• Vol 27 / Issue 07
  • July 2012
  • Editor, Chuck Taylor

Next Meeting July 17th 

The June meeting will be at 7:00 pm on the 19th at the University of Tennessee Space institute, room H111.

About The Program

The July program will be presented by Chris Lang. His program will be “Early Cabinet Making in Southern Middle Tennessee and Northern Alabama”.
Come to the July 17th meeting and hear what Chris has to


Next Major TVW Events

  Sept. 17-22: Coffee County Fair, Chairperson – Doyle McConnell, Location – Manchester, TN Time - TBD

  Sept. 21 - 23: Polly Crocket Festival, Chairperson – Harry May, Location – Cowan, TN

  Get all the information at the next TVW club meeting.

Welcome to Our New Member

(joining at the Turning Bee)

Mark Ledbetter --------------- Cowan

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




The annual Turning Bee was held on June 30 at Tom Cowan’s shop. About 15 eager “turners” made lots of chips and received some expert instructions. This is always one of most popular events of the year and about 28 people attended the activity. Thanks to Henry Davis for being the chairperson for the activity. Thanks also go to those members serving as “mentors” and to Richard Gulley for preparing and serving the great lunch. As always, we express appreciation to Tom Cowan for hosting the day’s activities. Everyone went away with at least one rough turned bowl.





The carvers met on July 7 at the shop of Phil Bishop. They worked on individual items and some worked on the new “Totem Pole” project. Plans were also discussed concerning future activities.
The carvers normally meet on the first Saturday of each month and work on individual or group projects. Everyone is welcome to “join in”.


The Flute Circle group met on June 26 at Tom Cowan’s Artisan Studio in Cowan. Everyone was encouraged to bring a song that they have been practicing during the past month.
The July Flute Circle meeting will be July 31 at 1 pm @ the Artisan's Shop, 114 Main St. Cowan.
The group meets at 1:00 PM on the fourth Tuesday of each month at Tom Cowan’s Artisan Studio in Cowan. Everyone is welcome.



It is now officially “Shop Tour” season. Clean up your shop because your shop may be on the next tour. Thanks to Doyle for coordinating this enjoyable activity. The best thing about the tours is the fact that everyone always picks up some ideas to apply in their own shop.

If you want to be on the tour list, contact Doyle.


Don't forget to take advantage of the forum. Instead of just “viewing” the forum, you can ask questions or answer questions. It is a great way to swap ideas and learn new tricks of the trade. You will be able to share your ideas and experiences with other members through the


I'm sure everyone that has an interest in turning has noticed that lately the Longworth Chuck has been shown and talked about a lot. If you are interested in making a Longworth Chuck there is now an instructional DVD in the Club Library. It's # 2112 and if you want to reserve the DVD please contact me.
Let me remind you that our "in house" DVDs, such as the Longworth Chuck DVD are available for viewing on the club website.
I will also remind you of a small change to the Club Library. Since our "in house" DVDs are available on the website and since there are so many of them, I have stopped bring them to the club meeting. Our commercial DVDs and VHS tape will still be available at the meeting.
Henry, TVW Librarian
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.