• Vol 28 / Issue 03
  • March 2013
  • Editor, Chuck Taylor

Next Meeting March 19th  

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

About The Program



The March program will be presented by one of our members, Doyle McConnell. The program title is "Fixtures and Jigs to make woodworking easier". Doyle has collected ideas from years of practical use and attendance at seminars to share with us.      


See you at our March meeting on the 19th.


  Welcome to Our New Members

(Becoming members at the February meeting)

 Ken & Peggy Delaney  ........  Hillsbor

Jake Turner .......................... Estill Springs

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



We are sad to announce the death of R.V. (Bob) Brown of Tullahoma, a TVW member since 2008. He passed away Monday, February 25. Memorial services will be held March 18 at 11:00 am (visitation begins at 10:00) at the Daves-Culbertson Funeral Home in Tullahoma.


The new date for the 2013 TVW Exhibition has been set. The event will be held September 8 – 15. The location will be at the University of the South, Sewanee, TN. Dan Maher is the Chairperson for the event. He will be asking for help as the event date draws closer. Please give him your support when he asks.
There will be additional information presented at the monthly meetings concerning the upcoming event.


The North Alabama Woodcrafters are holding their spring seminar on March 23, 8:30 – 15:30. The cost is $25. The location is 237 Shady Trail, New Market, AL.
If you are interested in attending, contact Greg Myers, who is a TVW member. Additional information will be presented at the next TVW meeting.



 The carvers met on March 2 at Phil Bishop's shop, with about 8 eager carvers in attendance. They worked on individual projects and made plans for the upcoming Cornbread Festival. The carvers normally meet on the first Saturday of each month the Phil Bishop’s shop. They work on individual or group projects. Anyone interested in carving is welcome to attend these monthly meetings.


 The flute circle meeting is scheduled for March 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”.

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


The forum is now back up and active. Take advantage of all the vast amount of knowledge you can get from the forum members. Ask your question and you will always get an answer.


  Have you tried our digital library in 2013? 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.


If you 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).


Jig-sawing and sanding duplicate parts to size gets the job done—eventually. Using a pattern bit (see photo insert), in a handheld router, however, you’ll get perfectly matched parts in less time.
First cut and sand one part to shape to serve as your template. Rough-cut duplicate parts within 1∕16″ of the pattern lines. Center the sanded part on a rough-cut part, and clamp or double-face-tape the two together on pieces of scrap that lift both above your workbench.
Install a 1∕2″ pattern bit in your router and adjust its depth so the bearing rides against the sanded part and the cutter extends just beyond the full thickness of the rough-cut part below.
Rout in a clockwise motion around the pattern. To avoid tear-out on the end grain, grip the router firmly and “climb-cut” by moving the router the opposite direction. To decide where to climb-cut, practice routing curves on scraps.