*Members in attendance 50.
**All Guest became members.
* Dan Bledsoe, Estill Springs, TN, Dean Lutes. Tracy City, TN, Bernard Schroer, Huntsville, AL, and Gary Walker, Winchester, TN.
President Vince Zaccardi called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM
*Sign the Super Door Prize List
*Vince Zaccardi reminded all guest to sign to guest sheet.
*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 members to sign up for the grand door prize at the Christmas party.
*Vince Zaccardi reminded everyone to use the forum for new announcements and updated information.
*Greg Myers made comments of the Huntsville, AL area would like to create a wood working club. At the present time he had 37 people interested in joining. Their first meeting will be held on July 10, 2012.
*Panoply was held in Huntsville, Ala on April 26-29 it was open to the public on April 27-29. It turned out to be a great success.
*Henry Davis handed out a sign up sheet for the Turning Bee to be held in June. The sheet was for members interested in attending the event along with a column for members willing to help set-up and clean-up afterwards.
*Cornbread Festival was held at South Pittsburg, TN on April 28-29
*Dogwood Festival was held on May 4-6
*Tom Cowan stated that the Fall Seminar would be held on October 13, 2012. Scott Tinker would present a program of “Finishing Process”.
*Picnic will be held in May 26 with food being served at 5:00 PM with an auction being held later.
*Turning Bee will be held June 30
*Coffee County Fair will be held the week of September 17 thru 22.
*Christmas party will be held on December 7
*Exposition will be in the spring (April or May) of 2013.
*Meetings are held at Phil Bishops shop the 1st Saturday of each month
*The Carvers will be going to the Bell Buckle Fair in Bell Buckle, TN. on October 20-21, 2012.
*Polly Crockett Festival will be held on September 14-16
*Huntsville show will be in December
There was no old Business
Loyd Ackerman spoke of the results of the club survey taken on April 17, 2012. There were 58 members out of 59 who attended the meeting that took the survey. Some of the results of the survey are as follow: Face-plate turning and furniture making had the highest interest of the membership. There was an interest in learning how to create stain glass arrangements, caning chairs, and photography. The complete results of the survey can be found on the Club web page.
There was no new Business
The Program for the meeting
The Program was put on by Tom Cowan and Paul Fulks called “From Picture to Plan Layout”. Tom Cowan discussed how to take a picture of an item and then convert it to a drawing plan. He explained the problems with distortion in the photograph and how to compensate for it in the actual working plan. He stated that when taking the photograph that the corner closes to you had the least amount of distortion.
Paul Fulks present a web sit called “woodgears.ca”. This web site had a program available called “Big Print” which is a down loadable program. This program will enable a person to make multi page accurate scale printouts comprised of individual sheets printed on an ink jet or laser printer. The cost of the program is $22.00.
Paul also discussed how a person could take a photograph, scan it into a computer, and by using Excel, Word, or other available programs on the computer create a scaled drawing.
Show and Tell for the May meeting:
Jim Everett- showed pictures of his completed project of a fireplace mantle intarsia work. This work was done above the mantle and both sides.
Ross Roepki-displayed 2 boxes that he had made from mahogany.
Bob Reese-displayed his 35th violin and his wife played it for the group.
Henry Davis-showed a vase that he had made from maple.
Greg Myers-showed a box that he had turned at the Panoply event.
Vince Zaccardi-displayed a bowl he had turned from and finished with lacquer.
Loyd Ackerman- had a turned segment of a podium that was being made for UTSI. It was turned from red maple.
Bob Addington-had created a plaque made from maple with his name and address on it. This was created on his CNC machine.
Wayne Simmons- displayed a small chest that he had made from scrape pine lumber.
Doug Dunlap- had made a jig to make box joints with.
Newt Wright-displayed a blue bird house that he had made. The box completely disassembled for easy cleaning.
Ken Gould- showed a piece of driftwood that he had cleaned up and attached a copper rose that he had created to it.