Minutes for November 20, 2012 meeting

There were 50 members present

Guest: There were (3) guests in attendance


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

*New Members: (1) Stan McKinnon



            *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.



*Vince Zaccardi announced the proposed slate of new offices for the 2013 year.  A vote was taken by the attending members and the results were as listed:

            President                     Kevin Deuermeyer

            Vice President                        Karen Kerce Browning

            Treasurer                    Bob Addington

            Secretary                     Fred Heltsley

            Publicity                     Phil Meyers

            Splinter Editor                        Chuck Taylor

Bob Reese seconded the motion that the vote be accepted.




*Nothing has been determined as of this date for the Spring Seminar.


Club events:

*The Tennessee State Park Celebration will be held at Tim Ford State Park on October 13th.  It turned out to be a huge success with Paul Jalbert explaining the highlights of the event.

*Huntsville Show was held on Nov 2 and 3, 2012 and Sharon Wright spoke of the events activities and that Dick Wollam had worn two (2) Blue Ribbons.  Overall the event was a big success.

*Christmas party will be held on December 7

*Exposition will be held at the University of the South inside the Sewanee Gallery on May 19-26, 2013.  Contact Paul Jalbert for additional information.



Carvers Event:

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


There was no old Business


New Business:


*Vince Zaccardi announced the new club officers for the 2013 year.


Tonight’s Program is a presentation of Intarsia by Kevin Deuermeyer.

            Kevin started his program by first giving a short history lesson in the origin of Intarsia.  He stated that it began in North Africa in the 1300’s and migrated to Italy around the 1500’s and then into Europe. 

Kevin demonstrated his method of creating Intarsia from established patterns by using a slide program and actual pieces of Intarsia that he had created.  By using photos he explained each step in the process.  The first step was the selection of woods to be used which would determine coloration and grain in the piece that was being created.  He explained that the coloration of the wood could be used to create a 3 dimensional effect and that the grain would add additional features in the piece itself.  Once the pattern was adhered to the wood pieces Kevin went on to explain the importance of having the saw table square to a sharp saw blade.  This was in order for all the pieces to fit tightly together.   Another major step was the shaping of each piece or contouring the piece to its surround pieces.  This is done to create a life like appearance in living items such as animals, flowers or trees.  Once the contouring was completed, Kevin explained the process of gluing the pieces to a backer board.  He then explained that after the glue had dried how to go about cutting the excess backer board off and giving the entire piece a final light sanding.  He stated that by using a sprayed finished it gave a better result due to it getting into all the crevices.


*Show and Tell for the November meeting:

Paul Jalbert- Showed the carving that was done at the Tim Ford State Park Heritage Day celebrations by all the children.  The completed piece was donated to the park and is on display there.

Tom Gillard- had made a Queen Size bed from Cherry wood of a customer.

Matt Brothers- had made Queen Size bed for a customer and then had to make another for a family member.  Both beds were made from Walnut and finished in Danish oil.

Bob Addington- created several signs for the UTSI entrance.  He also made a flag display case from Walnut for Ralph Hand a pass member who had died recently.

Loyd Ackerman- displayed a segmented bowl that he had created at the “segment bowl workshop”.  He had sanded the bowl with several different grits of paper ending at 2000.  He then finished the bowl with Canola wax.

Bob Reese- displayed his 36th fiddle that he had just finished.  The wood used was Quilted Maple.  His wife then played it for the members.

John Harton- had created several bowls.  One was from Box Elder that had been bleached and another one made from spaulded beech.

Vince Zaccardi- had created a segmented turned pepper mill and had carved a couple of spoons from Cherry wood.

Doug Dunlap- displayed 3 segmented bowls that he had created since the “segmented  bowl workshop” which he had attended.

Jay Hazel- had made several turned lidded boxes and a knitting bowl.

Mickey Knowles- showed a Celtic Knott that he had turned.

Doyle McConnell- displayed a small wooden vase that he had picked up at an estate sell.

Jim Everett- displayed a piece of intarsia that he had created for the wife of a Medal of Honor winner.  He also displayed another piece of intarsia of pottery.

Newton Wright- showed a very small Christmas tree that he had turned.