Tennessee Valley Woodworkers
Vol. 22/ Issue 6 June 2007 Editor: Chuck Taylor
The next meeting of the TN Valley Woodworkers
will be held June 19th 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 June program will be part two of the detailed video presentation of “Bowl Turning” from green wood. The featured turner is Tom Cowen and the producer is Loyd Ackerman. This second part will include the processes required to take the bowl from the drying process to completion. Tom will discuss the details required to “finish turn” the bowl. Come and learn what it takes to complete the project.
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TVW NEWS AND NOTES
WELCOME TO OUR NEWEST MEMBERS
(Becoming members at our May meeting)
Jack (Jay) Hazel – Murfreesboro
Jim and Carol Carden - Mulberry
(Be sure to meet and welcome our new members)
PAST TIME TO PAY YOUR 2007
If you would like to continue to be a member of the club and receive the Newsletter, please pay Jim Steadman at the next meeting or you can mail your dues check to Jim at his home address (702 Bluff Drive, Winchester, TN 37398).
Since we are half way throught the current year, we will begin the process of removing names from our club roster of those who have not paid their membership dues.
Our dues are $10.00 for a single membership, and $15.00 for a family membership (what a bargain).
A NOTE FROM OUR CLUB PRESIDENT
I would like to thank everyone that came to the picnic for making it a grand event, as usual. My thanks also go to Karen and Richard for helping out during the event. And, many thanks to our most gracious host at Falls Mill, John and Janie Lovett.
There are still a few things planned for the remainder of the year that we will need club member participation. This stuff doesn't just happen. Let’s also not forget why this club was formed in the first place:
ARTICLE 2 – PURPOSE:
“The Club shall be organized to exchange information concerning woodworking products, techniques and materials, increase awareness of tool safety, and enhance fellowship among those with common woodworking interests.”
My hope is that we are still providing this service to our members. If you have an idea or suggestion concerning YOUR club, please let one of the Executive Committee members know about it.
SCHEDULE OF REMAINING EVENTS FOR 2007
Shop Tours - The next shop tour is in the process of being scheduled. A date and place will be announced as soon as the tour is set.
Coffee County Fair Demonstrations - September 17 -- 22 Chairperson: Doyle McConnell
Fall Seminar – Topic and presenter TBD
Christmas Party - December 7
Click "here" to view all the latest information concerning "TVW Upcoming Events" on our Web Site.
NEXT MAJOR TVW EVENTS
COFFEE COUNTY FAIR DEMONSTRATIONS
The Coffee County Fair dates are September 17 -- 22.
The club demonstrations will be during the above dates. The exact dates
and times will be given as the time approaches. Sign up early to help and
be a part of the club presence at the fair this year. Everyone always has
a good time. The Chairperson for this event is Doyle McConnell.
Our last “Shop Tour” was held on May 19th in Lawrenceburg
and was attended by about 22 people. The tour included the shops of club
member Ken Miller, Henry
Beckman and the Amish shop of Youree Gingrich. The tour was very
interesting and entertaining. A good
time was had by all the attendees. Take a look at all the pictures
from our latest shop tour by clicking here
looking under "shop tours".
Also, a big thanks to Karen
Kerce Browning for chairing the annual
club picnic. We appreciate the Lovetts
for allowing the club to have the picnic at Falls Mill. Everyone attending
had a great time and the food was, as always, really good. Richard
his usual outstanding job as “auctioneer” for the items brought to raise
money for the club. A total of $489 was raised through the auction. Thanks
to all who participated. Take a look at all the picnic pictures by clicking
and looking under "picnics".
The “Splinter Carvers” met at Jim Wright’s shop on Saturday June 2nd. Five carvers were present. Some carved on the “Cigar Store” Indian and some on individual projects.
The drawing was held at the club picnic to determine the winner of the mini-totem pole. The lucky winner was John Hawk. The ticket sales totaled $187. The funds will be used to promote carving in the club and community.
Plans are being made by the carvers to visit "Horsing Around", a Chattanooga carousel horse carving school, on the next meeting date which is June 30. Horsing Around is a carousel carving and building shop in Soddy Daisy, Chattanooga Tn. The tenative arrangements are to meet at Moore Courtner's funeral home at 0600 then go to Shoneys in Winchester for breakfast and leave from there about 7:00 AM.
More news to follow concerning the proposed trip at
the next club meeting on June 19. You may call Harry May at 931-962-0215
or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org
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:
Dave Whyte brought and discussed a cabinet door he was modifying for a friend. He was having difficulty in the refinishing of the door.
Ken Burgess displayed a Dulcimer.
Deacon Taylor discussed a Jewelry box he recently finished.
Gary Runyon brought a Windsor stool and discussed the joinery details.
Ross Roepke brought a small box and also displayed a table saw jig
Loyd Ackerman brought a segmented vase and discussed some of the difficulties he encountered during the process.
Bob Leonard brought his carved version of the “three stooges”.
Scott Short brought a small turned vessel, turned from gum wood.
SKILL SAW: A portable cutting tool used to make studs too short.
"Sawing off a lid is easier if you don't quite cut it"
When separating the lid from a small box using a tablesaw, the parts can pinch together, making things go haywire in a hurry.
Set your tablesaw's cutting depth about 1/64" less
than the thickness of your box sides and ends. Then, cut along the lid
separation line as usual; the two parts will remain joined. Complete the
job by cutting the lid free with a craft knife and sanding the edges of
the lid and box.
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