• Vol 26 / Issue 06
  • June 2011
  • Editor, Chuck Taylor

Next Meeting June 21st

The June meeting will be at 7:00 pm on the 21st at the University of Tennessee Space institute, room H111.

About The Program

The June program will be a “Video Tour” of Gary Runyon’s workshop. The detailed video presentation will show Gary's prowess with wood and
metals in making art and tools. Gary will be on hand to discuss the video and answer any questions that may arise.

Looking forward to seeing you at the June 21st meeting.



Welcome to Our New Member

(becoming a member at the May meeting)

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

Sid Matheny   McMinnville

TVW News and Notes   

Annual Turning Bee is June 18 (Saturday)

One of the TVW favorite annual activities is scheduled for June 18 (this Saturday). 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”. Be sure to attend and enjoy the learning experience.


The club picnic and auction was held on May 21st at Falls Mill. A great time was had by all attending the event. Thanks goes to Felix Rees
for chairing this activity and to Richard Gulley and helpers for handling the auction activities. The auction brought a total of $900.

Shop Tours

Watch for the announcement of the next “Shop Tour” schedule. It could be your shop, so keep it clean.

Carver's Corner


The carvers met on June 4 and discussed recent and upcoming events and worked on personal projects.
The carvers normally meet on the first Saturday of each month and work on individual or group projects.



Great News --- seven new DVD's have been added to the club library. Check out the library listing on our website or check the list at the
next meeting.

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.


May Show and Tell       


  Jay Hazelspalted maple and box elder turned bowls 

  Doug Dunlapcrab apple turned bowl and walnut Christmas ornament 

  Wayne Simmons book stand

  Jim Van Cleavecherry carving

  Chuck Taylor – hollow vase and memory box with book-matched top insert for grandson’s wedding gift


  Kevin Deuermeyer toy truck (white oak barrel wood)

  Ross Roepketray carving from India

  Doyle McConnellsalt and pepper shakers for wedding gifts

  Bob AddingtonCNC name plate and a 3-D CNC carving 


  Greg Myers military shadowbox


  Stuart Gaetjens – 2 carved Dala Horses


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 .




Learn a few facts about one of the most common and popular species of wood used by woodworkers.

Acer saccharum (Sugar Maple) is a species of maple native to the hardwood forests of northeastern North America, from Nova Scotia west to
southern Ontario, and south to Georgia and Texas.

A 10-year-old tree is typically about 16 feet tall.
The fall color is often spectacular, ranging from bright yellow through orange to fluorescent red-orange. Sugar maples also have a tendency
to color unevenly in fall. In some trees, all colors above can be seen at the same time. There is also a tendency, as there is also with red
maples, for certain parts of a mature tree to change color weeks ahead of or behind the remainder of the tree.
The wood is one of the hardest and densest of the maples and is prized for furniture, flooring and turnings.
It is also widely used in the manufacture of musical instruments, such as the members of the violin family (sides and back) guitars (neck)
and drum shells. Trees with wavy wood grain, which can occur in curly, quilted and "Birdseye maple" form, are especially valued by
woodworkers. Maple is also the wood used for basketball courts, including the floors used by the NBA, and it is a popular wood for baseball
bats. Bowling alleys and bowling pins are both commonly manufactured from sugar maple.
The Sugar Maple is a favorite street and garden tree, because it is easy to propagate and transplant, is fairly fast-growing, and has
beautiful fall color. The shade and the shallow, fibrous roots may interfere with grass growing under the trees and mowing.


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