• Vol 27 / Issue 03
  • March 2012
  • Editor, Chuck Taylor

Next Meeting March 20th 

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

About The Program

The March program will feature John Lucas, a member of the Tennessee Association of Woodturners. John will be demonstrating and discussing
how to photograph your furniture and woodworking projects. He will point out the “do’s and don’ts” in obtaining the best possible
photographs to show off you workworking projects

Come out and see what John has to share with us at the March 20th meeting.


Welcome to Our New Members

(becoming members at the February meeting)

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


   John Duval ............. Estill Springs

  Dwayne Carver ......... Manchester




A workshop was held on Saturday March 10 at Tom Cowan’s Artisan shop in Cowan. Six eager students attended the workshop. Tom says; “I hope
the workshop will inspire someone to give inlaying a try”. Thanks to Tom for conducting the workshop. We expect to see some "show and tell" items begin to show up with "inlay" work.
Another “inlay” workshop will be scheduled in the future if there is sufficient interest.


The 2012 "Shop Tours" are beginning. The first tour is scheduled for March 24 and will be in the Murfreesboro area. The shops that will be on the tour include Jay Hazel, Don Roundsavill and Ranson Jones. Everyone will meet at the Manchester Cracker Barrel for breakfast and then carpool to Murfreesboro. Details will be given at the March TVW meeting. There is always some tricks and techniques to learn. Come and have a good time.


The TVW Executive Committee met on February 28th to set the yearly calendar of events for the club. Click here to view the planned activities and events for this year.



More than 20 carvers showed up at Phil's shop on March 3rd with great expectations for a wonderful day with tools and wood in hand. A large
of buckeye and basswood lumber was unloaded for their future projects. As usual, everyone had a great time and learned a few things.
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.


Want to learn how to play a flute? Here is your chance. Ron Reimers has started a “Flute Circle” at Tom Cowan’s workshop. Not only will
members learn how to create Indian flutes but they will also be able to learn how to play them. The next meeting will be March 27th at Tom
Cowan’s Artisan shop in Cowan. The meeting will begin at 1:00 in the afternoon. Please bring a folding chair of some sort as we are in short
supply of seating.
If you don't have a flute, you will be able to use one of Ron's flutes. Also try to bring some kind of percussion instrument.
Come with the idea of having fun with this.
Additional information concerning future meeting will be presented at the next regular club meeting.


Scott Short found a procedure on the internet describing how to rejuvenate Ni-Cad batteries. He tried it and it worked. If you have old Ni-Cads and want to bring them back to life, contact Scott.


If you have not tried the TVW forum, take the time to view all the great information exchange that is happening. Go ahead and register and you will see what you have been missing. Instead of just “viewing” the forum, you can then ask questions or answer questions. It is a great way to swap ideas and learn new tricks of the trade. You will then be able to share your ideas and experiences with other members through the


The club library is a great way to learn new techniques and brush up on old ones. Henry has the library “open” at each regular 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.

Show and Tell