(A PUBLICATION OF THE)
Tennessee Valley Woodworkers
25/ Issue 9 September
Editor: Chuck Taylor
The next meeting of the TN Valley
will be held September 21st 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 August meeting)
Bob & Pam Blauner….Estill
(Be sure to meet and welcome our new members)
The September program will be a video featuring James
Perry of Rock Island, TN. The video title is "Extreme Woodworking"
and promises to be very entertaining. James is a talented woodworker who
built his own house and furnished it mostly with his own creations.
Come to our September meeting on September 21st and see how James does his “woodworking magic”.
NEXT TVW EVENTS
September 20 – 26: Coffee County Fair Demonstrations, Chairperson - Doyle McConnell.
September 17 – 19: Polly Crockett Festival, Cowan, TN Contact – Harry May
MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR THIS IMPORTANT EVENT
Mark your calendar for the date “October 23”. This is the date of the TVW 25 Year Celebration Dinner & Program. Plan to attend and help celebrate this great milestone in the club history. Tickets are now on sale. The dinner will be held at the Arnold Engineering & Development Center (AEDC) Officers Club.Additional information will be discussed at the next regular meeting.
This is a major milestone for the Club and will be a great celebration of the history of the club.
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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!!!!!!!
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
Please come and be a part of this “fun & learn” experience.
FRANKLIN CO. FAIR EXHIBIT
UTSI SAYS “THANKS”
UTSI wishes to thank those woodworkers that helped support the auction by donating items. The auction was held on September 17th during their annual picnic.
"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 September meeting. We will continue to add “member photos”, as we add new members.
The carvers met on September 4th at Phil
Bishop's shop. About twelve eager carvers
were in attendance. Some of the group worked on the new “Totem Pole” while
others continued on their individual projects.
A home has been found for the “Cigar Store Indian” (it has been sold).
The carvers will be displaying at the Polly Crockett Festival in Cowan on September 17 – 19.
SHARPEN YOUR SKILLS??
(CLOSEOUT 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 (email@example.com).
2010 REMAINING EVENT SCHEDULE
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
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
The DVD "Extreme Woodworking" is now available in the Club Library. This is the DVD that will be featured at our September meeting.
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 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 .
AUGUST MEETING SHOW AND
Geoff Roehm displayed a “photo clip” of carvings done on the lead contained in pencils.
Henry Davis displayed a wooden dial indicator holder that he uses in his shop “setups”, such as the jointer, table saw or router.
Phil Bishop brought in a “stacked” curved molding he was making for a large corner cabinet.
Loyd Ackerman brought in two hollow vessels. One was made from apple and the other was soft maple.
Vince Zaccardi displayed three bowls he brought in; one was turned from maple, another from apple, and another from cherry. Vince used a wax finish and polished the pieces.
Bob Addington bought in three cutting boards made from maple with walnut accents. The finish Bob applied on the cutting the boards was canola oil.
Doyle McConnell brought in a hollow vessel he dyed from the inside. Doyle also discussed the technique used to make a segmented bowl.
Karen Browning brought in a couple of old boards (believed to be chestnut) she got off of an old barn. Karen planed down the board to show some of the beautiful character of the wood.
Tom Gillard displayed a candelabra he constructed, to be used in his Boy Scout activities.
Ross Roepke built a unique table with a walnut center piece in the top. The sides were mortised to the top.
Ralph Hand created a drop leaf table with walnut insets in the top between pieces of Bradford Pear. The hinges for the top were made from wood as were the supports Ralph designed to hold the folding top in place.
Leonard brought in an unusual carving he found
at the GoodWill store. He also displayed a wooden
knife case that contains 15 different species of wood.
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.
--------------- Lipstick cures “lock misalignment” -------------
For your drawer lock to work properly, the lock bolt must slide smoothly into the mortise (or hole) you make for it. But, trying to measure and mark that location is driving you crazy.
Extend the lock bolt and put lipstick on the end of
it. Retract the bolt, close the drawer, and then extend the bolt. The lipstick
will mark the correct position for the bolt hole or mortise.
You can mark door locks and cabinet latches using this same technique.
"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)
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