(A PUBLICATION OF THE)
Tennessee Valley Woodworkers
24/ Issue 7 July 2009 Editor: Chuck Taylor
The next meeting of the TN Valley
will be held July 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
NO NEW MEMBERS AT THE JUNE MEETING
(Be sure to meet all of our new members and make them feel a part of our great club)
Our July program will be presented by Scott Tinker of the new Woodcraft store in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Scott will present information on the new store, what products they handle and how they can help area woodworkers solve their problems.
The recently opened store is located at 1414 Jenkins Road in Chattanooga. Take the opportunity come and learn about the new source for your woodworking supplies.
Click here to go directly to the Chattanooga store web site.
KEEP UP WITH ALL THE CLUB NEWS
(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.
NEXT TVW EVENTS
Coffee County Fair Demonstrations
The Fair demonstrations are scheduled for September 13 – 19 at Morton Village on the Coffee County Fair grounds. The Chairperson for this event is Doyle McConnell. Detailed information will be available as the date draws near.
Polly Crockett Festival
The Polly Crockett Festival is scheduled for September 19 – 20 in Cowan, TN. The carvers are the major club participants in this event. Additional information will be available at the next two meetings.
SCHEDULE OF REMAINING EVENTS FOR 2009
September 13 – 19: Coffee County Fair Demonstrations, Chairperson - Doyle McConnell.
October 24: Fall Workshop, Topic - Table Construction, Presenter – Ronnie Young, Chairperson - Johnny Brown. Additional information in the TVW News and Notes Section.
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
The “Turning Bee” was held on
June 20th at Tom Cowan’s shop, with about 25 eager
“wood turners” in attendance. The workshop was well planned and everything
was taken care of, thanks to Paul Fulks, workshop
The complete process of “getting a bowl blank” from the log to the details of the “rough turning” techniques were discussed and demonstrated. Everyone came away with at least one roughed bowl. This is one of the most popular workshops hosted by the club. A big thanks to all the “expert instructors” for their help, to Tom Cowan for hosting the event and to Paul Fulks for chairing the activity.
To view all the interesting "Turning Bee", go to the "gallery", click on "2009-06-20 Turning Bee" folder and see how it went.
(MARK YOUR CALENDAR)
The Fall Seminar date has been set and the presenter has been secured. The date is Saturday October 24 and will be held at the shop of Matt Brothers. The presenter is Ronnie Young. Ronnie will be covering all phases of “table construction”. He will discuss the steps required to complete a table including, planning, lumber selection, grain consideration, lumber preparation, joinery, turnings, possible inlays and finishing.
You will get to see the actual parts fabricated as they are discussed.
The seminar will be limited to the first 40 that register
for the seminar. The cost is $45 (pre-registration) and $50 (day of the
Mark your calendars and plan to attend. Additional information will be shared at the monthly meeting.
The Carvers held their regular monthly meeting on July 11th. Eleven carvers met at Phil Bishops' shop and worked on various carving projects. Some of the projects were bark houses, deep relief, a cat in walnut, and spirit faces.
To view all the latest carver's photos, go to the home page and select "Photo Gallery". the select "Carvers Events" and the the folder you are looking for.
The next meeting of the carvers will be announced at the monthly club meeting.
NEED A GREAT CURIO CABINET TO DISPLAY THOSE “SPECIAL” ITEMS?
(WANT A PIECE OF TVW HISTORY AND A REALLY GOOD PIECE OF FURNITURE?)
The Club's Curio Cabinet, shown in the Exhibition, will be auctioned to the highest bidder. The cabinet is made from curly cherry donated by Tom Cowan and was constructed by Henry Davis and Loyd Ackerman.
The bidding process is open between May 19 and September 15. The final chance to bid will be at the September 15th meeting. The latest bid is posted on the TVW web site. If you wish to place a bid, please contact Loyd Ackerman.
To view the details of the auction, please click here.
Current Bid $800
TO GET IN ON THE ACTION: email bids to "email@example.com" or call 931-728-9952 (be sure to identify yourself and give callback number) or hand Loyd Ackerman a note with your bid and identity.
SHARPEN YOUR SKILLS??
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
NEW LUMBER SUPPLY SOURCE
Looking for that “special” board for your next project?
A new lumber supply source has surfaced in McMinnville. The Burroughs-Ross-Colville Company is located at 301 Depot Street in McMinnville. They now stock the normal supply of lumber and you are welcome to “come in and browse” for that special piece of lumber needed for the next project. The phone number is 931-473-2111. A tour of the facility is being planed for the near future.
To view their web site, please click here.
FRANKLIN WOODCRAFT CELEBRATION
Woodcraft of Nashville is celebrating its 6th Anniversary on Friday and Saturday, October 23rd and 24th from 9AM – 6 PM. The store location is 209 South Royal Oaks Blvd., Watson Glenn Plaza in Franklin, TN.
Click here to go directly to the Franklin Woodcraft store web site.
CALL TO HELP FOR FALLS MILL
For information on the status
of this project, contact Ross Roepke at 931-455-9140 or send him an email
Ross will have additional information at the next club meeting.
DIGITAL LIBRARY NEWS
Our digital library just keeps growing. Two new DVDs have been added to the Club Library and are now available. These were made at the recent Turning Bee. One is "Bowl Rough Turning" with Doyle McConnell and the other one is "Turning Bee comments by Paul Fults and Chain Saw Demo by Tom Cowan".
Don’t forget to take advantage of the vast amount of material that is available in the Club library. Also, 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.
JUNE MEETING SHOW AND TELL:
Loyd Ackerman showed photos of a music stand built for LaDoris’ son. Loyd built the item so that it could be shipped as a kit and included a set of instructions for assembly.
Tom Cowan showed one of six dining room chairs he made for Mary. They are made of poplar and finished with milk paint and a lacquer overspray.
Gary Runyon displayed a spoke shave and a bow saw from a kit made out of redbud and hickory. He also talked about Lock-Tite 324, which is super-strong glue.
Vince Zaccardi had a walnut bowl with a maple bottom. He commented that his interest in turning started at the turning bee in 2008.
Alice Jensen (visitor) displayed a very old sassafras limb with knotholes and other natural contours.
HAVE WOODWORKING TOOLS FOR SALE??
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.
"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.
(this is a re-run, but it is still "valid" to identify your hardwoods)
LINKS AND CONTACTS -----
NEW LINKS HAVE BEEN ADDED
(TAKE A LOOK)
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)
BRC Woodworkers Lumber Supply
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
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