• Vol 27 / Issue 10
  • October 2012
  • Editor, Chuck Taylor

Next Meeting October 16th  

The October meeting will be at 7:00 pm on the 16th at the University of Tennessee Space institute, room H111.

About The Program

The October program will be presented by David Sapp. David is the owner of the Woodcraft store in Franklin. He will be discussing and demonstrating some of the latest innovative tools in the woodworking industry.
David has been to our club a number of times and always has an interesting and informative program. Come out and see what David has to show at this meeting.

See you at our October meeting on the 16th.


Next Major TVW Events

 Oct. 20 & 21: Webb School Art & Craft Fair, location – Bell Buckle, TN, contact – Harry May
November 2 & 3: Huntsville Craft Show, Contact – Harry May, Location - Huntsville, AL

Get all the information concerning the above events at the next TVW club meeting.

  Welcome to Our New Member

  (joining at the September meeting)


   Floyd Corley --------------- Tullahoma

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




The annual UTSI Employee Picnic was held on September 21st. They would like to express their appreciation to all the TVW club members who made and donated items for the UTSI auction.  



The TVW provided activities in the Morton Village at the Coffee County Fair September 17 – 22. The group had woodworking items on display, made and gave away tops and scroll-saw puzzles. The visitors especially enjoyed Henry’s intriguing puzzles. Everyone participating had a great time.
Thanks to Doyle, the chairperson, who provides the coordination effort for this activity and to all the club members who came and helped. It always provides a good time to visit with your fellow club members and demonstrate your woodworking skills for those touring the demonstration area.



The Annual Polly Crocket Festival was held Sept. 21 – 23 in Cowan, TN. The talented group of TVW carvers participated in this event.


The nominating committee will present a slate of officers for 2013 at the October meeting. You will have the opportunity to nominate from the floor, but, you must have permission of the person you are nominating. The officer election will be conducted at the November meeting. 




The carvers met on October 6th at the shop of Phil Bishop. The major effort was helping Paul Jalbert start a large medallion that Boy Scouts and visitors would be carving on during the Tim’s Ford State Park "Heritage Days" October 13.
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 next flute circle meeting will be on Tuesday, October 30. The group will meet at Tom Cowan’s Artisan Studio in Cowan at 1 pm. Come and join the fun.


The Cumberland Furniture Guild runs through October 28 the Guild is currently holding a juried exhibition, “Inspirations & Origins”, at the Customs House Museum & Cultural Center in Clarksville, Tennessee. Tom Cowan has a piece of furniture in this prestigious show. He has a desk that was selected to be a part of the exhibition. 



The “Segmented Turning” workshop was held on Saturday October 13 at UTSI. About 20 eager students were on hand for the learning process. The
workshop was presented by Loyd Ackerman.
This was a hands-on workshop covering the steps in design through cut list for creating a Segmented Vessel. Loyd’s discussion and video demonstrations showed participants how to cut the segments, make the rings, and assemble and turn the vessel. The participants left prepared
to go to their shop to create their first masterpiece.
Thanks to Loyd for his great presentation.



  “Shop Tour” season is nearly over. Clean up your shop because your shop may be on the next tour.
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.


Have you accessed the forum lately? if not, you are missing some really great comments and advice. lots of members are asking and getting answers to their woodworking 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


Taken advantage of the digital library recently? If not, you are missing a great opportunity 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.