Tennessee Valley Woodworkers
Vol. 16/ Issue4 April 2001 Editor: Tom Gillard Jr.
The next meeting of the TN Valley Woodworkers
Will be held, April 17 at 7:00 p.m. in the
Duck River Electric Building, Decherd, TN
All interested woodworkers are invited!
Alice Berry 454-3815 Design
Phil Bishop 967-4626
Tom Church 967-4460 Turning Harry May 962-0215 Carving
Bob Reese 728-7974 Sharpening Jim Van Cleave 455-8150 Jointery
Maurice Ryan 962-1555 Health and Safety
Calendar of Events
Spring Seminar 4-21
Turning "bee" 5/12
Summer Picnic 6/23
Fall Seminar TBD
Coffee County Fair 9/20-22
Christmas Party 12/7
STRATEGY 6: If a workpiece is warped, true it up by face- or edge-jointing before you rout, saw, or assemble it for your project. Don't attempt to force the board into flatness with clamps; the warpage will show up invariably in your finished project.
Likewise, the pieces of a mitered picture frame will fight against each other under changing humidity levels. To prevent wood-movement problems, it's a good idea to keep these pieces no more than 3" wide.
STRATEGY 10: It also pays to make the cross-grain dimension of tenons no larger than necessary. That's because the wider you make a rectangular tenon, or the larger in diameter you make a round tenon, the more that tenon will swell and shrink. And the more they move, the greater the likelihood that they will loosen over time.
However, even if you prefer to work with only solid stock, you still
should use plywood for your drawer bottoms. Why? When we build drawers,
we like to use the bottom to square up the drawer. This requires that the
bottom fit tightly into its grooves, leaving no
room for expansion. By doing so, we also can glue the bottom into place knowing that the bond won't break. We've seen many drawer bottoms made of solid wood that have cracked or caused the sides of the drawer to push out and bind.
And, coating both surfaces of a workpiece helps prevent warpage. How? A board that's finished on one side and not on the other will gain or lose water at different rates on the two surfaces. Then, the two surfaces will move at different rates, causing the workpiece to warp.
For example, if you glue up a cutting board with grain running in different directions, workpieces swelling across their widths will be trapped by opposing pieces that do not swell along their lengths. Under these conditions, something has to give, and either the workpieces or the glue joints will split.
When you must join workpieces with opposing grain directions for aesthetic
or functional reasons, you need to devise a flexible joint.
John &Josh Thompson-turned lamp bases
John Sargent-Valentine Box made from wood from Puerto Rico.
John Mayberry- Box elder and Black gum bowl
Ben Whiteaker-Cherry mantle clock
Steven Savelle-Whittled and carved figures
Ken Gould-cherry mallet, crotchwood vase
Kenneth Clark-Ash lamp base
Don Helton-Titans shelf, Christmas ornaments, all done on the scrollsaw.
Manuel Brown-Mosaic turned bowls
Loyd Ackerman- showed another mistake made in turning split spindles.
Price: $5 for members and $25 for non-members
Date: April 21, 2001
Place: Foothills Crafts classroom Woodbury Highway (53) Manchester
Instant Gallery in Foothills Store
Registration 8:00 to 8:30 AM
Beverages and Pastries
One hour lunch break Local restaurants or bring your own
Morning Program Doyle McConnell
Basics for Beginning Woodturners
Lathe and its parts
Drives or Driving methods
Sharpening and types of Steel
Types of Turning
Split spindle turning Loyd Ackerman
Roughing out a bowl Tom Cowan
Discussion,questions, answers Matt Brothers
Just a reminder to resister at the April meeting for the router drawing.
Remember that the only way you can register is to be at the meeting.
WEB SITES of INTEREST
Arrowmont School of Arts and Craft
WOOD ONLINE newsletter
Appalachain Center for the Arts
Forest Products Lab. 1999 Wood Handbook
Tom Gillard Jr.