February 2009

Loyd Ackerman called the meeting to order at 7:00.

It should be noted that 83 members & guests attended this meeting.

The club welcomed Trevor Moeller as a guest.  And several new members joined the club. 

Jim Everett

Gary & Nancy Long

Remember that newsletters can be obtained from Jim Steadman.

Loyd made the comment that dues should be paid between November and January and after that you are in arrears.  So please pay overdue dues.

He also stated that the TVWW website is a great place for info and to learn more about the history of the club.  Consider making it your homepage as an easy way to keep up with what’s happening.

Henry Davis stated that he has received a budget so that the library could purchase some new material.  He did show some new CDs.

It was mentioned that the Carvers meet the first Saturday of the month.

There was a workshop on hand cut dovetails at Tom’s shop on February 7th as well as a turning workshop at Doyle’s shop.

Loyd encouraged everyone to participate in the May exhibition “In the Spirit of Fine Woodworking”.  He requested that applications and info be transmitter electronically if at all possible.


Old Business


New Business



Show & Tell

Ross Roepke brought two mahogany curved leg tables and commented that the design was a challenge.  He also had a box made out of maple molding.

Steward Gaetjens showed a large print mounted in a natural birch frame.

Scott Short had a turned cherry plate with a lacquer finish.

Henry Davis showed a bandsaw guide as well as two hand cut dovetail joints that he made in Tom’s workshop.

Bill May had a ‘Santa’, which ended up as a man’s face.  It was made out of red birch (red birch).

Paul Jalbert showed a hand carved sign that had a rope carved border.

Dave Whyte displayed a mortising jig for a router and a flute routing jig.

Jim Carden showed a slide show of a large restoration project of an East Tennessee pie safe.


Phil Bishop gave a talk on high-end furniture and carvings restoration.  He displayed several examples and made the point there’s no magic but if you put your mind to you can do it.