Tennessee Valley Woodworkers
Vol. 20/ Issue 5 May 2005 Editor: Tom Gillard Jr.
The next meeting of the TN Valley Woodworkers
Will be held, May 17th 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
May 14: Turning Bee Tom Cowan's place
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.
Greetings Fellow Club Members! Your Picnic Committee wanted me to remind you to check your calendars and be sure the 21st is marked for the club picnic/auction.
The Picnic is at Falls Mills on May 21st, arrive at 5:00 PM.
Bring a covered dish, the Club will furnish BBQ and solf drinks.
Bring a lawn chair.
Bring an item or two for the Auction. This is the club's major fundraiser, so please be generous, items you have made always bring a premium price.
If you have questions or comments please email or call me, Henry, at 393-3191.
Directions to Falls Mill:
From Winchester take US-64 West. Go approx. 11 miles.
Turn right on Old Salem Lexie Rd. go 1.2 miles
Turn left on Falls Mill Rd. go .2 miles
Mill on the right.
See you on the 21th,
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.
Maurice Ryan brought two jewelry boxes he made from poplar. The top insert was light colored poplar.
Bob Lowrance displayed two gold finch carvings with painted finishes.
Bob Reese brought and discussed an early 1900 tater-bug backed mandolin that he had restored. He also displayed a segmented bowl (132 pieces) made from walnut, maple and rosewood.
Ken Gould brought a cherry handled roughing gouge (two inch) he forged from a truck leaf spring.
Bill Knight showed two bowls (1) (2), including lids. He also had lots of toys he made. They included airplanes, cars, bulldozer, tank, helicopter, tractor/wagon and an old-time truck.
Ross Roepke displayed a natural board clock. He also discussed some tools he routinely uses. They included a strap wrench he uses for gluing up boxes (Harbor Freight $4.99), a glue dispenser, mortising jig and a 35-piece router bit set (Heartland $40).
Henry Davis showed a table he made with plans from the Woodsmith magazine. The table had red oak legs (ebonized with India ink). The top and inserts were maple. He discussed the unusual joinery used to make the table.
Doyle McConnell brought a segmented walnut pedestal. He discussed the special cutter used for joining the segments. He also brought a goblet and vase he had made for gifts. He gave away some book match veneer.
Tom Gillard displayed a reproduction of a mantle clock he made for a customer and a keepsake box made from magnolia with mahogany handles and corner feet.
Steve Savelle brought some home-made tools. The included a bevel gage (maple blade), chamfer plane (maple, walnut, blade made from file), carving mallet (Osage orange) and a marking knife (walnut handle).
Dick Wollam brought a carving with pine inlays and the drawing he used to produce the carving. The finish was clear enamel.
Loyd Ackerman discussed the segmented vessel that he had constructed using blood wood, lyptus, red heart and maple.
Bob Lowrance displayed his three bear
HL = Head Lengths HW = Head Widths
Thanks to Richard Gulley
Web Sites of interest.
See you on the 17th.