Tennessee Valley Woodworkers
Vol. 21/ Issue 5 May 2006 Editor: Chuck Taylor
The next meeting of the TN Valley Woodworkers
Will be held, May 16th 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 May program will be a
movie presentation featuring the Marugg Company of Tracy City, TN.
Tom Cowan will interview owners, Andy Weaver and Dean Lutz,
who will lead us through a fascinating story of the founding and operation
of the company from its beginning up to the present, along with demonstrations
of their unique use of machinery. Andy and Dean have been active,
participating Club members for many years. Don't miss this combination
of shop tour and history lesson on May 16th.
SCHEDULE OF REMAINING MAJOR EVENTS
Saturday, May 20th at 5:00 PM. Chairperson - Karen
Spring Seminar: Saturday, June 17. Chairpersons - Andy Weaver and Dean Lutz
Shop Tours: July (exact date TBD), Contact - Doyle McConnell
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 MEMBER
(Becoming a member at our April meeting)
Dan Bledsoe, Estill Springs
(Be sure to meet the new members,
who have joined our club the past few months and help make them feel a
part of our TVW Club)
TVW NEWS AND NOTES
WEB SITE NEWS
NEXT MAJOR CLUB EVENT
Saturday May 20th
WHERE: Fall’s Mill
TIME: Festivities begin at 5:00 pm
Chairperson: Karen Kerce
Remember – The router
(see below), compliments of Woodline, will be given away at the picnic.
Barbeque and chicken will be furnished, bring a dish and items for our auction. Prepare to enjoy the food, fellowship and annual auction.
One of the auction items will be a beautiful handmade quilt, donated by Jim and Pat Acord.
WHEN: June 17th
WHERE: Tom Cowan's shop
Chairpersons: Andy Weaver and Dean Lutz
OTHER IMPORTANT INFO: Lunch will be included in registration cost
Stay tuned for more information on the Web site and at the May and June meetings.
FUNDRAISING ACTIVITY (WIN A ROUTER)
SHOP TOUR NEWS
NEXT SHOP TOUR SCHEDULE
Due to the club activities already scheduled for the months
of May and June, the next shop tour will be in July. Tentative schedule
of shops includes Matt Brothers, David Jacobs and Collins Roan. The exact
dates will be announced later.
Five of our club’s expert carvers
gathered for the April carving session at Phil Bishop’s shop. Those attending
were Harry May, Phil Bishop, Dick Wollom, Ken Burgess and Bob Lowrance.
They did not have enough people to move the totem pole into the shop. The
entire meeting time was spent on the preparation of a walnut board to carve
a Boy Scout emblem. Hopefully, there will be progress pictures of the next
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
SHOP TIP OF THE MONTH
Hinge swings into action when holes require spacing.
Drilling a series of accurately spaced holes can be grueling. Even a small misalignment becomes a glaring error in a row.
Line up those holes smartly with a simple spacing jig for your drill press. Attach a fence (thicker than the material you'll be drilling) to the wooden auxiliary table of your drill press. Drill out the end hinge hole on the long arm of a T-hinge to accept a machine screw the diameter of the hole you'll be drilling.
Now, secure the hinge to the fence top so the distance from the fence to the screw equals the distance from the edge of the board to the hole location. Clamp the jig to the drill-press table so the distance from the bit to the screw is the same as the space between the holes, and the distance from the bit to the fence equals the distance from the edge of the board to the hole.
With the jig in place, measure, mark, and drill the first
hole. Now, slide the workpiece along the fence. The screw will fall into
the hole to stop the board in position for the next hole. Repeat to drill
the rest of the holes.
SHOW AND TELL:
Doyle McConnell brought a Hackberry bowl that he had roughed out a long time ago, a handle he made for Juel’s seam ripper, and a pin-nailer he used to help create his “Fibonacci”.
Ronny Guess brought a scale model farmhouse and barn, that he built and made into jewelry boxes. He discussed some of the intricate details of his construction, including how he made the tin roof.
Loyd Ackerman showed a Segmented vase, decorated with carving.
Karen Kerce brought a bowl made from mimosa.
Tom Gillard showed us a Kola wood box he purchased while in Hawaii celebrating his 30 year anniversary.
Harold Hewgley brought a Victorian style Quilt rack made from cherry and walnut.
Ross Roepke brought 2 small poplar “tote boxes” and a cherry table with a natural edge top.
Dave Whyte displayed a double Band Saw box made of poplar and mounted on a walnut base.
Ken Gould brought a swamp maple bowl, finished with water-based polyurethane.
Doug Dunlap brought some baby rattles and discussed some of his difficulties during the turning process.
Steve Shores showed a very detailed basswood relief carving of a dragon.
Bob Ralston brought and discussed a segmented vase started at a seminar.
Chuck Taylor brought a hollowing system he built and a red maple vase made, utilizing the hollowing system.
Tom McGill brought
and discussed a keepsake box.
See you on the 16th.
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