(A PUBLICATION OF THE)
Tennessee Valley Woodworkers
24/ Issue 11 November 2009 Editor: Chuck Taylor
The next meeting of the TN Valley
will be held November 17th 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 OCTOBER MEETING)
(Be sure to meet all of our new members and make them feel a part of our great club)
Our November program will be presented by one of our very own. Ross Roepke will be our program presenter. Ross will be sharing his secrets on how to make boxes. Ross is famous in the Club for his prolific furniture and box making. He seems to have new stuff at every meeting. Come to the meeting and see if you can learn how to make boxes as quickly and creatively as Ross.
KEEP UP WITH ALL THE CLUB NEWS
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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
December 4: Annual Christmas Party, Decherd Nazarene Church, Chairperson - LaDoris Ackerman.
December 15: Giant
Show & Tell It All Program (regular meeting)
TVW NEWS AND NOTES
Thanks to Matt Brothers for hosting the Seminar, to Johnnie Brown for chairing the activity and Tom Cowan for demonstrating the turned leg segment of the Seminar.
Ronnie’s table, made during the Seminar, and a table made by Tom Cowan were given away at the end of the Seminar.
Winning Ronnie’s table was Vince Zaccardi and Mike Broadrick was the winner of Tom Cowan’s table.
SPECIAL OCTOBER PROGRAM
Our October program was a huge success. Representatives of the Delta, Porter Cable, and Dewalt brands of the Black & Decker Corporation were here to discuss some of their products. Everyone attending the program had a chance to try out some new tools and provide some feed back to the manufacturer. In addition to learning about the products, some attending were lucky enough to take some of the products home. The company gave away a lot of items, as door prizes. The big winners included Art Brickse, Bob Brown, Eddie Branum, John Wending, Paul Jalbert, Phil Meyers, Ralph Hand, Shirley Bishop, Vic Vigdorth, Vince Zaccardi and Walter Clement.
The Carvers held their regular monthly meeting on November 7th with 6 carvers participating. They met at Phil Bishops' shop and worked on individual projects.
The carvers presented Wounded Warrior canes to disabled veterans on October 20th.
Some of the carvers attended the Huntsville Carving Show. Dick Wollam won 5 ribbons for his carvings.
The next meeting of the carvers will be announced at the monthly club meeting.
WEBB SCHOOL ARTS AND CRAFT FESTIVAL
The carvers were not able to exhibit at the Festival this year, due the severe weather conditions.
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
TVW OFFICER ELECTIONS FOR 2010 COMING SOON
The nominating committee, consisting of Loyd Ackerman, Henry Davis, Johnnie Brown and Chuck Taylor, presented the 2010 TVW officer nominations at the October meeting. The nominations were closed and the Nominees were elected by acclimation.
The 2010 TVW officers are as follows:
Vice President…..…Vince Zaccardi
Publicity Chairman….Louis Bryant
Newsletter Editor…....Chuck Taylor
We are looking forward to another great year for our TVW Woodworkers Club. Please support you 2010 officers, as they plan for next year.
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.
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. 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.
OCTOBER MEETING SHOW AND
Ray Cole showed and discussed slides of a fireplace mantel with hidden compartments behind the columns and custom cabinets that he was building.
Bob Leonard presented his carved cowboy.
Tom Gillard had his sailboat and showed how to made spinnakers for it.
Kevin Deuermeyer had a maple and a butternut bowl.
Jim Van Cleave displayed a basswood fan carving with an oil finish.
Bob Reese showed a set of salad tongs. He made 20 sets for gifts.
Dick Wollam had a detailed carving of many dolphins on driftwood.
Tom Cowan displayed a Philadelphia Windsor chair, which he changed midstream from a continuous arm Windsor chair.
Bob Addington displayed an ambrosia maple bowl from the turning bee and a bowl turned from purple heart.
Pat Kelly showed a TN music box, which is similar to a dulcimer. The instrument had some very detailed finishing. Geoff Roehm was his mentor on this project.
Felix Rees brought a walnut & cherry turned lamp.
Will Gaetjens showed a ring toss game.
Milner Carden brought a plank of lumber which he gave to Tom Cowan.
Lewis Bryant showed a ambrosia maple and a cherry bowl. Sorry that Louis' bowls were missed when the Show & Tell photos were taken.
Vince Zaccardi showed a slide of an inlaid table made in Italy where all the inlaid pieces were cut by hand. He also made the comment that all the wood products he saw in craft shops were made out of olive wood.
Ralph Hand brought a curved sided chest, which was smaller than the chests he normally makes.
John Wendling brought a box of hinges for anyone who wanted them. He has two more boxes of hinges if anyone is interested.
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.
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.
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
How to level tables to tools
It's easy to do, and essential for the safe and effective operation of workshop machinery.
Whether you're building the dual-function workstation or making your own base for a tool, such as a tablesaw, mitersaw, or thickness planer, you need to level the tables to the tool (bring them to the same plane). Coplanar tables provide a continuously even worksurface necessary for stable stock support, accurate cutting, and safe workpiece movement. You'll learn how to level tables in four simple steps.
You also can use this process to check and level accessories, such as infeed and outfeed support tables, to your tools. Because accessories have various types of leveling provisions, refer to the manufacturer’s instructions on how to adjust them.
Step 1 Find two straightedges
of sufficient length to span the tool and extension tables. You can use
metal straightedges, or make wooden ones by jointing the edges of two boards.
For example, to reach across the 51"-long router-cabinet top of the dual-function
workstation and the 20"-wide cast-iron tablesaw top, we made straightedges
by jointing two 1x6x72" boards.
Clamp the straightedges along the front and back of the extension table or top, as shown in the photo below. (When leveling an accessory table to a tool, clamp the straightedges to the tool's table.)
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.
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Tennessee Association of Woodturners
Certainly Wood (The Ultimate Veneer Store)
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