The Tennessee Valley Woodworkers monthly meeting was called to order by president Ken Gould on Tuesday August 17, 2004 at 7:00 pm at the Duck River Building, Winchester, TN.

There were 64 people in attendance, with no visitors.



Loyd Ackerman announced wood for sale and passed a sheet around for people to sign up if interested. 


Geoff Roehm wishes to purchase a 15-inch planer.


Gary Runyon has a Conover Lathe with Nova chuck and a Lee Router jig for sale.


The Coffee County Fair is being held September 20-25. Our club will again set up in Morton Village. Club members will man the Morton Village booth on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, beginning at 2pm. Friday and Saturday sessions will begin at 10am and will include  the “Turning Bee”. Russ Willis and the guys will be picking from 4 until 6, during the Friday session. The carvers will also be presenting demonstrations at the booth, during some of the sessions.

The club booth will not be open on Tuesday, since this is the regular meeting night for our club.

Please bring items to display in our booth. Come and join the club and have a relaxed time at the Fair.

The club contact for this event is Doyle McConnell.



Franklin County Library Request: Tom McGill was not present for a report.


Manchester Art Center Exhibition:  Loyd Ackerman restated the criteria for the exhibit to be held during the Pinocchio play.


Carving Seminar:  The carving seminar will be held at Phil Bishop’s shop on October 23, starting at 8 AM.  Arrangements have not been made for lunch at this time.  All aspects of carving will be covered.


Dogwood Days Festival:   Ken Gould announced that the club had a site for the tent at the Winchester Festival.  Demonstrations will be given by the club.  Demonstrators can sell items and there will be no booth fee.  The festival begins Friday, April 15, with set up before 2 PM. 



No new business was conducted at this meeting.



Bob Lowrance displayed a carving of an eagle and flag he had made at John Campbell School. He also had a relief carving of Pinocchio he had made for the Manchester Art display.  

Bill Davis brought an oak display case, a box elder bowl and three boxes.  One was made from 4 different woods. 

Jim Roy brought a nice spaulted hackberry bowl and a cherry footstool with turned legs. 

Ross Roepke had four more boxes he had made for a charity auction.  He also had a table made from maple, mahogany and walnut.  The finish was Deft.

Mary Ellen Lindsay brought the finished caricature carving that she started during the last carving seminar.  

Harry May brought a carving of three dolphins.  The wood was bradford pear that Ken Gould had given him. 

Jim Van Cleave had four of six jewelry boxes that he had made for cousins.  They were made from cherry and walnut.  He encouraged people to bring things to show and tell.

David  Whyte had a grinding station that he had made.  The inspiration came from Bob Reese’s grinding seminar.

Maurice Ryan brought and discussed a replacement “hook and loop” for a random orbit sander that he had found at Lowes.  They can also be found at supergrit.com

Ken Gould had a 1920 banjo that came from Sears that he had reworked.  He had also made a fretless banjo of the 1830-1870 period. The wood was cherry, maple, ebony and blackwood.  The hide was from a deer that his father had killed. Geoff Roehm played it for him.



Barbara Keen presented the program.  The theme was embellishing woodwork with stained glass.  She covered the selection of the pattern, cutting of the glass, attaching copper foil to the edge of the glass to enable the parts to be soldered together.  She discussed the procedure to install the finished glass into a frame, lamp or door panel.



Refreshments were provided by Bob Leonard and the Bowers.