(A PUBLICATION OF THE)
Tennessee Valley Woodworkers
24/ Issue 1 January 2009
Editor: Chuck Taylor
The next meeting of the TN Valley
will be held January 20th at 7:00 p.m. at the
University of Tennessee Space Institute
All interested woodworkers are invited!
Please remember all our Troops around the world in your thoughts and prayers.
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
WELCOME TO TVW 2009
We have a new slate of officers for the calendar year. Please express your appreciation to the 2008 officers for the outstanding year of activities, workshops and seminars. The teamwork demonstrated by members throughout our club is what sets this club apart.
We enter the year with a total
membership of 165. This includes spouses,
which is a part of the “family” membership.
We are looking forward to another great year.
List of Club Officers for 2009
President ………........……… Loyd
Vice-President ….........……… Anthony Watts
Secretary ……........…..……… Vince Zaccardi
Treasurer ………........….….…. Jim Steadman
Newsletter Editor ….......…...… Chuck Taylor
Publicity Chairman …........…... Louis Bryant
WELCOME TO OUR NEWEST MEMBER
(Be sure to meet all of our new members and make them feel a part of our great club)
Our January program will be presented by Tom Church. The topic Tom will be discussing is "Heat Activated Gluing of Veneers". Tom has been experimenting with this process. Come to our meeting and hear Tom’s “words of wisdom” concerning what he has learned about this technique for veneering. He is challenging members having pieces containing veneers to bring them to the January Show ? Tell.
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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.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS FOR 2009
"In The Spirit of Fine Woodworking" .......Tullahoma Fine Arts Center ....... May 3 - 10
calendar of events has not yet been set for this year. The schedule information
will be updated as the events are known. We are looking forward, with excitement,
to the list of events that are being lined up for the new year. Lets all
work together toward an outstanding club year in 2009.
TVW NEWS AND NOTES
TIME TO PAY YOUR MEMBERSHIP
MEMBERS IN THE NEWS
Congratulations to club member, Tom Cowan. Tom was recognized in the Reader's Gallery of Fine Woodworking Magazine's latest issue. His corner cabinet (shown below) was one of the featured pieces in the Reader's Gallery section of the magazine.
"IN THE SPIRIT OF FINE WOODWORKING" 2009 EXHIBITION
The 2009 Exhibition, "In the Spirit of Fine Woodworking", is scheduled for May 3 – 10 at the Tullahoma Fine Arts Center. If you entered items in the recent November Exhibition, you are requested to fill out new entry forms for your items to be entered in the May 2009 exhibition.
There is more display floor-space available at the Tullahoma Fine Arts Center and this will require more entries. If you did not show items in the recent Exhibition, pick up an application and enter the 2009 Exhibition.
Entry forms can be downloaded from the club web site or picked up at our monthly meetings.
Remember, the exhibition is for every club member one who would like to display their work.
If you would like to help with
the 2009 Exhibition and have not yet volunteered, call Loyd (931-728-9952)
or email him at email@example.com.
The carvers met Saturday
Jan. 3 at Phil Bishop’s shop. Fifteen
carvers attended and one guest, Carla Wright. The cavers welcomed a new
member, Ron Reimers.
They discussed supporting the exhibition in May and which carvings should be entered. Work was accomplished on a relief carving, in preparation for our upcoming workshop. Master carver Randy Walters will be teaching a deep relief carving workshop May 29-31. Carla Wright has given permission to use her workshop in Lynchburg for the 3 day event.
The next carver’s meeting location will be announced at our January meeting.
Are you in the market for a radial arm saw? Tom Church has a Vintage Craftsman Radial Arm Saw (Radial 100) in excellent condition, new bearings on motor, 60 tooth carbide tipped 10 inch blade for $140. Contact Tom Church at "firstname.lastname@example.org" or call 931-967-4460 for details. If you're interested in seeing Tom's website look at http://www.tomchurchstudio.com/.
If you would like to list woodworking equipment for sale or would like to purchase wookworking items, please contact Chuck Taylor with the item information and it will be posted in the Newsletter. You can contact Chuck at email@example.com or call at 931-728-7086.
“New Year” Special
If you are interested in knowing more about sharpening techniques, especially turning gouges, this is you chance to learn from an "expert". Bob Reese will give you one-on-one training. All you have to do is contact Bob and set up a time for your training. You can contact Bob by phone (931-728-7974) or by email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
DIGITAL LIBRARY NEWS
Don’t forget the valuable resources in our video library. For a complete list of all items in the Digital Library, see Henry Davis at the next club meeting, email him at email@example.com or call him at 393-3191 and leave a message.
To view the complete list of all items in the Digital Library, please click here .
To check out a program , please see Henry Davis at the next club meeting.
TENNESSEE ASSOCIATION of WOODTURNERS SEMINAR
The Tennessee Association of Woodturners (TAW) will
be presenting their annual Symposium on Friday January 23 and Saturday,
January 24, 2009 at the Radisson Opryland Hotel in Nashville. The
Symposium features some of the world's leading woodturners including Jimmy
Clewes, Cindy Drozda, Mike Mahoney, and Bob Rosand.
For more information, visit the TAW web site at: http://tnwoodturners.org/
DECEMBER MEETING SHOW AND TELL:
(WHAT A GREAT WAY TO END THE YEAR)
Dan Maher showed pictures of a “bottle tree” he had made that held 145 wine bottles.
Loyd Ackerman discussed two lighted cabinets he was making for his Grandchildren. He detailed the problems encountered at the “finishing” stage.
Bob Leonard brought a collection of carvings from the 70’s and 80’s.
Lewis Bryant brought a sycamore and a cherry vase. He had turned them in the “Doyle McConnell” style.
Bob Reese discussed two boxes, one old and one new. The “old” one was given to a neighbor girl when he was 16, and the “new” one with inlay was given to the same girl he still admires.
Henry Davis brought and discussed the history of two bowls, made from Palonia. He also brought a plaque he carved in 1984.
John Wendling brought a Hibbard, Spencer, Bartlett and Company tool catalog from 1903. He also discussed a cast forged steel chisel and screwdriver he had inherited from his 93 year old father.
Tom Cowan brought and discussed the history of a small spinning wheel he carved from cedar during a snow storm when he was in high school and gave to his English teacher. Her daughter returned it to Tom 40 years later.
Ray Cole brought and discussed the techniques used to make curved corner kitchen drawers. He also discussed some of the unusual innovations used in the kitchen design.
Art Brickse brought some wonderfully carved items from around the world, including a whimsical boot, a turtle, pitcher with birds carved around it, and a raised relief pen box and pen.
Jim Van Cleave discussed a relief carving of a “face in some vines”.
Milner Carden brought a variety of items from customers he has sold wood to. There were wooden ties, a walnut truck, a collapsible sassafras basket, walnut shoes, walnut walking stick and a picnic basket.
Bob Addington brought two maple bowls, finished with Danish Oil and a tapering jig for tapered table legs.
Matt Brothers brought a step stool he had made for a friend’s grandchild.
Newt Wright discussed his shooting board for planers and a mitering fixture for making picture frames.
Ralph Hand brought and explained a “fantasy rocker” he had made of oak with woven strips in the seat and back.
Ross Roepke brought a doll bed for a lady’s granddaughter and five recipe boxes. He also brought a tapered leg Shaker table.
Paul Fulks brought a plant stand he built in 1978 with wood that his grandfather had cut.
Martha Taylor brought a mahogany table made by her mother in woodworking class in 1926 when she attended Memphis Normal Teaching School (now know as Memphis State University).
Bob Molloy brought a cherry table with a spiral pedestal leg and finished with Danish and lacquer.
Doyle McConnell brought a salt and pepper grinder set he made for Christmas gifts. He also brought an antique walnut bed part that was over 100 years old and he was repairing the threads.
Chuck Taylor brought the first bowl he ever made in 2002, which was cherry and the most recent bowl he has turned, which was box elder.
Bob Brown brought a gun stock for his 22 rifle he carved in 1964 and finished with Bartender’s Spar Varnish.
Doug Dunlap brought some pepper mills and discussed his technique for turning the mills.
Maurice Ryan brought three bowls and discussed why they were special to him.
Felix Rees brought two lamps, one of old yellow poplar reclaimed from the Flat Creek Church of Christ building, and the second from two oak table legs. In honor of his dad, he brought a wooden mallet.
Will Gaetjens brought a 5 caliber cartridge copy that he turned from oak.
Allen Odell brought hooks which are used for fishing by Alaskan natives.
Jim Jolliffe brought a cowboy carving and two Santas made out of basswood eggs, painted by his wife.
Josef Maierbackerdisplayed a box he had made for a gift.
Joe Kuhn brought
a table made from coated MDF that he made for his office to hold computer
equipment. He also brought some jigs to make shop jobs safer and easier!
FREE WOODWORKING PLANS
Everyone loves FREE woodworking plans. And to give woodworkers more of exactly what they are looking for, WOOD magazine has created a free downloadable plans section within the WOOD Store with nine detailed plans. Current offerings include plans for a tambour bookcase, three lumber storage projects, planter, swinging dragon toy, salt and pepper shakers, turned floral display, and scroll saw and intarsia projects. To download these free plans simply click on the following link.
Also, check out the Wood magazine free video section on various woodworking techniques. You can access the videos by clicking here. Try them out. They change each month.
WOOD magazine now invite you to visit WOOD Online’s newest forum, Shop Showplace http://www.woodmagazine.com/shopforum , dedicated to shop lovers and their shops. Post questions on shop flooring, lighting, cabinetry, workbenches, organizers, tool chests, and other questions you may have to better outfit your workspace. And, we’re not limiting this to woodworking shops. Whether you’re a woodworker, mechanic, or a hobbyist who enjoys a shop, we invite you to participate. Not only is this forum for the asking and replying to shop-related questions, it is a place to show off your workspace through the posting of images. We look forward to learning and seeing what your shop is all about.
ELECTRIC HAND DRILL:Normally used to drill the wrong hole size at the right location. Can also be used to strip or twist off screw heads.
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.
LOOKING FORWARD TO YOU AT OUR NEXT MEETING
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UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE SPACE INSTITUTE.
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you always wanted to know about Dust Collection Systems
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NEWSLETTER FOR THIS MONTH
ANOTHER IS BEING PREPARED FOR YOUR "PLEASURE" NEXT MONTH
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