Tennessee Valley Woodworkers
Vol. 21/ Issue 10 October 2006 Editor: Chuck Taylor
The next meeting of the TN Valley Woodworkers
will be held October 17th 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
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UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE SPACE INSTITUTE
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The October program will be presented by Tom Cowan. The topic will be "Carving for Furniture in the Dunlap Style". Tom always makes a great presentation and this one promises to be great, also. You will enjoy watching Tom “work his artistic magic” and will learn some “tricks” to increase your woodworking skills.
WELCOME TO OUR NEWEST MEMBERS
(Becoming members at our September meeting)
Dennis and Kathleen Mas – South Pittsburg
(Be sure to meet our new members and help make them feel a part of our TVW Club)
SCHEDULE OF REMAINING MAJOR EVENTS FOR 2006
Splinter Carvers at Bell Buckle:October
21-22 (see additional information in “Carver’s Corner section).
TVW Club Information Booth at Woodcraft in Franklin: October 20-21 (see additional information in “TVW News & Notes” section.
Fall Seminar: November 4th. Chairperson - Matt Brothers
Annual Holiday Party:Friday, December 8. Chairperson - TBD
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NEXT MAJOR CLUB EVENT
TVW FALL SEMINAR
ADVANCED FURNITURE MAKING”
Featuring popular professional furniture maker, woodworking author and former editor of American Woodworker magazine, ANDY RAE (of Asheville, NC)
Date: Saturday November 4, 2006,
8:00 AM until 4:00 PM
Location: Forrest Mill Church of Christ Annex Building, Manchester, TN
contact: Matt Brothers (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Henry Davis (email@example.com) 931-393-3191
$45 early registration or
$50 after October 31 (lunch included)
**Registration may be mailed to Henry Davis 247 Delight Ln. Tullahoma, TN 37388
Delight Ln, Tullahoma, TN 37388 or see Henry at our October meeting.
Seminar Chairman : Matt Brothers
COME AND JOIN US FOR ANOTHER INFORMATIVE SEMINAR
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.
The carvers finished the class at Jim Wright's on the proper techniques used to carve an "Indian Bust". They brought examples of their work to the September club meeting. The carvers will be demonstrating their talents at the Bell Buckle Tennessee Craft Show on October 22nd and 23rd. They will be carving on the "Totem Pole" and will soon complete this impressive project.
TVW BOOTH AT WOODCRAFT
Our club has been invited to advertise the club and activities at the Woodcraft Store in Franklin on October 20 & 21. We will also be displaying some items made by club members. If you would like to help with this promotion, please contact Loyd Ackerman.
SHOP TOUR NEWS
Due to the busy club schedule for the remainder of the calendar year, there will not be any more “Shop Tours” scheduled for the rest of the year. They will resume early next year. Thanks again to all the tour hosts and their willingness to “invite” the club into their shops. Thanks to Doyle McConnell for coordinating all the tours.
COFFEE COUNTY FAIR ACTIVITIES
The Coffee County Fair activities went well. There was a good turnout of club members to help with the activities. The carvers brought their "Totem Pole" and created a lot of interest. Maurice Ryan was a big hit with the youngsters. Bob Reese and Bob Leonard worked on their projects. Tom Cowan demonstrated his "furniture carving" expertise. Doyle, Loyd, John and Chuck produced "chips" on the lathes. Larry Bowers completed a bowl he had roughed at the fair last year. Everyone had a good time and enjoyed the fellowship. Thanks to Doyle for organizing the effort.
MEMBERS IN THE NEWS
David Whyte won First Place ribbons in two categories at the Coffee County Fair. He also won a "Best of Show" ribbon for his "Wood Art Sculptures” .
FIRST MEETING AT UTSI
What a great meeting we had at our first TVW meeting at UTSI. It was one of the largest attended meeting we have had in a long time. A really wonderful place for our monthly meetings.
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
Loyd Ackerman displayed a beautiful segmented vase.
Doyle McConnell brought two lidded vessels made from spalted hackberry. Both vessels were finished with lacquer. He also shared a video clip of “what not to do”. An 1850 vintage chest he is restoring had a top made from a singlewide board. However, the craftsman had applied a cross brace, glued and nailed, which caused the top to split.
Scott Short brought a maple bowl, which he had finished with Deft lacquer. This was his first turned bowl.
Ken Gould brought a carving of a coyote finished with a dremal tool and stained. He also brought examples of scrimshaw carving on deer antlers. He showed a knife he had forged and attached a handle carved from deer antlers.
Jim Wright’s Carving Class composed of Bob Lowrance, Harry May, Ken Gould, Sam Mann, Bob Leonard and Dick Wollam displayed samples of their work.
Ross Roepke brought a cherry and walnut change box he made for a friend.
David Whyte showed more of his “wood art Sculptures”, which took “Best of Show” and “1st place” awards in two categories at the Coffee County Fair. These boxes are made of walnut and finished with high gloss lacquer.
Tom Cowan displayed a decorative pediment that he is carving in the “Dunlap Design” for a corner cabinet
Gary Runyon brought a natural edge cherry bowl that he had turned for a friend. The finish was Minwax antique oil.
Dan Maher showed signs he had made for the stalls of his daughter-in-law’s horses. He used the scroll saw to cut out the names and mounted them on various species of wood boards.
Andy Weaver brought a small hand carved boot finished with shoe polish. He also displayed a chest made from a walnut tree that had been cut from his grandfather’s yard. The chest was a labor of love for a brother that retired from the navy after 30 years service.
Tom Gillard, Jr. showed a teak raised panel door that he had made for a boat. Also, a runner for a medical table slide-out was duplicated with use of a pin router and an attachment he had designed.
Phil Bishop impressed the club with his carving, from mahogany, of a crown for a bed. This was a duplicate of an existing antique crown.
Tom Church displayed an artistic table he created with an African cherry top. The legs were of ash and the curved stretchers were of laminated walnut.
Larry Halbeck brought various samples of trim pieces that are being created for restoration projects. His son, Tim, discussed the techniques used to produce some of the trim pieces from PVC material.
showed a machine he had made for sharpening
and honing his tools. This “home-made” system was very satisfactory
and much less expense.
Boom puts power right above your bench
Electrical cords that get draped across a benchtop are ripe for damage, and such a situation could easily result in a serious electrical shock. If you plug in your tools above the bench instead of behind it, you won't have to drag cords across the work surface. For an overhead outlet that goes where you need it, fashion a boom, like the one shown, from 1x4 and 1x2 boards. It should be long enough to extend from the back of the bench to slightly past the bench front. Attach a power strip to one end, and hinge the other end to the wall behind the bench. For a long boom, add a guy wire from the free end of the boom to a point on the wall above the hinge. Rout a groove for the power cord, to avoid damage. Add a clamp-on reflector lamp for a simple, adjustable worklight.
CRAFTSMAN 1/2 x 16-INCH SCREWDRIVER: A large pry-bar that, for some unknown reason, has an accurately machined screwdriver tip on the end opposite the handle.
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