(A PUBLICATION OF THE)
Tennessee Valley Woodworkers
24/ Issue 8 August 2009 Editor: Chuck Taylor
The next meeting of the TN Valley
will be held August 18th 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
(becoming members at the July meeting)
(Be sure to meet all of our new members and make them feel a part of our great club)
Our August program will be presented by Henry Davis, with assistance from Bob Reese. The presentation topic will be hand planes and will provide historical and practical information. Henry has a collection of hand planes with a story to match.
A discussion on hand planes would be incomplete without addressing the topic of sharpening. With this in mind, Henry has arranged for Bob Reese to demonstrate sharpening a plane iron.
This will be an interesting and informative program. Come and hear what Henry and Bob have to say.
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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 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
NEED A GREAT HAND PLANE??
Here is your chance to win a Lie-Nielsen Block Plane. Woodcraft of Chattanooga donated this plane to be given away at our August meeting. A drawing will be held at our August meeting, with tickets issued only to members present at the meeting. The plane will be taken home by the member holding the lucky ticket.
Click here to go directly to the Woodcraft of Chattanooga store.
(CIRCLE THE DATE ON YOUR CALENDAR)
The Fall Seminar is shaping up as one of the best ever. The date is Saturday October 24. The presenter is furniture maker Ronnie Young. Ronnie will be covering all phases of “table construction”. He will present the seminar on making a special table. Social time begins 8 AM; program starts at 8:30 AM and runs until 3:30 PM. The program will cover making a table and will begin with a completed table, and then the presenter will discuss and demonstrate the many steps involved. The steps will include planning, lumber selection, grain consideration, lumber preparation, joinery, turnings, inlays, and finishing.
You will get to see the actual parts fabricated, as they are discussed and the completed table, used at the start of the program, will be given as a door prize at the conclusion of the program.
The event will be at Matt Brothers' shop at 248 Walnut Grove, Pelham, TN. The program chairman for this event is Johnnie Brown.
The cost is $45 for advance reservation or $50 at the door; including a continental breakfast and lunch. Attendance will be limited to the first 40 people who register, due to the fact that the program will be conducted in a working shop.
Mark the date on your calendars and plan to attend.
The Carvers held their regular monthly meeting on August 1st. Nine carvers met at Phil Bishops' shop and worked Wounded Warier canes, roosters and various other projects.
Sharon Wright gave a presentation on perspective drawing and vanishing points as they apply to carvings.
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 until September 15. The final chance to bid will be at our 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 "firstname.lastname@example.org" 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 (email@example.com).
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
JULY MEETING SHOW AND TELL:
Tom Gillard brought pictures from one of the great lodges in Glacier National Park, including some interesting furniture.
Chuck Taylor brought a cherry memory box with an ambrosia maple top. It had a drawer with a stop. He also displayed a pecan vase, a crab-apple bowl and vase.
Dick Wollam displayed a stylized carved Hooded Madagascar Duck from butternut, and then surprised us with an extraordinary one he had carved from scraps and then painted!
Doyle McConnell brought an oak burl bowl with a piece of white ash attached to cleverly disguise a crack. He also had two exquisite salt and pepper sets, one from oak burl and one from spalted maple, and a pepper mill made from segmented spalted maple.
Ralph Hand brought an owl he had carved 24-25 years ago with a dremel tool. It was of walnut with sumac eyes.
Bob Leonard brought a Cottonwood bark fantasy house carving.
Ron Reimers brought 3 Indian flutes with carved totems, and then treated us to playing them. He also had a relief carving called “My Father’s Medicine Pouch.”
Jay Hazel displayed round jewelry boxes he had made for his daughter and granddaughter that had partitions. For the men he made dresser top organizers with change cups and cell phone holders. He also had carved salad tongs with spring action. The tongs were featured in the Wood Magazine - February/March 2005 - Issue 161.
displayed an “observation” beehive that
he made with assistance from Ray Cole.
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 email@example.com or call at 931-728-7086.
If you need a large window airconditioner for your shop, contact Joseph Maierbacker at 455-0430.
"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.
WOODWORKING TIP OF THE MONTH
Trick ropin' for when the gluing gets tough
You can fiddle a lot of time away trying to clamp hexagons, octagons, or any of the other polygons you might build. A strap-type clamp is the easiest way to hold them for gluing, but what do you do if you don't have one? Get a rope. Then drill two holes (rope diameter) through two pieces of scrapwood near the ends. Thread the rope (sash cord works great) through the wood, as shown right, and tie a knot in each end. Drill a dowel hole on an edge at one end of one piece and glue in a dowel, leaving about two rope diameters of it above the surface. Now, to clamp your work, place the wooden pieces three or four thicknesses apart and cinch the rope around the work, taking in the slack at the end near the dowel. When the rope is tight, pass its end around the dowel and back under itself to make a half hitch around the dowel. Then, draw the pieces together with a C-clamp or handscrew to tighten.
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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