Minutes of the April Meeting
Our Guests for the meeting:
Will Locke from
Jim Kay from
Jerry Jaworski from Estill Springs
Alf Sharp from Woodbury
Our New Members:
Thanks to Felix Rees and Anthony Watts for our refreshments tonight!!
Mark down these calendar dates! With these and so many other events planned, please let one of the officers know if you would be willing to be a chairperson for an event!
May 3 – Spring Seminar
June 7 – TVW Picnic
June 14 – Turning Bee
October 18 – Fall Workshop
December 5 – Christmas Party
No Old Business
*Jim Parker has a 12 inch Sears Lathe and band saw to sell.
*Larry at Dixie Woodworks has a whole woodworking shop to sell.
*Felix Rees has a Vega Duplicator that he is looking for literature about. He also has a Grissley portable planer that he needs to put the blades back in. Does anyone have a jig to loan to put them in?
Thanks to Vince Zaccardi for offering to be the chairperson for the Spring Picnic! Thanks also to Geoffe Rhoem for organizing a music jam. Plan to bring your instruments and play along!!
Anthony Watts told us about turning pens for the
Thanks to Dan Maher and Tom Cowan for organizing the Spring Seminar! It will be held at the Forrest Mills Church of Christ on May 3 from -. Donuts will be served for breakfast and Whitts BBQ for lunch. Ronnie Young will be presenting a program on inlaying methods. He needs to borrow a bandsaw.
In the spring of 2009, the TVW will present a woodworking exhibition. The first showing will be November 7 and 8 at Foothills Craft Fair. More information will be forthcoming. Entry forms were passed out and are available.
Henry Davis and Jim VanCleave will be hosting a handscraping workshop the last Saturday in May. It will be hands on, so arrange to come in groups of 2 or 3. There will be a sign-up at the next meeting.
Bonnaroo has asked if TVW would like to have a display booth this year. Would anyone like to be a chairman?!?
The Carvers will meet May 3 at Phil Bishop’s shop.
The Always Awesome Show and Tell!:
We have so many talented members! Our Show and Tell is a highlight of the meeting!
The Presentation tonight was given by Alf Sharp. Alf is from Woodbury, and handcrafts museum quality furniture. He is a member of the Cumberland Furniture guild.
Alf has made over 12 pieces of furniture for Andrew Jackson’s home, the Hermitage. Everything that is not owned by the family was made by Alf to return the house and contents back to its original 1835 condition. Quite a bit of detective work and research went into making each article. As a matter of fact, 2 years went into researching the Prussian Blue and Gold side chairs before making them. The paint was reformulated and was actually quite bold in color. Alf even made the Venetian blinds, using bone for the wheels.
how to do a gorgeous finish by using linseed oil and then French polishing with
shellac softened with ethanol alcohol.
Among other “famous” furniture, he has made the Supreme Court Justice
chair in the