The Tennessee Valley
Woodworkers monthly meeting was called to order by President Tom Gillard,
Jr. Tuesday April 17, 2007
at at UTSI,
Room H-111.There were 74 people in
attendance, including visitors. Guests L. E. Wright and Leon Baker were
introduced to the club and Scott James, a new
member was welcomed..
ANNOUNCEMENTS: The presidentexpressed the appreciation from the members to
the Clarks for preparing the coffee and
to Ken Gould and Felix
providing the snacks.
Tom requested that other members participate
in providing refreshments. He circulated a sign-up sheet for the remaining 4
Dogwood Days Festival: Ken Gould, chairperson for
this event, thanked club members for their help and support. The club has been
approached regarding participating in the Polly Crockett Festival scheduled in
September.This will be discussed at a
The Carver’s next
meeting is scheduled for Saturday May 5. The site of the meeting has not been
Doyle McConnell announced
the Shop Tour scheduled for Saturday,
April 21st.Those interested
need to meet at the Swiss Bakery at 8AM for breakfast in TracyCity.There will be a tour of The Marugg Company followed by a visit to Dean Lute’s shop.
Doyle also noted that the club had received a note from the ManchesterMunicipalArtsCenter
thanking everyone for their donations to help in the rebuilding of the facility
which was destroyed by fire.
Collins Roane brought
catalogs to share from WHITESIDE.He
noted that he had found that the prices were good and purchases could be made through www.RouterBits.com.or www.holbren.com.
Matt Brothers announced the
upcoming Spring Seminar “Chair
Making with Greg Pennington” at the shop of Tom Cowan.
This is scheduled for a full day, May 12th, in which a chair will be
made.The cost will be $40 if paid in
advance or $45 if paid at the door.
Fred Heltsley stated that 12 books on
“Windsor Chairs” had been ordered and should be shipped to him this week.
Ackerman requested that interested members sign up for a future class in Movie
Making & Editing, which he would volunteer to conduct.The Executive Committee was given a
presentation recently and found it helpful in producing video clips for
meetings as well as personal use.
OLD BUSINESS: NONE
NEW BUSINESS: NONE
SHOW AND TELL:
Davis showed a horizontal router stand which he made.
Ken Miller brought pictures of a
cherry cabinet he recently finished.He
explained the process of working with wide boards to avoid warping. The inset
doors had no visible hinges.
Ken Gould displayed 2 butternut wood spirit carvings. He particularly noted the
changes in the color of one of the pieces, due to aging.
Billy May displayed a “Gecko”
carving which he made for Lillie Clark.
Dave Whyte brought six sculptured
band saw boxes for display.He had used
cherry, poplar and quarter sawn oak.
Jim Wright shared a four foot tall
carved warrior, which is a commissioned piece made as part of a set. This is to
be displayed in a “War” game room.
Ross Roepke displayed several boxes,
many of which were book matched.Two
boxes were of Curley Maple with inlay tops, one of which was Oak Burl and the
other Carpathian Elm.
Lewis Bryant recently began making pens and brought a display case showing numerous
pens of different types wood.
Doyle McConnell brought a bowl made from
cherry wood that Jim Acord had given him.He gave the bowl to Jim.
Maurice Ryan displayed a clock that he had recently made.It was inset into a natural shaped board
which had retained the bark.
Bill Davis shared pictures of
bookcases that he has made from cherry.These were designed to span 16 feet.He had particular interest in the type joint that had been used in this
“Show and Tell” was followed by a brief video preview of the May and June programs. The
two-part program will be on the topic of “Bowl Turning” from green wood and
will show many details of the process. The programs will feature Tom
Following a brief break, Program Chairman, Matt Brothers introduced Walter
presented the program on the use of “Sketching” in developing wood working projects.