(A PUBLICATION OF THE)
Tennessee Valley Woodworkers
25/ Issue 4 April
Editor: Chuck Taylor
The next meeting of the TN Valley
will be held April 20th 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
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 MARCH MEETING)
(Be sure to meet all of our new members and make them feel a part of our great club)
The April program will be presented by Bob McCormack - Bowl Carver. Bob is from Sparta, Tennessee. Bob will discuss his method of carving bowls and will bring some of his projects to view. His website is 'Bob's Bare Bowls'. He is a member of the Foothills Craft Guild. Bob’s work is on display in galleries in Knoxville, Smithville and Cookeville. He has also been published in 'Farm Collector Magazine.
Come and join us on April
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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
Seminar” is scheduled for Saturday April 10.
The Seminar will cover a lot of valuable information and has topics of
interest to everyone.
Seminar topics include “Turning Nested Bowls”, “Basic Furniture Carving”, “Carving Owls”, “Cottonwood Bark Carving”, “Wood Burning”, “Turning Hollow Vessels With a Laser”, “Finishing with Lacquer and Dying to Match Old Finshes” and “Oil Finishing”.
The Seminar presenters are Dwain Adams, Tom Cowan, Phil Bishop, Jim Jolliffe, Doyle McConnell, and Dick Wollam. A big thanks to all the presenters and to the Seminar chairperson, Paul Fults, who hosted the Seminar at his shop.
What a vast amount of knowledge for $8. The club is blessed with a tremendous amount of talented members willing to share information with fellow woodworkers.
The Dogwood Festival is schedule for May 7 - 9. This annual festival is held in Winchester, Tennessee and is always a lot of fun. There will be additional information at our April meeting. The contacts for this activity are Billy May and Dick Wollam.
PHOTO SHOOT CONTINUES AT THE APRIL MEETING
If you have not had your photo taken, we will again be taking photos at the April meeting and continue to add “member photos”, as we add new members.
NEW NAME TAGS
New (and larger) name tags were also handed out at the last two meetings. The purpose of these larger name tags is to allow you to read the name tags and learn your new club members.
If you do not have a new name tag yet, please see Bob Addington.
Hopefully, each member will wear these new tags at our regular meetings.
The carvers met on April 3rd at Phil Bishop's shop. About 15 eager members attended the program presented by Ron Reimers. Ron’s program was “Building Native American Flutes”. Everyone got to start making their “flute”. The making of flutes will continue at the next carver’s meeting.
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
If you have not already paid you dues, please pay the treasurer, Bob Addington at the meeting or you can mail your check to Bob at his home address (249 Big Oak Drive, Manchester, TN 37355). Our dues are $10.00 for a single membership, and $15.00 for a family membership (what a bargain).
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).
2010 REMAINING EVENT SCHEDULE
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 - Church of the Nazarene, Decherd, TN
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
Railroad Museum Arts & Craft Show: June 12 – 13, Cowan, TN
Franklin Co. Fair Exhibit: Aug. 18-21, 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.
Here are the latest additions to the library, courtesy of club member Ed Holland. The three DVDs are from the Woodworker's Journal Complete Woodworking Collection. The DVD titles are:
2082 - Furniture Making: Secrets, Skills and
• # 2083 - Cabinet Making Techniques: The Next Level
• # 2084 - Essential Woodworking Techniques
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.
MARCH MEETING SHOW AND
If you don't remember what the "Show & Tell items looked like or who showed them -- "click" on the name or item and take a look.
Matt Brothers brought pictures of a solid cherry sideboard with square pegs in all the mortise and tendon joints. The shelves were adjustable and the drawerswere solid cherry with dovetail construction. The finish was Danish Oil and topcoat of lacquer.
Jay Hazel brought a 12 section stave bowl he made from curly maple purchased from BRC in McMinnville. The finish was walnut oil and a topcoat of a mixture of bee’s wax and mineral oil.
Vince Zaccardi displayed two cutting boards that were made of walnut and cherry and finished with mineral oil. He also brought a beautiful small cherry table that he won at the 2009 Fall Seminar and had assembled and finished.
Bob Addington brought two maple “grooved edge” cutting boards. The top and bottom ends of the boards were accented using cherry with the outside holes elongated. Bob also made a maple bookshelf, which he finished with five coats of wipe-on polyurethane.
Tom Cowan brought and discussed two candle stands he designed in the “Federal” style One table had raised inlay while the other had regular inlay. For these two candle stands Tom created a unique design using contrasting inlays made from sycamore, mahogany and curly maple. The finish was Watco oil and a top-coat of spayed lacquer.
Felix Reese built a walnut table with turned wooden knobs on the drawers. The finish was sanding sealer and polyurethane.
Walter Clement brought in some old wooden engraved type-sets and printings made from the type-set engravings. He discussed how they were made and used.
Paul Jalbert brought in a wood carving, shaped similar to the Ten Commandments stone.
John Mayberry displayed a cherry picture frame. The picture in the frame was of a barn, built around 1914 and still standing, on his Grandfathers farm in Hickman County.
Wayne Ison detailed for the club a story on glue. He discussed his experience in testing glue and the procedure he developed for the testing. Wayne also discussed his experience with the early epoxies.
Ken Burgess brought in bark carvings of houses and trees. He also showed a deep relief carving of a "Lighthouse" scene.
Will Gaetjens made a cherry hot plate. He drilled holes in the plate and inserted spent 22 caliber brass shells in the holes to keep the heated surfaces from directly contacting the wood.
Doyle McConnell discussed the "nested bowl" technique that he will be demonstrating at the Spring Seminar.
Bob Reese brought in a rocking horse like the one he made for his newest granddaughter. He discussed the technique he used to apply Aniline dye, making the cherry appear very old.
Allen Odell displayed two Alaskan style fishing lures he made using alder wood and deer horn.
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.
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
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