Minutes for February 21, 2012 meeting

*Members in attendance 69.


**Nat Campbell, Wayne Carver, Michael Prince, Johnny Value, Steve Womack

New Members:

John Duval --- Estill Springs

Dwayne Carver --Manchester           

President Vince Zaccardi called the meeting to order at 7:08 PM


            *Sign the Super Door Prize List

            *General meeting always on the third Tuesday of each month

            *Carvers meeting are always the first Saturday of each month

*A clipboard was passed around for new ideas for addition seminars and events.

*Vince Zaccardi reminded everyone to use the forum for new announcements and updated information.



* Doyle McConnell spoke of the Murfreesboro club extending their shop tours to our members

**Service was held for Ralph Hand at Christ Community Church in Tullahoma on the February 21.   Ralph Hand had passed away on February 19 and had been a club member since January 2007.

*Bob Leonard still has some tools that he is selling.

*Vince Zaccardi has a Sterling 14” Band saw that he is giving away to the first taker.


*Another seminar was being held at Henry Davis’s shop.  This is the second and last Longworth Chuck workshop

*Paul Fulks will have a seminar at his shop in April.   There will be another seminar in the fall, plans are still being made as to what type it will be.

 Club events:

*Panoply will be held in Huntsville, Ala on April 26-29 it will be open to the public on April 27-29.   Greg Myers spoke about a schedule of events. 

            *Picnic will be held in mid-May

            *Turning Bee will be held the beginning of June

            *Coffee County Fair will (hopefully) be held the 3rd week of September

            *Christmas party will be held on December 7

            *Exposition will be in the spring (April or May) of 2013

*The Tullahoma Fine Arts Center is planning on having a craft show sometime this spring.  Plans are still being made at this time.

 Carvers Event:

            *Meetings are held at Phil Bishops shop the 1st Saturday of each month

*Smithsonian Institution event will be held in March addition information is being sought pertaining to this event

            *Cornbread Festival will be at the end of April at South Pittsburg, TN.

            *Dogwood Festival will be held in early May

*Polly Crockett Festival will be held in mid- September

*Huntsville show will be in December


There was no old Business

There was no new Business

 The Program for the meeting was a presentation by Tom Cowan on Early American Cabinet and Furniture making.  Tom presented pictures of furniture that he had recreated from the early 1800’s.  He also spoke about a “McAdoo Desk” that was originally created by John Quarles around 1820.  This desk is being made of walnut and has a total of 24 drawers.  There are 5 large drawers in the front and 17 small drawers within the desk top, along with 2 hidden drawers.  All of the drawers have string and fan type inlaying.  The wood used for the inlaying consist of; Chittam, Holly, and Ebony.

 To highlight the aspects of inlaying wood and the precise detail used in creating this art form.  Scott Tinker, from Chattanooga, TN, gave a demonstration of the proper technique in sharpening “flat edge tools”.  Scott emphasized that without extreme sharp tool good clean lines and precise work could not be done.

 Show and Tell for the February meeting:

Jim Everett- displayed 4 pieces of intarsia that included a fish, a horse, an Indian, and deer.

Tom Cowan- showed a picture of a walnut chair that he had made using ash strips that were weaved making the seat.

Mickey Knowles- displayed 4 bowls that he had made 3 from spaulded maple and one from a walnut root.

Doyle McConnell-showed a spindle that he had created for a person who was trying to replace an old spindle.  Doyle explained that you can not use new wood to replace old wood due to the stark contrast of the old and new.

Jim Van Cleave- displayed a carving that he had created of three leaves attached to a walnut board.

Ross Roepke- displayed a walnut podium that he had created for one of the local churches to display and Madonna and child statue.

Larry Bowers – displayed a bed head board that been created from a plan in Wood Magazine.  Jim Van Cleave had helped him in his shop.

Scot Tinker- displayed 4 offering bowls that he had made from cherry along with a very large bowl that he was making from a Chittam burl.  The large burl had been giving to him by an unnamed club member.  He had promised that once the bowl was complete he would bring it back for a future “show and tell”.

Doug Dunlap- displayed a Longfellow chuck that he had made at the clubs first workshop seminar.

Phil Bishop- displayed several pieces that he had turned and carved for a person from West Memphis, Ark.  These pieces were made from walnut and finished with a lacquer finish.  They were going on a much decorated bed.

Louis Bryant- had created a cherry pepper mill, along with a spaulded box elder bowl and a walnut bowl.  All finished with wipe on poly.

Greg Myers- displayed some wine bottle stoppers along with a beer tap handle that he had turned.