Tennessee Valley Woodworkers
Vol. 22/ Issue 1 January 2007 Editor: Chuck Taylor
The next meeting of the TN Valley Woodworkers
will be held January 16th 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 for 2007
V. President: Matt Brothers
Secretary: Bob Lowrance
Treasurer: Jim Steadman
Publicity: Larry Bowers
Newsletter Editor: Chuck Taylor
Web-Master: Richard Gulley
THANKS FOR 2006
Thanks to the officers who served the club for the year 2006 and to all the members who helped and supported the club during the year. This past year was a great year for the club and we are looking forward to another great year with the above slate of officers for 2007.
WELCOME TO OUR NEWEST MEMBER
(Becoming a member this month)
Thomas Fisher ------ McMinnville
(Be sure to meet our new members and help make them feel a part of our TVW Club)
Our programs for the new year
are getting off to a great start. The January program will be presented
by Tom Cowan. Tom's
topic for the evening will be "Spindle Turning
for Furniture Parts". The program will consist
of both demonstrations
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TVW NEWS AND NOTES
TVW club dues are now due and
payable. The yearly dues are $10.00 for a single membership, and $15.00
for a family membership (what a bargain).
Please pay Jim Steadman at the meeting or you can mail your dues check to Jim at his home address (702 Bluff Drive, Winchester, TN 37398).
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING
The Executive Committee will meet on January 23rd. The general planning for 2007 events and the club calendar will be roughed out at this meeting.
The Splinter Carvers reported that they have advertised the “Totem Pole” on the “EBAY” website and are awaiting the bidding.
The group met at Jim Wright’s shop on January 6th. There were 8 members and one visitor (Scott James) present. All members worked on individual projects. Most worked on their totem project.
The next meeting will be February 3, 8:30 am to 3:00 pm at Jim Wright's again. A class project will be started at this meeting. Bring your lunch and $25.00 to cover the cost of wood and materials.
Jim will also start a class with the Stones River Club on January 20 which will meet on successive Saturdays. Call him if you are interested.
have decided to carve a Cigar Store Indian for their Dogwood Festival project.
Photos from the last carving session are posted on the club web site in
the gallery section under “carver’s events”.
MEMBER NAME TAGS
WANT A TVW NAME TAG? HERE IS THE WAY TO DO IT!!!!!
Our name tags are made by K&S TROPHIES, 510 Country Club Drive, Tullahoma. They were about $5.00 including tax the last time we checked. When in Tullahoma you can go by and have one made, call them at 455-7359 or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org. The tags are 1" x 3" with white letters on a blue background. Just tell the folks that you want a Tennessee Valley Woodworkers name tag. If you are never in Tullahoma, contact Jim Steadman (931-962-2940) or Chuck Taylor (931-728-7086) and they will secure a tag for you.
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 Jim Steadman 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 listing up-to-date. If you have address, email or
phone number changes, please contact Chuck
Taylor (931-728-7086) or Jim Steadman
(931-962-2940) so that your information can be updated in our membership
SHOW AND TELL PROGRAM:
The "SHOW & TELL" was the entire program at out December meeting. Members brought some "really old" items and some new ones. A lot of good "stories" accompanied the presentations.
Chuck Taylor brought kitchen decor he made in the 5th grade, wooden fruit, a box elder hollow vase (unfinished) and a tart-maker.
Bob Leonard showed a bowl that he made and small walnut table.
Bob Reese brought and discussed a violin (#21) and a music stand. His wife treated the group by playing the violin.
brought a guitar he made years ago
and discussed some of the difficulties he encountered. He also showed a
video concerning the
techniques he uses for clamping the tops and backs of his guitars.
Henry Davis discussed a magazine rack he made during his high school career. He also told the story of how he was inspired to do woodworking by his shop teacher.
Ross Roepke explained a home-made jig for cutting dove tails with a table saw.
Dan Maher brought his old “marble roll” toy and his new version of the toy.
Ken Burgess showed some carving from pine knots and a bird’s nest that had been “interwoven” with tree bark.
Scott Short discussed a turned bowl with a carved rope pattern on the top edge, a 1988 baseball bat, pen and pencil set and a prototype pen press.
Ron Toney brought a small bowl and 1oz. cup.
Anthony Watts displayed a mahogany and walnut clock, a chain made by his great grandfather and some antique tools.
Dave Whyte showed his home-made dovetail jig (walnut) and a small “sculptured art” box.
Loyd Ackerman discussed a Dulcimer he made from a kit and played his instrument for the group.
Jim Parker brought a desk made from plans in an old issue of “Fine Woodworking” magazine.
Matt Brothers brought chair legs he was making for a set of chairs being made for a customer.
Louis Bryant brought a lidded box and a bowl.
Jim Acord discussed a cutting board he made in 1965 and two bowls he was having trouble turning.
Doug Dunlap displayed his storage box for whetstones and pens made from antlers.
Crocia Roberts showed her button collection and a unique “marble roll” toy.
Steve Shores displayed his completed “Eagle” relief carving and a small Santa carving.
Jim Wright brought a carving of a face on a post, which was one of his earliest works and a recent bust carving, on which he utilized a skin texturing technique.
Jim Van Cleave discussed a camera fixture he made and used to reproduce old photos and an ivory carving.
Paula Thielen brought and discussed the Windsor chair she had made.
Gary Runyon brought a series of hand planes and discussed planes he was currently completing.
Doyle McConnell discussed some techniques he used for making unique picture frame contours.
Joseph Maierbacker displayed a German candle holder and an incense smoker.
"ROUTER STANDS IN FOR A SURFACE PLANER"
You need a small piece of thin stock for a project, but not enough to justify the cost of a planer. Or, maybe you have a planer, but the piece you need to plane down is just too short to run safely through the machine. Is re-sawing or hand-planing your only choices?
Put your router on the job with an easy-to-build elevated base, shown opposite. Bore a 2" hole through the center of a piece of clear acrylic plastic or plywood that's as wide as your router's base and about twice as long. Attach the router over the hole on top of the piece with the handles aligned lengthwise. On the bottom, attach a 3/4x3/4x12" cleat centered across each end.
Fasten the workpiece to a saw table or other flat, smooth surface with double-faced tape. Use plenty of tape, and tap the face of the wood lightly with a non-marring mallet to ensure a tight bond. Now, with a hinge-mortising bit in the router, adjust the depth of cut to skim off enough material to leave the thickness you need. If you need to remove a lot of material, take it off in small increments.
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