(A PUBLICATION OF THE)
Tennessee Valley Woodworkers
26/ Issue 01 January
Editor: Chuck Taylor
The next meeting of the TN Valley Woodworkers
will be held January 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.
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 2011
To view the list of TVW officers for the current year, please click "here".
WELCOME TO OUR NEW MEMBERS
(Becoming members at our December meeting)
(Be sure to meet and welcome
our new members)
Our January program will be presented by Loyd Ackerman and Henry Davis. The program is titled “Odds and Ends”. There will be a multitude of issues addressed in the program. There will be some general woodworking, safety alerts, some carving and some other “stuff”.
Be sure to attend the January 18th meeting and see
what Loyd and Henry have in store for you.
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TVW NEWS AND NOTES
WELCOME TO TVW 2011
We have a new slate of officers for the calendar year. Please express your appreciation to the 2010 officers for the outstanding year of activities, workshops and seminars. They did an outstanding job.
The teamwork demonstrated by members throughout our club is what sets this club apart.
We enter the year with a total membership of 177.
We are looking forward to another great year for our TVW Woodworkers Club. Please support your 2011 officers, as they prepare and plan the year's activities.
PLANNING FOR 2011
The TVW Executive Committee will meet on January 17th to plan the year’s activities and set the dates for the regular events the will occur during the year. Additional information will be available at the regular meeting.
Several carvers met on January 8th to tour the gallery of Tom Cowan and Geoff Roehm. Their new gallery is located in Cowan. They did some planning and discussed their projects for the new year.
The carvers did not have their regular “working session” this month.
A GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO LEARN
A great way to start out the New Year is to “sharpen” some of your skills. Bob Reese is offering to help you with your sharpening techniques, especially turning gouges. 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).
TVW MEMBERSHIP FEES ARE DUE
TVW dues for 2011 are now payable. Our dues are $10.00 for a single membership, and $15.00 for a family membership (what a bargain).
You can pay the treasurer, Bob Addington at the meeting or mail your dues check to Bob at his home address (249 Big Oak Drive, Manchester, TN 37355).
DIGITAL LIBRARY NEWS
If you have not taken the opportunity to use the club “Digital Library”, 2011 would be a good time to start.
See Henry at the next TVW meeting and review the long list of woodworking videos. There are videos that will interest everyone.
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 .
DECEMBER MEETING SHOW AND TELL:
Tom Cowan showed photos of desks built for his granddaughters. One desk has a unique design that doubles the size of the desk top. On one of the tables Tom made a butterfly inlay from box elder. Tom also showed pictures of an Arts and Crafts style door that he built for a customer in Sewanee and a picture of an Arts and Crafts style coffee table he built with a 1 ½ inch thick granite top.
Paul Fulks brought in a garden bench he made for his wife. He found the design in a book and made extensive changes as he built it, ending up with a refined bench that he stained with red chestnut and mahogany minwax stain.
Ken Gould brought in a 4 foot tall Nut Cracker. The center was made of basswood, the middle section and hat were made from maple and the lower legs were turned from walnut.
Bob Leonard brought and discussed a display of 8 knives and 2 sheaths that he carved out of wood.
Vince Zaccardi brought and discussed a maple top magazine rack he built.
Loyd Ackerman brought and discussed the prototype jewelry chest that he made for his granddaughters for Christmas.
Doyle McConnell brought in four turned pieces and discussed the unusual history of the items. One was a natural edge bowl turned out of red bud. One was a bowl he turned in 1993. Doyle also displayed a hollow vase out of rubber tree wood.
Henry Davis displayed and discussed a Paulownia bowl, which Tom Cowan helped him complete in November of 1997.
Scott Short displayed a John Deere rocking tractor he made for his one year old grandson. The paint job of authentic yellow, green and black topped off the project.
Jim Everett brought in six pieces of intarsia. They consisted of a pen with the Constitution, a boy in a tub, a guitar, a deer, a banjo and an Indian.
Ron Reimers displayed and played three Native American Flutes. One was made from ambrosia maple and two were made from cedar.
Josef Maierbacker constructed a wooden scale which he uses to determine the specific weight of rock samples. He also built three drawers into the base of the unit where he stores other rock identification tools.
Bob Reese brought and discussed two violins. One he constructed and one he bought at a yard sale (made at least 417 years ago by Antonius Amitria who taught Stradivarius). Bob inlaid a fan in the back of his latest violin. Rheta gave the group a sampling of the tremendous sound of the violins by playing them.
Jim Van Cleave displayed a set of walnut “bed steps” he built for his wife.
Michael Zuccaro brought in a natural bench. The main walnut board used in the bench is Mother Nature’s handy work. Michael put together the legs and produced a unique and interesting bench. He also brought in a backgammon board that was made using a multitude of wood species to achieve the range of colors and the design.
Felix Rees displayed a tape dispenser that he constructed from cedar. The cutter was made from an old hacksaw blade and set into the end to serve as a tape cutter.
Brenda Zuccaro brought in a mortar and pestle she turned from mahogany and finished with Danish Oil.
Steven Zuccaro brought in a small fish he carved out of mahogany using a pocket knife and other various and assorted tools.
Tony Harrison brought in a lazy suzan that he constructed, using six different species of wood for the top. The bottom was made of pine.
Ross Roepke brought in a cutting board he made from a piece of curly cherry.
John Hartin brought in two ambrosia maple bowls.
Brothers brought in photos of some of his latest projects. One was
a blanket chest he
made from cedar. He also constructed a toy
chest from walnut and butternut. Matt also brought pictures of a chest
of drawers that he constructed out of cherry. he added some details
to enhance the chest.
MODERN WOODWORKER HUMOR
Looking into the baby’s room one night, a woodworker’s wife found her husband standing over their baby’s crib. Silently she watched him. As he stood looking down at the sleeping infant, she saw on his face a mixture of emotions: disbelief, doubt, delight, amazement, enchantment, skepticism.
Touched by this unusual display of deep emotions shown by her husband, and with eyes glistening she slipped her arm around her husband. “A penny for your thoughts,” she whispered in his ear.
“It’s amazing!” he replied. “I just can’t see how anybody
can make a crib like that for only $46.50.”
"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
Smoky Mountain Woodcarvers 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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