October 2009

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

Guests:†† †††††††† Bob Truesdale, Al Ford, LaVon Jones, and Jim Crosslin.

No new members.

Anthony commented about the evening program, which consisted of DeWalt, Delta and Porter Cable and that some of the innovations they would show are proprietary.Bill Harmon laid out the program and asked everyone to sign confidentiality statements.


Activities for the past month:†††††††††† Polly Crockett

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Coffee County Fair

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† Webb School Craft Fair

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Christmas Ornament Workshop


Remaining events of the year:††††††††† ††††††††††† Fall Seminar Oct.24th at Matt Brotherís shop

Nominations this meeting

Elections at November meeting

Christmas Dinner on Dec. 4th.



John Brown gave the details on the fall seminar.Ron Young will show all the steps on building an 1820 TN table.The seminar will be at Matt Brotherís shop in Pelham at will start at 8:30 with coffee and donuts at 8:00.Details and directions are on our website.



Carverís Corner:††††† The Carvers meet the first Saturday of the month.They are presently working on Eagle-head canes for our veterans.Contact info for the Carvers is located on our website.


Nomination of officers:††††††††††††††† President††††††††††††† Tom Cowan

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Vice President†††† Vince Zaccardi

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Secretary††††††††††††† Paul Fulks

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Publicity††††††††††††† Louis Bryant

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Splinter Ed.†††††††† Chuck Taylor

Nominations were then closed since there were none from the floor.

Bob Reece moved to have the nominees elected by acclimation and it was passed unanimously.


Old Business:†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† None


New Business:†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† None


Show & Tell:†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Ray Cole Had slides of a very large fireplace mantel with hidden compartments in the columns and fancy cabinets he has in process.

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Bob Leonard presented his carved cowboy

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Tom Gillard had his sailboat and showed how to made spinnakers for it.†††

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Kevin Deuermeyer had a maple and a butternut bowl.

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Jim Van Cleave displayed a basswood fan carving with a oil finish.

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Bob Reece showed a set of salad tongs.He made 20 sets for gifts.

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Dick Wollam had a carving of many dolphins on driftwood.

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Tom Cowan displayed a Philadelphia Windsor chair, which he changed midstream from a continuous arm Windsor chair.

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Bob Addington displayedan ambrosia maple bowl from the turning bee and a bowl made from purple heart.

Pat Kelly showed a TN music box, which is similar to a dulcimer.Geoff Roehm was mentor on this project.

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Felix Rees brought a walnut & cherry turned lamp.

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Will Gaetjens showed a ring toss game.

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Milner Carden brought a plank of lumber which he gve to Tom Cowan.

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Lewis Bryant showed a natural edge bowl and a spalted maple bowl.

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Vince Zaccardi showed a slide off an inlaid table made in Italy where all the inlaid pieces were cut by hand.He also made the comment that all the wood products he saw in craft shops were made out of olive wood.

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Ralph Hand brought a curved side chest, which was smaller than, the chests he normally makes.

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† John Wendling brought a box of hinges for anyone who wanted them.He has two more boxes of hinges if anyone is interested.


Program:†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† The Black & Decker products were set up in six different stations.They displayed the innovations they working and would give out many door prizes in exchange for our feedback and comments, both positive and negative.A list of the door prize winners is in the archive photo section of our website.