Tennessee Valley Woodworkers
23/ Issue 5 May 2008
Editor: Chuck Taylor
The next meeting of the TN Valley
will be held May 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 2008
Tom Gillard, Jr.
V. President: Anthony Watts
Secretary: Karen Kerce Browning
Treasurer: Jim Steadman
Publicity: Louis Bryant
Newsletter Editor: Chuck Taylor
The TVW May program will be presented by Loyd Ackerman. Loyd’s presentation will focus on the general format of the TVW Exhibit to be scheduled for some time in 2009. Details on how members can participate will be discussed. Rules and procedures will be outlined. We'll review background on previous exhibits using a video so that members will know what to expect. This program will be interactive so that members can participate in the evolution of the program.
(A NOTE FROM NELDA LOWRANCE)
I have sold my house and am having a Moving/Clear Out The Workshop Sale on Saturday, May 17 from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm at 136 Hickory Hill Drive in Estill Springs. I still have a miter saw, saber saw, and various other small tools; some wood; logs of an unknown origin (something Bob was saving); wood finish products; leftover building supplies; small space heater; furniture; glassware; and various other items. Thanks, Nelda Lowrance
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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!!!!!!!
Click "here" to view all the latest information concerning "TVW Upcoming Events" or "here" to view upcoming programs on our Web Site.
HAVE YOU PAID YOUR 2008 MEMBERSHIP DUES???
NEXT TVW EVENTS
HAND SCRAPER WORKSHOP
Jim Van Cleave and Henry Davis
will give a Hand Scraper Workshop on Saturday
May 31 at Henry's shop. There will be a sign-up
sheet at the May meeting. So everyone can get a chance at hands-on
sharpening, the attendees will be ask to sign up in groups of four or less
at one hour intervals starting at 9:00 AM. The workshop will continue
as long as necessary to accommodate all those wishing to attend.
Bring your scrapers, if you have them. Sharpening equipment will be supplied.
Henry's shop is located at 247 Delight Lane, Tullahoma. For directions
or to sign-up early contact Henry at 931-393-3191 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org
TVW ANNUAL PICNIC AND AUCTION
Saturday June 7th
WHERE: Fall’s Mill
TIME: To be announced at the May meeting
Chairperson: Vince Zaccardi
SCHEDULE OF REMAINING EVENTS FOR 2008
Hand Scraper Workshop:
31, (see details in TVW News & Notes Section – Hand Scraper Workshop
Annual Picnic and Auction: June 7, Chairperson – Vince Zaccardi.
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
To check out a program , please see Henry Davis at the next club meeting.
Plans are being evaluated 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 June 7th. The location and other Carvers’ information will be announced at our May meeting.
“TURN FOR THE TROOPS” PROGRAM
The TVW has joined with Woodcraft in the "Turn
for the Troops" program. This is a big morale builder for
the US troops fighting the war on terror around the world. Here's
an opportunity to show your support for the troops and enjoy some woodturning
fun. Pen kits will be available at the May meeting for those signing
up to participate. Thanks to Anthony Watts for
coordinating this effort. You may contact Anthony ( 931-461-1143) for additional
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.
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 monthly meetings.
SPRING SEMINAR WAS A HUGE SUCCESS
SNACK TIME VOLUNTEERS FOR MAY
THOSE IN CHARGE OF SNACKS FOR THE MAY MEETING: Ralph Hand and Bob Addington
SHOW AND TELL:
Dave Whyte brought a calibrated closet shelf jig and another display of his “Sculptured Art” bandsaw boxes, made from Quartersawn oak with Walnut trim.
Doyle McConnell brought and discussed a set of 6 turned nested natural edge bowls made from one piece of Red Maple.
Bob Addington discussed two spalted maple bowls he turned on his new lathe.
Ken Burgess brought a carved house that was 3-dimensional in the “round”.
Bob Reese brought his 24th fiddle creation. The back was maple that he had cut and seasoned for 2 years, and the front was Spruce. A farm theme was drawn on the back (an old house and barn, a plow, and 2 mules, Queen and Andy). Wheat heads decorated the ribs.
Steve Shores brought his first attempt at a realistic face. It was an Indian carved in basswood and finished with linseed oil. He also had a carved basswood plaque with a walnut frame.
Tom Gillard brought in a pet cremation box he had been commissioned to make. It was walnut with maple splines, and had a magnolia lid.
Newt Wright brought in a nice small box that had an oriental look to it.
Collins Roan brought in a nice library table he had made for his reading room.
Shop vacuum gets glue where it's needed!
Trying to force glue into a tight spot such as a crack on a board or a split in an old furniture part can exasperate even the most patient woodworker. And sometimes the spot that needs the glue is so tight you can't even get a hypodermic needle in there. Place the board so the place you need to glue hangs over the end of your bench. Now, bring over your shop vacuum, turn, it on, and hold the nozzle underneath. Apply glue to the top, letting the suction pull it in. When glue comes out the bottom, clamp the workpiece.
----------From Wood Magazine----------
TOOL DEFINITIONS---change this one
STRAIGHT SCREWDRIVER: A tool for opening paint cans. Sometimes used to convert common slotted screws into special non-removable screws.
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 to
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
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NEWSLETTER FOR THIS MONTH
ANOTHER IS BEING PREPARED FOR YOUR "PLEASURE" NEXT MONTH
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