(A PUBLICATION OF THE)
Tennessee Valley Woodworkers
25/ Issue 2 February
Editor: Chuck Taylor
The next meeting of the TN Valley
will be held February 16th 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 OUR NEWEST TVW
(BECOMING MEMBERS AT THE JANUARY MEETING)
(Be sure to meet all of our new members and make them feel a part of our great club)
The February program will be presented by Paul Jalbert. The subject is “Making Wooden Signs and Plaques”. Despite modern advances in sign-making techniques, carved wooden signs and plaques continue to attract and hold our attention. Typically found at professional buildings, at apartment complex entrances and everywhere in state parks, carved wooden signs and plaques employ the “third-dimension” to convey a sense of tradition, stability, and strength. Once you start looking for them, they’re everywhere! The essential features of a wooden sign are lettering and a sense of depth that is achieved by cutting–in and building-out. Interviews with area sign-makers have contributed to an informative presentation that will investigate sign lay-out, materials, construction methods and installation.
Come and join us on February
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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!!!!!!!
to view all the latest information concerning "TVW Upcoming Events" or
view upcoming programs on our Web Site.
TVW NEWS AND NOTES
EXCITING HAPPENINGS AT THE FEBRUARY MEETING
We will start at the February Club meeting to photograph those present and continue to add photos to our Rogue’s Gallery as we add new members and are able to get photos of those who haven’t been photographed by previous attempts. These will simply be passport type pictures so there’s no need to doll up for the meeting. We have a scheme that promises to get the photography done quickly using 4 photographers. Additional information at the meeting.
There will also be new information presented at the
February meeting concerning new name tags for every
member. Be sure to come and hear all the new happenings in the club.
TVW EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING
The TVW Executive Committee met on January 26 for planning and setting the agenda for the current year. The year’s activities are shaping up and it appears to be an exciting year for the Club. You can view the planned activities and corresponding dates by viewing the “Remaining Event Schedule” of the Newsletter.
The carvers met on February
6th at Phil Bishop's shop. There were 15 eager carvers
at the meeting. Work was accomplished on various projects including; totem
pole, Indian bust reliefs and turtles,
using basswood, cottonwood bark and butternut. They
also viewed a DVD on carving shell like objects.
The next meeting will be “the making of a flute”.
TIME TO STOP AND PAY YOUR MEMBERSHIP DUES
SHARPEN YOUR SKILLS??
THIS IS AN OFFER YOU CAN'T REFUSE
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.
2010 REMAINING EVENT SCHEDULE
April 10: Spring Seminar, Chairperson - Paul Fults, Topic & Location - TBD
May 22: Annual Club Picnic & Auction, Falls Mill, Chairperson - Felix Rees. Time – TBD
June 19: Turning Bee, Chairperson – Johnnie Brown, Location - TBD
September 20 – 26: Coffee County Fair Demonstrations, Chairperson - Doyle McConnell.
September – October (actual date not set): Quarter Century Anniversary Celebration, Chairperson – Dan Maher, Committee: Karen Browning, Henry Davis & Loyd Ackerman. Location - TBD
December 10: Annual Christmas Party, Chairperson & location - TBD
Shop Tours & Workshops: Schedules will be developed as the year progresses.
Other Events of Interest to our Club:
May 7 – 9: Dogwood Festival, Winchester, TN
September 17 – 19: Polly Crockett Festival, Cowan, TN
October 16 & 17: Webb School Art and Craft Festival, Bell Buckle, TN
The above list will be updated as additional information is known concerning these events.
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.
JANUARY MEETING SHOW AND TELL:
Tom Gillard showed a Z table, from a Tom Moser Catalog that was made from walnut.
Anthony Watts displayed a number of photos of a cherry bed he built for his daughter.
Dan Maher projected before and after pictures of a closet organizer he built with MDF. He also discussed the special MDF fasteners he used.
Ralph Hand brought a jelly cupboard which he made out of white pine with walnut trim and latches.
Bob Addington brought in a suite of bowls. One was of persimmon (member of the ebony family), two large pine bowls, a maple bowl with a good ambrosia pattern, and a Walnut bowl. Bob also built a bow sander from a set of plans he found in an American Woodworking Magazine
Vince Zaccardi brought a cherry bowl finished with carnauba wax and a small apple vase finished with renaissance wax.
Ross Roepke showed a modern style chair he built from a picture he found on the back of the Fine Woodworking Magazine and a walnut table that was trimmed with cherry wood. He displayed a box made of bradford pear wood with a unique poplar top.
Jim Van Cleave displayed a relief carving of a flower, which he had displayed at a previous meeting. He then unveiled the same flower, completed in stone (stone accents, with appropriate colors), which he made at the Tullahoma rock and gem center.
Harry May displayed a unique wrist watch cased in ebony wood with a rosewood wrist band.
Jay Hazel brought in a chopping board made from end grain walnut squares and trimmed in maple. Jay also displayed the Oneida Dust Deputy (along with a plywood roll around stand he designed to hold the Dust Deputy and his shop vac). Further information on the Oneida Dust Deputy may be found at the http://dustdeputy.com web site.
Tony Harrison displayed a small five sided table top from walnut, oak and pine, utilizing a five-sided top, five-sided base and five floor legs. He also displayed a lazy susan constructed from Osage orange, cherry, walnut and ebony.
Will Gaetjens brought a trivet he constructed from cherry. He also displayed a spinning top with a poplar handle.
Stuart Gaetjens discussed a Dala horse he made as a Christmas gift for his wife. The Dala horse is a small carved, painted horse.
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.
(OLDIE BUT GOODIE)
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 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
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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
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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