Tennessee Valley Woodworkers
Vol. 22/ Issue 7 July 2007 Editor: Chuck Taylor
The next meeting of the TN Valley Woodworkers
will be held July 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
HAPPENINGS AT THE JUNE PROGRAM
The bowl that was turned during the filming of the June program was given away during a club drawing. The luck winner of the "Tom Cowan" bowl was Amy Sargent.
Our July program will be a movie
presentation "Fundamentals of Carving"
by Jim Wright.
The program will feature Jim and other carvers showing their work and discussing
techniques used in the process of completing their very detailed and beautiful
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WELCOME TO OUR NEWEST MEMBER
(Becoming members at our June meeting)
Don Rounsavill – Murfreesboro
(Be sure to meet and welcome our new members)
The club is looking for a person to fill the position of “Club Librarian”. The need and job description is addressed under the
“TVW Club News and Notes” Section.
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 – “Decorative
Woodworking” October 20. Chairperson: Dan
See additional information in the “TVW News and Notes” section below.
Christmas Party - December 7
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TVW NEWS AND NOTES
NEXT MAJOR TVW EVENT
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 Fall Seminar is in the final planning stage with
Maher as chairman of the event. The seminar,
Woodworking” is scheduled for October 20 and will feature local
club presenters. The seminar will be held at the shop of Collins
Roan, whose shop is located in the Hillsboro area. More information
at our next club meeting. Mark your calendar and stay tuned for the details.
The “Splinter Carvers” went on a “Shop Tour” on Saturday
June 30th . The trip was to visit "Horsin’ Around", a Chattanooga carousel
horse carving school with about 12-15 people making the trip. The carousel
carving and building shop is located in Soddy Daisy.
The next carver’s meeting will be at Dick Wollam's shop on August 4.
TVW CLUB LIBRARIAN
Our club is now producing a lot of excellent program videos that can be used for learning a variety of different skills.
Due to this fact, the club is looking for a librarian to handle circulation of the Club Videos. If you will be willing to handle this position, please contact Tom Gillard at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 931-455-6651.
There have been requests by Club members for copies of the videos. The Executive Committee feels that they could be a resource for members and is willing to make them available for circulation if we can find a member willing to serve as the central point of control.
The preliminary job description is as follows:
The Tennessee Valley Woodworkers Club (TVW) Librarian is responsible for custody of Videos of Club programs, for issuing them to active Club members on request, for ensuring their timely return, and for reproducing additional copies when necessary. The Librarian shall develop procedures and methods of control for circulation.
The intent of the Library program is to make copies of Club program Videos available to Club members. The Librarian, at his/her discretion, shall make additional copies to satisfy a more timely circulation. Any copy remains the property of the TVW and shall be made available for a Club member’s personal viewing only.
The Librarian shall not be required to make duplicate copies of programs for general distribution.
Requests for circulation outside of the TVW membership shall be referred to the Club President.
MEMBER NAME TAGS
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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:
Jim Van Cleave brought and discussed a collection box he made from scrap poplar some twenty five years ago.
Ross Roepke displayed a stool with a spalted maple seat and walnut legs and a small dark walnut box.
Bob Lowrance brought a caricature of Calamity Jane, which he had started in a carving class.
Jay Hazel discussed a 12-string guitar he made. The guitar had mahogany backing, a coca bola neck and headstock.
Doyle McConnell brought a box elder vase that had been bleached prior to applying the finish.
Loyd Ackerman discussed a turned segmented vase, made up of 640 different pieces.
Doug Dunlap showed a small ash bowl and two turned bowls made of glued up cherry, walnut and oak.
Tom Cowan brought and discussed a “Arts and Craft” style hall table. He copied the design from one of his ancestor’s work and he discussed a little of the ancestor’s influence on his woodworking style.
Bob Addington brought and discussed a white oak bench and some clamping pads to fit his clamps. The pads keep the wood free from markings when clamping.
HAMMER:Originally employed as a weapon of war, the hammer nowadays is used as a kind of divining rod to locate the most expensive parts adjacent the object we are trying to hit. Sometimes used to make gaping holes in walls when hanging pictures.
"Cornstarch prevents sticky spindle sanding drums"
Spindle sanders save a lot of time in the shop. You lose a lot of that saved time, though, when you have to change the sleeve and it's stuck to the rubber drum. Sprinkle a little cornstarch on the rubber sanding drum before you put on the sleeve. Cornstarch prevents the two from sticking together, so sleeve changes are easy.
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