Tennessee Valley Woodworkers
Vol. 21/ Issue 7 July 2006 Editor: Chuck Taylor
The next meeting of the TN Valley Woodworkers
Will be held, July 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
program will be presented by Loyd Ackerman.
Loyd will present a program on the process of acquiring wood and preparing
it for use in furniture projects. The discussion will include sources,
storage, and milling operations. This will be a basic level program
but should be interesting to all levels of woodworkers.
SCHEDULE OF REMAINING MAJOR
EVENTS FOR 2006
Shop Tours: July 29,
Contact - Doyle McConnell
Coffee County Fair: September 18 – 23. Chairperson - Doyle McConnell
Fall Seminar: November 4th. 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 June meeting)
Van Kenyon – Manchester
John Duval – 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
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
WHEN : Saturday
WHERE: Shops of Matt Brothers, David Jacobs & Collins Roan
TIME: To be announced at the July meeting
Coordinator: Doyle McConnell
The Shop tours are always an interesting and informative
day of events. Thanks to those members who open their shops to the tours.
See the TVW homepage for the latest information and details concerning the current tour.
COME AND JOIN US FOR THE EXCITING DAY OF SHOP TOURS
Please take the time to fill out your TVW survey and mail it in enclosed envelope. The information will be used to allow the club leadership to better serve the membership.
The survey results are expected
to be compiled in time to present the findings to the members at the August
meeting and publish in the August Newsletter. The results should prove
to be interesting and informative. Don’t forget
to return your completed survey by Friday, July 21st.
SHOP TOUR NEWS
Yes, the “Shop Tours” are back!!! Get ready for the
next tour on July 29th. The tour will include the shops of Matt
Brothers, David Jacobs and Collins Roan. Additional information
will be announced at our July meeting and posted on the TVW website.
The June carvers meeting was
hosted by Jim Wright on the June 22nd and again on July 6th. Jim is teaching
the carvers to carve an “Indian bust”. Five carvers were in attendance
at the last meeting, including Billy May, Bob Leonard, Bob Lowrance, Dick
Wollam and Ken Gould, in addition to the instructor.
The Fall Seminar is scheduled
for November 4 with the presentation by Andy Rae. This will be an all-new
presentation. Be sure and be at our July meeting for additional information
concerning this seminar.
MEMBERS IN THE NEWS
Congratulations to club member Ross
Roepke, who was named the Kiwanis Club “2006
Volunteer of the Year” at the 38th annual Tullahoma Independence
Day Celebration Monday evening at Wilkins Stadium.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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
Thanks to Wayne
Sutter of Woodline for presenting the June program. Wayne gave an interesting
presentation on bandsaws and “aftermarket” bandsaw accessories.
SHOP TIP OF THE MONTH
Put a bead in any board
A cabinet builder had a requirement for a beaded-board
look on the cabinet doors, but didn’t want to hassle with beading a solid-wood
panel. (Router bits designed for this task don’t work in the middle of
So, using a dado set on the tablesaw, he made his own by cutting 1/4" grooves where he wanted the beads. After breaking the edges of each groove, the cabinet builder glued a 1/4" dowel into each groove. The end result: It looks just like the real McCoy. Try using this technique with a contrasting species of dowel for visual effect.
SHOW AND TELL:
Doyle McConnell displayed a natural edge bowl made from spalted hackberry and finished with gloss lacquer and wax.
Maurice Ryan brought 2 spalted hackberry bowls, emphasizing how very different the wood can be within the same tree. The tree had been cut from property in Tullahoma where General Bragg had located his headquarters during the Civil War. The bowls had been hand rubbed with 0000 steel wool and waxed.
Bob Leonard brought the smallest item of the evening. His carving of a cowboy boot was very detailed and finished with shoe polish. Bob’s carving was done at the Spring Seminar.
Andy Weaver brought a miniature carving which he had started at the seminar. His dog had been completed and was adorned with a red necktie.
Jim Van Cleave brought his cherry silver chest, which is in the process. It is being constructed in the Queen Anne style. Yet to come will be the 3 segmented drawers to be fitted with tarnish proof clothe lining and the top tray and lid.
Bob Reese showed his adjustable lamp, constructed from walnut and finished with Danish oil. This is a reproduction of a lamp that he and Rita had seen in a store in Nashville. It will be a wedding gift for a grandchild.
Henry Davis, speaking on behalf of Tom Gillard, notified the club that there was walnut for the taking located at Tom’s shop.
Matt Brothers showed pictures of a breakfront/china cabinet he has completed with beveled glass doors, side panel inserts, glass shelves and panel doors. This is part of a dining room suit that he is in the process of making from walnut. He is finishing the furniture with Danish oil and 6 coats of lacquer.
Karen Kerce brought an old wooden “what
is it?” item, in hopes that someone in the club could identify the
piece and tell her the name of the item. If you can identify the item,
please see Karen.
ATTEND OUR NEXT MEETING ON JULY 18TH.
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