Tennessee Valley Woodworkers

Monthly Meeting Minutes


The meeting was held at the Duck River Electric meeting room, Dechard, TN.

President Loyd Ackerman called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm. Tuesday March 21, 2006 with 67 attending.


He then welcomed the visitors and new members, Doug Pelton, Mike Layfield, Larry Scott, Scott Short, David Allison, and Dewayne Taylor.


Thanks were extended to Jim Steadman for coffee, Martha Taylor and Larry Bowers for snacks and Louis Bryant for tech. support.


He announced that 2006 dues are due and should be paid soon.


Announcements were made

            The splinter carvers will meet 6:30 pm Thursday at Dick Wollam’s

            Shop tours will be Saturday. Meet 8:00 am at Winchester Shoneys or 9:00 am at Tom Church’s. Tour will include Tom Church and Walter Clement’s shops.

             The Dogwood Festival will be April 7, 8 & 9. Ken Gould, chairman

Setup will be Friday morning April 7 meet at Tom Cowan’s at 9:00 am.

            Tickets are available for the router drawing, $2.00 each or 3 for $5.00. Drawing will be made at the picnic.


Old business

            No response


New business

            Dixie Woodworks needs part time help. See Henry Davis for details.


Show and Tell

            Tom Gillard – a laminated boat tiller

            Loyd Ackerman – a segmented vase with carving

            Dick Wollam- his design for the totem pole to be carved at the dogwood festival

            Wayne Beam- photos of a table he had made

            Dean Lutes- a cabinet door from reclaimed lumber

            Andy Weaver- a survey to determine desired spring seminar program


After a break Tom Cowan introduced Henry Davis who gave a presentation on construction and finishing a display table.


Bob Lowrance, secretary