Tennessee Valley Woodworkers
   Vol. 19/ Issue 5                May 2004                Editor: Tom Gillard Jr. 

Meeting Notice:
The next meeting of the TN Valley Woodworkers
Will be held, May 18th 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.

Alice Berry     454-3815    Design           Phil Bishop         967-4626    Finishing
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

                                                                        President:          Ken Gould
                                                                        V. President:        Barbara Keen
                                                                        Secretary:          Chuck Taylor
                                                                        Treasurer:          Henry Davis
                                                                        Publicity:          Larry Bowers
                                                                        Newsletter Editor:  Tom Gillard Jr.

The Picnic is Saturday, May 22. We will start meeting around 4:00PM.           PLACE:  Falls Mill in Belvidere, TN.
Click HERE for a map
You may want to come a little early, if you want to tour the mill. It closes to the public at 4:00PM. We will eat at 5:00PM.

1. BYOC  (Bring your own chair)

2. Bring your favorite covered dish. The club will furnish the chicken.

3. The club will furnish soft drinks, but you can bring tea if you desire.

4. Bring an item you have made to be sold at the auction.

5.  Bring your musical instruments and have a 'jam session'.

A note about the auction --- The auction is a fun event and has become our major fund raiser.  We ask that you bring items to donate for auction.  Items that you have made are especially popular.  The auction gives our club members the opportunity to obtain work of other members that might not otherwise be available.  If you have items for the auction but will not be able to attend you may bring the items to our regular May meeting.

Ya’ll come out and have some fun and excitement!!

 New Members

Tom and Josh Few (Cowan)
Mike Zenser (Nashville)

Karen Kerce displayed an oak burl bowl and a wood spirit carving. She had carved the wood spirit during the Carving Workshop.

Doyle McConnell showed a sample molding for a mantle that he was repairing. He had made the cutter to match the old molding from a file, using a “Dremel” tool. He then mounted the cutter in a molding head cutter on his table saw to produce the molding.

Jim Van Cleave brought a wood spirit carving that he carved at the Carving Workshop. He also showed 3 (1, 2, 3) relief carvings of flowers. He gave the interesting family history of an old chair that he displayed.

Hugh Hurst brought 3 natural edge bowls turned from beautifully textured mesquite wood. He also brought a maple natural edge bowl that he had made for a customer.

Gary Runyon brought a small vase to show what a turned rhododendron burl looks like.

David Whyte displayed a working lathe that he had made from a design he had found. Naturally, the wood was beautiful walnut.

Bob Reese displayed a violin, made in China, that he had purchased and refinished/reworked. Gold leafing designs had been put on the back. He also brought a beautifully sounding 5-string violin made from maple. The maple had very unique grain spacing.

Russ Willis brought a birdhouse made from 25 pieces of cedar. The top was formed of copper.

Kenneth Clark displayed a small oak table that he had made and finished with spar varnish.

Don Powers showed a chettum wood bowl. The chettum turning had a beautiful and unique shape.

Newt Wright brought a segmented bowl he had turned. The bowl was made from walnut and maple.

Hugh Hurst:  I have a 6in. Craftsman jointer for sale on a wooden stand with a 4in. dust chute $ 175.

Henry Davis:  has a Model 113.198111 Craftsman 10” Radial Arm Saw, w/leg set.  Saw has been cleaned, lubed and adjusted.  New tabletop.                    $250         393-3191

Calendar of Events:

May 22nd:  TVW Picnic @ Falls Mill
June 12th:  Bob Leonard’s Tree Walk
July 24th:  Bob Reese's sharpening workshop
October 23rd:  Phil Bishop Carving Workshop
December 10th:  TVW Christmas Party

Here is something I thought woodworkers--especially the carvers--would ennjoy seeing.  My nephew sent it.
Go to this site:  Click HERE

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