Minutes October 18, 2011 meeting of the Tennessee Valley Woodworkers


President Vince Zaccardi opened the meeting at 7 PM

One Guest became a member:  Chris Pfender

Comments on the Coffee County Fair by Loyd Ackerman:  Slow at times.  Lot’s of Tops made.  Chuck pointed out that the workshop given by Tom Cowan was a success.

Richard Gulley presented a talk encouraging participation in the Fall workshop giving details participants need.

Dick Wollam gave a report on the Bell Buckle show.  The carvers will not be going back next year.  They were disappointed in the makeup of the show.  “They’ve turned it into a flea market.”

Chuck Taylor gave a report on Jim Steadman’s operation.  Jim was out of surgery and in recovery.  Ellen had told Chuck that Jim’s situation will be posted on www.caringbridge.com .  Members can log on to that site and follow Jim’s progress.

Tom Cowan encouraged members to participate in the Master Woodworking Show; November 4 thru 6; 100 Gay Street, Knoxville; put on by the East Tennessee Wood Working Guild.  Member, Ron Young will be showing there.

Bob Leonard announced availability of free wood from his collection – call 728-1077

Chad Limbaugh has 300 bf of Cyprus free to anyone who will take the whole lot.

Vince Zaccardi announced that the Tullahoma Fine Arts Center wood art show is going well.  He’ll announce when members can remove their exhibits.

Nomination of Officers -- The committee nominated:

President – Vince Zaccardi

V. President – Paul Fulks

Treasurer – Bob Addington

Secretary – Kevin Deuermeyer (NEW)

Publicity – Phil Myers

Splinters Editor – Chuck Taylor

No Old Business

No New Business

Show and Tell

Jay Hazel – A member of the Stones River club gifted Jay with some Yew from which Jay made several items pointing out the beautiful grain texture.  He also showed a Texas BBQ pigtail with turned handle and a Christmas ornament with Celtic cross pattern.

Jim VanCleave – Relief carving of morning glory in basswood.  Finished with oil.

Ross Roepke – Box made with natural edge walnut for Ralph Hand.  Another box with molding from Lowes.  Ross shared two hints as well.  Hint 1 – Print the grit number on the center of a random orbit disk so you know what you have mounted.  It won’t disappear with use.  Hint 2 – showed a way to align holes for proper attachment to a random orbit sander.

Dick Wollam – Carving of NW Indian Eagle on a basswood plate.  Painted with acrylic paint and sprayed with clear enamel.

Richard Gulley – Showed and played “Palm of your hand” on a Ukulele that he made with Geoff Roehm’s guidance and help.  He credited Geoff with the finishing job and helping with construction.  He also showed a cherry bowl from his uncle’s stash and a set of Wood River chisels bought at a sale from Woodcraft for $39.

Tom Gillard – Photos of a brown recluse spider for the Club’s education.

Mickey Knowles – Several turned Items. 

Program – “Christmas Ornaments” – A well prepared step by step program was presented by Steve Shores.  Steve responded to a last minute call to fill in for a cancellation and did an excellent job.


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