• Vol 28 / Issue 02
  • February 2013
  • Editor, Chuck Taylor

Next Meeting February 19th  

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

About The Program

  The February program will be presented by one of our members, Loyd Ackerman. The program title is “Turning with Staves -- Using Staves (straight or tilted) in Segmented Woodturning”. Come out and see how Loyd designs and creates his segmented turnings with the use of staves in his designs.       

See you at our February meeting on the 19th.


  Welcome to Our New Member

(Becoming a member at the January meeting)

               Jim Poteet …………… Monteagle

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



The TVW Executive Committee will be meeting on February 12th to discuss and set the calendar of events that will occur throughout the year.
Additional information will be available at the regular meeting. If you have suggestions for a seminar, workshop or program, please give your request to one of the executive committee members.
We are all looking forward to another great year of activities. Please give the new officers your support when they ask you to help.


Plans for the 2013 Tennessee Valley Woodworkers Exposition are being finalized. Thanks to Dan Maher for chairing this event.
There will be additional information presented at this month’s meeting concerning the event.



 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 is scheduled for February 26th at 1 PM. The meeting location is Tom Cowan’s Artisan Studio in Cowan.
The group meets on the last Tuesday of each month. Come and join the fun and fellowship with the “Fluters”.is scheduled for January 29th at 1 PM. The meeting location is Tom Cowan’s Artisan Studio in Cowan.

Come and join the fun and fellowship with the “Fluters”.


As you know, the forum was recently lost, due to a “drive crash”. The forum is now back up and active. Take advantage of all the vast amount of knowledge you can get from the forum members. Thanks to those who worked hard getting the forum back up.


  Why don't you make a point to try our digital library this year. You will be amazed at all the wealth of knowledge that can be found here. If you do not try it, 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. You can click here to view the library listings.

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.


The 2013 TVW club membership dues are now due. If you are one of the members who have not already paid your dues for 2013, please pay the treasurer, Bob Addington at the meeting or you can mail your check to Bob at his home address (249 Big Oak Drive, Manchester, TN 37355).
Our dues are $10.00 for a single membership, and $15.00 for a family membership (what a bargain).


Holding small parts to a grinding wheel creates an unsafe shop practice. The force of the wheel can yank the part right out of your hand. And those pieces get hot! Pliers help but can muck up the threads on bolts and threaded rod.
Here is a great solution to solve the problem. A 1/2" chuck from a dead drill offers the perfect part-holding solution.
Thread the old chuck onto an 8" carriage bolt, then wrapped the bolt with electrical tape to make it more comfortable to hold. To prevent damage to threaded parts to be ground, I wrap the bottom section of threads with electrical tape, and then tighten the part in the chuck.
The chuck holder works well for sharpening standard drill bits or for sanding
dowels. This solution can be used on any small round objects that require grinding.