Tennessee Valley Woodworkers
23/ Issue 7 July 2008
Editor: Chuck Taylor
The next meeting of the TN Valley
will be held July 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
WELCOME TO OUR NEWEST MEMBER
(Becoming a member at our May meeting)
R.V. (Bob) Brown --- Tullahoma
(Be sure to meet our new members and make them feel a part of our great club)
You are in for another treat in our programs since Tom Cowan will be our presenter. Tom will be speaking on “Arts & Crafts” furniture styles and discussing some of the inspiration that he draws from having a family legacy that has been associated with this period of furniture. Come and join us for Tom's interesting and informative program.
NEXT TVW EVENT
Coffee County Fair Demonstrations: September 15 – 20
Chairperson: Doyle McConnell
If you are willing to help in this “fun” activity, be sure and tell Doyle. He will begin putting a schedule together soon.
Polly Crockett Festival: September
20 – 21
This event is open to all club members. Please see Harry May for additional information concerning this event.
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
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
2008 TURNING BEE - GREAT SUCCESS
The popular “Turning Bee” was
held at Tom Cowan's shop on June 14 with about 25 "turners" in attendance.
Everyone was able to get some good hands-on
experience and “expert” advice about
turning from the "instructors". Attendees
were exposed to “green wood” bowl roughing,
turning demonstrations and other
As always, a good time was had by all. A special thanks to Tom for hosting the event.
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 July 5 for some “carving time”. The group of Harry May, Phil Bishop, Sharron Wright, Bob Leonard and Dick Wollam worked toward bringing the “Cigar Store Indian” to “life”. It is nearing completion and looking good.
The group will be showing and demonstrating carving techniques for Polly Crockett day in Sept. and the Webb School Art and Craft Festival in Oct. Other woodworkers are welcome to participate and provide demonstrations at these activities
The next carver’s meeting date and location will be
announced at our July meeting.
“TURN FOR THE TROOPS” PROGRAM
The TVW participation in the "Turn
for the Troops" program, sponsored by Woodcraft,
is on-going. Thanks to those members that are supporting this effort. If
you still have pens to make, please finish them and turn them in to Anthony.
It is an opportunity to show your support for the troops and enjoy some
woodturning fun. Thanks to Anthony Watts for
coordinating this effort.
Information is coming soon concerning the 2008 “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.
JUNE SHOW AND TELL:
DoyleMcConnell attended the Woodturning Symposium in Provo, Utah. He saw examples of turned objects being dyed with aniline dye. The dying is done from the inside after turning, and it bleeds through to the outside. He tried the technique on a vase that he had recently turned. The finished product is remarkable.
Bob Reese displayed his 25th violin, and had Tom Brantley, a champion fiddler play it. It was made of Oregon Curly Maple.
Jim Van Cleave showed a detailed relief carving of a rooster on a walnut slab.
Bob Leonard brought and discussed an antique veneer scraper.
Chuck Taylor displayed a natural edge Ambrosia Maple bowl.
Greg Pennington brought a fan-back white oak chair with a basswood seat and spindles turned from maple. The finish was milk paint.
Henry Davis brought 4 by 6 mantle picture frames from a plan in “Woodsmith” issue #154. They had tops held on by 2 dowels and were double sided.
Dick Wollam had carved a group of dolphins playing over a driftwood “wave”. The dolphins were carved from pine and stained with picked oak.
Felix Rees brought an oak necklace rack.
Geoff Roehm brought a bowl he had roughed out at the turning bee.
John Mayberry displayed a cherry side table he made for a granddaughter.
Jay Hazel discussed two stave bowls, one of Curly Birch, and the other of Purple Heart highlighted with hackberry.
Anthony Watts brought some picture frame molding to share with the members. He also brought a dressing wheel his grandfather made for his grinding stone.
Fred Heltsley showed us a new material by Certainteed. It was a foam board which cuts like wood, but can be heated and bent for curved applications.
Tom Church brought and
discussed pictures of a 7’6” square conference table he had built for the
CEO of Target. It was made out of salvaged Cypress.
“Sandwich bag locks out shop dust and moisture………….”
How many times have you picked up your shop calculator and found it too dirty to read or use? Here is an easy solution to this annoying dilemma.
A small pocket calculator comes in handy in a workshop, and some woodworkers rely on one constantly. However, wood dust, moisture, and liquid spills can play havoc with a calculator's delicate workings. Place the calculator inside a clear, re-sealable sandwich bag and keep it there. You can still easily operate the calculator and read its display without worrying about damage from dust, debris, or fluids.
----------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
====== JULY 15TH ======
UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE SPACE INSTITUTE.
WEB SITES OF INTEREST
American Association of Woodturners
you always wanted to know about Dust Collection Systems
click on the image below to
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
PLEASE SEND SUGGESTIONS/COMMENTS TO CHUCK TAYLOR