• Vol 26 / Issue 02
  • February 2011
  • Editor, Chuck Taylor

Next Meeting February 15th

The February meeting will be at 7:00 pm on the 15th at the University of Tennessee Space institute, room H111.

About The Program

Our February program will be presented by Alf Sharp. He will discuss various types of furniture. Alf has a long history of making furniture reproductions and always has interesting stories to share.
His work has been featured in Colonial Homes magazine, Southern Living magazine, the book Architecture of the Old South , Fine Woodworking magazine, Woodwork magazine, the book The Tennessee Sampler, Historic Preservation magazine, Furniture Studio 3 and other publications. In addition, he has taught a number of courses and seminars in his field, and demonstrated at various historical festivals. Visit Alf’s web site at http://alfredsharp.com
Come and see Alf's presentation on February 15.


Welcome to Our New Members

(becoming members at the January meeting)

Mickey Knowles
Gregory Myers

Be sure to meet our new members and welcome them to the club.

TVW News and Notes   

Carver's Corner


The carvers met on February 5th at the shop of Phil Bishop, with 14 eager carvers in attendance. Their discussions centered around upcoming
projects. They plan to "create" another totem pole for the Cornbread Festival.
The carvers normally meet on the first Saturday of each month.

Digital Library News    

Some of library DVDs can now be viewed on-line! Go to the library listing on the website, if the DVD title is underlined that means it is available for viewing on line. Just click on the title and sit back and enjoy the program in its entirety. If you have a slow Internet connection, look at the instructions on the Library page for download instructions.
There are over a dozen of our in house DVDs now ready for your enjoyment and there will be others added as they become available.
If you enjoy this convenience or have a suggestion, let us know by going to the “Contact Us” link at the top of the web page. We’d love to hear from you, and Richard and Loyd will both get the feedback.
Of course you can still check out these selections and our many commercial DVDs and VHS Tapes from our Digital Library for viewing on your DVD or tape player.
For a complete list of all items in the Digital Library, see Henry Davis at club meetings, email him at hdavis37@charter.net or call him at 393-3191 and leave a message.


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 (reesecup@bellsouth.net).

Click here to see the other club members that have agreed to help in their area of expertise.

January Show and Tell


 Vince Zaccardi brought and discussed three maple and cherry bowls.

 Stanley Dunn brought a cherry bowl.

 Bob Leonard showed his Indian flute with raccoon carving, made at the carver’s class on “Making Flutes”.

 Jim Van Cleave displayed relief carvings, one was a rooster and the other was an orchid.

 Kevin Deuermeyer showed his Intarsia display, including a beautiful birdhouse.


 Ross Roepke brought and discussed a bench with saddle joints.

Bob Addington discussed plaques he made with his new CNC router and a bowl he was finishing for a neighbor.

 Jay Hazel brought a curly maple box.

 Will Gaetjens discussed how he made a set of pistol grips.


 Mike Zaccaro displayed a knife, made by one of his sons, two early 1900’s books, a drop-leaf table (cherry) and a cherry rustic table.


Links of Interest

  Under Construction           


For Sale/Trade/Give Away

If you have woodworking items for sale or are looking for woodworking items, please send information to Chuck Taylor at 931-728-7086 or email to taylorcw@bellsouth.net .


If interested in the above items, contact Loyd Ackerman.

Shop  Tip

Use a router to make wide-diameter holes

A drill press and Forstner bit or circle cutter work great for boring holes with diameters exceeding 1". However, if the work-piece doesn't
fit on the drill-press table, that approach won't work. Locate the center of the hole to be drilled, and with a compass, scribe its
circumference on the surface opposite the face side. Next, bore a hole of the desired size in a scrap of 3/4"-thick stock. Then, center the
hole over the scribed circle and attach it to the work-piece with double-faced tape or clamps as shown. Drill a starter hole large enough to
accept a flush- trim bit for your router, and cut the final hole.

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