Tennessee Valley Woodworkers
22/ Issue 11 November
The next meeting of the TN Valley Woodworkers
will be held November 20th 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
MEMORIAL SERVICES FOR BOB LOWRANCE
We are saddened to inform you of the untimely death of Bob Lowrance, our club secretary. Bob died of a cerebral hemorrhage on Wednesday, November 7, 2007 in San Jose, Costa Rica. Memorial services will be held Saturday, November 17, 2007 at 10:00 A. M. at St. Barnabas' Episcopal Church in Tullahoma. A family reception will follow the services at the church.
The November program will be "An Introduction to turning Segmented Vessels" by Loyd Ackerman.
WELCOME TO OUR NEWEST MEMBER
(Becoming a member at our October meeting)
Ken Webb – Tullahoma
(Be sure to meet and welcome our new members)
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SCHEDULE OF REMAINING EVENTS FOR 2007
Christmas Party - December 7. Chairperson: Mary Cowan
See additional information in
the “TVW Club News and Notes”
section of this publication concerning the above event.
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TVW NEWS AND NOTES
NEXT MAJOR TVW EVENT
ANNUAL CHRISTMAS PARTY
The annual Christmas Party is scheduled for December 7 at our regular meeting room at UTSI. Mary Cowan is the chairperson for this event. She will be asking for help, so please volunteer to help Mary.
Don’t forget to bring your favorite dish for the “pot-luck” dinner.
The activities will begin at 5:00 PM with the meal beginning about 6:00.
Plan to come, enjoy the delicious food and have a good time with your fellow woodworkers.
More information will be shared
at this month’s meeting.
The election of officers for next year will be held at our November meeting. The nominating committee (Henry Davis, Loyd Ackerman, Anthony Watts and Tom Gillard, Jr.) presented the following slate of officers for 2008 at our October meeting. Also, nominations may be made from the floor at the November meeting.
* Denotes hold-over from 2007
** Deceased, nominating committee will present another candidate for this office.
Thanks to the nomination committee for their efforts in presenting this outstanding slate of officers for next year.
Our Fall Seminar, “Decorative Woodworking” was a rousing success with about 35 people in attendance. Thanks to Dan Maher for chairing the event and to Collins Roan for hosting the seminar.
A special thanks to the presenters Jim Van Cleave (Cabriole Legs), Jay Hazel (Chair Caning), Bob Reese (Sharpening techniques), Doyle McConnell (Split Turning) and Tom Cowan (Furniture Decorating).
presenters” can certainly hold their own with other woodworking
experts. The club is fortunate to have so many talented people within the
The carver group participated in the Webb School Arts and Crafts Festival that was held October 20 and 21 in Bell Buckle. They all had a good time at the Festival. The weather cooperated this year. It was reported that they sold the “TOTEM POLE” during the Festival.
Bob Lowrance will surely be missed in this club sub-group. He was one of the members responsible for getting the carvers’ group started.
The splinter carver’s last meeting was on November 3rd at the carving show at the Roundhouse in Huntsville. About six carvers attended the event. Our club member’s talents were recognized with Harry May getting one ribbon; Steve Shores getting two and Dick Wollam bringing four ribbons home. Good job fellows.
The next carvers meeting will be December 1 at Phil Bishop’s shop.
Remember the carver's meeting date has changed. They now meet on the first Saturday of each month.
SEGMENTED VESSEL WORKSHOP RESCHEDULED
Due to the Memorial Services for Bob Lowrance on November 17th, the “Segmented Vessel” workshop has been rescheduled for December 1 at UTSI room H111.
The workshop will be a 4 hour session and will begin at 8:00 AM.
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.
SHOW AND TELL:
Matt Brothers brought photos of the last piece of the dining room set he has been working on. The beautiful walnut buffet has a fold-out top and a dove-tail drawer.
Crocia Robertson discussed a musical marble game.
Tom Gillard Jr. brought photos of a mahogany door that he was building and discussed the fixture he used during the finishing process. He also showed sailboats he built for a member of his “boat crew”.
Bob Leonard brought a walnut wood spirit started in a seminar years ago.
Ralph Hand showed a pine glass door cabinet with walnut trim.
Bob Addington brought a box joint jig for the table saw and a router sled for making door rails.
Doyle McConnell displayed some recipe card holders he had made for gifts.
Dick Wollam brought a detailed driftwood carving of a Lilly.
Billy May brought two carved faces in one Catawba log and a Spirit face carved in cherry.
Karen Browning brought a miniature turned bowl
Ross Roepke discussed
his new power drill from Harbor Freight for $5.95.
TAPE MEASURE: A tool normally used to measure and mark, with great precision, exactly the wrong dimension.
“Dowel Storage Box” helps clean up the shop.
Ever have a problem storing the leftover dowel pieces? The shorter pieces were always hard to find and never seemed to get used. Here is a solution to this problem
Build a dowel storage box you see in the drawing. It allows you to easily store a wide range of dowel lengths. That way, you can find even the smallest pieces quickly.
The storage box consists of five compartments. Four of the compartments have false bottoms so each compartment is six inches shorter than the one next to it. This stair-step arrangement allows for the different lengths of pieces. And the shallow tray in front lets stores the pieces that are too short to fit in any of the other bins.
New dowels go in the deepest bins. Then, as they’re cut off, they’re moved to the appropriate bin.
A good way to help with storage and shop cleanup.
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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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