(A PUBLICATION OF THE)
Tennessee Valley Woodworkers
24/ Issue 2 February 2009
Editor: Chuck Taylor
The next meeting of the TN Valley
will be held February 17th 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
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 MEMBERS
& Mary Peery....….Winchester
(Be sure to meet all of our new members and make them feel a part of our great club)
Charter member, Phil Bishop, will present our program. The topic Phil will be presenting is "Carving for Furniture". Phil has many years of experience in making and restoring furniture in his Winchester shop and is very active in the Club's carving group. You will want to come and hear Phil discuss the techniques that he uses in creating his “antiques”. You will gain valuable insight concerning solving difficult “furniture” problems.
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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.
NEXT TVW EVENT
HAND-CUT DOVETAIL WORKSHOP
February 21: Hand-cut Dovetail Workshop, Tom Cowan’s shop. Contact Tom (931-967-4835) to schedule a slot in the workshop.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS FOR 2009
February 21: Hand-cut Dovetail Workshop, Tom Cowan’s shop. Contact Tom (931-967-4835) to schedule a slot in the workshop.
May 3 – 10: 2009 TVW "In the Spirit of Fine Woodworking” Exhibition, Tullahoma Fine Arts Center.
May 29 – 31: Carving Workshop, Carla Wright’s shop. Presenter - Randy Walters (registration closed). Carving tools are required for this workshop. If enough interest is expressed, a second workshop will be scheduled later. See Tom Cowan to express interest. .
June 6: Annual Club Picnic, Falls Mill, 5:30 PM, Chairperson - Felix Rees.
June 20: Turning Bee, Tom Cowan's shop. Chairperson - Paul Fulks.
September 13 – 19: Coffee County Fair Demonstrations, Chairperson - Doyle McConnell.
October 24: (tentative): Fall Workshop, Presenter – TBD, Chairperson - Johnny Brown.
December 4: Annual Christmas Party, Decherd Nazarene Church, Chairperson - LaDoris Ackerman.
Shop Tours: Schedule will be developed as the year progresses. Chairperson – Doyle McConnell.
Other Events of Interest to our Club:
May 1 – 3, Winchester, TN
Polly Crockett Festival: September 19 – 20, Cowan, TN
Web School Art and Craft Festival: October 17 & 18, Bell Buckle, TN
TVW NEWS AND NOTES
TIME TO PAY YOUR MEMBERSHIP
Please pay 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).
MEMBERS IN THE NEWS
Brenda practices woodburning (pyrography) in Woodbury. Her website is: http://www.blazinengravins.com
"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. Now is the time to be “creating” that special project to have it ready for display in the Exhibition.
If you entered items in the 2008 November Exhibition, new forms are required for the May Exhibition.
Entry forms can be downloaded from the club web site or picked up at our monthly meetings. The exhibition is for every club member who would like to display their work.
Remember, the exhibition is for every club member one who would like to display his/her work.
If you would like to help with the exhibit and have not yet volunteered, call Loyd (931-728-9952) or email him at email@example.com.
The carvers met Saturday February 7 at Phil Bishop’s shop. Twelve energetic carvers attended the carving session. The group mostly worked on individual carvings and techniques.
Plans are being made for the upcoming workshop. Master Carver, Randy Walters, will be teaching a deep relief carving workshop May 29-31. The workshop will be held at Carla Wright’s shop in Lynchburg. The registration for the May workshop is filled. A second workshop may be scheduled later. Contact Tom Cowan, if you are interested in attending a second workshop.
The next carver’s meeting location will be announced at our February meeting.
FIRST WORKSHOP OF THE YEAR
The first workshop of the year was held on February 7th at Tom Cowan's shop. The topic was "hand-cut dovetails". Tom demonstrated the process he uses for cutting dovetails and discussed the proper techniques for each step. Each attendee got a chance for "hands-on" experience, under the watchful eye of Tom and came away with their own "joint". They each got the opportunity to "hone their skills" during the session.
Thanks to Tom for leading this workshop. Due to the limited number of people that can be accommodated in a "hands-on" class and the number of members expressing interest, another dovetail workshop is scheduled for February 21st. Additional information will be available at the next club meeting.
If you have trouble with your gouges or chisels cutting properly, this is your great opportunity. Want to know more about sharpening techniques, especially turning gouges, contact Bob Reese. Bob will give you one-on-one training. All you have to do is call and set up a time for your “learning experience”. 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". The Executive Committee decided to add additional topics to the library by purchasing some DVD programs from “The Woodworkers Library", which gave the club a 20% discount on the material. The new topics will be available soon. 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 on-line, please click here .
To check out a program , please see Henry Davis at the next club 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.
JANUARY MEETING SHOW AND TELL:
Doyle McConnell showed a video clip and discussed how he made a wooden screw to repair an old bed. To view the video clip, please click here.
Loyd Ackerman showed photos of a gun cabinet and the cabinet inside that he was finishing and a computer desk near completion.
Jay Hazel discussed jewelry boxes, one made from bicote wood with a “bird’s eye” maple veneer insert and a series of turned vessels (made from firewood).
Jim Acord showed photos of a wall of red oak bookcases, which he used to display several items made by club members and a red oak coffee table.
Ross Roepke brought several of his recently created boxes and a Polonia stool.
Ralph Hand showed a pine and walnut bench, stained with a vinegar and steel wool mixture.
Jim Van Cleave displayed a veneered box.
Tom Church displayed a figured maple table with a veneered top.
Ron Reimers discussed the Native American flutes that he makes and played different ones to demonstrate the difference in sounds.
Joe Kuhn brought photos of fixtures used to align his table saw, radial arm saw and showed his fence system for his router table. He also brought a small oak table with a Corian top insert.
Greg Seiber brought a "Genie’ bottle", “tablesaw” vase and redwood segmented vessel.
Henry Davis brought and discussed a “screw extractor” set.
Dick Wollam displayed a turned box elder platter with leaves carver in the center.
SHOP TIP OF THE MONTH
"BANDSAW RE-SAWING GUIDE"
This resawing guide lets you
correct for blade drift, and you can build it from parts you probably have
lying around your shop.
After struggling with his bandsaw fence, blocks, clamps, and a resaw guide, WOOD? magazine reader John Hodges of Kaufman, Texas, decided to design his own bandsaw resawing guide. You can build one just like it by gathering up some scrap stock and following the illustrations below.
To use this guide, first mark a line along the top edge of the piece to be resawn. Adjust the center portion of the jig (A) until the bandsaw blade aligns with the marked line on the wood. Tighten the wing nuts that hold A securely to B. Tighten the wing nut in part C to secure it in the miter-gauge slot.
Because few bandsaw blades track perfectly straight (making a fence almost useless for resawing), the curved end of part A allows you to steer the board into the bandsaw blade and make adjustments to follow your marked line. We recommend using a 1/2"- to 3/4"-wide skip-tooth or hook-tooth blade for cleaner cuts. And, always use a pushstick for safety when resawing on a bandsaw.
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 invites 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.
FREE WOODWORKING VIDEOS
FREE Woodworking Videos at WOODTube
You can’t beat free, and you can’t beat the informative (and free) woodworking videos at woodmagazine.com/woodtube. This section on WOOD Magazine’s online site contains 75 videos, with more added on a near daily basis. You can spend hours viewing the plethora of videos or create your own and add it for other woodworkers from around the world to view. From machining half-blind dovetails to the Big Island Woodworkers Show, the editors of WOOD and their online user have created a woodworking video library worth your visit. Pease click here to go directly to the videos.
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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WEB SITES OF INTEREST
American Association of Woodturners
Tennessee Association of Woodturners
Certainly Wood (The Ultimate Veneer Store)
you always wanted to know about Dust Collection Systems
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go to these sites
(Special contributors to Club functions and activities)
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NEWSLETTER FOR THIS MONTH
ANOTHER IS BEING PREPARED FOR YOUR "PLEASURE" NEXT MONTH
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