• Vol 27 / Issue 08
  • August 2012
  • Editor, Chuck Taylor

Next Meeting August 21st 

The August meeting will be at 7:00 pm on the 21st at the University of Tennessee Space institute, room H111.

About The Program

Remember our next meeting is August 21st . The program will be a video by Paul Boyer and his animated wood carvings. Paul Boyer lost a leg when he was 35 years old. He needed something to do, had always been mechanically creative, and started carving. For many years, he has made fascinating mechanical creations with tiny mechanisms to make them move. The mechanisms are as beautiful as the sculptures and many of the sculptures are funny.

Paul’s interesting museum web site:  http://www.kansastravel.org/boyergallery.htm
Come out and see how he makes the carvings "come to life".


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

  Oct. 13: Fall Seminar, presenter - Scott Tinker, topic - “Finishing Process”

Get all the information at the next TVW club meeting.

Welcome to Our New Member

(joining at the July meeting)


   Tom McGill ----------------- Winchester

   Bob Stancil ------------------ Woodbury


   Mike Thomason ---------------- Winchester 

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



 The first meeting of the North Alabama Woodcrafters was held on August 14th in Huntsville. Greg Meyers, one of our club members, is
spearheading the effort to get the club “up and running”.  At the first meeting, Vince gave a brief overview of our club And Tom Cowan gave a program on TN & KY furniture.  There were about 8 members of TVW present and about 20  members of the Northern Alabama Woodcrafters present.  Greg followed our format for the meeting and it went very well.  Show and tell was excellent with one fellow bringing a segmented vessel with over 4,400 pieces.  Their next meeting is Tuesday Sept. 11th.


The annual UTSI Employee Picnic is scheduled for September 21st. In the past, club members have donated items to be used as door prizes. It
is a great help to UTSI and provide the club extra exposure. If you are interested in helping with this activity, start getting your items
ready. Collection dates and additional information will be given at the August meeting. This is a great way to thank UTSI for allowing us to
use the facilities during our monthly meetings.


Richard Gulley, on behalf of TVW, presented a podium to the University of Tennessee Space Institute at the July meeting. The unit was
designed and constructed by club members. The podium will find a permanent home in the Institute's auditorium. TVW members contributing to
the project are; Loyd Ackerman (design, wood prep and columns), Stanley Dunn (donated wood), Richard Gulley (donated wood, columns, wiring
and accessories), Henry Davis (wood prep), Ray Cole (columns), and Bob Addington (CNC and construction/finishing, wiring and accessories).
“The podium is a welcomed addition to the auditorium,” commented Dr. Moore, UTSI Executive Director.




The carvers met on August 4th at the shop of Phil Bishop. Their major work activity at this meeting was devoted to the new “Totem Pole”
project. Some also worked on individual items.
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 July 31 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 next regular Flute Circle meeting, scheduled for August 28th has been cancelled. The meetings will start again in September.


The club is experimenting with a plan to insure the membership is notified when other club members have woodworking tools and equipment for
If you have equipment for sale, please continue posting the items on the forum under “Exchanging Stuff”.
Also, send the information to tv-w@live.com . A list will be compiled and listed on the web site. An email blast will also be sent
periodically to the club membership. To view the current list, click here.



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


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.
Thank you, Henry, for providing this service to the membership.
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.