October 20, 1998 TENNESSEE VALLEY WOODWORKERS
Meeting called to order by president Harold Hewgley.
Guests introduced were: Jack Busby, Bob Leonard, James Lowery and Alice Berry.
Old business - Nominating committee report by Loyd Ackerman. Nominated slate is: President - Loyd Ackerman, Vice-president - Tom Cowan, Treasurer - Henry Davis, Secretary - John Green, Splinters editor - Tom Gillard..
Bob Reese reported that the Coffe County Fair was excellent. The club had a display and demonstrated lathe work. Doyle McConnell stated that the fair committee was happy with the clubs participation.
Henry Davis reported $277.00 gross receipts at the picnic.
Carving seminar - Steve Graham reported that there were 18 in attendence. Benny’s Woodworks had a display. Richard Gulley prepared lunch. There was only one minor accident,
New business - The Christmas party is scheduled for Saturday, December 5th at the Nazarene Church in Decherd. It is set for 5:30 start with the pot luck meal at 6:00 PM.
November program - Dr. Spalding will present a program on metal casting.
Show and tell - Harold Hewgley - a carved rabbit from the seminar. Sean Metric - a carved axe handle and a red oak rocking chair. Josef Maierbacher - a partial carving belonging to Ken Burgess. Don Helton - a scroll sawn magazine rack. Tom Gillard - a kauri wood bowl, a covered bowl, a ruler with 14 different wood samples and key rings = all brought back from New Zealand. Loyd Ackerman - a cherry board aged with a lye solution and two fluted candle holders - one finished with danish oil and one treated with the lye solution. Tom Cowan - a walnut oil lamp and a carved bowl with lid in either teak or rosewood. Henry Davis - a small chair to demonstrate angled mortise and tenon joints, a carving from the seminar and a four way tapered leg jig. John Troxler - a variety of old tools including a ball peen hammer, three back saws, square hole saws, scraper and gent saw. Ross Roepke - a jig for nailing plywood.
After a short break Jack Busby from Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing presented a program on sanding. Meeting adjourned at 9:05 PM. Respectfully submitted, John Green, secretary.