Minutes for November 15, 2011 meeting

President, Vince Zaccardi, opened the meeting at 7:04 PM and announced that the program would be “CNC – A Trend in Woodworking?” featuring Bob Addington

New member Scott Tinker from Chattanooga

Vince moderated a discussion of Club Events past and future

·        Club Meetings Third Tuesday UTSI

·        Carvers Meetings First Saturday Phil Bishop’s  Shop

·        Comments on Huntsville Show – TVW member made no sales but got many ribbons

·        Comments on Foothills Craft Exhibition – Bob Addington and Ralph Hand got “Best of Show”

·        Dec. 9th Club Christmas Party in Decherd – Comments below

·        Program for the Dec. 20th meeting will be “Super Show and Tell”


Detalis announced for the Christmas Party.

·        Dec. 9th at Church of the Nazarene in Decherd on the corner of 4th and Cumberland.

·        Signup sheet circulated for Setup and Cleanup

·       Everyone was asked to bring a gift (handmade if possible) – Doyle McConnell added that it wasn’t necessary to have a handmade gift but come anyway.



·        Dues for 2012 due tonight

·        Exhibition at TFAC  -- TVW members are invited to exhibit item for sale – talk to Becky

·        Fund-raiser for Falls Mill – details on the website

·        Dan Mahar volunteered to chair a new exhibition for fall 2012 or spring 2013.  Vince will take it to the executive committee

·        Vince suggested that members use the forum and website

·        The grand door prize signup was circulated


Election of Officers

The president solicited nominations from the floor

Given that no floor nominations were made, Loyd Ackerman moved that the slate recommended by the nominating committee be adopted as the officers for 2012.  Bob Reese seconded the motion.  There being no discussion, a voice vote was unanimous.  The new officers are:

·        President Vince Zaccardi

·        Vice President Paul Fulks

·        Treasurer Bob Addington

·        Secretary Kevin Deuermeyer

·        Publicity Phil Myers

·        Splinters Editor Chuck Taylor


Old Business

·        Jim Van Cleave – commended the Club for a good showing at Jim Steadman’s memorial on November 12

·        As is our custom, a  memorial book will be donated to the Franklin County Library in Jim Steadman’s name

 Show and Tell

Loyd Ackerman – showed a PowerPoint on delivery of the 25 square foot table and the carrier made for the purpose of carrying the table top which weighed in excess of 150 pounds.

Jim Everett – Three plaques made of cedar, a cabinet door with carved vegetation, a cedar woodpecker

Ross Roepke – Box of Spanish Cedar and Curley maple, a wood sample box from Constantines, and an alignment tool using a dial caliper

Kevin Deuermeyer – Box featuring inlay learned from Tom Cowan

Bob Addington – Three bowls (walnut, pine, Bradford pear) finished with wipe on Poly; cutting board and no-smoking sign (as part of the program); cherry magazine rack

Doug Dunlap – Bowl from cherry, walnut, and oak segments

Sharron Wright – Turned box she got from Joe Getteys seminar presentation and the sample of a holding jig and finial she got from Larry Parham’s seminar presentation.

Pete Blankenship – Asked for help with a laser engraver for wooden handles – he showed a hammer handle.

Bob Reese and Rheta – Bob showed and discussed his #34 violin and Rheta played it.  Bob showed and discussed lidded boxes he made after the seminar.

Kym Mason – showed a walking cane with a realistic snake head handle made from chittum wood and discussed the story of that tree.

Chris Pfender – showed a bat and some captive ring turnings.

Mickey Knowles – two bowls he began at the last turning bee, some ornaments, and tops he’s turned

Dick Wollam – showed a carved and painted plaque.


A video named “CNC – A Trend in Woodworking ?” featuring Bob Addinton showing his CNC Shark Pro machine; Interviewer Henry Davis; and produced by Loyd Ackerman -- after which Bob answered questions.