Tennessee Valley Woodworkers
23/ Issue 2 February 2008
Editor: Chuck Taylor
The next meeting of the TN Valley Woodworkers
will be held February 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 2008
V. President: Anthony Watts
Secretary: Karen Kerce Browning
Treasurer: Jim Steadman
Publicity: Louis Bryant
Newsletter Editor: Chuck Taylor
The February program is scheduled to be “Shaker Boxes” by Tim Arnold. Tim has displayed at TACA for years and will bring to our meeting a detailed layout of boxes in progressive stages of construction. He will bring examples of some of his work to illustrate the wide variety of his boxes for example: boxes with handles and music boxes.
This promises to be a great program!
WELCOME TO OUR NEWEST MEMBERS
(Becoming members at our January meeting)
Clint McCullough - Tullahoma
Kelton Garner - Normandy
(Be sure to meet our new members and make them
feel a part of our great club)
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TIME TO PAY YOUR MEMBERSHIP DUES
Please pay Jim Steadman, the club treasurer, at the meeting or you can mail your dues check to Jim at his home address (702 Bluff Drive, Winchester, TN 37398).
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS FOR 2008
Spring Seminar: Target
Date - May 3, Topic – TBD, Chairpersons: Tom
Cowan & Dan Maher
Annual Picnic and Auction: June 7, Chairperson – TBD.
Turning Bee: Date – June 14, Tom Cowan’s shop.
Coffee County Fair Demonstrations: September 15 – 20. Chairperson: Doyle McConnell.
Fall Seminar: Target date – October 18. Topics and presenters - TBD
Christmas Party: December 5, UTSI room 111, Chairperson - TBD
Shop Tours: Schedule will be developed as the year progresses. Chairperson – Doyle McConnell.
Other Events of Interest to our
Dogwood Festival: April 11-13
Polly Crockett Festival: September 20 - 21
Web School Art and Craft Festival: October 18 & 19
The above list will be updated as additional information
is known concerning these events.
TVW NEWS AND NOTES
Don’t forget to take advantage of the vast amount of learning material in our club library.
For the latest listing of the library items available, please click here.
To check out a program , please see Henry Davis at the next club meeting.
The next Carvers’ meeting will be on March 1st.
! SAFETY ALERT !
"Skill" circular saw
There is a safety recall concerning
the “Skill” brand of circular saw. If you have a “Skill” circular saw with
model # 5650, 5700, 5750 or 5755 stop using it immediately, and go to the
following web site for details: http://www.skiltools.com:80/en/CustomerService/SafetyInfoRecalls/
If you do not have access to the web site, please call the company to find out about the action required.
LINKS AND CONTACTS
We are trying to start a new service for club members. Your VP, Anthony Watts, has requested that we add some key local suppliers to the website to help members find items needed in the shop; for example: belts and pulleys.
To accomplish this, we've changed the table of contents
at the left and top of the home page from LINKS toLINKS
AND CONTACTS. We will, from time to time, add information
on the Links and Contacts page based on members inputs. If you find
a place to purchase something pertaining to woodworking and would like
to share that information with others, send an email to Loyd
Ackerman with the details for inclusion. We're not trying to
replace the Yellow Pages; this is just for
those special items and special contacts.
Information needed is: Name, address, phone #, and website (if they have one) of the business and what you found there.
If you are interested in being a “host” for the Shop Tour schedule this year, please contact Doyle McConnell. He is looking for shops to fill this year’s schedule.
BREAK SNACKS: We still are in need of volunteers to help with the meeting “snacks”. Tom will be passing around a list for those willing to provide “break snacks” at our meetings. If you are willing to help, please be ready to sign up.
SHOW AND TELL:
Jim Van Cleave – Country Church building carved into Cottonwood bark – a workshop success!
Ross Roepke – Two crosses made of a combination of light and dark woods. These will be auction items. He also brought a rolling podium he made for the country club. It was made from one big Walnut log and had 3 shelves behind cabinet doors, and casters to easily maneuver it about.
Felix Rees – Turned lamp made from wood salvaged out of the old Church of Christ building in Flat Creek. He also had made a clever carrying case for the 2 big coffee pots brought to the meetings each month.
Scott Short – Fantasy house carved into Cottonwood bark – another workshop success!
Tom Cowan – Walnut table with elaborate carvings. The table top was made from one huge piece of curly Walnut. It was inspired by a table made by his ancestor at the turn of the last century.
Ken Gould – Another Carving Workshop success; two houses carved into Cottonwood bark finished with Deft spray lacquer. He noted that windows are always a pain, especially when carving them!
Ken Burgess – Another successful Cottonwood bark carving with a long sweeping staircase and rock carved into the bark.
Dick Wollam – Screech Owl carved from Bass wood with Golden Oak used to stain his back feathers, and a white stain used on his breast feathers.
Johnnie Brown – Segmented vessel he started as a result of the workshop hosted by Loyd Ackerman in November. He also told us about programs on the web (with free downloads for 30 days) that lead you through the design of segmented vessels. Two of those are: “woodturner-pro” and “3Ddesign-pro.”
Jim Wright – Four Cottonwood bark carvings of a wood spirit, an Indian, a Viking, and a combination of a wizard and fantasy houses in the same bark piece.
Dave Whyte – Dove tail jig made from walnut. He also made 3 smaller “micro jigs” which worked very well. He also brought a “work-in-progress” band saw box.
Loyd Ackerman - Loyd showed us a cheap clamp that was broken, and advised that it is worth it to go ahead and pay the little bit extra to get one that is patented and will last.
Bob Addington – Mission style table made from Cherry. It had four coats of Danish oil, and he will Polyurethane it when that cures. He also explained his process of making a custom dowel using a 3/8 inch semi-circle router bit.
Sharron Wright – Another success story of the Cottonwood bark carving class, which was begun at Jim’s shop. She said carving was addictive and had difficulty carving the windows to a point where you could see through them.
HOW WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE YOUR SHOP FEATURED IN WOOD MAGAZINE?
Here is your opportunity. 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? Have you designed and built
special tool racks, machine bases, cabinets, jigs, or other shop helpers
you think your fellow woodworkers would find interesting? If so, the editors
at WOOD magazine invite you to submit your workshop or individual shop
projects for review for possible publication in future editions of America's
Best Home Workshops. Your shop doesn't have to be big or nit-picky clean.
The ideas could be storage solutions, task-specific jigs, shop tips, or
the special way you designed, built, and outfitted your shop. To submit
your shop, log on to the following web site: www.woodmagazine.com/homeshops
"Lipstick kisses lock misalignment goodbye"
For your drawer lock to work properly, the lock bolt must slide smoothly into the mortise (or hole) you make for it. But, trying to measure and mark that location is driving you crazy. Extend the lock bolt and put lipstick on the end of it. Retract the bolt, close the drawer, and then extend the bolt. The lipstick will mark the correct position for the bolt hole or mortise. You can mark door locks and cabinet latches this way, too.
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 current.
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