(A PUBLICATION OF THE)
Tennessee Valley Woodworkers
25/ Issue 3 March
Editor: Chuck Taylor
The next meeting of the TN Valley
will be held March 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 A MEMBER AT THE FEBRUARY MEETING)
(Be sure to meet all of our new members and make them feel a part of our great club)
The March program will be presented by Jim Warren of General Industrial Supply in Nashville. Jim will be telling us about all the changes and improvements that General Industrial Supply has been implementing. The company is located at 1136 Lebanon Pike, Nashville, TN 37210 and sell a wide variety of woodworking equipment and accessories. Come and hear Jim give you an overview of the business.
Come and join us on March
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 PRESIDENT
I am very proud of our web site and the value it is to our membership. I have recently become more dependent on the site for club information. It is the best and most efficient way to share information among our membership and to connect to the outside. I have heard many favorable comments from people outside our club who has benefitted.
I want to thank all who has contributed to the development and upkeep of our site and I encourage each member who has access to the internet to frequently use it. It will soon be redesigned in an effort to make it even better. I ask each of you to check our site at least prior to each meeting to learn about pending activities and events concerning the club.
PHOTO SHOOT CONTINUES AT THE MARCH MEETING
The process of “putting a picture with a name” was started at the February meeting. The end result will be to link member photos to names on the “member List” residing on the website. This will allow you to click on a name in the ‘Member List’ and see a mug shot of the member.
NEW NAME TAGS
New (and larger) member name tags were handed out at the last meeting. The purpose of these larger name tags is to allow you to read the name tags and learn your new club members. If you did not get a new name tag at the last meeting, please see Bob Addington. Hopefully, each member will bring and wear these new tags at our regular meetings.
The “Spring Seminar” date is fast approaching. It is scheduled for April 10. The Seminar content and location is in the planning stage and additional information will be announced at the next regular meeting. Paul Fults is the chairperson for this event.
The carvers met on March 6th at Phil Bishop's shop. Work was accomplished on various individual projects.
CRAFTSMAN RADIAL ARM SAW
The Emerson Tool Co. Announced a recall of Craftsman® Radial Arm Saws sold by Sears, Roebuck and Co. The recalled Craftsman® 8-, 8¼-, 9- and 10-inch radial arm saws have a model number beginning with 113, usually located on the base of the saw. The saws were sold from 1958 through 1995. For more information, call Emerson at (800) 511-2628 anytime, or visit the firm's web site at www.radialarmsawrecall.com
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).
LITERACY COUNCIL NEEDS YOUR HELP
Jim Van Cleave asked that members support the Literacy Council of Coffee County in their fund raising efforts with donations of our wood art for their auction. The Literary Council is active in promoting and supporting literacy in middle Tennessee. They pay tuition and provide instruction for the many residents of our area in need of a GED to improve their lot in life. Contact Jim for any additional information.
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 - Martha Taylor, 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.
Henry has made 16 additions to
the library. These are now available for check out. 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, consider donating them to the
Henry reminds you that, if you have tapes or DVDs checked out to make every effort to return them, so other club members can enjoy them.
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.
FEBRUARY MEETING SHOW AND TELL:
Vic Zaccardi showed three cherry bowls and a cutting board made from maple and walnut.
Loyd Ackerman displayed a dogwood flower and a shell carving.
Wayne Ison discussed a wood propeller which he carved over 40 years ago along with a board of pictures of other projects he built over the years.
Jim Van Cleave displayed a jewelry box made of cherry and walnut with L corners.
Bob Addington discussed a small maple table and a wooden bar clamp.
Ron Reimers brought a table he made using walnut and maple, finished with three coats of wipe-on poly.
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.
"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.
An inexperienced woodworker put a new blade on the chop saw, but something was strange. No matter how hard he tried, it would fail to cut. A co-worker applied brute force, but it would only fail for him, too.
Soon, several woodworkers were huddled in a cluster discussing “saw blade” mystery. Reluctantly, they went to seek the advice of an experienced woodworker and explained that the saw with the new blade would not cut.
The experienced woodworker thought for a minute and then gave them some sound advice. He suggested that they "turn it around".
They came back to the workshop and pushed the chop saw all the way around, but it still wouldn't cut butter.
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
====== MARCH 16 ======
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