(A PUBLICATION OF THE)
Tennessee Valley Woodworkers
24/ Issue 10 October 2009 Editor: Chuck Taylor
The next meeting of the TN Valley
will be held October 20th 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 SEPTEMBER MEETING)
(Be sure to meet all of our new members and make them feel a part of our great club)
Our October program will be presented by representatives of the Delta, Porter Cable and Dewalt brands of the Black & Decker Corporation. The program managers for sanders, routers, table saws, band saws, dust collectors, and portable vacuums for all three brands will be at the meeting. In addition to the woodworking equipment they'll be demonstrating, they will be bringing along gifts including several tools in the $50 to $200 range, as well as t-shirts and caps to be given as door prizes to Club members present at the meeting.
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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
October 24: Fall Seminar, Presenter – Ronnie Young, Topic – Table Construction, Location – Matt Brothers’ Shop, Chairperson - Johnnie Brown. This is going to be a very special seminar. Please sign up at the next meeting and support this Annual Club event. Additional information in the TVW News & Notes Section.
October 17 & 18: Webb School Art and Craft Festival at Bell Buckle, TN
SCHEDULE OF REMAINING EVENTS FOR 2009
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:
Web School Art and Craft Festival:October 17 & 18, Bell Buckle, TN
TVW NEWS AND NOTES
(SATURDAY OCTOBER 24TH)
The Fall Seminar is going to be one of the best ever and you will be getting a lot for your money.
The date is Saturday October 24 and 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. Registration and 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.
Actual parts will be discussed and fabricated in the shop. Full scale drawings, with parts list of the table, will be distributed (free) at the seminar so you can go back to your shop and make a table.
Ronnie will give his table parts as a door prize. In addition, a table made by Tom Cowan, will be given away to one of the seminar attendees .
The seminar 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.
Talk up the seminar, mark the date on your calendars and plan to attend.
SPECIAL OCTOBER PROGRAM
Be sure to come to the Club meeting on October 20. This is the program you've been waiting for; good information and free samples. Program coordinator, Anthony Watts, has arranged for representatives of the Delta, Porter Cable, and Dewalt brands of the Black & Decker Corporation to present the program at the October 20th meeting of the Club. The program managers for sanders, routers, table saws, band saws, dust collectors, and portable vacuums for all three brands will be at the meeting.
The program will be an interactive one with the company program managers getting a firsthand experience with woodworkers and our Club members seeing the latest products and providing feedback on your likes and dislikes.
In addition to the woodworking equipment they'll be demonstrating, they will be bringing along gifts including several tools in the $50 to $200 range, as well as t-shirts and caps, to be given as door prizes to Club members present at the meeting.
Don't miss this meeting folks. Obviously this company wishes to have your input into their design process and judging from the design features of their newest Unisaw, they are solving a lot of the problems we've complained about in the past.
See you on the 20th.
The Carvers held their regular monthly meeting on October 3rd, 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 Webb School Arts & Crafts Festival, scheduled for October 17 & 18, in Bell Buckle.
The next meeting of the carvers will be announced at the monthly club meeting.
CURIO CABINET AUCTION
UTSI NEEDS YOUR HELP
UTSI was in need of 2 new podiums. They will supply the materials, but they would like our Club to design/build them. More information concerning this activity will be given at our next meeting.
COFFEE COUNTY FAIR DEMONSTRATIONS
SEPTEMBER SHOP TOUR
POLLY CROCKETT FESTIVAL
CHRISTMAS ORNAMENT WORKSHOP
TVW OFFICER ELECTIONS FOR 2010 COMING SOON
This current year is quickly coming to a close and preparations are being made for another great year in 2010. The time for electing a new slate of officers is approaching.
The nominating committee, consisting of Loyd Ackerman, Henry Davis, Johnnie Brown and Chuck Taylor, will present officer nominations for 2010 at the October meeting. Nominations will also be accepted from the floor. Remember, if you nominate someone, you must have their approval prior to the nomination.
The 2010 TVW officers will be elected at the November meeting.
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 & SALE
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.
There will be lots of great deals at the celebration and many vendor representitives will be on hand to answer any questions.
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.
SEPTEMBER MEETING SHOW
Chuck Taylor displayed a compact with a red maple top and a miniature oil lamp on a base of maple for the UTSI auction.
Bob Addington donated a walnut bowl for UTSI, and had 5 other dark walnut bowls finished with 2 coats of Danish and 4 coats of wipe-on poly.
Gary Runyon made a red heart pen for UTSI.
Steve Shores brought 4 walnut Christmas ornaments.
Jerry Newbill brought an alligator puzzle for UTSI.
Bob Molloy donated a figured maple box with a walnut handle and accents for UTSI.
Dick Wollam brought a lidded bowl for UTSI and a carved owl out of basswood on a black base for accent.
Harry May brought 2 box elder carved pins- a turtle and a butterfly.
Ross Roepke made a side table of walnut with a book-faced figured top and donated a lidded box for UTSI.
Bob Leonard brought a walking stick he had carved for the wounded warrior program, some cute carved raccoons getting into a garbage can and donated a carved knife and holder for UTSI.
Jim Van Cleave brought a relief carving of an eagle for UTSI.
Geoff Roehm brought some plaques that he had made using his computerized CNC router. One was a very detailed routing.
Felix Rees donated a lamp base made of walnut and oak to UTSI.
Richard Gulley made a walnut bowl for UTSI.
Henry Davis made a band-saw box out of walnut and cherry with a maple inlay for UTSI.
brought a carved eagle that will top a wounded warrior cane.
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.
TABLE SAW & LATHE FOR SALE
Need a Lathe or table saw? take a look at these.
If you are interested or need additional information, please call Butch McCullough at 931-841-9911 / 931-728-5914.
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.
SEARS WOODWORKING EQUIPMENT FOR SALE
Contact: Richard Ganey 423-949-7828 or 423-240-1035
"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
Safely planing stock to thin dimensions
Attempting to run thin pieces of stock--less than 1/2" thick--through a self-feed planer often fails because the stock breaks up as it passes under the blades.
Select a flat auxiliary board at least as wide as and 1" longer than the thin stock. Pass this board through the planer to make it a uniform thickness. Then, put cloth-backed double-faced tape between the finished side of the workpiece and the thin stock. Press this assembly firmly together in a bench vise for good adhesion. With this technique, you can plane stock down to 1/16" or less. Remember to always plane with the grain of thin pieces to avoid tearout. If possible, slow the feed rate as well. Be sure to let one end of the stock exceed the tape's length by 1/2" so you can insert a putty knife to gently pry it off the board. If the piece resists prying, dissolve the tape adhesive with lacquer thinner.
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
====== OCTOBER 20 ======
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
ANOTHER IS BEING PREPARED FOR YOUR "PLEASURE" NEXT MONTH
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