(A PUBLICATION OF THE)
Tennessee Valley Woodworkers
25/ Issue 7 July
Editor: Chuck Taylor
The next meeting of the TN Valley
will be held July 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
To view the list of TVW officers for the current year, please click "here".
We are saddened to learn that long time TVW member, Winfield Bennet, passed away on July 4th at the Winchester Hospital. Those who knew Winfield, will identify with his sense of humor. Once in a conversation about tools, Winfield said "I only have one carving tool". Then pulled out his pocket knife. He was known for his unusual carvings. He once turned a broom handle into a chain with that pocket knife.
The July TVW program will be presented by David Sapp of the Woodcraft store in Franklin. David will be discussing some of the new products and services offered by the Woodcraft store. He will show the new “Saw-Stop” demonstration and discuss some table saw safety tips. Also, he will bring and discuss some of the Festool equipment.
Come and hear David’s interesting and informative presentation on July 20th.
HAPPENINGS AT THE JULY MEETING
Auction: The Club is disposing of its Toshiba VCR/DVD player along with the cables to connect it. A VHS tape comes along with the unit. This unit will be sold to the highest bidder at the July TVW meeting on July 20th. The unit will play DVDs, CDs, and VHS tapes and record VHS tapes. It has a TV tuner (meaning it can receive analog TV signals from a converter box or cable). It will not play DVD+Rs made on a computer, but it will play DVD-Rs and all commercial DVDs.
Gift Certificate Giveaway: Stanley
Dunn, of BRC, brought another gift certificate for the Club to raffle off.
The $25 certificate will be part of the drawing at the July meeting. BRC
in McMinnville carries a wide range of local hardwoods specifically
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TVW NEWS AND NOTES
SPINDLE TURNING & TURNING BEE WORKSHOPS
A “spindle turning” session was held on Friday June 18th at Tom Cowan’s shop. About 15 eager turners watched the demonstration by Tom. They were then able to “test” their skills and learn some valuable lessons concerning spindle turning techniques.
On Saturday, the 19th, one of
the most popular TVW events was conducted. The turning bee was held with
about 25 people in attendance. Tom Cowan
was the demonstrator on the proper techniques of roughing a bowl from green
wood. There were enough lathes and “instructors” available for everyone
to get a chance to rough a sugar maple bowl from the beautiful blanks that
Thanks to Johnnie Brown, chairman of the event, for the planning, to Tom for hosting the event and to the group of “young fellows” who prepared the blanks. Also, thanks to the “instructors” for sharing their expertise during the day.
A good time was had by all at this always popular TVW event.
JIG & TEMPLATE WORKSHOP
"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 July meeting. We will continue to add “member photos”, as we add new members.
The carvers met on July 3rd at Phil Bishop's shop. About ten people were in attendance. Some of the group continued working on “Building Native American Flutes”, while others worked on individual projects and the new “Totem Pole” that is underway.
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
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
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
Some of our members have ask about copying their purchased commercial woodworking DVD's and donating the copies to the club library. While we do appreciate your wanting to share your DVDs with other club members, but, because of possible copyright infringements, we cannot except copied commercial digital material. If you have original woodworking related DVDs and VHS tapes you want to donate to the library, they will be greatly appreciated.
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 .
JUNE MEETING SHOW AND TELL:
Loyd Ackerman brought in pictures of his latest project. Loyd built 2 box beams with the top made from ½” MDF, gluing gussets every 8 inches in the beam. These beams along with saw horses make a sturdy support for a work table that is flat, light and easy to put up and take down.
Bob Addington brought in five hollow vessels he turned. One was apple, two were from box elder, one plum and one peach. The finish was wipe-on poly.
Kevin Deuermeyer displayed two toy vehicles he made from Jack Daniels oak staves. One was a truck and the other a coupe.
Jay Hazel brought in a bowl he turned form a piece of wood he found on the road. He calls this wood road kill. Jay also brought a red cedar bowl he turned, which came from the Stones River Battle Field. Jay also discussed the lapping of two planes he had “reconditioned”.
Scott Short displayed a football he turned from plans he found on the internet. The ball has 13 laces made from maple. He also displayed a Native American flute that he built.
Ralph Hand brought in a walnut and cherry chest. The walnut chest ends were made from highly figured wide boards. The top was made from cherry with walnut banding.
Jim Everett (artist in wood) brought in a small table he made from cedar and finished with a new Minwax exterior finish. He also brought in three Intarsia "pictures" he made using wood from red cedar, eastern red cedar and western red cedar. The pictures were of a mule, a horse, and a Bible.
Jack Rowe brought in two "goblets" and a baby rattle made from spalted bradford pear. He also displayed a broken file that he used to make a bead cutting turning tool.
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.
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.
---------------Find Those Hidden Biscuits-------------
After marking and installing biscuit joints in several boards that you are gluing up edge-to-edge, then you are ready to plane the glue-up to thickness and rip it to finished width.
The problem is that, in the process, you will also remove the marks that show where the biscuits are located. Later, when crosscutting the glue-up to length, you do not want to take the chance of cutting through one of the biscuits – which would leave a very unattractive edge on your project.
Try this approach to find out where those hidden biscuits are located. Grab your electronic stud finder and run it along the glue-up seam. To your surprise, you can locate every biscuit along the board.
Now, you don’t ever have to guess!
"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
====== JULY 20 ======
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)
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