Tennessee Valley Woodworkers
23/ Issue 6 June 2008
Editor: Chuck Taylor
The next meeting of the TN Valley
will be held June 17th 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
WELCOME TO OUR NEWEST MEMBER
(Becoming a member at our May meeting)
Eddie Branum --- Manchester
(Be sure to meet our new members and make them feel a part of our great club)
NEXT TVW EVENT
The session will be held at Tom Cowan’s shop on Saturday June 14th and will begin about 8:00 AM. Bring a sack lunch.
Directions to Tom’s shop, located at 4085 Williams Cove Road, Winchester, TN 37398: Starting at the intersection of the new US-64 and US-41A, go east on 41A toward Cowan, TN for 0.1 miles (you'll see the Winchester airport on your left). Now turn RIGHT onto Williams Cove Road and go 3.8 miles (stay on Williams Cove Road all the way). Tom's home and shop are on the left.
A lot of our club members were introduced to turning
at one of our “Turning Bees”. Come join the fun, fellowship and learning
KEEP UP WITH ALL THE CLUB
(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!!!!!!!
Click "here" to view all the latest information concerning "TVW Upcoming Events" or "here" to view upcoming programs on our Web Site.
2008 MEMBERSHIP DUES???
SCHEDULE OF REMAINING EVENTS FOR 2008
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
HAND SCRAPER WORKSHOP
ANNUAL PICNIC WAS GREAT
Our annual club picnic was held on Saturday June 7th at Falls Mill. The weather was great, the food was excellent and the fellowship outstanding. Thanks to Vince Zaccardi (picnic chairman) and his “crew” for putting on such a wonderful event. We appreciate the good job Richard Gully did as “auctioneer” for the items brought. A special thanks to our “hosts”, John & Janie Lovett, for allowing us to gather at Falls Mill for our picnic. The auction raised $424 and about 50 people came and had a good time.
2009 TVW EXHIBIT
"IN THE SPIRIT OF FINE WOODWORK"
The Executive Committee is sponsoring an Exhibition
for members to show items they have made to the public. The 2009 Exhibition
is now named "In the Spirit of Fine Woodwork"
and is scheduled for the early part of May 2009. This will give members
time to design, develop, and build their items for the show and to give
time to develop public awareness. Additional details will be shared as
Preliminary to the 2009 exhibition,
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 this event is to promote the Club's 2009
Exhibition. More details regarding the Foothills Craft exhibit will
also be furnished, as the date draws closer.
The Carvers met at Phil Bishop’s Shop on June 7 for some “good times”. Work continued on the full-size “Cigar Store Indian” carving. It is nearing completion and looking good.
The group will be showing and demonstrating carving techniques for Polly Crocket day in September and the Webb School Art and Craft Festival in October.
The next carver’s meeting date and location will be announced at our June meeting.
“TURN FOR THE TROOPS” PROGRAM
The TVW participation in the "Turn
for the Troops" program, sponsored by Woodcraft, is on-going. A
group of pens were given to Anthony at our May meeting. Another supply
of pens will be sent to Woodcraft during the next couple of months.
This is a big morale builder for the US troops fighting the war on terror
around the world. Thanks to those members that supported this effort.
It was an opportunity to show your support for the troops and enjoy some
woodturning fun. The pen kits were furnished by Woodcraft. Thanks to Anthony
Watts for coordinating this effort.
It seems “warm” enough for the “Shop Tour” season. 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.
DIGITAL LIBRARY NEWS
To check out a program , please see Henry Davis at the next club meeting.
SHOW AND TELL:
Kenneth Clark showed a gun case made of red oak with brass hardware that he had made for Walton Duckworth to carry his 12 gauge shotgunto competition.
Scott Short showed a set of maple carved ballet slippers that he had finished for a client.
Bill Davis displayed a variety of pens he had made for friends. He is also involved with the “Turning for Troops” project and displayed those pens.
Felix Rees displayed a turned lamp, mounted it on a barn wood base that he had made from a fence post.
Bob Addington brought an “egg” Kaleidoscope and also a “wand” that he had made using parts supplied from a craft supply company. He also showed a finished bowl made from maple. He also brought pens that he made for the “Turning for Troops” club project, using walnut, cedar and cherry.
Jim Van Cleave displayed a relief carving in cherry, showing an eagle with spread wings.
Bob Leonard brought his fire truck, on which he displayed the characters that he had created and carved. They were Billy Bob, Smiley and Bubba, along with the Dalmatian fire dog.
Bob Reese showed a router base that he created for a dremel tool. The base was made from plans supplied by Ronnie Young, our Spring Seminar presenter.
Jim Carden displayed a piece of wood that was believed to be Lyptus.
Tom Gillard noted that the easels in the meeting room were some of the 15 that he had been commissioned to make for UTSI.
Doug Dunlap brought a
of pens for the “Turning for Troops” club project.
Magnetic Stop Block
When cross-cutting short pieces to the same length, it is easy to clamp a stop block to the rip fence of your table saw. This block provides clearance between the rip fence and the saw blade so the cut-off pieces don’t get trapped (and kick back).
But here is an idea that avoids the hassle of fiddling around with clamps. Instead, use a magnetic stop block. It’s just a hardwood block with a pair of small magnetic catches inserted into one edge, see drawing. Note: If the face of your rip fence is wood or aluminum, simply put the magnetic catches in the bottom face of the stop block.
The magnets hold the stop block securely against the fence. And when you are done, simply store the block out of the way on the side of the saw cabinet.
----------From Wood Magazine----------
HAND PLANE: A tool for making long, wide flat boards into a lot of "uneven" surfaces and making a lot of "sweat" and "shavings" in the process. A good lesson to learn.....Let the chips fall where they may!!!
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
(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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