(A PUBLICATION OF THE)
Tennessee Valley Woodworkers
25/ Issue 8 August
Editor: Chuck Taylor
The next meeting of the TN Valley
will be held August 17th 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 NEW MEMBERS
(Becoming members at our July meeting)
Dr. Dick Binger………..........…...Huntsville
Tony & Christine Murphy…......Winchester
(Be sure to meet and welcome our new member)
The August program will be given by Scott Tinker from Woodcraft in Chattanooga. Scott will be displaying some specialty planes, discussing how to care for them and when to use them. He will also briefly talk about the process of sharpening and using chisels
Come and hear Scott’s interesting and informative presentation on August 17th.
NEXT TVW EVENTS
September 20 – 26: Coffee County Fair Demonstrations, Chairperson - Doyle McConnell.
Aug. 18-21: Franklin Co. Fair Exhibit, Winchester, TN, Contact – Harry May
MARK YOUR CALENDAR
Start making planes to attend the TVW 25th Anniversary Celebration Dinner and Program. The event will take place on October 23 and will be held at the Arnold Engineering & Development Center (AEDC) Officers Club.
This is a major milestone for the Club and will be a great celebration of the history of the club.
Additional information will be give at the next TVW meeting.
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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.
TVW NEWS AND NOTES
COFFEE COUNTY FAIR DEMONSTRATIONS AND EXHIBITS
The Carvers will be exhibiting at the Franklin County Fair on August 18-21 in Winchester. Harry May is the contact for this event. Additional information will be presented at the next club meeting.
"SHOOTING SEASON IS STILL OPEN"
“Shooting” season is coming to a close. We are still “missing” a few member photos and would like to add to the club’s collection. This is a good way to know the club members. If you have not had your photo taken, we will again be taking photos at the August meeting. We will continue to add “member photos”, as we add new members.
UTSI is having their annual picnic on September 17th. TVW members, in the past, have made and donated items for the fundraising auction held at their picnic. Bring anything you wish to donate to the regular Club meeting on August 17th or contact Richard Gulley. We hope that Club members will respond generously to support UTSI, since they provide the our club with a great meeting place.
SHARPEN YOUR SKILLS??
(THIS MONTH'S SPECIAL -- NO REGISTRATION FEE)
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
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 - Arnold AFB Officer's Club
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
If you have not taken the opportunity to use the club “Digital Library”, now is a good time. See Henry at the next TVW meeting and review the long list of woodworking videos. There are videos that will interest everyone.
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 .
JULY MEETING SHOW AND TELL:
Bob Leonard displayed 5 wooden pocket knives. He had purchased 2 kits from Woodcraft and made the others.
Tom Cowen displayed and discussed a small chest that he originally saw in Winston Salem. The chest had beautiful inlay and dovetail drawer joints.
Don Rounsavill brought in two bowls made with a router. The wood was cherry and walnut, with finish being Mahoney’s Walnut Oil.
Jay Hazel brought and discussed a “poor man’s dial indicator” made from wood with an indicator made from coat hanger wire. He used this to set the blades on his jointer. He also brought a wooden straightedge, two “handmade” bow saws and two scrapers.
Ross Roepke displayed a uniquely designed table and a walnut display pedestal. He also discussed a jig, built to clamp corners, and a box made from “pecky” pine with a poplar lid.
Bob Addington brought and discussed a set of TV trays made from maple. He discussed some of the difficulties during the “construction”.
Doug Dunlap built a couple of fixtures for making and assembling pen blanks. One of the fixtures was made from a piece of walnut that had an actual walnut nut imbedded.
Chuck Taylor brought in a red maple turned vase, finished with gloss lacquer and a holly baby rattle.
Harry May brought in a detailed basswood carving of a Jack Ass.
Dick Wollam displayed a narrow table with a red cedar top.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call at 931-728-7086.
---------------Turntable makes it easy to spray finishes-------------
Spraying a finish can be tricky for beginners and old hands alike, particularly if you have too little space to move around the piece as you spray.
This small project makes for easy rotation of you project while finishing. Build a turntable to use on top of your workbench or finishing table. First, from 3/4" plywood, cut a piece with a 3' diameter, and screw a 3/4" pipe flange at its center. Near the perimeter, attach four or more swivel plate casters, as shown below. Finally, thread a pipe nipple into the flange and drill a hole in the top of your bench to receive the nipple that serves as a turntable pivot. This handy device allows you to rotate pieces easily after you finish spraying each side.
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
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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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