Tennessee Valley Woodworkers
Vol. 20/ Issue 4 April 2005 Editor: Tom Gillard Jr.
The next meeting of the TN Valley Woodworkers
Will be held, April 19th at 7:00 p.m. in the
Duck River Electric Building, Decherd, TN
All interested woodworkers are invited!
Design: Tom Cowan 967-4835 Finishing: Phil Bishop 967-4626
Turning: Tom Church 967-4460 Carving: Harry May 962-0215
Sharpening: Bob Reese 728-7974 Joinery: Ross Roepke 455-9140
List of Club Officers
April 15-17 : Dogwood Festival –Winchester
May 14: Turning Bee –– Winchester
May 21: Picnic –– Belvedere Falls Mill
September 19: CC Fair –– 24 Manchester
October: Fall Seminar –– To Be Determined
December 9th:: Holiday Party / 20th: Anniversary celebration at American Legion in Tullahoma.
Dear Fellow Woodworkers.
The Dogwood festival is almost upon us.
Our location is C2 which is on
first street across from the Old Sun Trust Bank building. Because
we are demonstrating, we have a space directly on the street.
Sale only craft vendors will be located in the parking lot behind us.
Anyone that would like to participate is welcome to do so. Please contact me with time that you plan to be there to help me schedule the event. Any additional Sunday afternoon help would be appreciated. I can be reached during the day at my office phone 962-1303. If I do not pick up, it will go to voice mail after 6-8 rings, please leave information and I will add your name to the list.
Festival set up is from 7am until 2pm on Friday April 15th. Demonstrations will start at 2 pm and continue until dark, but may continue up to 11 pm if we so choose.
Saturday demonstrations will start at 8 am and continue until dark or up to 11pm.
Sunday demonstrations start at 12:00noon and all activity will stop at 5pm. Tear down of the booth space is immediately after the 5pm close.
Note that there will be entertainment scheduled in the square until 11pm on both Friday and Saturday nights.
Please remember that this is both a demonstration and a sale. You may display items not for sale, but they need to be marked for display only. Anything that you wish to sell should have a tag with the $$ amount and your name indicated. It would be appreciated if persons selling items attend the event for as long as possible. This will help the club for support at the festival, handle sales directly by the items maker and allow you to talk with potential customers and possibly take orders for other items if you wish.
The Club will be selling tickets for two drawings to be held at the Club picnic on May 21 at Falls Mill. Drawing prizes are the Delta Dust Collector donated by the Delta development team that did the program in February and a Jet Mini Lathe donated by General Industrial Supply. Tickets will continue on sale at the Club meetings in April and May and again at the picnic itself. Consider this as a donation to the Club with a chance to win a great prize.
Tickets will be available for $3 each or 2 for $5 to Club members and guests. There will be two boxes. One for white tickets and another for red. Purchasers are to write their names on the back of the ticket half to be put into the appropriate box. You do not need to be present to win.
A third item, the router bit set donated by Wayne Sutter of Woodline at the March meeting, will be auctioned at the picnic and will go to the highest bidder.
Funds generated will be put into the Club treasury and earmarked for purchase of audio/video equipment and support of Club celebration events.
Larry Bowers will be selling the tickets.
Loyd Ackerman: Segmented Vase, made from Bloodwood, Lyptus and Maple
Ken Miller: Game Board made from Walnut/Maple squares with Cherry trim
Ross Roepke: 3 Legged Stool made from Curly Maple
Tom Church: Pictures of projects
Dick Wollam: Dolphin Sculpture made from drift wood
Harry May: Chief
Joseph Sculpture made from English Walnut
Bulldog Sculpture made from Basswood
Bob Lowrance: Cowboy with acrylic paints
Jim Van Cleave: Large Walnut Pie Crust Serving Tray
Doyle McConnell: 6 Turnings 4 from Apple wood and 2 from Red Maple.
Bob Leonard: Goldfinch carving
Indians native to the Mississippi River bottomlands looked to the great shagbark hickory tree for bows and baskets, but they particularly valued its nuts. These they pounded into fine pieces, then boiled. After straining, the remaining liquid contained concentrated nut oil. This was used much like milk in the mixture for corncakes. Pioneer children liked the nuts as well, and ate them as fast they could be cracked.
Their elders, though, favored the shagbark's wood to produce smoked ham and bacon. Burned green, its smoke imparts an unmistakable taste and distinct aroma to the meat.
Besides smoke, hickory wood--that of the shagbark and 15 other species that lumbermen lump together--produces more thermal units of heat than almost any other hardwood. A cord of it equals the heat output of 200 gallons of No. 2 fuel oil, making it one of the hottest woods around. And in native woods, only dogwood and Osage-orange are harder.
Hickory's hardness is only one of many qualities that still makes the wood a favorite for tool handles. That it also resists shock and flexes without breaking gives it a starring role. Few people know, though, that hickory rivals steel in strength (pound for pound), yet is more elastic, less heat conductive, and far less brittle.
With all these traits, it's no wonder that in times gone by craftsmen turned great amounts of hickory wood into the hubs and rims of wagon wheels, trotting-horse sulkies, and loom parts. Today, it has a growing popularity for kitchen cabinets.
Illustration: Jim Stevenson
Didn’t work: I recently needed some double faced tape. While looking at the selection, I saw some made by Duck-Tape. I love the regular product, it has so many uses, but this double faced tape doesn’t work very well on wood. It is thicker that normal carpet tape and it is hard to remove the backing without pulling the tape off the surface. I won’t buy this product again for this application.
Did work: I have been doing a lot of solid laminate gluing
and by mistake bought some contact cement that was of the’ GEL’ type.
I almost took it back, but decided to give it a try. This glue is
MUCH better than the thin glue you normally use. I use a paint brush
to apply the contact cement and it is easy to pick up a glob, put it on
the surface and spread it with out loosing any of it due to drips.
The glue spread very well. Drying time is about the same as with
the thin glue. I like to apply the glue thicker on the edges and
this gel cement allows me to control that part of the application without
I will continue to buy this product.
Does anyone else have a product that they can’t do with out or something that you will never buy again? Please let me know and we can share this information with the club.
Web Sites of interest.
Hull-Oakes Lumber is the last steam-powered commerical saw mill in the country, and they're one of the few mills capable of cutting large timbers up to 85' long
Woodline USA in LaVernge
See you on the 19th.