(A PUBLICATION OF THE)
Tennessee Valley Woodworkers
24/ Issue 4 April 2009
Editor: Chuck Taylor
The next meeting of the TN Valley
will be held April 21st 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
(Be sure to meet all of our new members and make them feel a part of our great club)
The April program will be presented by Alan Daigre, a chair maker and hand tool craftsman living in Readyville, TN. Alan’s topic will be "Chair Design" and will focus on his unique style of chair. He is a member of the Cumberland Furniture Guild and shows his work at venues all over the southeast. You can access his interesting web site at http://www.alandaigre.com. This promises to be an interesting program.
We regret to announce the sudden death of Jim Carden, one of our club members. His funeral was conducted on April 9 in Fayetteville. A memorial donation has been made to the Cancer Society from the club.
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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
April 24, 25 & May 15, 16: Spindle Turning Workshop, Tom Cowan’s shop. Details at the April meeting.
May 3 – 10: TVW "In the
Spirit of Fine Woodworking” Exhibition, South Jackson Civic Center, 404
South Jackson Street, Tullahoma, TN.
(Exhibition times are listed in the "TVW News and Notes" section of the Newsletter.)
May 1 – 3: Dogwood Festival:, Winchester, TN (Carvers participation)
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS FOR 2009
April 24, 25 & May 15, 16: Spindle Turning Workshop, Tom Cowan’s shop. Additional details at the April meeting and the "TVW News and Notes" section of the Newsletter..
May 1 - 3: Dogwood Festival, Winchester, TN (Carvers participation)
May 3 – 10: TVW "In the Spirit of Fine Woodworking” Exhibition, South Jackson Civic Center, Tullahoma, TN.
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:
Polly Crockett Festival:
September 19 – 20, Cowan, TN
Web School Art and Craft Festival: October 17 & 18, Bell Buckle, TN
TVW NEWS AND NOTES
"IN THE SPIRIT OF FINE WOODWORKING" 2009 EXHIBITION
We are closing in on the "In
the Spirit of Fine Woodworking" exhibition.
The event is scheduled for May 3 – 10 at the South Jackson Civic Center,
404 South Jackson Street, Tullahoma, TN. Many club members have put a lot
of time into making the Exhibition a success. The entry deadline of April
15 has passed and the entry time is closed.
We presently have nearly 200 exhibition entry items, with about 35 individual members showing items in the exhibition.
TO CLUB MEMBERS --------
The carvers met Saturday April 4th at Phil Bishop’s shop with 17 people in attendance. The group worked on various projects and discussed the upcoming Dogwood Festival in Winchester. Ann Cline interviewed several carvers in preparation for an article concerning the “In The Spirit of Fine Woodworking” exhibition.
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.
SPINDLE TURNING WORKSHOP
The next workshop will be on “spindle turning” sessions and will be at Tom Cowan’s shop. The response on the "sign up sheet" was outstanding and showed a lot of interest. Eighteen people signed up for the workshop and class sizes must be small. Therefore, four dates will be available. The workshop available dates are April 24, 25 and May 15 and 16.
Those signing up are asked to choose a day which will be most convenient for them and, if possible, select a second choice. Please send this info to Tom via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or phone (931-967-4835) and he will publish the schedule.
Sessions will begin at 9:00 AM at Tom’s shop at 4085
Williams Cove Road. There will be plenty of "hands on" turning, along with
demonstrations of basic spindle turning. Additional information will
be announced at the April meeting.
If you have trouble with your gouges or chisels cutting properly, this is your great opportunity. If you 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 (email@example.com).
CALL TO HELP FOR FALLS MILL
The Lovetts have an ever-growing
maintenance issue with the works at Falls
Mill. This is a project worthy of help from TVW members. One of the
areas where Club members could help is in the repair of the many windows
at the mill. Jane and John have been Club members for many years and host
the Club's annual picnic on their grounds. If we could get a crew together
to help with the repairs, it would be a great help to the Lovetts and a
good project on which TVW members could hone their skills. Those interested
in participating in this project should contact Ross Roepke at 931-455-9140
or send him an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Ross will have more information at the next club meeting.
DIGITAL LIBRARY NEWS
We want to thanks Jim Everett and Vince Zaccardi for their generous donations of tapes and DVDs for the Club library. One of the DVDs addresses the use of the Wolverine Sharpening System. If you have been considering purchasing a sharpening system you might want to view this DVD. Even if you already have the Wolverine system you might pick up a few pointers in this presentation. If you have woodworking related VHS tapes or DVDs that you not longer want we hope you will consider donating them to the Club’s Digital 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 on-line, please click here .
To check out a program , please see Henry Davis at the next club meeting.
AND SUPPLIES INFORMATION ANNOUNCEMENT
GENERAL INDUSTRIAL SUPPLY
General Industrial Supply
in Nashville has teamed up with Rockler Woodworking
and Hardware. They are giving a 10% discount on any Rockler
item until April 30. The General Industrial Supply web site is http://www.generalindustrialsupp.com/Site/Welcome.html
Their address and phone is listed below:
MARCH MEETING SHOW AND
Bob Leonard showed a photo of the knife he made for a door prize for the exhibition. He also showed a scroll saw model car and a jig for mounting jig saw blades.
Tom Gillard displayed his latest model sailboat made from several different woods.
Bob Reese displayed two violins, one German and one Italian. Both were played to demonstrate the subtle differences.
Ross Roepke showed a walnut recipe box that was being shipped to a friend in Hawaii.
Maurice Ryan displayed a pair of lamps made from box elder.
Dave Felix displayed his carving of a “flying pig”.
Billy May brought his carving of three bears that took second place in a Huntsville show.
Newt Wright showed his dovetail work, accomplished at Tom Cowan’s workshop.
Sharron Wright also brought her dovetail joints that she completed at the workshop.
Phil Bishop showed and
commented that composite furniture pulls
have been used since 1870.
HAVE WOODWORKING TOOLS
LIST THEM HERE
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
or call at 931-728-7086.
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.
BETTER WOODWORKING VIDEOS
For the past several months, we’ve been working to bring you top-notch woodworking videos that you can download to your computer. We’re proud to tell you that WOOD Magazine’s “Better Woodworking” Video Center has just launched. At “Better Woodworking,” you can shop for skill-building woodworking videos, typically between an hour to two hours long, by master woodworkers such as Marc Adams, Paul Schurch, Gary Rogowski, The Wood Whisperer, and many more. The videos are mostly priced at under $20.
"DO IT YOURSELF" HELP SITE
This is an interesting web site for all you "do-it-yourselfers". The site has nothing to do with woodworking, but can tell you a lot about trouble-shooting and repairing your appliances. The main feature is the "Ask the Repair Guru" section. If you have a repair problem, click here to find the answer to your problem.
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.
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)
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