Minutes of the June 22, 2016 Tennessee Valley Wood Workers Club


Recorded by Chuck Taylor (substitute note taker) 


Paul Fulks opened the meeting at 6:30pm.  He started us off history lesson on  the Cornus Florida tree, better known as the Dogwood he discussed the early usage of the wood and showed the regions of the country where the Dogwood survives best.


Our new members included Ken Kimble and Jerry Hitchcox.


Paul Fulks gave the club membership some information concerning a new activity that the club will take on. This activity will be in support of the Tennessee Commission on Children and Youth Conference, held in early 2017. The club will be providing 25 wooden “rockets” which will be given to the conference speakers. Pete Miller will be the club coordinator for this project. More information will be shared as it develops.


Paul also ask anyone who would like to have their name in included on the Klingspor list, for a discount on sandpaper products, please notify him.


A report was given on the last shop tour, held at Chuck Taylor’s shop with Chuck and Doyle McConnell giving turning demonstrations.


A reminder about the Carvers Corner which meets on the first and third weekend every month at Jim Jolliffe's shop.


Future programs:

Upcoming Events:


June 25: Turning Bee @ Larry Wendland’s shop. Starts at 8:30. Attendees are asked to bring their own lunch, while drinks and a desert will be provided.  There will be no charge for attending this seminar.  Mentors bring your tools. About 30 people have signed up for the activity.


October 22: 2016 TVW Seminar to be held at Collins Roan’s shop. Chairmen for this activity are Tom Cowan and Vince Zaccardi. If you have suggestions or ideas for the seminar, contact either of the chairmen.


September 17-24: Coffee County Fair. Doyle McConnell is coordinator and will give additional information later.


The annual Christmas Dinner will be held again at Boskeys restaurant on December 8.








Matt Brothers presented the program. He showed a video of building a Mission style table, focusing on the joinery details. The video showed the complete process, from choosing the wood, matching the boards, cutting and sizing, assembly and finishing techniques used. It was a quality product and anyone wanting to know how the “professionals” create a piece of furniture would be wise to borrow the video and take a close look at Matt’s processes.