Tennessee Valley Woodworkers
Vol. 19/ Issue 3 March 2004 Editor: Tom Gillard Jr.
The next meeting of the TN Valley Woodworkers
Will be held, March 16th 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 Jim VanCleave 455-8150 Jointery
Maurice Ryan 962-1555 Health and Safety
List of Club Officers
Geoff Roehm brought a guitar that he is creating. It is a copy of a classical 1869 model. The top is red spruce with spaulded maple inlay which has been book matched around the opening. The neck is mahogany and the back Brazilian Rosewood with Satinwood binding.
Doyle McConnell brought an antique drawer to a chest that he is repairing/restoring. He discussed the repair and replacing of beading around the drawer front. He also noted the unique method used to create and install the beading initially.
Ray Cole brought a beautiful custom newel post that he designed and made. He also brought a picture of a poker table that he had made.
Bob Leonard showed a sharpening fixture for lathe tools that he had made. He also brought the first bowl, made from box elder, that he had turned on his new lathe.
Doug Dunlap brought a unique bread knife.
Dwain Adams, a member of the Franklin County Art Guild and guest of the club, showed his basswood carving of a teal duck with burned-in feathers.
Dick Wollam displayed his pine carving of an angelfish.
Dave Whyte brought a trivet made of a floor tile set in a wooden frame. He also brought a jewelry box with walnut inlays.
Chuck Taylor brought a complete set of TVW blocks made of poplar with a storage box that he had made for a grandson’s birthday.
Billy May showed a necklace carved for his granddaughter.
Crocia Roberson brought an album of pictures showing game boards she had developed to reinforce needed skills for children in various clubs and camps. She also brought a unique marble chase and a wooden comb from Japan.
Kenneth Clark showed his luggage rack and a picture of the china cabinet that he has finished. He also provided plans for the china cabinet.
Ross Roepke brought several boxes with various inlays that he made for a charity auction.He also showed a drafting tool that he modified and used as a scribe.Ross highly recommends the nitro gloves that can be purchased through Harbor Freight.
Tom McGill brought a splitting tool (fro) that he had made from a leaf spring of a Mustang.
Newt Wright showed his design for a cat/dog/child proof toilet paper holder he had designed to prevent the animals spreading paper over the house.
Bill Duncan had mounted weather gauges into his own walnut display, which he had finished with a hand rubbed tung-oil.
YOU PAID YOUR 2004 DUES ?
Our Dues are still $10.00 for Single membership and $15.00 for Family membership. They are payable in January of each year.
Most of our members pay their dues on a timely basis, thus renewing their membership. There are away a few that for whatever reason neglect to renew their membership. It becomes my unpleasant duty to clear our club membership list of those few members that do not renew their membership.
If you have not paid your 2004 dues
please do so at the March meeting. If you can not be at the March meeting,
but intent to remain a member call me at 393-3191 or email
me at , as long as I know you intend to remain a member I will
not drop your name from our membership list. If you can’t remember if you
paid your dues or not, contact me and I will be happy to check my records.
Henry Davis, Treasurer
Fashion trends don t dictate your woodworking
attire, safety does. The wrong type of clothes can cause accidents. Be
comfortable, but heed the following fashionable advice.
Protect your eyes with goggles or safety glasses equipped with side shields when using woodworking power tools. Full-face shields give the utmost protection. For sanding operations, wear a dust mask that makes a tight seal around the nose and mouth.
Wear hearing protection, such as muffs or ear plugs, when tools are running.
Roll long sleeves above the elbow or wear a short-sleeved shirt. Long hair should be tucked under a cap.
Remove all jewelry, such as wristwatches, bracelets, or cumbersome rings. Do not wear ties or loose clothing that may catch in moving parts.
Prevent slipping by wearing shoes with rubber soles.
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We would like to welcome Dwain Adams as a new
member, he listed his interest as carving and you can see an example of
his work in the Show and Tell section above.
LOOKS LIKE WE ARE OFF TO A GREAT START --
LOYD HAS SPRING SEMINAR MOVING FORWARD NICELY,
SUMMER PICNIC IS LOCKED IN AT FALLS MILL FOR MAY 22,2004
PHIL BISHOP HAS AGREED TO CHAIR THE FALL SEMINAR ON CARVING TENTATIVE DATE 10-23,2004
BOTH BILLY MAY - CARVING, AND TOM COWAN -WINDSOR STOOL, HAVE AGREED TO WORK SHOPS.
RAY TORENSTON IS SETTING UP COMMITTEE INCLUDING JOHN SARGENT TO STUDY A CLUB WOODWORKING EXIBIT. (HE WILL INCLUDE LARRY BOWERS IN ALL INFORMATION) -HE IS ALSO WORKING WITH THE COUNTY SETTING UP AN ART GUILD THAT THE CLUB WILL BE ASKED TO BECOME A PART OF. LOOKS LIKE MONTY ADAMS (FRANKLIN COUNTY MAYOR) WILL BE APPOINTING 6-7 PERSONS TO RUN THE GUILD. THEY ARE APPLYING FOR GRANT MONEY AND PLAN TO FORMALLY LAUNCH LATER THIS YR. - RAY IS ALSO LOOKING INTO THE NEW "DOGWOOD DAYS" FESTIVAL TO BE HELD IN THE WINCHESTER SQUARE IN APRIL OF 2005 TO SEE IF WE WOULD WANT TO BE A PART OF IT.
CHRISTMAS PARTY IS SET FOR DEC 10TH.
WOODCRAFT AGREED TO PUT $100 TOWARDS A $300 GIFT CERTIFICATE FOR THE CHRISTMAS
PARTY AND GENERAL INDUSTRIAL WILL MAKE A
DONATION FOR THE PARTY.
All You Wanted to Know About Sandpaper and then some...
When you buy sandpaper for your woodworking use, it can be rather confusing to make a selection from the many options you have to choose from. To help you make knowledgeable selections, you have to consider five different elements to give you the proper sandpaper.
The workhorse abrasive in my shop is aluminum oxide. It is a sharp granular material that breaks down in use leaving sharp edges on the remaining material. This ability to leave sharp edges makes aluminum oxide sandpaper fast working and long lasting. I have aluminum oxide sandpaper in grit sizes from 60 to 1200.
Garnet is also a granular material. However, when it breaks down during use it leaves more rounded edges on the material. I usually use garnet sandpaper as my last grit because, as it rounds over, it tends to blur or smooth out the sanding scratches. I have garnet sandpaper in 180 and 220 grit sizes.
Silicon carbide is the abrasive used on wet/dry
sandpaper. I use wet/dry sandpaper during finishing. I use it to rub in
oil finishes (Danish oil, tung oil, boiled linseed oil, etc.) and to lightly
sand between dried applications of surface leveling finishes (shellac,
varnish, polyurethane, etc.). I have silicon carbide sandpaper in grits
from 240 to 2000.
I also use silicon carbide sandpaper to flatten the soles of my hand planes and the backs of my chisels.
Additionally, I use it to keep my Japanese waterstones flat. Flat stones are the secret to putting sharp edges on my chisels and plane blades.
with Lew Soloway