• Vol 26 / Issue 03
  • March 2011
  • Editor, Chuck Taylor

Next Meeting March 15th

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

About The Program

Our March program will be presented by Mike Brumfield of Sparta. He will be discussing his vast experience in the “chainsaw” business. Mike does carvings of bears, sea captains, mountain men and Indians from logs, using a chainsaw.
Be sure to attend the March 15th meeting and see what Mike has in store for you!!


Welcome to Our New Members

Steve, Josh & Leigh Ann Weber                McMinnville
Martha Street                                            McMinnville

(becoming members at the February meeting)

    Steve Weber
     Josh Weber

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

TVW News and Notes   

Spring Seminar is coming up

The Spring Seminar is fast approaching. It is scheduled for April 16 and will be held at Paul Fulks’ shop. Additional information and details information will be given at the March meeting.

Carver's Corner


The carvers met on March 5th at the shop of Phil Bishop, with 12 energetic carvers in attendance. They started the process of "creating" another totem pole for the Cornbread Festival. This is the project they will be working on at the Festival.
The carvers normally meet on the first Saturday of each month.



Three new selections have been added to the Club Library. One DVD is the 15 minute slide presentation that Alf Sharp presented at the February meeting. We also have Alf's complete program on DVD. Both of these DVDs and many others can be viewed on line. Go to the library listing on our club website and click on the underlined titles.
Our third new selection is “Shop Storage Solutions”. If you have a storage problem in your shop, you might get a tip or two from this CD.
Just a reminder, if you have a library selection out, it is due to be returned at the next meeting.
If you find a woodworking related DVD that you would like to suggest we purchase for the library, please contact Henry Davis. Provide him with the specific title, where it can be ordered and order number.
Your donation of original woodworking DVDs, CD and VHS tapes are always appreciated. Remember we can't accept copied media.
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.


February Show and Tell       


 Tom Gillard displayed the tongue that he had made for a scout’s chariot race where the boys were to use a barrel and develop a chariot. He also displayed a film clip of the competition. The other item that he showed was a binary adding machine.

 Loyd Ackerman brought a small plant stand which he made with a removable Corian insert.

 Jim Van Cleave displayed a carving of the Sons of the American Revolution Seal. He had taken the seal from a letterhead and enlarged it to provide a pattern.

  Greg Myers showed a curly maple clock. This was the eighth one that he had made.

  Doyle McConnell showed small items and encouraged members to use all their scraps. Among the items were bottle stoppers, purse hangers, trinket box and a small bowl. 


  Ross Roepke brought a stool that he had made for a Motlow College fund raiser. 

  Bob Leonard displayed two board carvings of cabin scenes. He indicated that he was learning as he progressed along, especially how to mix and use his paints.

 Kevin Deuermeyer showed a clock that he had made using a pattern that recently appeared in a woodworker’s magazine. It used cherry, maple and walnut boards in the construction.

 Karen Browning brought the first bowl that she made from a piece of cedar firewood back in 2002. She stated that she hoped to get back into turning soon. 


  Mike Addington brought several twisted limbs for “give away”. 


If you would like to see the items Alf Sharp, go to the "Gallery" link on the home page. Then click on the "Show & Tell" folder and then open the "2011_02" folder.

Links of Interest

  To view the "Link of Interest" on our web site, please click here.           


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

Is your Framing Square Square?

First: To check the accuracy of your square, place it along the straight edge of a board and draw a perpendicular line.

Second: Now flip the square over and check to see if it lines up with the pencil line you just drew. If not, see photos below.

To fix the square - use a center punch: Strike the inside corner of the square with a center punch to open up the legs or the outside corner to close them.

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