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 May 16, 2006.

There were 67 members and guests present.


Welcome to visitors and new members; Dick Snyder, Matt Brown, and Jack Manyana


Thanks to; Jim Steadman for coffee, and Henry Davis and Fred Helstley for refreshments.



Splinter carvers will meet at Dick Wollam’s Thursday at 6:30.

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

The karaoke machine will be auctioned at the picnic.


Schedule of events;

Picnic May 20, Falls Mill, Karen Kerce gave a short pitch about it.

Spring Seminar June 17 Andy Weaver gave a short pitch about it.

Coffee County Fair Sept. 17 Doyle McConnell.

Fall seminar, October

Holiday party December 8.


Old business; none


New business;

A large cherry tree is in need of removal.


Show and Tell;


Ken Gould – Pictures of the Dogwood Festival, a restored chair, and some letter openers.

Doyle McConnell – A picture of a dining table and a birch plywood bowl.

Harry May – A relief carving of leaves for a book cover.

Jim Van Cleave – A queen Ann leg blank.

Newton Wright – A marking knife.

Dave White – A band saw box.

Henry Davis – A spalted maple bowl.

Lewis Bryant – Bowls and small boxes.

Ken Miller – A picture of an entertainment center.

Tom Cowan – A large box elder bowl.

Ross Roepke – A hall table and some boxes.

Tom Gillard Jr. – Told of the tannery using purple heart for barrels and a friend who has wood for sale.


The program was a video of the Marugg Company.