• Vol 26 / Issue 08
  • August 2011
  • Editor, Chuck Taylor

Next Meeting August 16th

The August meeting will be at 7:00 pm on the 16th at the University of Tennessee Space institute, room H111.

About The Program

The August program will be presented by Jim Everett, one of our talented club members. Jim will be discussing the art of “Intarsia”. He also will be showing some samples of his work.
This program promises to be a very interesting presentation.

Looking forward to seeing you at the August 16th meeting.


More information will be available on these events as the time draws near.

Welcome to Our New Members

(becoming a member at the July meeting)

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


   Lee Cavett   ............... Normandy


   Ann Hindman  ............  Tullahoma


   Connie Brown   …......… Tullahoma


   Nathan Bowman   .....……. Sewanee

TVW News and Notes   


The Forum is up and running. If you have access to the Internet; this is an opportunity to expand your woodworking knowledge, to ask questions, to answer question and to share ideas with your fellow woodworkers. Two avenues are available to get to the Forum web site: 1) type in the Forum URL ( http://www.tnvalleywoodclub.org/phpbb3 ) from your web browser or 2) open the forum by clicking on the “Forum” tab at the top of the TVW home page.
There's an active dialog going on in a couple of forums. The statistics show that many folks are browsing the forums, but not many are registering to participate yet. A comment from one member: "I hope more members decide to give it a try. I have picked up several tips in a short time and from people that I can put a face with and know through the club." We think that pretty well sums it up. The forum is for everyone to benefit from everyone else's input. So register soon folks. We need your participation. To quote one of our Club members: "It's nice to have a group like this to learn from others' mistakes, so when we make a mistake ourselves we recognize that we've just made a mistake."
We hope you'll register soon and be part of our information sharing experience.


Be making plans for the TVW Fall Seminar. The date is October 22 at Cowan Artisans. This Seminar promises to be one of the best we have had. Plans are being finalized for this event and more information will be available at the next TVW meeting.


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


Recently, the club lost one of it's long-time members. Murrell Chattin. An article appeared in the Herald Chronicle under the "Letters to the Editor". You might want to take a look at the article. You can view the article contents by clicking here.



The carvers met on August 6th at Phil Bishop’s shop. Those attending worked on individual projects and shared information within the group.
The next major event for the carvers is the Polly Crocket Festival in Cowan. The event dates are September 17-19.
The carvers normally meet on the first Saturday of each month and work on individual or group projects.



Don’t forget about the great resource of information in our library. New items are being added all the time. Take a look at the list of topics 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.


July Show and Tell       


  Loyd Ackerman"Sketchup" table design and dry fit photos

  Tom GillardFlag Box

  Ross RoepkePine section stool with interesting cross-section and Mahogany and Rosewood table

  Jim Everett – Walnut plaques with art carved in cedar

  Bob AddingtonInlay created with mirror images carved with Shark CNC machine


  Ralph HandCherry and Walnut Table with Poly finish, coffee table made from pine with cherry trim

  Doyle McConnellPeppermill from "pencil wood"

   Jay HazelPlatter from walnut crotch, Maple platter, birch bowl, several small items, discussed spring loaded steb center and collet chuck

   Doug Dunlap Walnut screwdriver handle, Walnut handle for magnetic pickup

   John LucasTable with many spindles made with Vega duplicator.

   Geoff Roehm – very sharp 3/8” chisel which would cut your ankle if you were to drop it

   Chuck TaylorHackberry vase and maple bowl

   Richard GulleyNew store bought Wood River plane ($138). Very sharp out of box, as you could see from his demo.



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



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 .


Easy way to perfectly sized mortises

Here’s a simple trick for creating perfectly sized mortises at the drill press. Use an auxiliary fence and a stop block to locate the hole in one end of the mortise. Position the fence and a stop block to locate the hole in one end of the mortise. A spacer block locates the hole at the opposite end.














The spacer block is just a piece of scrap cut to the same length as the mortise, minus the diameter of the drill bit. (For a 2"-long mortise, cut with a ¼" bit, you’ll need a 1¾"-long block.) Make your first cut with the spacer in place. Then remove it and keep drilling out the waste until you hit the stop block.

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