Tennessee Valley Woodworkers
22/ Issue 12 December 2007
Editor: Chuck Taylor
The next meeting of the TN Valley Woodworkers
will be held December 18th 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
Here is how it will work:
• No Rules
• Bring anything you can get through the door
• Pictures are acceptable (CD, Jump Drive, Hard Copy)
• Bring those things you didn't want anyone to see (you can even put someone else's name on it or slip it on the table when no one is looking)
• Bring your Successes and your Failures (OLD and NEW)
• Everyone is encouraged to participate and make this an unforgettable SHOW & TELL to end our year.
WELCOME TO OUR NEWEST MEMBERS
(Becoming a member at our November meeting)
Jim Jolliffe – Tullahoma
David Felix - Manchester
(Be sure to meet and welcome our new members)
KEEP UP WITH ALL THE CLUB NEWS
(TO VIEW THE LATEST INFORMATION CONCERNING CLUB EVENTS, UPCOMING PROGRAMS AND NEWS -- VISIT THE TVW WEB SITE BY CLICKING HERE)
The Tennessee Valley Woodworker's
Web Site is constantly being updated with the latest club news and happenings.
If you want to know the latest club news, be sure to take
a look and check it out!!!!!!!
to view all the latest information concerning "TVW Upcoming Events" or
to view upcoming programs on our Web Site.
TVW CLUB LIBRARY IS NOW OPEN
To check out a program , please see Henry Davis at the next club meeting.
TVW NEWS AND NOTES
ANNUAL CHRISTMAS PARTY
The annual Christmas party was held at UTSI room H111 (our regular meeting room) on Friday December 7th with about 80 members and guests attending the function.
Mary Cowan, the chairperson, and her team did a wonderful job coordinating the dinner. The food was great, the decorations were beautiful and the fellowship was special. A good time was had by all attendees.
Thanks to everyone who brought the delicious food, those who helped with the decorations and setup, and those bringing gifts. A special thanks goes to Loyd for creating the “TVW 2007 Overview” DVD presentation and to Richard Gulley for the Christmas songs.
2008 TVW OFFICER ELECTION
The slate of 2008 officers wwas elected at the November meeting. Your officers for 2008 are as follows:
Tom Gillard, Jr. *
Vice president ------------------- Anthony Watts
Treasurer: ----------------------- Jim Steadman *
Secretary: -------------- Karen Kerce Browning
Publicity Chairman: ------------- Louis Bryant
Splinters Editor: --------------- Chuck Taylor *
* Denotes hold-over from 2007
Thanks to the nomination committee
Davis, Loyd Ackerman, Anthony Watts and Tom Gillard, Jr.)
for their efforts in presenting this slate of officers for 2008. Also,
thanks to the 2007 officers for another good year for our club.
SEGMENTED VESSEL WORKSHOP
The “Segmented Vessel” workshop was held on December 1 at UTSI and was attended by 17 people.
Thanks to Loyd Ackerman for putting the program together and presenting the material.
The attendees came away from the workshop with enough information to get in the shop and create a segmented vessel of their own.
The Carvers met on Saturday December 1st. Those present were Harry May, Jim Wright, Steve Shores, Phil Bishop, Dick Wollam, Sharron Wright, Bob Leonard, Ken Gould, Jim Van Cleave, Ken Burgess, and new member David Felix.
Some of the group worked on the “Cigar Store Indian” while others worked on individual projects.
The next meeting (January 5th) will begin at 8 AM and will be held at Jim Wright's shop. Jim and Steve Shores will demonstrate the techniques of “bark carving”. Attendees will attempt to carve houses in the bark.
Remember the carver's meeting date has changed. They now meet on the first Saturday of each month.
The slide show that was shown during dinner at our
Christmas Gathering is now available on DVD in the Club Library.
The DVD also has videos that were not shown. Loyd produced the DVD
and its sort of a "Year in Review", with the “2007” show and Tell" and
highlights of Club seminars and other functions. Check it out and take
a look at the year’s activities
TIME TO PAY YOUR MEMBERSHIP DUES
TVW club dues are due in January. Our dues are $10.00
for a single membership, and $15.00 for a family membership (what
Please pay Jim Steadman at the meeting or you can mail your dues check to Jim at his home address (702 Bluff Drive, Winchester, TN 37398).
NEED VOLUNTEERS FOR NEXT YEAR
BREAK SNACKS: Tom will
be passing around a list for those willing to provide “break snacks” at
our meetings during the coming year. If you are willing to help, please
be ready to sign up.
SHOW AND TELL:
Jim Van Cleave brought the Queen Anne leg that he worked on at the Fall Seminar along with three matching legs he made after the Seminar.
Sharron Wright displayed her “first attempt” at scroll saw projects, bringing a “man in the moon” and “sun” ornament and discussed pens for signing your work.
Jay Hazel brought and discussed a mandolin made from “Birdseye” maple.
Geoff Roehm discussed his “work in progress” Parlor Guitar which has a western cedar top, cypress sides and a mahogany neck.
Joe Kuhn says he awarded himself the “Chump of the Year” award, due to one of his shop activities with a router. He also brought and discussed pictures of his “out feed” table and a “dolly” for transporting sheet goods.
Anthony Watts brought a Windsor High Chair he made for his daughter, Megan.
Dick Wollam displayed one of his basswood detailed carvings, a deep relief dragon that won the blue ribbon at the Huntsville art show.
Chuck Taylor showed a display case for a football autographed by Ohio State notables, a natural edge bradford pear bowl and a bowl made from mystery wood.
Ross Roepke brought two
small boxes. One using cherry molding and having a figured walnut
top. The other made from poplar, cedar, and walnut.
CHAINSAW: The tool used to salvage a large log which a woodworker will then use other tools to reduce to log to shavings.
“Here's a plug for end-grain joinery”
You hate to drive screws into end grain because they can pull right out. But sometimes, you can't avoid driving them into the end of a board, such as in the case of the bed hardware shown right.
For a strong joint, give the screw some face grain to dig into. Here's how: Drill a dowel-diameter hole through the face of the project part, located so that the screw threads will fall mostly or completely inside the hole. Then, glue a length of dowel into the hole. Set the dowels so their end grain is perpendicular to the grain on the face of the project part. Cut the ends flush with your project part. Now, drill your pilot holes and drive in the screws.
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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 current.
ATTEND OUR NEXT MEETING
UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE SPACE INSTITUTE.
WEB SITES OF INTEREST
you always wanted to know about Dust Collection Systems
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go to these sites
(Special contributors to Club functions and activities)
THIS IS THE END OF YOUR TVW
NEWSLETTER FOR THIS MONTH
ANOTHER IS BEING PREPARED FOR YOUR "PLEASURE" NEXT MONTH
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