• Vol 26 / Issue 12
  • December 2011
  • Editor, Chuck Taylor

Next Meeting December 20th

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

About The Program

Our December program is the annual “Giant Show & Tell”. This is your chance to bring those “special” items that you are so proud of and those not so special” learning experiences that may not have turned out exactly as you planned. This is the time for you to share your woodworking “adventures” with the rest of the club. If you’re new to the Club or a visitor, here is how it works. Instead of a regular show and tell in which several members bring an item, we encourage EVERYONE to bring something to show. If you don’t have a current favorite project to share, bring an item from the past; maybe the first thing you ever built or something you built years ago but that you really enjoyed doing.
Or you could bring an interesting tool or something someone gave you. You get the idea! If, on the other hand, you’d just rather not bring
something, that’s OK, too. You can just come, enjoy the meeting, and join in the applause from the membership.
Looking forward to seeing you at the December 20th meeting.


Welcome to Our New Member

(becoming a member at the November meeting)

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


   Scott Tinker   ............... WoodCraft Chattanooga



The annual Christmas Party was held at the Church of the Nazarene in Decherd on Friday December 9th. If you did not attend, you missed a really great party.

Thanks to Karen Browning, chairperson, and her team for doing a wonderful job coordinating the dinner and decorating for the event. The food was great, the decorations were beautiful, all the gifts were wonderful and the fellowship was special.

The “2011 Review” slide show was very interesting. Thanks to Loyd for putting it together.

The singing, led by Richard Gulley and Scott Tinker, was really great. A good time was had by all attendees.

The “Grand Door Prize” was won by Jim Everett. Congratulations to Jim.

The “President’s Award” was presented to Loyd Ackerman for his tireless work in the club’s “video productions” and being a leader in maintaining the web site and the forum. Thanks to Loyd.




The carvers group met at the shop of Phil Bishop on Saturday December 3rd. the group worked on individual projects.
The carvers normally meet on the first Saturday of each month and work on individual or group projects. Anyone interested in carving is welcome to attend these monthly meetings.


The officers for the coming year were elected at the monthly meeting in November. The 2012 officers will assume their duties at the January meeting.
The 2012 officers are as follows:
President .................. Vince Zaccardi
Vice-President .................. Paul Fulks
Secretary ............. Kevin Deuermeyer
Treasurer .................. Bob Addington
Publicity Chairman ............ Phil Myers
Newsletter Editor ......... Chuck Taylor


The Forum is now functioning smoothly with lots of activity and really great information being passed between members. To minimize our exposure to spam and hackers on the forum, we’re limiting registration to TVW members and a few invited guests. Here is new information concerning Club members wishing to register for the Club’s forum.

Due to the heavy incidence of outside interests who are not TVW members attempting to log on to the forum, we’ve disabled the registration function of the forum. Here is how you can now register.

If you are a member of the Tennessee Valley Woodworkers, or feel that you should be considered a friend of benefit to the Club, send an email (or contact by phone) to Loyd Ackerman or Chuck Taylor, with your choice of username and a temporary password. You will be registered and sent an email confirmation. You then will be able to share your ideas and experiences with other members through the forum.


A note from your Librarian:

There are a lot of new faces in the club. We have had about 25 join our club this year. Since the club meetings are a somewhat busy time for us some of you newer members may not know or understand that we have a club library. Maybe you have seen some activity on one side of the room before the meeting and during our break, but didn’t understand what it was all about.

Just a word about how our library came about. When the club began entering the “computer age”, we started taping some of our members in their shops demonstrating their various skills. These were shown at meetings as club programs. As we accumulated several of these programs, some of our members wondered if they could get a copy for viewing at home.

We soon realized that making copies of DVDs and passing them out on request wasn’t a good way to do it. Someone suggested a library where these DVD’s could be checked out and returned. Thus, our library was born. Remembering that traditional libraries with books and printed material become bulky and without a storage area become a burden for the Librarian, we decided that our newly formed library would only consist of digital material. That’s why we are careful to call it our “Digital Library”.

Over the years the library has grown to over one hundred selections, consisting of our in-house DVDs, commercial DVDs purchased by the club, as well as DVDs, CDs and VHS tapes donated by club members and friends of the club.

To learn more about our club library and to see a complete listing of all our titles go to our club website and select “Library“.

All members are welcome and encouraged to use the club library.

Henry Davis, TVW Librarian

A big thanks to Henry for being the caretaker of the digital library.

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.


If you have not already paid you dues, please pay the treasurer, Bob Addington at the meeting or you can mail your check to Bob at his home address (249 Big Oak Drive, Manchester, TN 37355). Our dues are $10.00 for a single membership, and $15.00 for a family membership (what a bargain).

Show and Tell