Tennessee Valley Woodworkers
Vol. 21/ Issue 4 April 2006 Editor: Chuck Taylor
The next meeting of the TN Valley Woodworkers
Will be held, April 18th 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
The April program will be presented
by Doyle McConnell. Doyle will tell us how he makes his shell turning.
You saw his plywood bowl in the February
Show-and-Tell. This program shows you how he “turns” the bowl into
a work of art. This is a comprehensive program you won't want to miss.
SCHEDULE OF REMAINING MAJOR EVENTS FOR 2006
Shop Tours: April
22, Contact - Doyle McConnell
Picnic: Saturday, May 20. Chairperson - Karen Kerce
Spring Seminar: Saturday, June 17. Chairpersons - Andy Weaver and Dean Lutz
Coffee County Fair: September 18 – 23. Chairperson - Doyle McConnell
Fall Seminar: October (TBD) Chairperson - Matt Brothers
Annual Holiday Party: Friday, December 8. Chairperson - TBD
(TO VIEW THE LATEST INFORMATION
CONCERNING CLUB EVENTS AND NEWS -- VIST THE TVW WEB SITE BY CLICKING HERE)
WELCOME TO OUR NEW MEMBERS
(Becoming members at our March meeting)
David Allison, Tullahoma
Mike Layfield, Taft
Doug Pelren, Milton
Larry Scott, Murfreesboro
Scott Short, Winchester
Dwayne Taylor, Estill Springs
(Be sure to meet our new members
and help make them feel a part of our TVW Club)
TVW NEWS AND NOTES
WEB SITE NEWS
- The schedule of major events will be posted and updated as they are confirmed.
- The program for the next monthly meeting will be posted as quickly as possible.
- The meeting minutes will be accessible to anyone visiting the site.
- The previous meeting announcements will be posted, in case someone missed the meeting or did not hear the announcements during the meeting.
- The member listing will be up-dated as soon as changes are identified.
- Other changes will be made as necessary to best serve the club members.
FUNDRAISING ACTIVITY (WIN A ROUTER)
DOGWOOD FESTIVAL ACTIVITIES
The Dogwood Festival
for 2006 is now history. It was well supported by the club and lots of
stopped by the displays to see what was happening. Everything got off
to a rough start, due to the weather conditions. Thanks to Ken
Gould, Chairperson for the TVW participation, to those who set
up the areas and to those who manned the demonstration / Display areas.
Three tents and display areas
were set up for the club’s use at the Festival. The ironworkers,
and carvers were performing
demonstrations during the Festival, as well as displaying samples of their
skills. The Totem Pole was of
great interest to all visitors. Everyone had a good
time despite the chilly and windy weather.
SHOP TOUR UPDATE
NEXT SHOP TOUR SCHEDULE APRIL
(CHECK THE TVW WEB SITE FOR THE LATEST UPDATE ON THE SHOP TOURS AND DIRECTIONS)
Breakfast at Shoney's in Fayetteville at 8:00 AM
Shops to be visited in order:
MEMBERS IN THE NEWS
TENNESSEE CROSSROADS, featuring the wooden toy collection of Crocia Roberson, will air on April 13 at 7:00 PM and again on Sunday, April 16 at 10:00 AM. The Tennessee Crossroads program may be seen on PBS Channel 8.
Ross Roepke recently presented a program to a group of men living at “The Place”, a retirement home in Tullahoma. They have 8 men that tend to stay in their rooms and don't get acquainted, so they asked Ross if he would talk to them about a woodworking project. Ross chose to talk to them about small boxes that he makes for benefit auctions.
First, Ross showed some of the boxes he had made, and then took them thru the process of cutting and assembly. They were very interested and asked questions about the wood and equipment that was used.
The “Place” would like to more programs
of this type. Ross suggests that other club members, willing to participate
in this activity, contact the Recreation Director. The Recreation Director
is Billy Lambert and can be contacted by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
. If you prefer to call and get details on the phone, she can be reached
CLUB BUSINESS CARDS
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 email@example.com
SHOP TIP OF THE MONTH
Leveling with a wire:
Squaring up a tilting table on a drill press so it's perpendicular to a drill bit can prove tedious.
Instead of using a square, a small length of coat hanger
will do the job quickly and accurately. Cut a length of wire approximately
6" long, and bend right angles in it as shown. Don't worry if the angles
aren't exactly 90°. Chuck one end into the drill and tighten. Raise
the table so it touches the wire. Slowly rotate the drill chuck 180°
by hand so you can detect any high or low spots in the table.
SHOW AND TELL:
Tom Gillard displayed a laminated boat tiller, finished with Spar varnish.
Loyd Ackerman brought a segmented vase, which he had decorated with shallow relief carving.
Dick Wollam showed the design for the totem pole (12 ft. long X 15 inch dia. Butternut log) to be carved at the Dogwood Festival.
Wayne Beam showed photos of a sofa table he had made.
Dean Lutes brought a door from a set of cabinets he was making from “reclaimed” lumber and will be installed in a log cabin.
Andy Weaver passes
out a survey sheet concerning the Spring Seminar. The results will be used
to help set the Spring Seminar program.
EQUIPMENT FOR SALE
See you on the 18th.
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