addressed the meeting, expressing thank you to the attendees at the Spring Seminar.
Creative interest had been kindled in those attending in inlays and Federal
Hand Scraper Workshop: Henry
passed around a signup sheet for the workshop. It will be held on May 31 at Henry’s shop. Sessions will be one our in length,
with the first session starting at .
Sessions will be scheduled at one hour intervals throughout the day.
(455-4148) encouraged everyone to attend the picnic (6/7/08) and bring your favorite covered
dish. Also, bring items for the auction, preferable something that you made.
The Turning Bee will be at Tom
Cowan’s shop 6/14/08
at .Also need help on Friday (6/13/08) 10AM to set up and
cut blanks.This will be informal hands
on training in turningbowls, spindles
etc.Bring a sack lunch and have fun.
that Alf Sharp’s presentation is now available in the Library.
announced that Jim Wright is having health problems and is being treated at
announced that he had been contacted concerning finding someone to make a
couple of mantels. If you are interested, contact Tom and he will give you the
“Turning for Troops”: Anthony
Watts gave a report as to the progress of the “Turning for
Troops” club project. WOODCRAFT is supplying all the kits for making the pens.The first shipment will be made early June
followed by a November Shipment.The
pens are to be placed in individual plastic bags with a note of appreciation
for the service that these men are rendering for their country.
Next Carvers meeting is:June 7th. Location:Phil Bishops'
Bring something you want to work on. The Indian may be there
for some finishing up work on him.
Tom Gillard showed the group a picture to see if they could
identify what was happening. It was the work of beavers on Yacht Club Road, next to UTSI.
Show & Tell:
Clark showed a gun case made of red oak with brass hardware that he had
made for Walton Duckworth to carry his 12 gauge shotgun to competition.It was lined with foam and topped with felt.
Walton is a junior high student and part of a trap shooting team from FranklinCounty.The team will participate in the State Tournament.
showed a set of maple carved ballet slippers that he had finished for a client.
He noted that they seemed to have 2 right
feet .The base was of walnut.
Bill Davis displayed pens a variety of pens he
had made for friends. He is also involved with the “Turning for Troops” project
and displayed those pens.He had used
various styles and different woods.Among the wood used was persimmon, snake, maple, purple heart, honey locust.
Felix Rees displayed a turned lamp that he had
made from a fence post of either locust or bodock.He elaborated as to the problems especially
the colony of ants that had to be displaced.He had mounted it on a barn wood base.
Bob Addingtonbrought an “egg” Kaleidoscope and also a “wand” that he had made using
parts supplied from a craft supply company.He also showed a finished bowl made from maple.He also brought pens that he made for the “Turning
for Troops” club project, using walnut, cedar and cherry,.
Jim Van Cleave
displayed a relief carving in cherry, showing an eagle with spread wings.
He told a little as to how the popularity evolved in the 19th
Bob Leonardbrought his fire truck, on which he displayed the characters that he had
created and carved.They were Billy Bob,
Smiley and Bubba, along with the Dalmatian fire dog.
Bob Reese showed
a router base that he created for a dremel tool. The base was made from plans
supplied by Ronnie Young, our Spring Seminar presenter.
displayed a piece of wood that was believed to be Lyptus, an exotic wood that
was a gift.He marveled at the weight of
the piece and passed it around for a closer look.
Tom Gillard noted
that the easels in the meeting room were some of the 15 that he had been
commissioned to make for UTSI.
Doug Dunlap also
brought a box of pens for the “Turning for Troops” club project.
refreshments – Thanks to Bob Addington
& Ralph Hand for providing the refreshments.
Lloyd Ackermann presented the program explaining the
Exhibition that is planned for early May 2009 at the ArtCenter
in Tullahoma.A video featuring the exhibits that were done
in 1997, 2000, & 2004 was shown to create interest in member
particapation.He emphasized that this
is not a sale venue but for exposing the community to the many talents of our
club and recruiting new members.
Bob Reese will
present the program next month on “Fixtures for Fiddle making”.