Tennessee Valley Woodworkers
Vol. 21/ Issue 6 June 2006 Editor: Chuck Taylor
The next meeting of the TN Valley Woodworkers
Will be held, June 20th 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
Wayne Sutter of Woodline
will present our June program. His topic for the program will be a discussion
on band saws, band saw blades and accessories.
SCHEDULE OF REMAINING MAJOR
EVENTS FOR 2006
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 May meeting)
Art Brickse - Winchester
(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
The Web site is being updated with the latest club news
and events to help keep the members informed. Try accessing the Web site
during the month to view the latest club announcements, news and activities.
NEXT MAJOR CLUB EVENT
TURNING AND CARVING
WHERE: Tom Cowan's Shop
TIME: 8:00 AM
Chairpersons: Andy Weaver and Dean Lutz
The Seminar Co-Chairmen, Andy
Weaver and Dean Lutz, have put together a very informative seminar
and it promises to be an outstanding day of activities. Thanks to the presenters
for sharing their skills with the attendees.
See the TVW homepage for a detailed agenda for the day and directions to the Seminar site (Tom's shop).
Lunch will be included in registration cost of $20 each.
CALL HENRY DAVIS (931-393-3191) OR EMAIL HIM ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) FOR RESERVATION IF YOU HAVE NOT MADE THEM.
Start checking you mailbox.
Your member survey form will be arriving soon. Included in the package
is a cover letter to explain why we are having the survey, a survey form
and a return envelope for the completed survey.
Please take the time to complete and mail the survey. All of the data will be reviewed and, hopefully, provide the club leadership with information the will allow the club to be more responsive to membership needs.
SHOP TOUR NEWS
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.
The carvers met at Dick Wollam’s
shop for their May session. They each worked on individual projects. No
photos were available to show their handywork.
The club picnic was a success, with everyone attending
having a great time. Thanks to Karen Kerce
for chairing this event and all the other members who worked hard to make
the event a success. The auction and “router” raffle raised $1044 to help
support club activities.
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 NAME TAGS
Our Club name tags are made by K and S Trophies, 510
Country Club Drive in Tullahoma. If you want to get a nametag you
can call them at )931)455-7359 or email them at email@example.com.
Tell them you want a "Tennessee Valley Woodworkers" name tag and give them your name. If asked, the tags are 1 x 3 inches, white letters on a blue background. The current cost is $4.50 plus tax. If you never visit Tullahoma, Henry Davis will be happy to get a name tag for you. Let him know at the meeting or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
Nix big chips with a homemade separator
Dust collectors keep your shop clean, but big chips fill up the bags rapidly. Cyclone separators divide the fine sawdust from the chips, but they're expensive. You can build your own low-cost chip separator from a few pieces of 3/4" plywood and materials available at any hardware store.
Start by cutting the lid of your separator 4" larger in diameter than the garbage can you plan to use. Attach adhesive-backed, foam-insulation tape to the bottom of the lid where it will rest on top of the can.
Now, cut out the top and four sides of the box that sits on the lid, and also cut four 3/4x3/4" cleats the same length as the box sides. Miter the ends of the cleats, and glue and nail them to the inside of the box sides. Glue and screw together the box, and staple 1/4" hardware cloth to the runners. Cut an opening in the lid that matches the inside dimensions of the box, and glue and screw the box to the lid as shown. Line the top edges of the box with foam insulation tape, and attach the box top with a hinge and hasp.
To make the dust-collector hookups, cut the inlet and
outlet holes where shown. Use epoxy to glue PVC pipe connectors into these
holes, and size the connectors to fit your dust-collection system. Attach
the lid to the garbage can with the clamping blocks, and hook up your dust
collector. When you start sucking up dust, the heavier material will fall
to the bottom of the can, and the fine dust will be drawn into your dust
SHOW AND TELL:
Ken Gould showed pictures from the recent Dogwood Festival. He brought and discussed a chair that he had restored (with “before” pictures) and some letter openers.
Doyle McConnell showed pictures of a large dining table he was making and brought a Baltic birch vase.
Harry May displayed a relief carving, “The Fall of Freddie the Leaf”.
Jim Van Cleave brought and discussed a Queen Ann leg that is still “in process”.
Newton Wright showed a marking knife, made of oak burl.
Dave Whyte brought a detailed band saw box, made from walnut.
Henry Davis finished another spalted maple bowl.
Lewis Bryant brought a cherry bowl, a “natural edge” bowl and two spalted maple turned “lidded boxes”.
Ken Miller showed a picture of an entertainment center he had built.
Tom Cowan brought a large box elder bowl with a design on the rim. The bowl had been bleached and finished with lacquer.
Ross Roepke discussed a cherry hall table with “book matched” drawer fronts. He also brought a series of small poplar boxes.
Tom Gillard Jr. told
of the tannery using purple heart for barrels.
See you on the 20th.
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