Minutes August 16 meeting of the Tennessee Valley Woodworkers

Members signing register – 61

President, Vince Zaccardi called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM

Reminder to check name on roster for Grand Door Prize

New Members -- Kim Mason


· CC Fair – Doyle McConnell (Sept 19 – 24)

o Instructions and directions given for new participants

o Christmas Ornament Workshop at the fair

§ Tom Cowan will demonstrate turning then members will have a hands on experience with one of several lathes

o Usual activities

§ Scroll saw demonstrations

§ Turning tops for kids, etc.

o Exhibits

§ Members invited to bring items for the exhibit at the pavilion

· Shop tour October 1 will include shops of Phil Bishop and Ray Cole – Details later

· Fall Seminar (October 22) at Cowan Artisans in Cowan

o Richard Gulley organizing

o Sign up with Bob Addington

o Limit of 40 members

o Cost $45

o Details on website

· Christmas Party --- December 9th at Decherd Nazarene Church

· Carver activity

o Meetings on First Saturday of every month at Phil Bishop’s shop

o Polly Crocket in Cowan – Sept 17, 18, 19

o Webb School in Bell Buckle – Oct 15, 16

o Huntsville Craft Show – Nov 5,6

· Things to Talk About

o Members reminded to get pictures taken

o Announced drop policy for delinquent members

o Decoy Carving – Don Dunlap

o Master Woodworking show in Knoxville Nov 4-6

· Other

o Bob Leonard had some give away items

o Mentioned TFAC book case with no specifics

o Vince reminded everyone to sign the Grand Door prize sheets

· Old Business – None offered

· New Business – None offered

Show and Tell

· Vince Zaccardi – Showed bowls

· Doyle McConnell – Showed a set of nested bowls and discussed his vacuum system

· Dwight Cox – Showed a walnut bust of Jack Daniels he made for Milner Carden

· Chuck Taylor – Picture frame he copied from one his brother made 30 years ago

· Ross Roepke – Boxes made from Cherry molding

· Crotia Robertson – discussed intarsia buttons she acquired

· John Mayberry – showed two walnut bowls and one maple bowl.

· Don Terry – showed a bowl started at the 2010 turning bee, which was his first attempt at bowl turning

· Loyd Ackerman – showed two hackberry vases