• Vol 34 / Issue 04
  • April 2019
  • Editor, Richard Gulley

About the April Meeting

The April meeting will be at 6:30 pm on the 16th at the University of Tennessee Space institute, room H111. The program will feature Vince Zaccardi “From prototype to Production". Vince will describe the project for development of stations for theStory Walk project in Tullahoma. Members of the Clubparticipated in this project and will enjoy a review of the process.

A complete list of scheduled programs can be found on the website.


I don’t know which direction to take this April newsletter. I think it’s National Woodworking Month, but there’s April Fool’s day to consider too. Trying to decide which to promote, I realized that to TVW members, every month is National Woodworking Month. But by the same token, I find that as I get older every day is April Fool’s Day. Before we end this newsletter, we’ll visit April Fool’s Day again. Now, on with Splinters.

Looking Back

Coming Events

Welcome to Our New Members

We welcome Max Heath from Belvidere, TN. He joined at the March meeting.

Annual Dues

Dues are due. If you’re not sure if you’re paid up, just ask Paul Jalbert.


February Show and Tell


Pictures can also be seen in the Gallery and possibly more (close-ups and other views).

We appreciate you taking the time to give us the info on your Show & Tell items. It makes our secretary’s job much easier.

Tony Murphy

Tony Murphy showed slides of the shop bench he made which included a vise. Wood sassafras..

Darrell Albert

Darrell Albert had a carved bowl of chittum burl finished with Odis oil and wax.

Gary Runyon

Gary Runyon brought several knives he had made.

Paul Jalbert

Paul Jalbert showed a hand carved plaque inspired by sign at Dr. Tidmore's office. Made of walnut from Lem Motlow's office floor circa 1958. Finish acrylic paint and semi-gloss poly urethane.

Loyd Ackerman

Loyd Ackerman brought 2 CNC carved pieces of cherry. One of a horse and one of a goose with no finish.

 John Duval

John Duval showed a number of items he made in last few weeks. He had a cutting board made of cherry and walnut and finished with oil and wax. He brought 3 natural edge bowls with bark. Made of walnut and finish poly. Also 3 large natural edge platters made of cottonwood and finished with oil and wax. He had a small plate made of box elder with poly finish. John had a variety of bowls made of cherry, Bradford pear, and walnut. Finished with poly.

Troy Eason

Troy Eason displayed a pretty bandsaw box and 2 lighted boxes made with cherry, walnut and oak. Finish is tung oil.

Tom McGill

Tom McGill brought 2 bowls of box elder. He explained he uses tape around top edge to slow drying as edges dry faster than body of bowl.

Richard Gulley

Richard Gulley showed memorial crosses made of oak, maple, and cherry. He showed signs made on CNC with no finish.

John Hartin

John Hartin displayed a large bowl with a unique decorated edge and additional base. The bowl was made from a large magnolia crotch and finished with lacquer.

Links of Interest

I have two interesting links for you this month. I noticed one had already shown up on the forum. BTW, have you shown up on the forum lately?

For all you Neanderthal woodworkers who dearly love seeing shavings roll out of a hand plane, check out Bench Dog’s new world’s largest hand plane.

For all you turners, I submit the newest mini lathe. Soon to be all the rage!

Carver's Corner

The Splinters Carvers meet at Jim Jolliffe’s shop on the first and third Saturday's of the month from 8:30 am to 10:30 am. The shop is located at 201 Jolliffe Acres Ln, Tullahoma. Tools and wood are available at the meetings, just bring yourself and try your hand at carving!

Sweeping Up

Spring is in the air and I thought it might be time to get a little romance into the shop. Enjoy!

Not My Type cartoonReciprocating saw cartoon


That’s all for this month. Watch out for SPLINTERS!

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