(A PUBLICATION OF THE)
Tennessee Valley Woodworkers
25/ Issue 5 May 2010
Editor: Chuck Taylor
The next meeting of the TN Valley
will be held May 18th 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
To view the list of TVW officers for the current year, please click "here".
WELCOME TO OUR NEWEST TVW
(BECOMING MEMBERS AT THE APRIL MEETING)
Frank, Frances & Brandon Pratt………….Manchester
(Be sure to meet all of our new members and make them feel a part of our great club)
The May program will be presented by Bob Molloy, one of our club members. Bob’s presentation will be “The Process of Building a Canoe”.
Come and hear Bob’s presentation on May 18th at our regular monthly meeting.
KEEP UP WITH ALL THE CLUB NEWS
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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!!!!!!!
to view all the latest information concerning "TVW Upcoming Events" or
view upcoming programs on our Web Site.
TVW NEWS AND NOTES
TVW PICNIC TIME
Also, please do not forget the auction, which is one of the club’s major fund raisers. Bring money and something you made. Join the fun when the “bidding” starts.
The picnic chairman, Felix Rees, will have more to announce at the May meeting.
VACUUM PRESSING WORKSHOP
A “Vacuum Pressing” workshop is scheduled for May 15th. The location is Loyd Ackerman’s shop. A signup sheet was passed at the last meeting for those interested in attending.
The Dogwood Festival was held May 7 - 9. This annual festival is held in Winchester, Tennessee and is always a lot of fun. This year it was dry and enjoyable. The carvers set up a booth to display their “creations” and had various demonstrations during the Festival.
PHOTO SHOOT CONTINUES AT THE MAY MEETING
We would like to have a photo of every TVW member to link to the member listing
NEW NAME TAGS
New name tags have been made for every member. 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 May 1st at Phil Bishop's shop. The group continued with the program started at the previous meeting. Ron Reimers is conducting a class on “Building Native American Flutes”. Everyone is making their own “flute”. The class will continue at the next carver’s meeting.
The carvers will be displaying their talent at the Railroad Museum Arts & Craft Show, on June 12 – 13 at Cowan, TN. Additional information will be given at the regular May meeting.
SHARPEN YOUR SKILLS??
A GREAT CHANCE TO IMPROVE
YOUR SKILL LEVEL
AND 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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.
October 23: 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
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
Henry would like to remind 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 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 .
APRIL MEETING SHOW AND
Doyle McConnell brought in two Ambrosia maple turned vases. Doyle also displayed a segmented salt shaker and pepper grinder made with 136 segments.
Bob Reese displayed a stave oil lamp holder constructed from Poplar wood. This was his prototype for Christmas gifts.
Tom Cowan displayed a tilt top tea table made from curly cherry.
Felix Rees discussed a walnut table. The plan that Felix used for his design was from the table plans provided a last year’s workshop by Ronnie Young. He also brought a small lamp.
Jim Van Cleave brought a basswood carving of a floral wreath. The carving was finished with Deft oil.
Vince Zaccardi brought in some wood that had been given to him and ask if anyone could identify it.
Matt Brothers displayed a jewelry box which he constructed from Mahogany and Walnut.
Jim Accord discussed the “experience” of making gardening tools.
Ken Gould, who is known for his blacksmith work, displayed a prototype gavel he made for a local women’s organization.
Jay Hazel made a maple round cutting board using “end grain” maple blocks.
Don Rounsavill brought in two bowls he made from maple. The bowls were made using a jig with a router. Don made the router jigs from instructions he found at woodsmith.com.
Bill May displayed a camel carved from Sycamore wood. Bill also brought in dressed boy and girl dolls for which he had carved the face, hands and feet.
Will Gaetjens displayed a Biltmore stick which he glued up from pieces of maple with Elmer’s Waterproof Glue.
Crocia Robertson brought in a unique round wooden holder that she bought at an estate sale to see if anyone could identify the piece.
Saw for sale: Bosch 4212L 12 inch, Dual Bevel miter saw. Good condition used about one year. The saw sells in the $400 & up range online. Asking $325. Contact: Tom Church, phone 931-967-4460 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Wood for sale: includes various lengths of Buckeye, Pine, Oak and Walnut. He also has some solid doors and some hardwood flooring. Contact: Ernie Sanders at 581-4743 or 455-9766.
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.
Daniel Mack (rustic furniture maker) will be teaching a one week course at Saint Andrews Sewanee, June 20-26. He's well known in the "rustic world" and has published several books. Additional information is available at the following web sites:
http://www.shakerag.org/workshops/ and http://www.danielmack.com/oldsite/chairs.htm
"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
====== MAY 18 ======
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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