Tennessee Valley Woodworkers
Vol. 16/ Issue11 November 2001 Editor: Tom Gillard Jr.
The next meeting of the TN Valley Woodworkers
will be held, November 20th at 7:00 p.m. in the
Duck River Electric Building, Decherd, TN
All interested woodworkers are invited!
The following people have agreed to serve as contacts for their particular skills. If you have questions, suggestions
for activities, or other comments relating to these skills, please call these folks. Their interest is to help the
club better serve their area of expertise. Your participation with them will help them achieve that goal.
Tom Church 967-4460 Turning Harry May 962-0215 Carving
Bob Reese 728-7974 Sharpening Jim Van Cleave 455-8150 Joinery
Maurice Ryan 962-1555
Health and Safety
Calendar of Events
List ofClub Officer
President: Tom Cowan
Christmas Party 12/7 V. President: Bob Leonard
Party is Friday, Dec. 7 at 6:00pm Secretary: Shirley Bishop
at the Decherd Nazarene. Church Treasurer: Henry Davis
Publicity: Maurice Ryan
Newsletter Editor: Tom Gillard Jr.
Once again it is time to elect our officers, your nominating committee has finished it’s job and has presented their list of nominees. For those of you that might have missed the committee report presented at the October meeting those nominees are:
Bob Leonard President
Doyle McConnell Vice President
Barbara Keen Secretary
Henry Davis Treasurer
Ruth and Maurice Ryan Publicity Chairmen
Nominations will also be taken for the floor on election night, so if you have a candidate for a club office you will be given a chance to place that person’s name in contention. But remember that according to our club by-laws before you nominate that person you must have their prior approval to be nominated.
This seems an appropriate time to remember those members that have served
as officers, below is a list of those members who have held offices in
the past along with the folks who have been the editor of our newsletter.
We want to thank those folks along with all the countless committee chair
persons and committee members who
have so generously given of their time. We owe the continuing success of our club largely to them.
"In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing.
The worst thing you can do is nothing."
Bobby Clemons stated " I had a great time at the club meeting. They are a great group. Everyone seemed to enjoy it and had lots of questions and good conversation."
Matranga Wood Designs
OPEN HOUSE & SALE
Date: November 17th & 18th 10am
Location: Girl Scout City Center located at 4522 Granny White Pike
(Corner of Granny White & Harding Place)
Call: (615) 383-0490 for directions
Woodturning Demonstrations: 11am, 2pm, 4:30pm
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! INVITE YOUR FRIENDS!!
Holiday Gift Buying Made Easy!
Featuring items made from Union Station Train Shed Pine
Remember that the only way you can register to win this router is to be at the meeting.
In Ontario, New England, and the northern
Great Lake states, there's a firewood so
tough that it stalls hydraulic log splitters. Yet,
it's worth the herculean effort necessary to
build up a pile because it burns well through a
cold winter's night. Ironwood, as it's called,
has such complete combustion it leaves little
Ironwood grows in Texas, too—and in
Australia, Brazil, Ceylon, England, India, and other parts of the world as
well. Wherever the wood appears, it attains legendary stature, taking claim
to the titles of hardest and heaviest.
Despite the wood's reknown, however, ironwood isn't a specific species.
Rather, it's the colloquial term for a state or region's toughest wood. All
told, there are 80 distinct species around the world known as ironwood.
In Texas, for instance, it's honey mesquite. The ironwood found in the
northern U.S., Canada, and Europe is actually hophornbeam. Florida has
horsetail casuarina as its ironwood. In Australia, it's Queensland red
ironwood; in Ceylon, gangsaw. Brazil touts pau ferro and quebracho. So,
wherever you live, you'll never be wrong equating the toughest wood you
know with iron, you just won't be technically correct.
By the way, whatever the exact scientific term for the different species,
trees for the different species, trees designated as ironwood frequently
become homemade tool handles, mallets, fence posts, levers, and
definitely warming fuel.
Jim VanCleave: Walnut/Cherry mirror
Steve Seville: Wood Spirit
Ross Roepke: vacuum muffler and a hold fast
Tom Church: Bowl and stand that were made in Kenya and bought at a show.
Bob Leonard: Knife display stand
Steve Shores: Cherry bowl
Dean Lutes: Corian goblet
Josef Maierbacker: Wood Spirit
Loyd Ackerman: Bowl from redheart and cherry bowl
OFFICERS 1986 – 2001
1986 1987 1988
VP Phil Bishop Tom Baskin Tom Cowan
SEC Joe Pawlick Bill Warmbrod Susan Church
TR Tom Cowan Bill Knight Winfield Bennett
PUB Susan Church Jack Townsend Jack Townsend
EDIT Joe Pawlick Joe Pawlick Joe Pawlick
1989 1990 1991
VP Richard Gulley Bob Reese Tom Cowan
SEC Susan Church Tom Gillard Tom Gillard
TR Mayford Clayton Judy Davis Judy Davis
PUB Josef Maierbacher Jack Townsend Winfield Bennett
EDIT Tom & Susan Church Tom & Susan Church Tom & Susan Church
1992 1993 1994
VP Tom Church Ross Roepke Lucinda Howard
SEC Jim VanCleave Lucinda Howard Susan Church
TR Judy Davis Judy Davis Judy Davis
PUB Richard Hagar Jack Townsend Jack Townsend
EDIT Tom & Susan Church Tom & Susan Church Tom & Susan Church
1995 1996 1997
VP Tom Cowan Doyle McConnell Harold Hewgley
SEC Susan Church Lucinda Howard Richard Gulley
TR Judy Davis Judy Davis Henry Davis
PUB Jack Townsend Jack Townsend Jack Townsend
EDIT Lucinda Howard Richard Gulley Richard Gulley
1998 1999 2000
VP Loyd Ackerman Tom Cowan Bob Reese
SEC John Green John Green John Mayberry
TR Henry Davis Henry Davis Henry Davis
PUB Jack Townsend Doyle McConnell Doyle McConnell
EDIT Tom Gillard Tom Gillard Tom Gallard
VP Bob Leonard
SEC Shirley Bishop
TR Henry Davis
PUB Maurice & Ruth Ryan
EDIT Tom Gillard
Thanks to club historian and perennial treasurer Henry Davis for keeping and providing this history of the club officers.
Ratio of an igloo's circumference to its diameter: Eskimo Pi
2000 pounds of Chinese soup: Won ton
1 millionth of a mouthwash: 1 microscope
Time between slipping on a peel and smacking the pavement: 1 bananosecond
Weight an evangelist carries with God: 1 billigram
Time it takes to sail 220 yards at 1 nautical mile per hour: Knot-furlong
365.25 days of drinking low-calorie beer because it's less filling: 1 lite year
16.5 feet in the Twilight Zone: 1-Rod Serling
Half of a large intestine: 1 semicolon
1000 aches: 1 megahurtz
Basic unit of laryngitis: 1 hoarsepower
Shortest distance between two jokes: A straight line
454 graham crackers: 1 pound cake
1 million-million microphones: 1 megaphone
1 million bicycles: 2 megacycles
2000 mockingbirds: two kilomockingbirds
10 cards: 1 decacards
1 kilogram of falling figs: 1 Fig Newton
1000 grams of wet socks: 1 literhosen
1 millionth of a fish: 1 microfiche
1 trillion pins: 1 terrapin
10 rations: 1 decoration
100 rations: 1 C-ration
2 monograms: 1 diagram
8 nickels: 2 paradigms
2.4 statute miles of intravenous surgical tubing at Yale University Hospital: 1 I.V. League
100 Senators: Not 1 decision.
Arrowmont School of Arts and Craft
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Appalachain Center for the Arts
Forest Products Lab. 1999 Wood Handbook
WOOD Online TVWW page
Tom Gillard Jr.