TENNESSEE VALLEY WOODWORKERS
DECEMBER MEETING 12/21/2004
The Tennessee Valley Woodworkers monthly meeting was called to order by president Ken Gould on Tuesday December 21, 2004 at 7:00 pm at the Duck River Building, Winchester, TN.
There were 54 people in attendance, including visitors.
Ken announced that club dues for next year are now being accepted.
The Christmas party held on December 10, coordinated by the Clarks and Richard Gulley, was a huge success and everyone enjoyed the food and fellowship. The three door prizes were won by David Raithel ($300 gift certificate from the Franklin Woodcraft store), Geoff Roehm (Jet air filter, donated by General Industrial Supply) and Collins Roan (Jet Mortising machine, donated by General Industrial Supply). Ken also expressed appreciation to the musicians for providing the music and to Richard Gulley for leading the holiday singing.
Ken announced that the splinter group of carvers would meet on the third Thursday of each month. The next meeting will be hosted by Phil Bishop at 6:30.
Frank Grisard, a long time member, passed away and the club made a memorial donation to the American Cancer Society.
Ken, on behalf of the club, thanked the Ryans for making the coffee during the year. They have requested the club get new volunteers to perform this task for the coming year. Ken ask for volunteers to fill the requirement for the coming year.
Ken expressed his appreciation to everyone that took part in the club activities during the year and recapped the 2004 activities of the club.
Franklin County Library Request: There was no information presented concerning this project.
Manchester Art Center Exhibition: Loyd Ackerman thanked the club members that participated in the Manchester Arts Center exhibit during the month of December. The Arts Center expressed their appreciation to the club for the wonderful exhibit. This was a great way to gain exposure for our club.
The Dogwood Festival is on schedule for April of next year. Additional information concerning the event will be forthcoming early next year.
No new business was discussed at the meeting.
SHOW AND TELL:
The December meeting is a giant show and tell activity for the members.
Jim Acord brought 2 desk pads for holding templates, etc. he also showed a ladder type quilt rack to display his wife’s quilts. The quilt rack was finished with gel stain and then a mixture of equal parts of tung oil, spar varnish and turpentine.
Matt Brothers brought a sleigh that he had made 10 years ago and a meal tray with dowels to hold and stack food for delivery to senior citizens.
Harry May displayed a 1972 “End of Trail” carving and a new “American Horse” carving that he had recently finished.
Gary Runyon brought and discussed a very old violin that he had inherited from his grandfather and reconditioned by Bob Reese.
Ken Gould showed a small box with a hand-carved design and his 1990 carving of a coyote. He also discussed how to install a new hammer handle and showed a new roughing gouge he had forged.
Tom Gillard discussed a new hybrid wood called lytus and displayed a sample.
Ross Roepke displayed a modern design table with book-matched drawer fronts. The table was made from butternut and Tennessee cherry. The finish was deft oil sanded with 220 grit wet/dry paper and then applied and sanded with wet/dry 400 grit.
There was no technical program presented during the December meeting.
Refreshments: Refreshments were provided by Crocia Roberson, Bill Davis and Ken Gould.