Tennessee Valley Woodworkers
Vol. 17/ Issue2 February 2002 Editor: Tom Gillard Jr.
The next meeting of the TN Valley Woodworkers
Will be held, February 19th at 7:00 p.m. in the
Duck River Electric Building, Dechard, 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 Ross Roepke 455-9140 Jointery
Maurice Ryan 962-1555
Health and Safety
With the flying of flags comes the problem of what to do with the flags
that become tattered and torn due to use. The proper way of disposing
of these emblems of our Country is to retire them with dignity. This
usually involves burning them. The Boy
Scouts can offer their services if you have a flag that need to be retired. There are three members of our club that are also members of the BSA. Danny Bean, Steven Savelle, and Tom Gillard. Please bring your flag to one of us if needed. Thanks
We would like to welcome
Don Miller from Manchester, Don Powers from Winchester and Larry Shockley
from Belvidere who joined us in January. We are happy to have you
THEME FOR THE YEAR: The survey that
was taken last year asking for member’s inputs on types of seminars they
would like was discussed. Joinery was the number 1 interest with
finishing a close 2nd. A motion was made by Doyle and seconded by Tom Cowan
that Joinery would be the theme for 2002.
John Mayberry brought in 2 turned bowls made out of cherry. John also
brought in a piece of Walnut that had been sawed in half by a sawmill and
it had a walnut imbedded in it, the walnut was cut perfectly in half in
each piece. He finished it and put hinges on it so it closed with
the 2 halves of walnut facing each other. Ross Roepke brought in a stool
made out of Mahogany in the shape of a fiddle. Henry Davis
brought in knee from an English Pub table and the piece he was making to
match it and replace the missing knee. Loyd Ackerman brought in a
segmented bowl and cover. He stated that when you figured out the
proper angles they had to be precise when you cut them. The bowl
was made out of Walnut, Cherry and Slippery Elm. This was his first
attempt at making a segmented bowl and it took him 2 days to complete it.
Spring seminar: April 20th
Picnic: June 22nd @ Falls Mill
Coffee County Fair : 3rd week in September
Fall seminar :October time frame
Christmas party: December 6
** It was also suggested that we should have another “turning B” and possibly another carving workshop.
Step 2. Adjust your dado set for a cut that's .001" wider than
the joint fingers (.251" in our example). With stackable dado sets you
can place commercially made shims between the cutters, or make your own
shims from various papers (standard tablet paper measures .002-.005" thick,
some tissue and waxed papers measure .001" thick). Check your adjustment
by measure a test cut with your calipers as shown. Raise the dado set 1/2"
above the tabletop.
Step 3. Cut the notch that holds the pin in part A. Do this by holding part A against the miter gauge with part B beneath it as shown. Do not cut into part B.
Step 4. Cut a 1/4 x 1/4 x 6" strip of hardwood that fits snugly into the notch you just cut in part A. (The strip should slip into place, yet fit tightly enough so it doesn't fall out.) Cut a 1-1/2" pin from the strip and glue it into the notch, flush with the back of part A. Save the leftover strip. Screw part B to part A.
Step 5. Set your miter gauge for a 90° cut. Use the leftover strip to position the jig assembly on the miter gauge. Do this by aligning the jig pin 1/4" from the path of the dado set as shown. With the pin aligned, temporarily clamp the jig to the miter gauge, then affix the gauge to the jig with screws. Replace the miter gauge into its slot and cut through parts A and B. Attach the blade guard (C) centered behind the notch you just cut.
During this and the following steps, apply pressure to the miter gauge to hold its bar firmly against the right side of the slot. This will keep its distance from the dado set consistent during cuts.
Step 6. Position a piece of scrap stock as shown, and cut
a notch into the scrap piece. Position this notch over the pin and make
another cut. Position that notch over the pin and repeat the cut.
With your calipers, check the width of the fingers. They should be .001" under your desired finger width. (For our 1/4" fingers the calipers should read .249".)
Step 7. Chances are your jig will need some adjustment to achieve the necessary finger width. If the fingers are too wide, say .255" in our example, tap the end of the jig closest to the blade with a hammer as shown. Make more test cuts and tapping adjustments as necessary. If the fingers are too narrow (.245" in our example), tap the other end of the jig. Even though the jig is screwed in place, the hammer taps will make these fine adjustments.
With your calipers, check the depth of the fingers in your scrap stock.
Adjust the height of your blade until the depth reads .016" more than the
width of your fingers (.266" in our example). This leaves the fingers long
enough so you can sand them flush with the box later.
The subject of name tags came up at the last meeting. Our name tags were made by K&S TROPHIES , 510 Country Club Drive , Tullahoma. They were about $5.00 including tax the last time we checked. When in Tullahoma you can go by and have one made. The tags are 1" x 3" with white letters on a blue background. Just tell the folks that you want a Tennessee Valley Woodworkers name tag. If you are never in Tullahoma, Henry Davis will be happy to take care of it for you, see him at the February meeting or give him a call at 393 - 3191.
To show our appreciation to our loyal and faithful members your Executive Committee has again this year decided to give a prize to one lucky member.
Several prizes were suggested and the membership voted on the prize we should give away. The overwhelming choice was a Mini Lathe. We have purchased a Jet 14 inch Mini Lathe and it will be given away at our Christmas gathering this December. The Lathe will be on display at our February meeting. To be eligible to win the lathe just sign the drawing register at each regular club meeting that you attend between now and December. That means that if you attended the January meeting and attend every meeting from now through November your name will be in the drawing 11 times.
The following rules will apply:
I HAVE BOUGHT A NEW LARGER LATHE, AND AM SELLING THE FOLLOWING.
SEARS CRAFTSMAN LATHE.
12"SWING, 36" LONG
3450 RPM MAX,
WITH THE FOLLOWING:
MOUNTED ON WOOD TABLE WITH TOOL DRAWER.
BASIC SET OF CRAFTSMAN LATHE TOOLS
6" AND 12" TOOL RESTS.
4" FACE PLATE
ORIGINAL AND NEW 4 POINT SPUR CENTER DRIVES.
SCREW CENTER DRIVE.
DEAD AND LIVE TAIL STOCKS
THIS IS THE SAME LATHE MADE BY RIDGID THAT IS CURRENTLY BEING SOLD AT HOME DEPOT FOR $295. BASIC TOOLS AND ADDED ACCESSORIES COST APPROX. $100-$120. PLUS THE TABLE. ASKING $175. WILL CONSIDER OFFERS.
I CAN BE REACHED AT MY OFFICE PHONE 931-962-1303 FROM 8:00AM TO 4:30
This months program will be about routers. Tom Gillard and Henry Davis
will be talking about some router techniques that they have used. They
will also show several different type routers, router accessories and fixture
for the router. You need not bring your safety glasses or ear protection
as they don’t plan to make any live cuts.
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