Tennessee Valley Woodworkers

Monthly Meeting


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

President Loyd Ackerman called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm Tuesday April 18, 2006.

There were 61 members and guests present.


Welcome to visitors and new members; Dan Bledsoe, Linda and Ted , and Ronny Guess.


Thanks to; Karen Kerce for coffee, and the Clarks and Gulleys for refreshments.



Splinter carvers will meet at Phil Bishop’s Thursday at 6:30. Help is needed to move the totem pole. Phil is doing better.

Volunteers are needed for coffee break refreshments.

Tonight is the deadline for dues.

A donation to the Franklin County library has been made in honor of Carl Smith.

The club website should be used for information about activities.

Tickets for the router drawing are on sale, $2.00 ea. or 3 for $5.00.

The Dogwood Festival was a success (short film clip was shown).


Schedule of events;

Shop tour Apr. 22 Doyle McConnell Breakfast at Shoney’s Fayetteville 8:00 am visit Jim Accord, Bill Davis and Gary Runyon.

 Picnic May 20, Falls Mill, Karen Kerce pot luck

Spring Seminar June 17 Andy Weaver and Dean Lutes at Tom Cowan’s, beginning and advanced programs for both turners and carvers.

Coffee County Fair Sept. 17 Doyle McConnell


Old business; none


New business;

Ross Roepke; Equipment and wood for sale.


Show and Tell;

Doyle McConnell – Hackberry bowl, seam ripper, and pin nailer

Ronny Guess – Model farmhouse and barn jewelry boxec

Loyd Ackerman – Segmented vase with carving

Tom Gillard – Kola wood box from Hawaii

Harold Hewgley – Quilt rack

Ross Roepke – Tote boxes and table

Dave White – Band saw box

Ken Gould – Swamp maple bowl

Doug Dunlap – Baby rattles

Steve Shores – Relief carved dragon

Bob Ralston – Segmented vase started in a seminar

Chuck Taylor – Hollowing device and a vase made using it

Tom McGill – Keepsake box


Program; Doyle McConnell


Bob Lowrance, secretary