Tennessee Valley Woodworkers
Vol. 21/ Issue 8 August 2006 Editor: Chuck Taylor
The next meeting of the TN Valley Woodworkers
will be held August 15th 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 August program will be an
armchair (well folding chair) tour of Walter
Clement's shop in Old Salem. Seeing
Walter's collection of antique tools in a setting of "a turn of the 20th
century" workshop building is an experience in itself, but add to that
working demonstrations using the old tools, and tales of their origins,
and you get a real appreciation of what craftsmen endured and enjoyed in
SCHEDULE OF REMAINING MAJOR
EVENTS FOR 2006
Shop Tours: August
19th. 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
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CONCERNING CLUB EVENTS AND NEWS -- VIST THE TVW WEB SITE BY CLICKING HERE)
WELCOME TO OUR NEW MEMBERS
(Becoming members at our July meeting)
Bill Ward – Estill Springs
Danny Bean (re-joined) – Hillsboro
(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 August
WHERE: Shops of Johnny Brown, David Whyte & Bob Reese
TIME: TMeet at Shoney' (Manchester) at 8:00 AM
Coordinator: Doyle McConnell
COME AND JOIN US FOR THE EXCITING DAY OF SHOP TOURS ON AUGUST 19TH
I’d like to take this opportunity to thank all those who participated in our recent opinion survey. This effort on your part and that of the Executive Committee will help the Club to formulate meaningful and enjoyable programs and events for the future and enable us to tailor the way we do business to best suit your expectations. A report is provided with this issue of Splinters as promised. If you have any questions or comments, please contact one of the Club executives.
There were many issues discussed in the survey. The executive committee met on July 31, 2006 to review and discuss your responses. I think it’s fair to say that we’re just getting started on the task of understanding the message of the survey, but we’ve already begun to take steps to address some of the issues and will continue with that effort.
opinions and suggestions are important to the Club’s future, so I encourage
you to continue to share them. Thank you again for your participation.
SHOP TOUR NEWS
The July shop tour was another great success. Everyone
attending enjoyed the activities.
About 25 members attend the
tour that included the shops of Matt
Brothers, David Jacobs and
Roan. Thanks to the tour hosts and their willingness to “invite” the
club into their shop.
The next shop tour is scheduled for August 19th and will be in the Manchester area. The group will meet at Shoney's in Manchester and visit the shops of Johnny Brown, David Whyte & Bob Reese. Additional information will be given at the August club meeting.
The July carvers meetings was
hosted by Jim Wright. Jim continues
to teach the carvers the proper techniques
used to carve an “Indian bust”. They expect to complete the project
at their next meeting on August 17th. Each carver seems very interested
in the classes and techniques.
Also, they all seem to be having a good
The Fall Seminar is scheduled
for November 4 with the presentation by Andy Rae. His topic will be
“HAND TOOLS FOR ADVANCED FURNITURE MAKING”.
Make plans to attend this outstanding and informative Seminar.
SHOW AND TELL:
Bob Lowrance brought his carving of a caricature of a line-dancing cowgirl.
Jim Van Cleave displayed the cherry silver chest he had completed. He brought the chest last month as a “work in progress”.
Walter Clement brought and discussed a wooden mold he used in the process to cast a connecting rod for an old piece of equipment.
Doug Dunlap showed his turned bowl, made from hackberry.
Harry May shared his carving of a moose. This was a commissioned piece and was a very detailed carving.
Steve Shores displayed a piece of cottonwood bark in which he had carved a “whimsical house”.
Newt Wright made a detailed three-dimensional American Flag and painted it with acrylic paints.
Tom Gillard brought and discussed photographs of a carving Dick Wollam completed for the boy scouts. He gave Dick recognition for his work. The carving of the Boy Scout emblem is hung, as a focal point, in the Scout headquarters in Nashville.
Lewis Bryant brought four bowls that he had completed. Lewis has an additional 105 bowls roughed and ready for finishing.
Chuck Taylor showed a potpourri bowl made from holly and a small redbud bowl.
Dave Whyte brought a walnut band saw box and discussed some of the sanding attachments used to help complete the box.
Ken Gould displayed his toolbox designed to hold carving tools. The project gave him a chance to use his new dovetail jig. The box had an iron handle that was hand-forged.
Ross Roepke discussed and demonstrated the joinery he was using in a piece of furniture to be able to break down the furniture for shipping. He also announced that he has curly maple for sale.
Doyle McConnell brought a maple turned vase with a threaded lid. He discussed the making of the threads and the threading tool used.
Deacon Taylor told of his purchase of woodworking equipment, after pricing ready-made cabinets. He decided to make his own. The photos of the finished cabinets showed a very neat design and a good finished product.
made an announcement about a recent safety bulletin concerning the Ryobi
radial arm saw. He discussed the defect and what to do if you have one
of the saws. The saws should not be
SHOP TIP OF THE MONTH
Locate overlooked glue spots before you start staining or finishing -----
Have you ever finished
a beautiful project, only to see those dreaded glue spots in your finish?
Too often, you don't see spots of glue film on your project until after you've started to apply the stain or finish.
Expose glue smears by wiping all joints and adjacent
areas with mineral spirits or lacquer thinner. The glue smears will remain
light-colored but the surrounding wood will darken. Be careful not to soak
the wood with solvent.
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
WANT A TVW NAME TAG!!!!!
If you would like to have a TVW club name tag, please contact Henry Davis at a club meeting, call him (931-393-3191), or contact Henry by email: firstname.lastname@example.org. The current cost is $4.50 plus tax and Henry will be glad to order one for you.
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
Ever been in this situation?
The beautiful mahogany boards I’d just purchased were
too long to fit inside my compact pickup’s bed. I didn’t want to cut them
shorter, so I decided to slide them over the tailgate and through the cab
window to rest one edge on the dashboard.
Just as I got home, it began to rain. To keep my precious boards from getting soaked, I quickly backed into the garage. Unfortunately, I miscalculated how far the boards extended beyond the tailgate.
I sure wish I had included windshield-glass replacement on my auto insurance!!!
ATTEND OUR NEXT MEETING ON AUGUST 15TH.
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