• Vol 26 / Issue 09
  • September 2011
  • Editor, Chuck Taylor

Next Meeting September 20th

The September meeting will be at 7:00 pm on the 20th at the University of Tennessee Space institute, room H111.

About The Program

The September program will be presented by Loyd Ackerman. Loyd’s presentation, entitled “The Computer as a Woodworking Tool”, will discuss uses for computers in woodworking and demonstrate how your computer can be used to get the most out of what the Club provides to the members.
Looking forward to seeing you at the September 20th meeting.


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

Welcome to Our New Member

(becoming a member at the September meeting)

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


   Kym Mason   ............... Elora

TVW News and Notes   


The Forum is going strong. 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 TVW web site ( http://www.tnvalleywoodclub.org ) and then click on “Forum” at the top of the home page.

You are required to register in order to post comments on the Forum. This is a simple process. After registering, if you forget your password, please contact Loyd or Chuck for help.

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 and promises to be one of the best seminars in recent TVW history. The seminar cost is only $45, which includes a catered lunch. Plans have been finalized for this event and registration forms were handed out at the last club meeting. Additional information will be available at the next TVW meeting. If you would like to see the presenters and thier topics, please click here .


The next “Shop Tour” is scheduled for October 1 and will include the shops of Phil Bishop and Ray Cole. This will be a really good tour. Come to the meeting this month and get all the details.



The carvers met on September 1st at Phil Bishop’s shop. Those attending worked on individual projects and shared information within the group.
The group made plans for their next two major events, which are the Polly Crocket Festival in Cowan and the Web School Art and Craft Festival. The dates for the Polly Crocket Festival are September 17-19. The Web School Art and Craft Festival will be on October 15 – 16 in Bell Buckle.
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.


August Show and Tell       


  Vince Zaccardi – Showed bowls

  Doyle McConnell – Showed a set of nested bowls and discussed his vacuum system

  Dwight Cox – Showed a walnut bust of Jack Daniels he made for Milner Carden

  Chuck TaylorPicture frame he copied from one his brother made 30 years ago

  Ross RoepkeBoxes made from Cherry molding


  Crotia Roberson – discussed intarsia buttons she acquired

  John Mayberry – showed two walnut bowls and one maple bowl

   Don Terry – showed a bowl started at the 2010 turning bee, which was his first attempt at bowl turning

   Loyd Ackerman – showed two hackberry vases



  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 .


Can Somebody Please Get the Foam?

For sanding irregular shapes, inside cuts, and rounded edges, try this trick.
You can't beat sandpaper wrapped around foam pipe insulation for getting those difficult areas smooth.
Cut the insulation about 8" long, insert the edge of a piece of sandpaper into the slit in the insulation, and wrap it tightly. Secure the paper with masking tape. You are now ready to tackle those difficult shapes.













The insulation provides backing for the sandpaper but gives enough to follow the contour of the workpiece. If you need more rigidity, insert dowel the same diameter as the inside of the insulation.
--- Wood Magazine ---


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