TENNEESSEE VALLEY WOODWORKERS
MARCH 20, 2018
Meeting called to
order by V.P. Vince Zaccardi at 6:30pm.
Paul Fulks gave history
lesson on Lafayette and the roles he played in American and French history.
Guest: Dennis Finney, Rylan-Rees Sanders
Carvers meet 1st and 3rd
Sat at Jim Jolliffe's shop.
Next Meeting April 17th. Susan Church and
Jeanie Stephenson – Making a Belvidere Box
Loyd Ackerman reported
summer seminar will be August 25th. Ronnie Young will present program: How
to Construct an English Bracket Clock. There will be a fee for this seminar.
Tom Cowan Memorial Turning Bee April 21st
Sale – Decherd Nazarene Church May 19th
Hands on Science Ctr information
Club Picnic June 23rd
Seminar – Ronnie Young Aug 25th
Carvers Seminar TBD
Tims Ford Heritage Day Oct 13th
Christmas Dinner –
Nazarene Church Dec 7th
• April 17th – Susan Church and
Jeanie Stephenson – Making a Belvidere Box
• May15th – Loyd Ackerman –
Blue Monarch Design using Sketchup
• June 19th – Bill Mauzy – Wood Turner
• July - TBD
• Aug 21st – Jim Jolliffe – Pine Bark Carving
• Oct 16th - Chris Haynes – Duck River Woodturning
20th – Tom Gillard
• Dec 18th – Super Show and Tell
Volunteers for wheelchair ramp and request for auction items. Arts Alive
Festival offering booths $75.00, no commission, Looking for successor for
Henry Davis (club historian). A request from Coffee County Children's
Advocacy for donations for their fundraiser April 20th.
Vince Zaccardi brought a bowl made from cedar finished with spray
sanding sealer and lacquer. Also a bowl made of walnut with the bottom of
maple giving it a unique design. Vince showed a square display plate
finished using Beall Buffing System and a very decorative flower arrangement
John Harmon showed very pretty large bowl made from a magnolia
limb. He explained that it starts off white and turns gray. The top of bowl
he added 5 pieces of darker wood to add to design.
McConnell brought a set of pepper mills made from a walnut limb. Not
Ross Roepke had a nice box made using moulding. Made of cherry
Bob Addington showed a nativity scene made using CNC. Bob said
he will make a larger one.
Paul Jalbert brought a hand carved barrel top
wall hanger made for a family. Made with poplar lumber with light walnut
stain and poly sealer.
Gary Runyon had a cricket table made with curly
cherry, finished with 5 coats of min wax oil. A feature of the table is that
part of the top folds down making it a triangle top.
displayed some beautiful intarsia she made while in Fla. A lighthouse made
with spaulded cherry, cedar, and maple. Another piece was a butterfly and
flower made with poplar, maple, mahogany and black walnut. She also had a
flower, an iris, made with poplar, purple heart, maple, oak, and mahogany.
Finish Deft poly.
Gary Bennett showed 2 bowls. One made of spaulded
maple, the other of cherry. Finished with wipe on poly.
brought a couple carvings. A cottonwood bark art piece of a house finished
with 2 coats of satin lacquer. Also had a Indian carving. He used pine gel
stain, mat lacquer, and liquid wax.
Mickey Knowles showed a bowl made
from plum which had a pretty color. He also had a larger bowl made of
walnut. Finish with sanding sealer and spray lacquer. He had a piece he
called Tree of Flowers which is a cross on a stand made with pine, walnut,
and tree of heaven.
Geoff Roehem using slides showed his working on
program to make guitar head peg hole. He explained the process and need. He
also showed a mandolin made of curly maple with a spruce top.
Program: Build A GUITAR AND STORIES TO GO WITH IT
PRESENTERS: Alex Whalen
Musicians Institute Guitar Craft Academy Nashville
Alex and Marty gave the club an overview of the school, it's training
and career options.
Marty went through the process of making a guitar,
explaining construction and finishing. He told how the top is the tone
generator and what is on the inside. He showed his first guitar he made in
1988. Alex played a little on it to show tone and quality. Marty said that
he puts on 12-15 coats of finish. He also displayed his newest guitar made
of mahogany with Indian rosewood binding. They passed around pictures of
some of the guitars students made. Also passed around ebony and spruce wood
samples to show some of the material used. Marty had some tools used in
making a project.
They told of the success of the school and of the
classes offered. Anyone interested in more information can contact the
school at 500 Harding Place Nashville, 800-255-7529. Web: nashville.mi.edu