President Tom Gillard
called the meeting to order at
and welcomed guest Homer and Juanita Jones of Manchester.
Members were reminded of upcoming TVW events!
November 7 – 8Foot
Hills Craft Show
Party –Mary Cowan, Coordinating Chairman
Loyd Ackerman encouraged
members to be involved “In the Spirit of Fine Woodworking” which is to be
presented in the up-coming Foot Hills Craft Show.
Applications are available on line or contact Loyd for
Doyle McConnell will be in
charge of displays.Information
regarding the specific time for delivery of items for display will be provided
members via e-mail.
The club was informed that a display case has been funded by
the club and built by
Loyd Ackerman and Henry Davis.Tom
Cowan donated the wood for this project.The case will be used during the Foot Hills
Craft Show and subsequently at the Tullahoma Fine Arts Center.Ultimate disposal will be determined later.
Chuck Taylor requested that those showing items at the
Exhibit that have not supplied a photo of themselves in their shop, please do so.He is in the process of making individual placards to be used at the
Tom Cowan, on behalf of the
Nominating Committee, proposed the following slate of officers:
Newsletter EditorChuck Taylor
Publicity ChairmanLouis Bryant
Doyle McConnell encouraged
members to attend the shop tours scheduled Saturday, October 25th..The group will meet for breakfast at Western Sizzler
at and then visit Millard Carden’s barn.The visit will include information on
preparing and stacking wood for later use.This will be followed by a brief visit to Henry Davis’
place for freebees.
Carla Wright, spouse of the
late Jim Wright, provided a listing of tools and shop equipment that is for
Carvers group will meet November 1 at Phil
The Carvers reported that they had a good time at the Bell
Buckle festival and are looking forward to participating in the festival in
Leepers Fork November 7th, 8th & 9th.
Show & Tell:
Doyle McConnell displayed
his first copy of a John Jordan original made in 1992.He also showed a “tie-died” vessel with a
brought a bowl made of butternut which he finished at the fair.
Maurice Ryan showed an oak knife storage box that he had
made.Also, he brought a gift he had
received which was a unique bowl made of curly maple.
Ross Roepke displayed a
spoon rack, a veneer book matched table top with a walnut surround.Also, a table made of mahogany, cherry, and
maple was an original creation. The legs had been a gift and he had assembled the
table with screws.Walnut bow-tie pulls
were used as an accent on the drawers.
Anthony Watts brought a curly cherry bedside table that he
had made as a gift for his wife.The
finish was Danish oil and wax.
Sharron Wright told the
club about her “love affair” with her carved Indian.This piece is one that has taken intense
labor, as each item from head-dress feathers to cigars, had received the utmost
attention.Portions of the carving had
been hand painted for emphasis.She was
also wearing dogwood blossoms which she had carved from mahogany.
Felix Rees brought a lamp
which he had made from walnut flooring.The boards had been stacked and glued and then turned.The finish was polyurethane.
Harry May brought a “wood spirit” that he had finished and also,
a wonderful camel that he had been working on for some time.
Dick Wollam showed his
carving of a “Pegasus”.This was done in
pine and finished with spray lacquer.
Will Gaetjens explained an unusual measuring stick that he
had made for use in determining the size of various woods.
Geoff Roehm showed a
picture of a 1926 Chevrolet which had been in storage.The beautiful wood work was admired as well
as the curved glass in the windows.He
also showed “saw horses” that he had constructed to be used in building a 20 x
to an existing building.
Following a break, the club was treated to an evening with
John Jordan, renowned wood turner, from Antioch.He showed many of his creations, which are now displayed across the country, in various art museums, as
well as the Smithsonian.All of his
pieces are turned from greenwood with unique finishes.He explained his technique for a graphite
finish, which enhances the wood and gives a dark appearance.He also does copper leaf and creates a
chemical patina.Many of his pieces are
of box elder or red maple.
He presented the club with a DVD entitled “Aesthetics and
Properties of Wood”