Tennessee Valley Woodworkers
Vol. 21/ Issue 2 February 2006 Editor: Chuck Taylor
The next meeting of the TN Valley Woodworkers
Will be held, February 21st at 7:00 p.m. in the
Duck River Electric Building, Decherd, 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.
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
TVW NEWS AND NOTES
FUNDRAISING ACTIVITY (WIN A ROUTER)
The Club will have a drawing for the Router donated by Wayne Sutter of Woodline. The drawing will be held at the Club's picnic on May 20th. Tickets will be on sale at each Club meeting between now and the picnic and will be on sale at the picnic up until the drawing. Larry Bowers will be the Ticket master again for this event. Tickets will cost $2 each or 3 for $5. This is an excellent prize. Be sure to participate in this Club fundraiser, and be sure to support Woodline for sponsoring this event.
Loyd Ackerman TVW President
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS FOR 2006
Dogwood Festival: April 7 9 (Friday, Saturday, Sunday), Chairperson - Ken Gould
Picnic: May 20 (Saturday), Chairperson Karen Kerce
Spring Seminar: June 17 (Saturday)
Coffee County Fair: September 18 23 (Monday through Saturday), Chairperson Doyle McConnell
Fall Seminar: October (exact date TBD)
Holiday Party: December 8 (Friday)
A REMINDER ABOUT CLUB DUES
Just a short reminder that if you have not paid your 2006 dues it's time to pay them. Our Treasurer reports that over 60% of our members have paid their dues. If you cannot make the meetings and want to mail your dues, sent them to Henry Davis, 247 Delight Lane, Tullahoma, Tn. 37388. The dues are still $10.00 for single memberships and $15.00 for family memberships.
CLUB BUSINESS CARDS
We still have club business cards available. For those who have not heard about our cards they are free to members and contain information about the club. The cards are designed so you can sign your name if you choose. See Henry Davis if you want a supply of cards or need to get some more.
MEMBER INFORMATION CHANGES
We strive to always keep the club membership roster up to date. If you have changes to your home address, phone number or email address please let us know so we can update our membership list. Contact Henry Davis at 931-393-3191 or firstname.lastname@example.org
WELCOME TO OUR NEW MEMBERS
(Becoming members at our January meeting)
Larry & Tim Halbeck, Wartrace
John King, Manchester
Chad Limbaugh, Winchester
John Rampy, Winchester
A group of TVW club members, interested in learning/advancing their skills in the art of carving, meet at 6:30PM on the third Thursday of each month. The usual meeting place is at Phil Bishops shop. The number attending the monthly sessions averages 10-12.
The group has been meeting most every month for the last two years. They decide on a project for their carving class and then work on the project until completion. Their current project is a cowboy carving and is nearing completion. They have not decided on their next project.
Carvers that normally attend the sessions include: Henry Cox Jr., Phil Bishop, Ken Burgess, Ken Gould, Bob Leonard, Bob Lowrance Harry May, Pat Richardson, Steve Shores and Dick Wollam.
They always have a lot of fun honing
and whittling their skills and invite anyone interested in carving
to join them.
SHOW AND TELL:
Doyle McConnell A work-in-progress, a Baltic birch plywood segmented closed vessel, to be used to create a nautilus sculpture.
Matt Brothers- An advent candle stand, with a tilting candleholder mechanism.
Dave Whyte- A bandsaw box made from poplar.
Bob Lowrance- A carving of a barber.
Ross Roepke Two boxes with figured inlay tops. One was curly maple with a birds-eye veneer top and one was poplar with a spalted maple inlay top.
Dick Wollam A carved driftwood Calla Lily.
Tom Gillard Jr. A wooden quilt design.
Bob Reese Two tool rests and two relief carvings of Jesus praying.
Tom Cowan A period table reproduction in the William and Mary style, with a hand-cut dovetail drawer.
Bob Leonard Some samples of boxwood and a flower vase he turned from the boxwood.
Greg Seiber Two turned bowls, one made from segments
of cherry and poplar, and one made
from Baltic birch plywood.
A QUICK LOOK AT BEECH:
Uses in woodworking---
Because beech steam-bends as readily as ash, it works well for chair legs and backs. In fact, this under-used wood could be made into any type of interior furniture, cabinets, flooring, and trim. As drawers, beech actually becomes slicker as it rubs against other wood members. Woodturners use beech for items such as goblets with delicate stems. It's also ideal for food-use vessels like cutting boards and spoons because it imparts no odor or taste, and takes abuse. Carvers, though, find it difficult to tackle.
An excellent turning wood, beech presents few problems other than its hardness, which results in scratches if sanding is done across grain on the lathe. Always sand with the grain while the lathe is turned off.
Machining methods ---
SHOP TIP OF THE MONTH
Stir up a super wood filler
Because wood putty never seems to exactly match the wood, patches stick out like a sore thumb --------.
For an exact color match, there's nothing closer than the actual wood.
Gather fresh sawdust--the finer the better--from your belt sander or workbench.
On waxed paper, stir the sawdust into a puddle of epoxy. Fill holes, cracks, and mistakes with the mixture. --From the WOOD magazine
See you on the 21st.
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