Tennessee Valley Woodworkers
22/ Issue 4
April 2007 Editor:
The next meeting of the TN Valley Woodworkers
will be held April 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 for 2007
V. President: Matt Brothers
Secretary: Bob Lowrance
Treasurer: Jim Steadman
Publicity: Larry Bowers
Newsletter Editor: Chuck Taylor
Web-Master: Richard Gulley
WELCOME TO OUR NEWEST MEMBER
(Becoming a member at our March meeting)
Scott James – Estill Springs
(Be sure to meet our new members and help make them feel a part of our TVW Club)
Our April program will be presented by Walter Clement. Walter will give a presentation on "Freehand Technical Sketching" and its application to project design. Illustrative handouts will be provided.
KEEP UP WITH ALL THE CLUB NEWS
(TO VIEW THE LATEST INFORMATION
CONCERNING CLUB EVENTS, UPCOMING PROGRAMS AND NEWS -- VISIT THE TVW WEB
SITE BY CLICKING HERE)
TVW NEWS AND NOTES
TIME TO PAY YOUR 2007 MEMBERSHIP
Our dues are $10.00
for a single membership, and $15.00 for
a family membership (what a bargain).
SCHEDULE OF UPCOMING EVENTS FOR 2007
Dogwood Festival - April 13-15 Chairperson: Ken Gould
Shop Tours - The first 2007 shop tour is scheduled for Saturday April 21. See details under "SHOP TOURS ARE BACK" section.
Spring Seminar - May 12. "Chair Making with Greg Pennington". Chairperson: Anthony Watts
Annual Picnic and Auction - June 2 (rain date June 9). Chairperson: Karen Kerce Browning.
Coffee County Fair Demonstrations - September 17 -- 22 Chairperson: Doyle McConnell
Fall Seminar – Topic and presenter TBD
Christmas Party - December 7
The above list will be updated as additional information is known concerning these TVW events.
NEXT MAJOR TVW EVENTS
The Dogwood Festival is scheduled for April 13-15. Ken Gould is chairing this event and will be looking for plenty of help to support this spring activity. The Club will have two full booths side by side again this year. There will be exhibits and demonstrations to draw attention to what woodworking is all about. Carvers will have their cigar store Indian project going. Turners will be demonstrating woodturning projects.
SHOP TOURS ARE BACK
The spring seminar has been set and Anthony Watts is the chairperson for this event. Come enjoy "Chair Making with Greg Pennington". Greg is a skilled Windsor Style chair maker with over 100 chairs, rockers and settees made thus far. Come watch him make a chair from start to finish on May 12 at Tom Cowan's shop. The Seminar starts at 8 am and ends at 6 pm. Cost is $40 per person and $45 at the door (includes lunch and take home CD with construction info). This will be an exceptional day of learning and watching a craftsman take raw materials through to a finished chair. If you have any questions call Anthony Watts at 455-8624 or Matt Brothers at 467-3014.
The splinter carvers met at Jim Wright’s shop on March 31. The group was scheduled to begin the process of carving the “Cigar Store Indian” at this meeting and will continue the project during the Dogwood Festival. Photos from the carving sessions are posted on the club web site in the gallery section under “carver’s events”.
If you want to help with the club meeting “refreshments”
you need to act fast. Only November and December slots are available. If
you are interesting in helping with this activity, please contact Tom Gillard.
You may call Tom at 931-393-0525 or contact him by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks to Loyd
Ackerman for our March program on "Table
Saw Safety". Loyd gave some useful tips concerning
the safety aspects of using the table saw.
Don't forget that we now have
a club “Historian”.
Our historian, Henry Davis,
requests that members continue providing photos, articles, and other memorabilia,
so that the history of our club can be captured.
MEMBER NAME TAGS
WANT A TVW NAME TAG? HERE IS THE WAY TO DO IT!!!!!
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:
Fred Heltsley displayed a book on Windsor chairs that he had found on the internet, showed pictures of a really big cherry tree, discussed a “Woodmizer” portable sawmill and gave information and directions to the Gambill sawmill located in Smyrna.
Henry Davis brought a Humming bird feeder that he was donating to the Manchester Arts Center fundraiser auction.
Bob Leonard brought and discussed a tool holder made of maple, mahogany and walnut and a carved wood spirit face.
Doyle McConnell brought and demonstrated an electronic angle gage.
Ross Roepke brought an assortment of jewelry boxes, some with figurative top inserts and some that had book-matched faces. One of the boxes was donated to the Manchester Arts Center fundraiser auction.
Kenneth Clark brought a cherry floor lamp with a “French polish” finish.
Chuck Taylor displayed a fruit bowl turned from ornamental cherry and filled with wooden “fruit” (donated to the Manchester Arts Center fundraiser auction).
Bob Addington brought a bathroom cabinet (Danish oil & wipe-on poly finish), a cherry magazine rack (donated to the Manchester Arts Center fundraiser auction) and some table saw accessories. The accessories included a sled, feather-boards and push- sticks.
Marion Riley brought a carving recently completed.
Ralph Hand brought one of his shop accessories, a “center finder”.
Bob Lowrance displayed his “Dogwood Festival” plaques and two carving donated to the Manchester Arts Center fundraiser auction.
Matt Brothers discussed two walnut chairs that is a part of the dining room suite that he is making.
Ron Tony brought a small natural edge bowl (donated to the Manchester Arts Center fundraiser auction).
Scott Short brought his caricature carving for the mini totem.
Dennis Mas displayed a saddle towel rack and a rustic chair with leather covered back and seat.
Newton Wright brought a "finger" plane and a large plane made from ash and mahogany.
Ed White brought 60 grit sandpaper to give away.
brought a painting (to be donated to the Manchester Arts Center fundraiser
ITEMS FOR SALE
Ken Gould has a bandsaw and sander for sale.
Collins Roan has a dovetail jig for sale.
"Inexpensive pipe-clamp vise"
To distribute the clamping pressure over a wider area than the narrow face of the clamp jaw alone can provide, insert a wooden block between the jaw and the workpiece. Keep a variety of thin scraps around that don't interfere when using a power-sander on a workpiece held in the "vise."
DRILL PRESS: A
tall upright machine useful for suddenly snatching flat metal bar stock
out of your hands so that it smacks you in the chest and flings your beer
across the room, splattering it against that freshly-stained heirloom piece
you were drying.
ATTEND OUR NEXT MEETING
UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE SPACE INSTITUTE.
WEB SITES OF INTEREST
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go to these sites
(Special contributors to Club functions and activities)
THIS IS THE END OF YOUR TVW
NEWSLETTER FOR THIS MONTH
ANOTHER IS BEING PREPARED FOR YOUR "PLEASURE" NEXT MONTH
PLEASE SEND SUGGESTIONS/COMMENTS TO CHUCK TAYLOR