November 16, 2010


Tom Cowan called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.


The club recognized and welcomed the following individuals as guests:

1.     Kimberly Winkel

2.     Joe and Julia Sanford

3.     James Johnson

4.     Michael and Brenda Zicaro


Loyd Akerman passed around a card for club members Morris and Ruth Ryan.  They have both been in the hospital recently.


Carvers: The carvers reported on the Huntsville Carving Show.  Dick Wollam said all our members who participated in the show placed in the ribbons.  The next meeting of the group will be at 8:30 a.m. at Phil Bishopís on December 4, 2010.


Old Business:

Tom Cowan thanked all those who made the 25th Anniversary Dinner a success.  Dan Maher thanked all those who helped him plan and carry out the program and dinner.  Dan  recognized everyone who helped and mentioned for the first time Bob Addington and Chuck Taylor for their efforts.


Chuck Taylor announced that the Christmas Dinner will held on December 10, 2010 at the Nazarene Church in Deckard.  The social will begin at 5 and the dinner at 6 p.m.  Chuck needs volunteers to help set up.  Everyone was encouraged to bring a gift, preferably handmade.  Every member was encouraged to bring food, including meat.  The club will be furnishing the beverages. 


A new slate of officers was submitted by the nominating committee.  They are

Vince Zaccardi, President

Paul Fulks, Vice President

Secretary, Anthony Watts

Treasurer, Bob Addington

Publicity, Phil Myers

Newsletter, Chuck Taylor

A motion was made by Doyle McConnell and seconded by Bob Leonard that these nomineesís be elected by acclamation.  The motion carried.


New Business:


Show and Tell:


Tom Gillard built a display holder from Walnut and Cherry for an enlarged Boy Scout of America patch.  The patch was more or less in the shape of an octagon and commemorated the National Boy Scout Jamboree for 2010 which was held at Fort A.P. Hill. 


Jay Hazel turned a number of bowls.  Jay displayed bowls made from Maple, White Oak, Cedar, and Mimosa.  The Mimosa didnít have much grain and was so porous that air passed all the way through the bowl when he used compressed air.  Jay also displayed a salt and pepper mill he made for a Christmas gift.  The metal parts of the mills came from Craft Supply. At the present  he has made twelve for family members for this Christmas.  The mills were made from Hackberry, spalted Maple, and Cherry.


Loyd Akerman turned a segmented bowl with stave construction and trapezoid construction.  The woods used were Walnut and hard Maple.  The piece was finished with lacquer and wax. 


Vince Zarccardi brought in a Cherry bowl.  Vince said the inside was not as smooth at the outside.  He put texture on a spalted Maple bowl with a bottom of Mahogany.  The piece was finished with polish and wax.


Kevin Deutmeyer completed two intarsia pieces.  One picture was a barn made of five different woods (Popular, Sassafras, Walnut, Butternut, and Cherry).   The other was an apple with worm coming out of it .  It was made from four different wood species (Cherry, Sassafras, Walnut, and Popular.  The finish was sprayed on Deft.


Paul Jalbert completed a carved wooden quarter about a foot and half in diameter.  The 25 cent piece commemorates the 25th year of the Tennessee Valley Woodworking Club. 


Dick Wollam displayed a dragon head he carded in basswood.  The spots on the dragon were made by using thinned walnut stain.  The dragonís horns and the teeth were made from PVC pipe that was shaped.  Dick used two coats of pre-stain sealer to fill the wood pores.  The final coat was clear Krylon spray enamel. 


Sharon Wright brought in flowers she made from wood.  Doyle McConnell showed her how to make Dogwood blooms.  The Dogwood flowers are very fragile.  She also made Roses and Daisies using the same shaped wood shavings.  Sharon brought in a display of blooms which were arranged in a glass bowl.  This display was used at the Huntsville show where the blooms and were used with red LED lights.  Sharon made the center part of some flowers was by gluing sanding wood dust to wood pieces.    


Michael Zuccaro displayed a guitar he displayed out of Rosewood.  It was finished with nitrous cellulose lacquer.


Brenda Zuccaro brought in a bowl and a cutting board.  The cutting board had a groove around the outside edge and was finished with a butcher block finish.



Kimberly Winkle presented an interesting program.  Kimberly is a teacher at Tennessee Tec and also serves on the staff at the Appalachian Center for Crafts.  Kimberly made an eclectic presentation of projects she designs, teaches and markets.  Her style might best be described in her own words, ďIím not tethered by functionality.Ē  She uses a variety of colors and scribbles in her projects.  She completes most of her projects by painting and then creating lines and dots or even scribbles over the entire piece.  She also had an interesting discussion on the use of milk paints.  The Appalachian Center for Craft web site where Kimberly is listed as an instructor is as follows: