• Vol 28 / Issue 04
  • April 2013
  • Editor, Chuck Taylor

Next Meeting April 16th  

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

About The Program



Our April program will be presented by Ross Roepke. Ross will share his box making skills with us and give us some of his “labor saving” tips and techniques. Ross makes many boxes for family and friends and donates to charity auctions in support of worthy causes.
Come and learn some of Ross’ time saving ideas.      


See you at our April meeting on the 16th.


  Welcome to Our New Members

(Becoming members at the March meeting)

 August Dobert ........  Manchester

Robert Colburn ......... Murfreesboro

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



The TVW club extends deepest sympathy to the family of Kevin Deuermeyer. His funeral service was held on Saturday, April 6th. A book on
Intarsia has been donated to the Tullahoma Public Library in his memory. Kevin has been an active member since 2007 and was serving as club
president this year.


Start those projects you want to display in the exhibition. 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 carvers held their monthly “gathering” at Phil Bishop’s shop on April 6th. They worked on individual projects and made plans for the
Cornbread Festival on April 27-28. The Festival will be held in South Pittsburg.

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 next flute circle meeting is scheduled for April 30th 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 Panoply demonstrations are scheduled for April 27-28. The event chairperson is Greg Myers and the demonstrations will be held in Huntsville, AL.

  Additional information will be given at the April club meeting.



  The carvers will be participating in the Cornbread Festival at South Pittsburg on April 27-28. Contact Billy May for additional information.

  Detailed information will be given at the April TVW meeting. 


General Industrial Supply will host a "WOODNUTS" festival on April 19th & 20th.
There will be Vendor Product Demonstrations By:
Kreg, JET, Powermatic, Hitachi, Dewalt, and Freud
Also Nationally Renowned Woodturner, Nick Cook will be turning.
They will be having a Prize Giveaway, and Special deals that only you will be able to get.
The fun will be at our main showroom on 1136 Lebanon Pike, Nashville, TN 37210

Free Food - Free Admission - Fun For All
Call for more details (800) 256-2220

Don't miss out!


  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. You would absolutely be amazed at the wealth of knowledge that your fellow members have to offer!


  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.


         Ever had the piece you are cutting that final miter on “crawl” a little during the cut? It doesn’t make for the “perfect” joint.

         For parts with mitered ends, such as picture-frame sides, use a stop-block with the complementary angle. This provides a more positive “lock”
         than a rectangular block. Apply 120-grit, self-adhesive sandpaper to the miter-gauge extension for better grip on your work-pieces.