Tennessee Valley Woodworkers
Vol. 21/ Issue 9 September 2006 Editor: Chuck Taylor
The next meeting of the TN Valley Woodworkers
will be held September 19th at 7:00 p.m. at the
University of Tennessee Space Institute
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
-- DON'T FORGET THAT WE ARE MEETING
AT A NEW LOCATION IN SEPTEMBER --
UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE SPACE INSTITUTE
(if you need directions, please click and go to the TVW homepage and view the directions & map)
The September program will be presented by Jim Wright. Jim's program will be on carving a face. Jim is an accomplished carver who presents his craft with skill and humor. Come see this. You'll enjoy watching a skilled craftsman/artist at work.
SCHEDULE OF REMAINING MAJOR
EVENTS FOR 2006
Shop Tours: The
shop tours will be suspended for the month of September, due to club involvement
in the Coffee County Fair. Contact - Doyle
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)
NEXT MAJOR CLUB EVENT
COFFEE COUNTY FAIR DEMONSTRATIONS
WHEN : September
18 - 23
WHERE: Coffee County Fair Grounds, Manchester
TIME: Information and schedule at the September club meeting
Coordinator: Doyle McConnell
COME AND JOIN US
HELP INTRODUCE OTHERS TO THE JOYS OF WOODWORKING
TVW NEWS AND NOTES
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.
SHOP TOUR NEWS
The August shop tour was held
in the Manchester area. The shops on the tour included the shops of Johnny
Brown, Bob Reese and
Whyte. About 25 members attend and enjoyed
the tour. Thanks to the tour hosts and their willingness to “invite”
the club into their shop.
There will be no September shop tours, due to the club involvement in the Coffee County Fair activities.
The August carver's meeting was
again hosted by Jim Wright. Jim is teaching the carvers the proper techniques
used to carve an “Indian bust”. Jim had a couple
of carvings that were being used as examples.
Since only a few of the carvers could make the last meeting, it was decided that everyone would finish their carving at home.
MEMBERS IN THE NEWS
Our club members are getting a lot of “press” lately. The latest TVW member, to be featured in a local newspaper, is David Whyte. David had a lengthy story in the Manchester Times last week. The feature of the article was his “Wood Art Sculptures” and the methods he uses to make his bandsaw boxes. It is no surprise that his “wood of choice” is walnut.
The 2006 TVW survey results are posted on the homepage. Click here to return to the homepage and view the survey results. Thanks again to all members that took part in the survey.
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.
MEMBER NAME TAGS
WANT A TVW NAME TAG? HERE IS THE WAY TO DO IT!!!!!
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 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
Henry Davis showed a video of a roll-around shop cart with a laminate top.
Ross Roepke brought small jewelry boxes made from walnut molding. He also showed a small table with a curly maple top insert and pictures of the mahogany bar he recently completed.
Doyle McConnell presented a slide show featuring the chandelier he turned from a piece of chestnut for the David Dugan house, which was featured in Country Living magazine. He also brought a copy of the Manchester Chamber of Commerce brochure showing his “Fibernochi”, which was purchased by the Manchester Arts Center for permanent display.
Dan Maher showed pictures of his mobile “chop saw” table.
Maurice Ryan displayed a series of jewelry boxes, one featuring a mahogany insert.
Chuck Taylor displayed a walnut jewelry box with decorative holly corner inserts and a sliding tray, also made of holly.
Bob Reese brought two bowls, one made of walnut and one made of red oak.
Dave Whyte displayed another detailed “Wood Art Sculpture” bandsaw box made of walnut and poplar.
Jim Accord showed his spalted wormy red maple bowl that he had roughed at the 2005 “turning workshop”.
Bob Leonard brought his carvings depicting a cowboy and hillbilly caricatures.
Billy May brought his detailed carvings of a Mountain man and the “GEICO” gecko.
Jim Van Cleave displayed a dictionary stand that he recently completed.
Tom Gillard showed a sailboat tiller, from glue-up to the finished product. He also brought a scythe (made by the Marugg Company) and pictures of a pulpit and emblem he had built.
Lip service: raising the front of a curved shelf
DRILL PRESS: A tall upright machine useful for suddenly snatching pieces out of your hands so that it smacks you in the chest and flings your “drink” across the room, splattering it against that freshly sprayed woodworking project you just finished.
ATTEND OUR NEXT MEETING
UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE SPACE INSTITUTE.
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