Tennessee Valley Woodworkers
Vol. 22/ Issue 5 May 2007 Editor: Chuck Taylor
The next meeting of the TN Valley Woodworkers
will be held May 15th 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
Tom Gillard, Jr.
V. President: Matt Brothers
Secretary: Bob Lowrance
Treasurer: Jim Steadman
Publicity: Larry Bowers
Newsletter Editor: Chuck Taylor
Web-Master: Richard Gulley
Our May program will be a detailed video presentation of “Bowl Turning” from green wood. The featured turner will be Tom Cowen and the producer is Loyd Ackerman. The program will cover every detail concerning the “Green Wood” turning process and will begin with getting the blank out of the log. Come and learn everything you ever wanted to know about the subject
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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
Spring Seminar - May 12. "Chair Making with Greg Pennington". Chairperson: Anthony Watts
Shop Tours - The second 2007 shop tour is scheduled for Saturday May 19. See details under "SHOP TOURS ARE BACK" section.
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
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NEXT MAJOR TVW EVENTS
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.
SHOP TOURS ARE BACK
Our second shop tour will be May 19th in Lawrenceburg. The tour will include the shops of club member Ken Miller and Henry Beckman. We will also visit the Amish shop of Youree Gingrich.
We will meet at Shoneys in Fayetteville at 8 AM on Saturday May 19, for breakfast and then drive on to Lawrenceburg. We will meet Ken Miller in Lawrenceburg and he will direct us to his shop, Amish brother Youree Gingrich's shop and to Henry Beckman's shop.
This promises to be a very interesting
and entertaining outing.
Thanks to Ken Gould (Coordinator) and those who “braved the elements” to help with the club activities and demonstrations at the Dogwood Festival.
The “Splinter Carvers” met at Phil Bishop’s shop on Saturday May 5th. Six carvers were present. They worked on individual carvings, put the mini-totem pole together and put the band on the bottom of the large totem pole.
The decision was made to raffle the mini-totem at the
club picnic, selling tickets at the next TVW meeting, the spring seminar
and at the picnic June 2. No decision was made concerning the carver’s
participation in various arts and crafts events.
The November and December “refreshment” slots are still
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 email@example.com
Thanks to Walter Clement for presenting the April program on "Sketching".
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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:
Henry Davis showed a horizontal router stand which he made.
Ken Miller brought pictures of a cherry cabinet he recently finished. He explained the process of working with wide boards to avoid warping. The inset doors had no visible hinges.
Ken Gould displayed 2 butternut wood spirit carvings. He particularly noted the changes in the color of one of the pieces, due to aging.
Billy May displayed a “Gecko” carving which he made for Lillie Clark.
Dave Whyte brought six sculptured band saw boxes for display. He had used cherry, poplar and quarter sawn oak.
Jim Wright shared a four foot tall carved "warrior", which is a commissioned piece, made as part of a set. This is to be displayed in a “War” game room.
Ross Roepke displayed several boxes, many of which were book matched. Two boxes were of Curley Maple with inlay tops, one of which was Oak Burl and the other Carpathian Elm.
Lewis Bryant recently began making pens and brought a display case showing numerous pens of different types of wood.
Doyle McConnell brought a bowl made from cherry wood that Jim Acord had given him. He gave the bowl to Jim.
Maurice Ryan displayed a clock that he had recently made. It was inset into a natural shaped board which had retained the bark.
Bill Davis shared pictures of bookcases that he has made from cherry. These were designed to span 16 feet. He had particular interest in the type joint that had been used in this design.
“Show and Tell” was followed by a brief video preview (teaser) of the May and June programs. The two-part program will be on the topic of “Bowl Turning” from green wood and will show many details of the process. The programs will feature Tom Cowan.
"Indexing Jig for Ripping Thin Strips"
Make a Jig - The jig is just a 1/4" plywood block mounted to a wood runner. To make the jig, start by sizing the runner to fit in the miter gauge slot. Then place the block on top of the runner and move it close to the blade. Once the distance between the block and the outermost tooth on the blade equals the thickness of edging you want to cut, fasten the block to the cleat permanently.
Set Up for First Cut-
To use the jig to set up the first cut, simply slide it back away from
the blade and butt an extra-wide workpiece against the block. Then slide
the fence against the workpiece (Fig. 1).
Once that's done, remove the jig and rip the first strip (Fig. 2). Notice that the fence is positioned so the blade cuts the strip off on the outside (left side) of the blade. That way the edging strip falls off on the "waste" side, reducing the chance of kickback.
Rip Consistent Strips
- To rip additional strips to the same thickness, place the jig back in
the miter gauge slot and butt the same workpiece against the block again.
After repositioning the fence, make a second cut similar to the first one.
Now repeat the setup and ripping operation until you have cut as many strips as needed. You will find that each strip you ripped is exactly the same thickness.
(FIG. 1) (FIG. 2)
Once the workpiece has been ripped down to about 3/4" wide, stop using
it and get another one.
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