• Vol 26 / Issue 05
  • May 2011
  • Editor, Chuck Taylor

Next Meeting May 17th

The May meeting will be at 7:00 pm on the 19th at the University of Tennessee Space institute, room H111.

About The Program

Our May program will be presented by Mike Bell, curator at the Tennessee State Museum. Mike will be discussing the “early Tennessee furniture development”. He will also have a great slide show, depicting stages of the furniture development.

Looking forward seeing you at the May 17th meeting.



Welcome to Our New Members

Pete & Diane Miller ...... Hillsboro

Mike Zinser ...................Nashville

Bryan Gordon ...............Tullahoma

(becoming members at the April meeting)

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

TVW News and Notes   

Annual Turning Bee is coming up

One of the TVW favorite annual activities is scheduled for June 18. This is the Turning Bee that will be held at Tom Cowan's shop. This is a really great activity to learn turning skills from some of the club’s “experienced turners”. All attendees in the past have been really inspired by this event and many have become accomplished “turners”, as a result of attending one of these “learning experiences”. The details will be given at the next regular meeting.

Spring Seminar

The Spring Seminar was held on April 16 at Paul Fulk’s shop. The seminar was well attended and everyone came away with some great ideas to apply in their own shop. The list of presenters was outstanding and they all did a great job. Thanks to all the presenters, which included Phil Bishop, Doyle McConnell, Henry Davis, Anthony Watts, Matt Brothers and Mike Brumfield. A big thank you to Paul for organizing and hosting the seminar at his shop and to Karen Browning for coordinating the lunch.

Shop Tours

The latest “Shop Tour” was held on April 23rd and was well attended. The tour was in the Manchester area and included the shops of John Mayberry, Johnnie Brown & Bob Addington. Thanks to Doyle for coordinating these tours and to those opening their shops for the tours.

Cornbread Festival

The carvers were invited to participate in the Cornbread Festival in South Pittsburg on April 29 & May 1. The demonstrations and displays of the carvers drew large crowds of admiring onlookers. They were working on the “Totem Pole” during the Festival. Everyone had a great time at this new venue and it gave the club new exposure to the public. There are some great photos of the activity in the gallery section of the club web site. Look under carver events/2011 cornbread festival.

Carver's Corner


The carver’s monthly meeting on May 7 was a tour of the “Cowan Artisan Gallery”, operated by Tom Cowan and Geoff Roehm.
The carvers normally meet on the first Saturday of each month and work on individual or group projects


Please remember that you can now view some of the club DVDs on line. Go to the library listing on our club website and click on the underlined titles.
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.
Just a reminder, if you have a library selection out, it is due to be returned at the next meeting.


April Show and Tell       


Tom Gillard – hammer hanger – for all those times when you need to take the hammer out of the back pocket when having dinner with the spouse 

 Jay Hazel – lathe refurbishing slide show and turned bowl (beetle kill pine). You can view all of the refurbishing photos in the gallery/show and tell/2001_04/jay hazel lathe change  folder

Tom Cowan – Christmas ornaments and gilding 

  Vince Zaccardi turned bowls (2 spalted maple, 1 pine)

  Loyd Ackermantool box with box joint corners and vacuum press discussion


  Wayne Isonship wheel

  Ron Reimergilding in a frame

Richard Gully tap and die for 1 ½” wooden threads 

 Jim Everettintarsia


  Bob Addington – CNC example – sign “Mike’s Shop”


Ross Roepke bombe' box (maple) 


Kevin Deuermeyer– table with inlay
  Jim Van Cleavecarving
  David Whyte – wooden toys (a bobcat & dirt mover)
   Karen Browninggilding
  Doyle McConnell gilding in frame; segmented bowl with detailed center section (for granddaughter’s wedding gift); spalted      maple peppermill and ring box (turned at Spring Seminar)
  Felix Rees lamp
  Matt Brotherstrophy case commissioned for Coffee County Central H.S. (red oak). The case has glass on all sides for viewing.

Links of Interest

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


For Sale/Trade/Give Away

FOR SALE:  Cast- iron grinder stand made by Clarke Manufacturing with attached pan. Like new. Price $50.00. Contact Bob Leonard (931-728-1077 or nbleonard@charter.net ).

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 .


Shop  Tip

--Use Clamp-On Edge Guide for Straight-Edge Rip Cuts--

Having trouble ripping that first edge straight on boards for your next project? Try this method on your table saw.

To get that first straight edge on a board, try clamping an edge guide (see photo below) to the work piece so it overhangs the edge of the board slightly. With the edge guide lined up firmly against the table saw fence, you will get straight-edged rips every time.


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