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.
July 19: Tom Cowan – Furniture Miniatures
August 16: Wayne Loveless – Kreg Joinery System
September 20: Ross Roepke – Techniques for Making Boxes
October 18: Eric Strotheide – Making Wooden Toys
November 15: Paul Jalbert – Set Up for Carving Sings
December 20: Super Show and Tell
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.
SHOW AND TELL
Paul Jalbert show photos and discussed a sign he made for the Beech Craft Museum in Tullahoma.
Matt Brothers discussed a series of photos of a kitchen work table. He built the table using Tiger wood. The work surface was Corian and the wood was finished with Danish oil and lacquer.
Chuck Taylor brought a maple bowl, a small apple hollow vessel and a holly baby rattle. The bowl and hollow vessel were finished with gloss lacquer and the rattle was finished with beeswax.
Ross Roepke brought a small dovetailed puzzle. He did not share how to get the puzzle apart.
Doug Dunlap displayed a storage case, with removal trays. He installed a Boy Scout Patch on the top. The finish was Poly.
Loyd Ackerman brought a small “curved top” maple box with walnut trim. He discussed the “history” of the box concerning the difficulties he encountered in creating the curved top. Check out the forum to get all the details.
Doyle McConnell brought a finished Ambrosia Maple pepper mill that he used in the recent shop tour demonstration. He also made a matching salt grinder. He discussed a large hollow vessel which he had used a copper leafing technique he had learned at one of the club seminars. The finish on all items was gloss lacquer.
Judy Bennett displayed an Intarsia barn scene which included 78 different pieces. She discussed the Intarsia fish she created at a class in Sevierville, Tn.
Jim Everett brought two “Intarsia inspired” plaques. One was a Wounded Warrior scene with lots of Music City stars’ signatures and to be donated to Charlie Daniels for his project. The other was a “Music” scene with small individual signature plaques around the edge. This one is scheduled to hang in a new restaurant named Larry’s Country Diner.
August Dobert brought two “tools” and ask if anyone knew in what tasks the tools might have used.
Vince Zaccardi displayed some photos of woodwork done by a Mike Blankinship, a blind woodworker. He explained some of the techniques used by the woodworker in turning with the physical impairment. These were on display at the AAW National meeting in Atlanta.
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.