Tennessee Valley Woodworkers
22/ Issue 10 October
The next meeting of the TN Valley Woodworkers
will be held October 16th 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
The October program will be "Making
Curved Workpieces Using Laminations" by Loyd
Ackerman. The program focus will be using
a vacuum press and a form to make complex shapes in wood projects.
WELCOME TO OUR NEWEST MEMBERS
(Becoming members at our September meeting)
Hayden Key – Tullahoma
Don Terry -- McMinnville
(We currently have 160 members, including spouses)
(Be sure to meet and welcome our new members)
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TVW CLUB LIBRARY IS NOW OPEN
To check out a program , please see Henry Davis, the club librarian, at the next club meeting.
SCHEDULE OF REMAINING EVENTS FOR 2007
Webb School Arts and Crafts Festival - October 20 and 21 in Bell Buckle (Carver’s event). Contact: Bob Lowrance.
Fall Seminar – “Decorative Woodworking” October 20. Chairperson: Dan Maher.
Christmas Party - December 7. Chairperson: TBD
See additional information in
the “TVW Club News and Notes”
section of this publication concerning the above events.
Click "here" to view all the latest information concerning "TVW Upcoming Events" on our Web Site.
TVW NEWS AND NOTES
NEXT MAJOR TVW EVENTS
Our Fall Seminar, “Decorative
Woodworking” is scheduled for Saturday October 20 (8 AM - 3 PM)
and will feature local TVW club presenters. Dan Maher
is the chairman of the event.
The Seminar cost is only $5 each , including lunch (a bargain you cannot beat).
Seminar Presentation Schedule:
8-9:30AM Jim Van Cleave --------- Cabreo Legs
9:30-11AM Jim Hazel -------------- Chair Caning
11-12Noon Doyle McConnell ------Split Turning
12-1PM -------------- Lunch
1-3PM Tom Cowan -------- Furniture Decorating
The seminar will be held at the shop of Collins
Roan, located in the Hillsboro area ((maps will be provided at the
October meeting or click here
to see the map posted on the club web site).
Mark your calendar for this date and "come and learn" from our local experts.
WEBB SCHOOL ARTS AND CRAFTS FESTIVAL
The Webb School Arts and Crafts Festival is scheduled for October 20 and 21 in Bell Buckle. The carvers are coordinating the club participation in this event. Additional information will be available at the October club meeting.
COFFEE COUNTY FAIR DEMONSTRATIONS
The 2007 Coffee County Fair is now history. Doyle
McConnell, event chairman, would like to thank everyone who
came out and helped during the Fair. It was a time
to enjoy and to visit with club
Those participating had a good time discussing various woodworking activities with those that came through “Morton Village”.
There was a very good article in the Saturday Independent of Manchester newspaper, Sept 29, 2007 edition concerning club woodworkers and their activities. if you would like to view the article, please click here.
The carvers participated in the 25th Annual Polly Crockett Festival on September 15th & 16th held in Cowan. The weather was good , participation was good and everyone had a good time. Thanks to Ken Gould for coordinating this activity.
The splinter carver’s last meeting was on October 6th
at Phil Bishop's shop.
The carvers are scheduled to participate in the Webb School Arts and Crafts Festival held on October 20 and 21 in Bell Buckle. Everyone is invited to come and have fun.
Remember the carver's meeting date has changed. They now meet on the first Saturday of each month.
SEGMENTED VESSEL WORKSHOP
A 4 hour workshop on segmented vessels is scheduled for November 17th at UTSI room H111. If you are interested in the workshop, but didn't get a chance to sign up, contact Loyd Ackerman. You will leave the program ready to go home and make a segmented vessel of your own.
WANT TO SHOWCASE YOUR WORKSHOP / PROJECT?
Well, here is your chance. WOOD
magazine is looking for photogenic shops.
Do you have the kind of shop other woodworkers like to visit? Is your shop filled with clever ideas that help you work smarter, faster, or safer? If so, submit your workshop or individual shop projects for publication in America's Best Home Workshops, Volume 2.
In Volume 1, the editors of WOOD
showcased 15 shops and dozens of individual projects from shops around
the country. Now, they're looking for more great shops to feature. To learn
more, visit http://www.woodmagazine.com/homeshops
Another link for more info:
SHOW AND TELL:
Tom Gillard, Jr. brought
and discusses a piece of southern yellow pine that came from under the
Hawk’s Lumber Company building, a local landmark. The tree that the lumber
came from was estimated to be about 200 years old.
Doyle McConnell presented a safety reminder. He discussed his cut finger, a result of a router accident. His advice --- “always unplug the router when changing a bit”.
Bob Reese displayed violin number 23, which was a copy of a 1742 violin and discussed the history of the original that is on display in Italy.
Bob Leonard brought a display stand that he had made for a bell.
Bob Addington discussed a small rocking chair made for a nephew.
Ralph Hand displayed a toy box made from white pine with cherry handles and lock.
Bob Lowrance brought and discussed a “marquetry” picture he had made. This is a new technique Bob is trying, using veneer to create the scene.
Newt Wright displayed a tilting woodcarving vise he made for his wife, Sharron, who is a carver.
Jeff Roehm brought a ukulele he made with wood that came from the Martin Guitar Company. The binding was made from curly maple and the neck was mahogany. He demonstrated the sound by playing the instrument.
"DATE YOUR HEIRLOOM PROJECTS WITH A PENNY"
In the old days, master craftsmen carved the date of
completion on a seldom-seen surface of a big project. You would like to
leave a small mark in history too, but you're not sure about your wood-carving
skills. An easy way to date your heirloom projects is to use a shiny new
penny. Take a 3/4" Forstner bit and bore a 1/16"-deep hole in an out-of-the-way
place on the project. Secure the penny in the hole with a dab of epoxy.
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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 current.
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