Tennessee Valley Woodworkers
22/ Issue 3
March 2007 Editor:
The next meeting of the TN Valley Woodworkers
will be held March 20th 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
Our March program will be presented by Loyd Ackerman. Loyd’s presentation will be on the topic "Safe use of the Table-saw".
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TIME TO PAY YOUR 2007 MEMBERSHIP
SCHEDULE OF UPCOMING EVENTS FOR 2007
Dogwood Festival - April
13-15 Chairperson: Ken Gould
Spring Seminar - May 12 (tentative), topic and presenter - TBD
Annual Picnic and Auction - June 2 (rain date June 9)
Coffee County Fair Demonstrations - September 17 -- 22
Fall Seminar – Topic and presenter TBD
Christmas Party - December 7
The above list will be updated as additional information is known concerning these events.
NEXT MAJOR TVW EVENT
The Dogwood Festival is scheduled for April 13-15. Ken will be needing volunteers for the Festival activities, including setup, participation and teardown. If you can help, please see Ken Gould.
The splinter carvers
met at the shop of Steve Shores on
March 3rd. There were 8 members and 2 guests, Scott James and Kelton Garner.
5 carvers brought their mini-totem carvings. A fit check was made of the individual parts to see what the final product might look like.
The next carver group meeting will be at Jim Wright’s on March 31. They will start the cigar store Indian at this meeting and will continue the project during the Dogwood Festival. Photos from the last carving session are posted on the club web site in the gallery section under “carver’s events”.
The club is still in need of volunteers to help with
the meeting refreshments. As you are aware, a sign-up sheet is passed around
at the beginning of each year allowing you to sign up to bring “goodies”
for our club breaks. We still have about half of the refreshment slots
open for this year. If two people sign up each month, then it is not a
hardship on anyone. If you are interesting in helping with this activity,
please contact Tom Gillard at the next meeting. You may call Tom at 931-393-0525
or contact him by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks to David
Sapp for our February program on Windsor
chairs. David put a lot of information
into a small time slot. His explanation, along with the samples of each
step in making the chair, were interesting and informative.
has been named the official “Historian”
of the Tennessee Valley Woodworkers by the Executive Committee. He asks
for members to continue providing photos, articles, and other memorabilia,
as in the past.
NEW YANKEE WORKSHOP PROGRAM
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 email@example.com. 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 are in the process of getting new club business cards printed that will have our new meeting location. 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. If you want a supply of the new cards, see Jim Steadman.
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
listings. We are making a concentrated effort to keep our membership information
SHOW AND TELL:
Ross Roepke brought a stool with dowel joints.
Bob Lowrance displayed a detailed intarsia Herron, mounted in a frame.
Ken Burgess a carved and painted caricature that will be used as a part of the carver’s mini totem pole project.
Gary Runyon brought the hand planes he recently completed.
Henry Davis discussed a leather strop made from the leather given to him by Scott Short.
Ken Miller talked about a feather board he made years ago and still is a useful tool in his shop.
Doug Dunlap brought Christmas ornaments of various sizes, made from cherry, red heart and oak.
Chuck Taylor showed a natural edge bowl and an oak burl pen/pencil set.
Tom Church brought and discussed a new turning tool. He also had a video presentation of a cherry bed , with an unusual headbord design,he had just completed and a jewelry box.
John Sargent displayed and played a guitar he had made. The guitar was made with a beech neck, holly top and rosewood trim. He also showed pictures of a sound system storage cabinet.
Steve Shores showed his butternut carving of a spirit face that he had completed as a part of the class taught by Jim Wright.
Ken Gould displayed his carving of a spirit face completed in Jim Wright’s class.
also showed her carving of a spirit
face that was done in Jim Wright class.
"Magnets keep your clamp pads in place....."
Ever had the problem of trying to get parts clamped before the glue begins to set and the clamp pads will not stay???
When using clamps, it's a good idea to sandwich wood spacers between the jaws and project to keep from marring it. But how do you keep the scrap in position while tightening the clamp?
Recess small, round hobby magnets into 2" squares of 1/2" plywood. Drill the recess holes just deep enough so the magnet projects slightly above the face of the block, then epoxy the magnet in place. The magnets hold the blocks on the clamp jaws while you're clamping.
A tool for opening paint cans. Sometimes used to convert common slotted
screws into special non-removable screws.
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UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE SPACE INSTITUTE.
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