TVW NOVEMBER 18, 2008 MEETING MINUTES
President Tom Gillard called the
meeting to order at 7:00 and welcomed the following guests: Gary Long of
Hillsboro, Dean Northcutt of Manchester and Jim Ray of Tullahoma.
Members were reminded that the Christmas party will
be held on December 5th, which is before our next meeting. Please contact Mary Cowan if you plan to
attend. Info is on the web site.
Also ’09 dues are now being collected, see Jim
Doyle McConnell reported on the “In the
Spirit of Fine Woodworking” which was presented at the FootHills Craft Show on
November 7th & 8th.
The show was a great success with 15 exhibitors and 44 items
displayed. He thanked all the members
who helped with the setup and removal, those who were monitors during the show
and those members who came to support the show, and he also thanked Martha
Taylor for overseeing the layout of the displays. Doyle also showed a slide show of all the
items that were displayed at the show.
Loyd Ackerman also thanked all those who
participated in the show, especially Chuck Taylor for the guidebooks and Henry Taylor for the
pictures. The pictures can be viewed on
the web site. Loyd encouraged even more
participation for the upcoming exhibition in May. There is a new simplified entrance form for
signing up, Loyd asks that you fill it out completely and please write
legibly. If you have any questions
contact a member of the steering committee.
Again members were encouraged to attend the
Christmas party on December 5th.
Mary Cowan is the chairperson and help is always appreciated. Details are on the website.
Election of Officers: There were no nominations from
the floor and the following slate of officers was elected by acclimation:
Newsletter Editor….…Chuck Taylor
Publicity Chairman……Louis Bryant
Carvers will meet at Phil Bishop’s shop on the 6th.
Doyle McConnell thanked Loyd Ackerman, Chuck Taylor and Henry Davis for our outstanding
website. This is a real asset to the
Jim Ray displayed a cherry headboard for a bed, the
post were made in three parts.
Bob Leonard showed pumpkins carved out
a galled limb. He commented that Eastern
Gall Rust was the cause.
Maurice Ryan had one of a pair of lamps made from
walnut, red oak and stained poplar.
Anthony Watts brought several of his
shaker boxes, some of which will become Christmas presents.
Tom Cowan had on display a
Craftsman’s style wooden tool chest.
Dick Wollam displayed a carved loon out
Ross Roepke showed two of his jewelry
boxes. He also commented it doesn’t take too much time to build them!
Bob Addington had a large pine
bowl that he had turned green and then applied five coats of wipe-on poly.
Felix Rees brought a lamp made using
table legs and commented that the challenge was routing the wiring through the
Matt Brothers showed a small mission
style table and said that he had also finished the walnut dining room table,
which has a two leaf mid table extension.
Newt Wright showed a bowl he turned at the turning
bee. He had dropped it and showed how he
glued it back together.
Sharon Wright showed the whimsical house she carved
from cottonwood bark. The cool thing was
that she mounted the house in a frame and installed lights in the windows.
Allen Odell showed items that he had received as gifts.
Greg Pennington, a professional chair maker and
furniture builder, spoke on finishing chairs and benches using traditional milk
paints. He commented that milk paint is
a combination of milk protein, limestone and pigment. It is fast drying and a lot of work to do
right. He applies two or three coats
depending on the color he is trying to achieve and rubs out the final coat with
a grey scotch-brite pad and then 4-0 steel wool. His finish is rubbed out with an oil finish,
which consists of equal parts of mineral spirits, varnish and boiled linseed