(A PUBLICATION OF THE)
Tennessee Valley Woodworkers
24/ Issue 9 September 2009 Editor: Chuck Taylor
The next meeting of the TN Valley
will be held September 15th 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 AUGUST MEETING)
(Be sure to meet all of our new members and make them feel a part of our great club)
Our September program will be presented by Tom Cowan and the topic will be “Hand Cut Dovetails”. The presentation will include a video program, with Tom explaining the different steps and intricate details involved in the “creation” of hand cut dovetails, resulting in a perfectly fitted blind dovetail joint.
Tom always presents a wonderful program and this one promises to be just as good.
KEEP UP WITH ALL THE CLUB NEWS
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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
FIRST SHOP TOUR OF THE YEAR
Our first shop tour is scheduled for Saturday, September 12. This tour will be in the McMinnville area and will include the workshops of members Bob Molloy and Bob Brown; the BRC wood supplier facility; and non-member, George Oleksik.
We will meet at Andy's Restaurant (305 Mullican St, McMinnville) at 0800 for breakfast. This is the old Shoney’s Restaurant location. You will be given a shop tour itinerary at the breakfast and the tour will begin from there.
Shop tours are always a lot of fun. Come and be a part
of this interesting and educational “outing”..
COFFEE COUNTY FAIR DEMONSTRATIONS
The Fair demonstrations are scheduled for September 20 – 26 at Morton Village on the Coffee County Fair grounds. The Chairperson for this event is Doyle McConnell. Detailed information will be available at the September meeting.
Polly Crockett Festival
The Polly Crockett Festival is scheduled for September 18 – 20 in Cowan, TN. The carvers are the major club participants in this event. Additional information will be available at the next meeting. The time has been set for the set-up activities and is scheduled for 8 AM on Friday September 18.
SCHEDULE OF REMAINING EVENTS FOR 2009
September 20 – 26: Coffee County Fair Demonstrations, Chairperson - Doyle McConnell.
October 3: Christmas Ornament Workshop, hosted by Steve Shores. Additional information at the September TVW meeting.
October 24: Fall Workshop, Topic - Table Construction, Presenter – Ronnie Young, Chairperson - Johnnie 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 18 – 20, Cowan, TN
Web School Art and Craft Festival:October 17 & 18, Bell Buckle, TN
TVW NEWS AND NOTES
THE GREAT HAND PLANE GIVEAWAY
The Lie-Nielsen Block Plane, donated by Woodcraft of Chattanooga, was given away at our August meeting. The lucky member, holding the winning ticket, was Wayne Simmons from McMinnville. Congratulations to Wayne and thanks to Woodcraft of Chattanooga.
Click here to go directly to the Woodcraft of Chattanooga store.
(SATURDAY OCTOBER 24TH)
The Fall Seminar is rapidly approaching and 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.
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 September 5th , with 10 carvers participating. They met at Phil Bishops' shop and worked Wounded Warier canes and various other projects.
Plans were made for the upcoming Polly Crockett Festival, scheduled for September 18 - 20. The set-up will begin at 9 AM on Friday September 18th.
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 the club meeting
on September 15. Your final chance to bid will be at our September meeting.
The latest bid is posted on the TVW web site. If you have not bid on this beautiful cabinet, bring your to the September meeting. If you wish to place a bid before the meeting, 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.
UTSI NEEDS YOUR HELP
Each year, Club members have donated woodworking items for the UTSI annual picnic. This year the picnic will be on September 18th and donations should be directed to Richard Gulley. We will collect items at the September general meeting on the 15th. UTSI has been very good to the TVW and the Club views these donations as a small token of appreciation for their hospitality. If you would like to help, please bring your donated items to the September meeting and they will be used as door prizes at the picnic.
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.
AUGUST MEETING SHOW AND
Gary Runyon showed a small hand plane he made and finished with a walnut stain and a wax finish.
Tom Cowan displayed an early Tennessee museum quality table he had built. He used a satin lacquer as the finish coat.
Josef Maierbacker showed a wooden box with a stone inlay.
Harry May had one of the
eagle head canes that were being given
to disabled vets. He also showed an angel
carved out of basswood. He also
had a carving of Chief Joseph out of butternut. Jim Wright had started this and Harry was honored to finish it.
Bob Addington displayed and discussed his clever solution to supplying power to a four speed shop fan.
Ross Roepke showed a mahogany
night table and his jig for marking out smooth curves.
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.
One of our Club members, Adam Dean, has some lumber for sale. The list of lumber is shown below:
1) 200 bf cherry 4" X 4"
100 years @ $ 2.50 bf
2) 700 bf cherry 4/4 80 years old air dried....$ 2.50 bf
3) Some slabs & burls...chestnut, walnut, bass, beech, red wood etc
4) 1500 bf old yellow poplar from barns....$1.50 bf
5) 1000 bf reclaimed beech.$1.50
6) 200 bf reclaimed oak..$1.50 bf
7) 800 bf 2" X 6" reclaimed oak....$1.50 bf
8) 1500 bf reclaimed pine $ 1.50 bf
9) Many hewn beams misc. poplar chestnut, cedar, oak, pine etc. $2.00 bf
10) 800 bf 2" X 4" oak barnwood ( much quarter sawn here ) $1.50 bf
11) 50 12' long round wormy chestnut logs
12) Plus another 10,000 bf of misc. reclaimed wood to look over.
If you are interested in any
of the above, you can contact Adam at (931)
761-7673 or email him by clicking here.
"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
Router stands in for a surface planer
You need a small piece of thin stock for a project, but not enough to justify the cost of a planer. Or, maybe you have a planer, but the piece you need to plane down is just too short to run safely through the machine. Are resawing or hand-planing your only choices?
Put your router on the job with an easy-to-build elevated base, shown below. Bore a 2" hole through the center of a piece of clear acrylic plastic or plywood that's as wide as your router's base and about twice as long. Attach the router over the hole on top of the piece with the handles aligned lengthwise. On the bottom, attach a 3/4x3/4x12" cleat centered across each end.
Fasten the workpiece to a saw table or other flat, smooth surface with double-faced tape. Use plenty of tape, and tap the face of the wood lightly with a non-marring mallet to ensure a tight bond. Now, with a hinge-mortising bit in the router, adjust the depth of cut to skim off enough material to leave the thickness you need. If you need to remove a lot of material, take it off in small increments.
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
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go to these sites
(Special contributors to Club functions and activities)
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NEWSLETTER FOR THIS MONTH
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