(A PUBLICATION OF THE)
Tennessee Valley Woodworkers
25/ Issue 6 June
Editor: Chuck Taylor
The next meeting of the TN Valley
will be held June 15th 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 MAY MEETING)
Larry & Sherry Wendland……..........…….Tullahoma
(Be sure to meet all of our new members and make them feel a part of our great club)
The June TVW program will be presented by Wayne Sutter of Woodline. Wayne will bring Woodline products to display and discuss. He will also talk about new products from Woodline. Click here to view the Woodline web site.
Come and hear Wayne’s interesting and informative presentation
on June 15th.
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!!!!!!!
Click "here" to view all the latest information concerning "TVW Upcoming Events" or "here"to view upcoming programs on our Web Site.
NEXT MAJOR TVW ACTIVITIES
June 18: Spindle Turning Session at Tom Cowan’s shop. More information at the next meeting.
June 19: Turning Bee, Chairperson – Johnnie Brown, Location – Tom Cowan’s shop.
If you have never been to a “Turning Bee”, here is your chance to learn. Most club members got their first “taste” of turning at one of the events. Everyone will get “hands-on” experience in the process of roughing a bowl. A group of “experts” will be on hand to help you learn the correct turning techniques and roughing process. If you have been to a “Turning Bee” before, come and enjoy the fun and fellowship.
TVW NEWS AND NOTES
Our annual picnic was held on May 22 at Falls Mill. The picnic and auction was a huge success. Everyone enjoyed the “food & fellowship” and the auction.
Thanks goes to the picnic chairman, Felix Rees, who did an outstanding job, again. Also, thanks to Richard Gulley and his helpers for conducting the auction.
The club raised over $800 through the auction items. Thank you for your generosity in bringing the items for the auction.
VACUUM PRESSING WORKSHOP
Loyd Ackerman hosted a “Vacuum Press” workshop on May 15th. The workshop was well attended and everyone got some “hands-on” experience with the vacuum system. Thanks to Loyd for holding the workshop.
JIG & TEMPLATE WORKSHOP
Paul Fulks is putting together a “Jig and Template” information workshop. The target date is June 26. Anyone who has jigs or templates to display and discuss should contact Paul. Additional information will be presented at the next meeting.
"STILL SHOOTING WOODWORKERS"
We are still “missing” a few member photos and would like to add to the club’s collection. This is a good way to get to know the club members. If you have not had your photo taken, we will again be taking photos at the June meeting. We will continue to add “member photos”, as we add new members.
The carvers met on June 5th at Phil Bishop's shop. Some of the group continued working on “Building Native American Flutes”. Others worked on individual projects and the new “Totem Pole”.
The carvers will be displaying their talent at the Railroad Museum Arts & Craft Show, on June 12 – 13 at Cowan, TN.
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 (email@example.com).
2010 REMAINING EVENT SCHEDULE
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 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 .
MAY MEETING SHOW AND TELL:
Milner Carden brought pictures of three sugar chests that Ronnie Young built from wood grown on the Hermitage property. The chests were all signed and dated.
Ken Miller showed a Hope Chest he built for a member of his family with a lift out tray. He also had pictures of an entertainment center, an outdoor buffet and a small table and chair set.
Doyle McConnell brought in a segmented bowl, turned from 360 pieces of wood and finished with lacquer.
Ross Roepke built a frame in which he had mounted two wooden planes his grandfather left him.
Bob Addington brought in four bowls which he recently turned from Bradford Pear.
Bob Reese built a cedar chest, with hand-cut dovetails, for a granddaughter in Indiana.
Kevin Deuermeyer built a Sassafras bench for the hallway in his house. The joints were all mortise and tendon and the finish was polyurethane.
Richard Gulley brought and discussed his new Triton router, which works with a crank to lift it above the router table.
Dick Wollam brought in a carving he started at the Dogwood Festival. He will bring the “finished” product back for everyone to see when completed.
Bishop brought in a mahogany crown
he carved for a bed that will match the dresser.
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.
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
-----These Corner Brackets Won't Hurt Your Project-----
Ever had that “perfect” project marred or damaged by band clamps? Some band clamps come with four metal corner brackets that can dent your project if you apply too much clamping pressure. For a kinder, gentler corner bracket, try building your own as shown in the drawings below.
Cut the center portion of the brackets out of softwood 2X material with a 2 1/4" hole-saw. Make the top and bottom pieces from 1/8" hardboard or 1/4" plywood. You can customize these blocks by cutting the notches at different angles for projects with more than four sides.
"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
====== JUNE 15 ======
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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