. Lake Park Blvd. They have been practicing and honing their skills for years and are finally ready to share what they have learned with the launch of two rum products, perhaps as early as the end of the month.

Hunter and Misti Ford are aiming for an October date for Momentum Spirits in the Cotton Exchange at 318 Nutt St., located in the former Two Sisters Bookery location.

A distillery by Matt Karn, the man behind IZZYz Spirits and his signature rum, which he first released four years ago, is also in the works. He is also eyeing the city center.

Momentum Spirits is moving to a Cotton Exchange space in downtown Wilmington.

Jeff Strickland, of the North Carolina ABC Commission, said he saw an increase in the number of distilleries across the state since 2018. That year there were 54 active distilleries, followed by 68 in 2019 and 80. in 2020.

There are now 99 active licenses for distilleries in North Carolina, he said. Only a few, including Mason Inlet, EOD Distillery and the makers of Blue Shark Vodka, are currently in Wilmington.