Tennessee Valley Woodworkers
Vol. 21/ Issue 11 November 2006 Editor: Chuck Taylor
The next meeting of the TN Valley Woodworkers
will be held November 21st 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 -----------
UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE SPACE INSTITUTE
(if you need directions, please click and go to the TVW homepage and view the directions & map)
Eric Taylor of Steel City Tools will present the program on his company's products. This is a new company out of Murfreesboro specializing in high quality woodworking tools.
WELCOME TO OUR NEWEST MEMBERS
(Becoming members at our October meeting)
Paul Jalbert -- Lynchburg
Jim Wright -- Tullahoma
Vince Zaccardi -- Tullahoma
(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
Annual Holiday Party:Friday, December 8, 2006
(TO VIEW THE LATEST INFORMATION CONCERNING CLUB EVENTS AND NEWS -- VISIT THE TVW WEB SITE BY CLICKING HERE)
NEXT MAJOR CLUB EVENT
ANNUAL TVW HOLIDAY PARTY
December 8, 2006
Location: University of Tennessee Space Institute, Room H111 (our regular meeting room)
at 5:30 and dinner will begin at 6:00 PM
Details: The event will be POT-LUCK. The Club will supply the drinks and coffee. Everything else will be supplied by members and spouses. There will be a door prize drawing. Everyone should bring a gift for the drawing so that everyone present will leave with a gift.
Member-made wood items are the most welcome gift at this annual event.
COME AND JOIN US FOR ANOTHER WONDERFUL HOLIDAY PARTY
TVW NEWS AND NOTES
Our Fall Seminar was held on November 4 with the presentation by Andy Rae on
“HAND TOOLS FOR ADVANCED FURNITURE MAKING”.
A total of 52 people were in attendance for the very informative session. Thanks to Matt Brothers, the Seminar chairman, to all the Seminar committee members and to those who attended the Seminar and made the event a huge success. Everyone also enjoyed the fellowship during the breaks.
ELECTION OF OFFICERS FOR 2007
The election of officers for next year will be held at our November meeting. The nominating committee (Henry Davis, Tom Cowan, Loyd Ackerman and Chuck Taylor).presented the following slate of officers for 2007 at our October meeting. Also, nominations may be made from the floor at the November meeting.
NOMINATING COMMITTEE RECOMENDATIONS FOR 2007 TVW CLUB OFFICERS
President ------------------ Tom Gillard, Jr.
Vice president --------------- Matt Brothers
Treasurer: ------------------- Jim Steadman
Secretary: ----------------- Bob Lowrance *
Publicity Chairman: ----- Larry Bowers *
Splinters Editor: ---------- Chuck Taylor *
* Denotes hold-over from 2006
Thanks to the nomination committee for their efforts in presenting this outstanding slate of officers for next year.
The carver's demonstrated their talents at the Bell Buckle Tennessee Craft Show on October 22nd and 23rd. They worked on the “Totem Pole” and the giant carving project is near completion.
The woodcarvers met at Phil Bishop's shop Saturday November 18th at 1:00 and finished the “Totem Pole”. Pictures of the "finished" product will shown at our November meeting.
The group is already planning for the next craft festival project and have acquired a large sassafras log. No subject has been selected.
The carvers have decided on a new meeting schedule and will be meeting on the Saturday before the first Sunday of each month. The meeting time will be 8:30 AM. The next three meetings have been scheduled as shown below:
December 2, 2006 Phil Bishop's Shop
January 6, 2007 Jim Wright's Shop
February 3, 2007 Steve Shores' Shop
TVW BOOTH AT WOODCRAFT
Our club took the opportunity to advertise the TVW
club and activities at the Woodcraft
Store in Franklin on October 20 & 21. Thanks to those
who helped in the effort. There were several
going on during day, including a demonstration of the new "SawStop"
table saw with a shut-down feature.
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
SHOW AND TELL:
Dick Wollam displayed a detailed carving of a crappie he had created in poplar.
Tom Cowan brought and discussed the stained finish on a shallow walnut bowl. Tom was trying a water-based aniline dye on the sample before using the process on the real project.
Loyd Ackerman brought an “open” turned segmented vessel with a smaller vessel inside.
Maurice Ryan showed small jewelry boxes, one with a walnut top insert on a poplar box.
Jim Wright brought the detailed “face” carving he had started at last month’s program.
Ross Roepke displayed several small boxes. One was made of curly maple and one of cedar which was book-matched on the front, back and top. He also brought a walnut tray. He showed pictures of a queen-sized oak bed frame he made for a grandson.
Dave Whyte brought two poplar “wood art sculptures” featuring walnut handles.
Bob Lowrance brought a duck carved from white cedar.
Henry Davis displayed an adjustable weaving frame for making horse tack that he had constructed for a customer.
Gary Runyon brought and discussed the use of Belgian garnet whetstones from Perfect Edge.
Doyle McConnell brought two oak burl turned pens he had made. The pins are being shipped to Taiwan.
There was a lot of interest in the "Show
& Tell" items and also the "Coffee
"Trick ropin' for when the gluing gets tough"
You can fiddle a lot of time away trying to clamp hexagons, octagons, or any of the other polygons you might build. A strap-type clamp is the easiest way to hold them for gluing, but what do you do if you don't have one?
Get a rope. Then drill two holes (rope diameter) through two pieces of scrap wood near the ends. Thread the rope (sash cord works great) through the wood, as shown right, and tie a knot in each end. Drill a dowel hole on an edge at one end of one piece and glue in a dowel, leaving about two rope diameters of it above the surface. Now, to clamp your work, place the wooden pieces three or four thicknesses apart and cinch the rope around the work, taking in the slack at the end near the dowel. When the rope is tight, pass its end around the dowel and back under itself to make a half hitch around the dowel. Then, draw the pieces together with a C-clamp or handscrew to tighten.
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