• Vol 27 / Issue 04
  • April 2012
  • Editor, Chuck Taylor

Next Meeting April 17th 

The April meeting will be at 7:00 pm on the 17th at the University of Tennessee Space institute, room H111.

About The Program

The April program will feature Loyd Ackerman and Doyle McConnell. They will be discussing the topic “Introduction to Woodturning”. The program will also feature photos from Doyle’s trips to the national woodturning exhibits and symposiums in Utah and Minnesota. The photo tour will show early photos, at the beginning of woodturning popularity to where it is today.
Come out and see what Loyd and Doyle have to share with us at the April 17th 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.


   Jane Keffer............................ Tullahoma

   Andy Weaver (rejoined) ...... Gruetli

  Diane Weibert ...................... Tullahoma

  James (Zeke) Davis ........... Cowan 



Here is your chance to make input concerning club activities. The 2012 opinion survey will be conducted during the meeting. The purpose of this survey is to get input from the membership on how to run the club, what they want in the way of programs and ideas for events. So come and share your guidance to the Club leadership by expressing your opinion in this anonymous format.

The survey will be completed during the meeting.


The Spring Seminar is scheduled for April 21 and will be held at Tom Cowan’s Artisan Studio in Cowan. The presenters will be Tom Cowan and
Doyle McConnell. Everything starts at 8 AM and will end about 3:30 PM. The major topics will include Inside-outside turning, Finial turning,
Spindle turning and Off-set turning. Click here to view the complete schedule and agenda. This will be an excellent time to learn some new techniques. Additional information will be given at the
next club meeting.


The Panoply demonstrations will be held in Huntsville April 26-29. Greg Myers is the chairperson for this event. Greg is needing help for
this event and is looking for volunteers. If you can help, please contact Greg. He will also have additional information and specifics at the
April club meeting.



The first shop tour of the season was conducted on Saturday March 24th. The tour was of three Murfreesboro area shops. The group was treated
to some very interesting innovative ideas and some wonderful displays of woodworking skill.
Thanks to Doyle for coordinating the tour and to Jay Hazel, Don Roundsavill and Ransom Jones for opening up their shops for the group.
Everyone always picks up some ideas to apply in their own shop, as a result of the tours.



The carvers met on April 7th at Phil's shop. there were thirteen in attendance. They continued working on individual projects, learning from each other.
They also discussed plans for the Templeton show on May 23rd and the Cornbread Festival on April 28-29 in South Pittsburg. Harry May is the contact.

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 studio in Cowan. The next
meeting will be Tuesday, April, 24th at 1:00 pm. If you don't have a flute, one will be provided.

Larry Bowers was voted “most improved” at the last meeting. Additional information concerning this activity will be presented at the next
regular club meeting.


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.