Tennessee Valley Woodworkers
23/ Issue 4 April 2008
Editor: Chuck Taylor
The next meeting of the TN Valley
will be held April 15th 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
Tom Gillard, Jr.
V. President: Anthony Watts
Secretary: Karen Kerce Browning
Treasurer: Jim Steadman
Publicity: Louis Bryant
Newsletter Editor: Chuck Taylor
April's Program will feature Alf
Sharp who will present "18th
Century Southern Furniture". Alf is a renowned woodworker
with many projects completed
and is no stranger to our Club. He has over thirty years in the studio
furniture field, and has completed fine
commissions for a number of historical homes and museums, as well as
many private and corporate clients.
He was part of the Capital Reconstruction project in Nashville and has reproduced antique furniture for a living. He lives and works in Woodbury, TN.
His website is http://www.alfredsharp.com/ . It would be well worth your while to take a look at some of the items Alf has "crafted".
"This promices to be an outstanding program with a premier furniture maker"
WELCOME TO OUR NEWEST MEMBERS
(Becoming members at our March meeting)
Thomas & Patricia Edde ------------- Hillsboro
Wayne Simmons ------------------- McMinnville
Paul and Anne Fulks --------------- Manchester
Brenda DeJoice ----------------------- Woodbury
(Be sure to meet our new members and make them feel
a part of our great club)
KEEP UP WITH ALL THE CLUB NEWS
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CONCERNING CLUB EVENTS, UPCOMING PROGRAMS AND NEWS -- VISIT THE TVW WEB
SITE BY CLICKING HERE)
Click "here" to view all the latest information concerning "TVW Upcoming Events" or "here" to view upcoming programs on our Web Site.
TIME TO STOP AND PAY YOUR MEMBERSHIP DUES
If you would like to continue to be a member of the club and receive the Newsletter, please pay The club treasurer,Jim Steadman, at the next meeting or you can mail your dues check to Jim at his home address (702 Bluff Drive, Winchester, TN 37398).
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).
NEXT MAJOR TVW EVENT
SPRING SEMINAR -- MAY 3
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS FOR 2008
Dogwood Festival: April
Spring Seminar: May 3, Forest Mill Church of Christ, Presenter: Ronnie Young, Topic: Furniture Making, 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
Foothills Craft Exhibit: Date – November 7 & 8, Coffee County Convention Center, Chairperson – 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
Polly Crockett Festival: September 20 - 21
Webb 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
DIGITAL LIBRARY NEWS
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 or see Henry Davis at the next club meeting.
To check out a program , please see Henry Davis at the next club meeting.
The carvers met at Phil Bishop's Shop on April 5 for a session on sharpening carver’s tools. Demonstrations were given by Steve Shores, Phil Bishop, Jim Wright and Bob Leonard. This was a very informative work session, because different techniques were discussed and all were useful.
Plans are underway for a deep relief class by Randy Walters. The class will be at Jim Wright's Shop. It will be for 3 days from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM and possibly into the night. It is expected to be a “Friday thru Sunday” event. Additional information will be available as the event is developed.
The next meeting will be on May 3rd at Phil Bishop’s
shop from 8:30 AM to 1130 AM. Those attending should bring something they
want to work on. The Indian may be there for some finishing up work on
We will soon be into the “Shop Tour” season. Everyone has a good time on the tours. If you are interested in being a “host” on the Shop Tour schedule this year, please contact Doyle McConnell. He is looking for shops to fill this year’s schedule. You can use the shop tour as motivation to clean up your shop.
TVW FOOTHILLS CRAFT EXHIBIT
The Club has reserved a room for a mini-exhibit at the Foothills Crafts fair at the Coffee County Convention Center on November 7 and 8. The purpose of the event is to promote the Club's 2009 Exhibition. More details regarding the Foothills Craft exhibit and the associated rules for entry will be available at the April meeting.
VOLUNTEERS FOR 2008
BREAK SNACKS: The "opportunity" to provide snacks at our monthly meeting is quickly disappearing. If you want to help with the monthly meeting "snacks", you need to hurry and sign up.
THOSE IN CHARGE OF SNACKS FOR THE APRIL MEETING: Felix Rees and Anthony Watts
SHOW AND TELL:
Jim Wright – Basswood bust of a mountain man, finished with linseed oil thinned with turpentine. Then he used artist oils to dry brush on the highlights.
Jay Hazel – Inside out turning of candlesticks using maple and walnut. Jay explained the unusual process.
Doyle McConnell – Oak Burl pen and letter opener set.
Tom Gillard – Mock-up of a mantle for a client. Once measurements are known he’ll make the full size mantle.
Ross Roepke – Several boxes. Long walnut box with sliding top. Chestnut box with walnut handle. A maple long slender box. A larger figured walnut jewelry box using book faced walnut.
Doug Dunlap – Three pepper mills made with kits and walnut turnings.
Loyd Ackerman – English library stool of walnut left over from walnut table shown last month.
Jim Parker – Adirondack chair made from cypress. Found that the cypress is brittle and chips out. Jim used stainless screws for the assembly.
Jim Van Cleave – Cherry Queen Ann style chest using techniques used at Tom Cowan’s session on decorating furniture. The cherry came from the baseboards of his father’s house.
Ken Gould – Top structure and shelf for an old Singer sewing machine. Ken book matched the top and shelf.
Felix Rees – Cherry box with trays from material that his Dad had. He bought a new lathe and has one for sale.
Ken Burgess – Lighthouse carving and several small buildings from cottonwood bark. He used a rotary tool with a 1/32” bit to make the small windows.
Harry May – Stool with several carvings in the legs; a sphere, elephant, cobra snake, and a wood spirit.
Bob Leonard – Red bird carving sitting on a boxwood base.
Bob Addington – Mounting jig for a 5” – 5 hole random orbit sander. Solves the problem of aligning the disk with the sander base.
Matt Brothers – Jewelry and lingerie chest of cherry (54” high, 22” wide, 18” deep). Doyle McConnell tutored him on turning the legs for the chest. All the drawers were dovetailed. Flocking was used for the bottom of the jewelry drawers.
Geoff Roehm – Dragon-fly figure, from clip art, on several plaques made with his CNC router machine.
HOW WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE
YOUR SHOP FEATURED IN
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. Mail your entry to America’s Best Home Workshops, WOOD Magazine, 1716 Locust St., LS-221, Des Moines, IA 50309, or go online at:
When filling some nail holes with putty, sometimes the putty gets smeared. This can cause problems if the putty is lighter than the wood around it, which results in large ugly blotches (instead of tiny nail-sized spots). Here is a way to do it without a mess.
Before even picking up the hammer and nails, apply a strip of masking tape. Then nail and set the heads normally.
Finally, force the putty into the holes and remove the tape. The small “bump” of putty that remains can be easily sanded away.
----------From Wood Magazine----------
DRILL PRESS: A tall upright machine useful for suddenly snatching pieces out of your hands so that it smacks you in the chest and flings your “drink” across the room, splattering it against that freshly sprayed woodworking project you just finished.
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 them.
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
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UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE SPACE INSTITUTE.
WEB SITES OF INTEREST
American Association of Woodturners
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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