(A PUBLICATION OF THE)
Tennessee Valley Woodworkers
25/ Issue 1 January
Editor: Chuck Taylor
The next meeting of the TN Valley
will be held January 19th 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 2010
President ………..…..….…… Tom Cowan
Vice-President ….…...…… Vince Zaccardi
Secretary …………......….….… Paul Fults
Treasurer ………….....…. Bob Addington
Publicity Chairman ………... Louis Bryant
Newsletter Editor …….....… Chuck Taylor
WELCOME TO TVW 2010
We have a new slate of officers for the calendar year. Please express your appreciation to the 2009 officers for the outstanding year of activities, workshops and seminars. The teamwork demonstrated by members throughout our club is what sets this club apart.
We enter the year with a total membership of 167, which
includes spouses, and is a part of the “family” membership.
We are looking forward to another great year.
We regret to announce the death of Vic Vigdorth, one of our TVW members. His funeral was held on January 2. Vic joined the club in March 1999.
WELCOME TO OUR NEWEST TVW
(BECOMING MEMBERS AT THE DECEMBER MEETING)
(Be sure to meet all of our new members and make them feel a part of our great club)
The 2010 programs are getting off to a great start. The January program will be presented by Bob Reese. Bob’s presentation will be entitled "How to build and use a Sharpening Station". This will be a video presentation, in addition to comments and demonstrations by Bob.
Come and join us on January
KEEP UP WITH ALL THE CLUB NEWS
(TO VIEW THE LATEST INFORMATION CONCERNING CLUB EVENTS, UPCOMING PROGRAMS AND NEWS -- VISIT THE TVW WEB SITE BY CLICKING HERE)
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!!!!!!!
to view all the latest information concerning "TVW Upcoming Events" or
view upcoming programs on our Web Site.
TVW NEWS AND NOTES
A NOTE FROM YOUR 2010 PRESIDENT
We are making plans for the club activities during the current year. . If you have suggestions concerning what you would like to see the club do this year, here is your chance to have them heard. We are looking for new ideas about training, programs, seminars, events or other suggestions that would benefit the club.
With so many new members, we need ideas concerning how we can get to know each other better.
If you have any suggestions or comments, please get
them to me by our next meeting. They can be emailed to me at firstname.lastname@example.org
or just flag me down at the meeting. Feel free to contact any of the officers
with your suggestions also. The EC committee will be meeting later this
month and we need your input.
Remember, this year is a TVW milestone year. The club becomes 25years old, which I think speaks a lot about our purpose and just who we are. There must be some community service embedded in here somewhere.
I truly hope this year will be a good one for the club. One thing for sure, it will be as good as we make it. Everyone has always pitched in and I know this year will not be an exception. Looking forward to a great year, together, we can make it happen.
The carvers met on January 9th at the Episcopal Church
in Tullahoma. They viewed a "clay to bronze" technique.
The next meeting of the carvers will be announced at the next monthly club meeting.
TIME TO PAY YOUR MEMBERSHIP DUES
SHARPEN YOUR SKILLS??
“New Year” Special
If you are interested in knowing more about sharpening techniques, especially turning gouges, this is one of your great opportunities. Bob Reese will give you one-on-one training. All you have to do is contact Bob and set up a time for your training. 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.
DIGITAL LIBRARY NEWS
We have a great library of information. Our digital library just keeps growing. Thanks to Henry Davis for being the “caretaker” of this information.
Be sure and take advantage of all the vast amount of material available. If you have woodworking related VHS tapes or DVDs that you no longer want, we hope you will consider donating them to the Club.
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.
DECEMBER MEETING SHOW AND
(WHAT A GREAT WAY TO END THE YEAR)
Loyd Ackerman displayed several segmented vessels, which are Christmas presents for family members. He also showed a small box, letter openers and a ‘scrape’ vessel made from cut-offs. He also showed a picture of the gift to Ann Cline for her work on publicity for the exhibition.
Henry Davis displayed a ‘quick-release chinch-weaving frame’. He went through the construction process, and these are sold over the Internet. Henry also displayed three bowls that were finished from leftover blanks from the turning bee.
Ross Roepke showed pictures of the several clocks that he has designed and built over the years. He talked about a chair he built and showed some seabirds.
Jim Everett showed pictures of an 8 ft. by 7 ft. intarsia "masterpiece" of a farm scene, which he completed for a customer. The animals in the scene are portraits of the lady’s own animals. He also showed another beautiful farm scene.
Joe Kuhn showed pictures of three ‘half-ship’ models and a lighthouse doorstop constructed by his brother-in-law, who is legally blind!
Jay Hazel showed how he designed and constructed a flatbed sander using his lathe as the drive mechanism. He also brought a solid body guitar made from mesquite and a jewelry box made out of canary wood.
Billy May brought a piece carved out of marble.
John Wendling showed a wooden gas gage used on a Model T Ford.
Ralph Hand brought a wooden chest, which had a curved top and sides, wich was constructed out of pine and walnut. he laso had a "rocker footstool".
Bob Addington had a large oak porch bench. He had to make over 50 mortise and tenon joints in building it.
Bob Molloy brought a cherry table made from lumber purchased from BRC. It had a very intricate turned pedestal base.
A member (did not get the name) displayed a sassafras walking stick.
Bob Leonard displayed and discussed some of his carving collection.
Allen Odell brought a couple of footstools.
Paul Jalbert brought a carved sign, which will be displayed on a friend’s farm.
Tom Gillard showed two wooden quilt blocks and a model sunfish sailboat. He also showed some George Dickel barrel staves that he is working on.
Tom Cowen brought two Chippendale mirrors, one walnut and one cherry.
Bob Reece brought a display case, which held forty carved peach pits. He also had a magnolia bowl that didn’t quite make it.
Felix Rees displayed a turned lamp and a second turned lamp that had a set of deer antlers mounted on its base.
Gary Runyon displayed a miniature router fixture he constructed for use with a small rotary type tool.
Phil Myers displayed a turned bowl he made during a turning class at Woodcraft and discussed the “difficulty” he encountered.
Chuck Taylor showed a display case for a grandson’s prize hockey puck souvenir. He also had a cherry silver chest and a piece of crab apple that will be turned into a bowl.
Doyle McConnell displayed maple letter openers, a maple nutcracker and a compact case made from a walnut burl.
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.
JIM WRIGHT TOOLS FOR SALE
Router table and router, Craftsman #171.254831,
2hp,single sp,1/2 in, 9 amp
Impact wrench, DeVilbiss 1/2 in AT10 $30.00
Angle grinder Black & Decker #2750 4 1/2 in $75.00
1/2in Spade handle drill DeWalt DW130 $65.00
Electric drill Craftsman 1/2 in variable speed reversible $15.00
Heat gun #122 $10.00
Air Filtration JDS Air-Tech 2000, model 8-12, 24x44x20, 86 lbs $225.00
log carving block with 2 carving arms $50.00
Pro Panels brand pedestals and desk for craft setups. Pedestals are 16x16, desk is 36in w/ shelf. Dark grey color. $70.00 ea. Or $300.00 the lot
Clifton concave spoke shave $50.00
Canopy, 10 x 15 easy up w/ yellow vinyl top & zipper sides. $25.00
TV cabinet, custom solid oak w/ pull out shelf, 22x40x32 high $80.00
Stereo cabinet, oak 20x38x24 high. $25.00
Plunge Router – Porter Cable 7529. $80.00
Craftsman Professional router Table and Router. $100.00
Set of Columbia bits and 3 special bits for cabinet making.
Jim had a collection of old (some antique/collectable)tools, woodworking , farming and misc.
Photos of Jim's antique tools are shown below:
IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN ANY
OF THE ITEMS, PLEASE CALL CARLA WRIGHT (931-759-6608) OR EMAIL HER AT
"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.
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 Bob Addington (931-723-2554) 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
====== JANUARY 19 ======
UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE SPACE INSTITUTE.
WEB SITES OF INTEREST
The WoodWright's Shop
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
click on the image below to
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