(A PUBLICATION OF THE)
Tennessee Valley Woodworkers
24/ Issue 12 December 2009 Editor: Chuck Taylor
The next meeting of the TN Valley
will be held December 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
The new TVW officers will take office in January. A special “Thank You” to the outgoing officers for a great year of Club meetings, seminars and workshops.
WELCOME TO OUR NEWEST MEMBERS
(BECOMING MEMBERS AT THE NOVEMBER MEETING)
(Be sure to meet all of our new members and make them feel a part of our great club)
Our December program is the annual “GIANT SHOW & TELL”. This is your chance to bring those “special” items that you are so proud of and those “not so special” learning experiences that may not have turned out exactly as you planned. This is the time for you to share your woodworking “adventures” with the rest of the club.
If you’re new to the Club or a visitor, here is how it works. Instead of a regular show and tell in which several members bring an item, we encourage EVERYONE to bring something to show. If you don’t have a current favorite project to share, bring an item from the past; maybe the first thing you ever built or something you built years ago but that you really enjoyed doing. Or you could bring an interesting tool or something someone gave you.
You get the idea! If, on the other hand, you’d just rather not bring something, that’s OK, too. You can just come, enjoy the meeting, and join in the applause from the membership.
Come and join the fun on December
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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 EVENT
December 15: Giant Show & Tell It All Program (regular meeting)
TVW NEWS AND NOTES
TVW CHRISTMAS PARTY
The annual Christmas Party was held at the Church of the Nazarene in Decherd on Friday December 4th. It was one of the largest crowds, with more than 80 people in attendance. If you did not attend, you missed a really great party.
A big thanks to LaDoris Ackerman, chairperson, and her team for doing a wonderful job coordinating the dinner and decorating for the event. The food was great, the decorations were beautiful, all the gifts were wonderful and the fellowship was special.
The “2009 In Review” slide show was very interesting. Thanks to Loyd for putting it together.
The singing, led by Richard Gulley, was great, as usual. A good time was had by all attendees.
The Carvers held their regular monthly meeting on December 5th with 11 “eager” carvers participating. They met at Phil Bishops' shop and worked on individual projects.
They also discussed having a lady from Petersburg hold a class. The class will be open to all the woodworkers and the tentative location will be at Phil Bishops or Steve Shores. Steve is handling the details.
Allen Odel brought his new woodburner, which led to a discussion about a class on woodburning, which may be scheduled next year.
The next meeting of the carvers is scheduled for January 9th, due to the holidays. Additional information will be announced at the next monthly club meeting.
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 OFFICERS FOR 2010
The newly elected TVW officers will assume their duties in January.
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 prepare plans for next year.
TIME TO PAY YOUR MEMBERSHIP DUES
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.
DIGITAL LIBRARY NEWS
Our library has two new additions. One is “Making Small Boxes”, the recent program presented by Ross Roepke. The other one is the "2009 Review" slide show, presented at the Christmas Party and shows all the 2009 club activities.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.
NOVEMBER MEETING SHOW AND
Loyd Ackerman displayed an amazing collection of segmented vessels, which will be given as Christmas gifts.
Ron Reimers showed a rack for holding his flutes and a cherry display case.
Bob Reece displayed violin #28. He commented that the neck of this violin is the one he was working on at the Coffee County fair. Jason then played “Shenandoah Farewell” on it.
Doyle McConnell brought segmented vessels and a walnut vase. Some of the segmented vessels had inlaid sections in various pieces.
Ross Roepke brought a dolphin that he purchased from Carla Wright. It showed the skill and insight that Jim had in his carving.
Tom Gillard showed a flag case that he made for Richard Gulley. He also showed a piece of umbrella magnolia.
Jim Van Cleave displayed a carved flower made out of boxwood.
Bob Addington showed a sliding bookrack finished with wipe on poly.
Jay Hazel showed a set of salad tongs. He also had a box made out of mesquite, which he said was the most stable wood he’s ever worked with. He also had a dresser top valet box (a man box) and a rolling pin with an inlaid Celtic cross made out of cherry.
Allen Odell brought a Wounded Warrior cane and an oak bench.
John Mayberry had two pepper grinders, one made from peach and the other spalted maple.
Matt Brothers displayed a game room stool which had a leather seat.
Maurice Ryan brought photos he made while visiting the Grizzly plant and outlet store located in Springfield, Missouri. Some of the photos were of six-foot high segmented turnings, displayed in their showroom.
brought a maple food presser that had
a cherry center. This device is used to stuff food into a meat grinder.
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.
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
Magnetic Stop Block
When cross-cutting short pieces to the same length, it is a good idea to clamp a stop block to the rip fence of your table saw. This block provides clearance between the rip fence and the saw blade so the cut-off pieces don’t get trapped (and kick back).
Here is an idea that avoids the hassle of fiddling around with clamps. Instead, use a magnetic stop block. It’s just a hardwood block with a pair of small magnetic catches inserted into one edge, see drawing below.
Note: If the face of your rip fence is wood or aluminum, simply put the magnetic catches in the bottom face of the stop block.
The magnets hold the stop block securely against the fence. And when you are done, simply store the block out of the way on the side of the saw cabinet.
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)
THIS IS THE END OF YOUR TVW
NEWSLETTER FOR THIS MONTH
ANOTHER IS BEING PREPARED FOR YOUR "PLEASURE" NEXT MONTH
PLEASE SEND SUGGESTIONS/COMMENTS TO CHUCK TAYLOR