• Vol 28 / Issue 06
  • June 2013
  • Editor, Chuck Taylor

Next Meeting June 18th   

The June meeting will be at 7:00 pm on the 18th at the University of Tennessee Space institute, room H111.

About The Program


  The June program will be presented by three of our own “experts”. Phil Bishop, Matt Brothers and Doyle McConnell will be presenting parts of the June program.

Phil Bishop and Matt Brothers will demonstrate the application, advantages and disadvantages of various furniture finishes. They will discuss problems they have encountered and how to avoid the “pitfalls” of finishing.

Doyle McConnell will discuss and demonstrate his high gloss glass look finish. He will also discuss when and when not to use this
type of finish.

See you at our June meeting on the 18th .


  Welcome to Our New Members

(No new members at the May meeting)


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




The annual TVW picnic was originally scheduled for May 18. Due to bad weather conditions, the event was rescheduled for June 22 at Falls Mill.

The event will start at 5 PM but the mill will be open for you to tour at 4:30.

The auction is a major fundraiser for the club. So, remember to bring something for the auction, preferably something you have made.
This is a potluck supper so bring your favorite covered dish. The Club will provide drinks, plates & forks.
Remember to bring a comfortable lawn chair for you and your guests.




It is now officially “Shop Tour” season. Clean up your shop because your shop may be on the next tour.
The first shop tour of the year, held on May 25th, started out at the Monteagle Diner, where everyone enjoyed a big breakfast.
The shops of Geoff Roehm and Dean Lutes were the tour destinations. Some of the group also toured the cabin that Paul Fulks built.

The best thing about the tours is the fact that everyone always picks up some ideas to apply in their own shop.

Thanks to Doyle for coordinating this enjoyable activity and thanks to Geoff, Dean and Paul for allowing the group to view what
was going on in their areas. If you want to be on the tour list, contact Doyle.




The annual “Turning Bee” was held on June 8 at Larry Wendland’s Shop. Twenty-three TVW members and guests attended the successful
Each person got the chance to rough turn a bowl, assisted by a mentor.
After lunch, Tom Cowan presented a demonstration of green wood turning, with a summary on the basics to reinforce the Mentor’s instruction.
A big thanks to Larry and Sherry for hosting the event. Sherry surprised Larry with a birthday party and ice cream and cake was enjoyed by all.

The event coordinator was Tom Cowan, assisted by Henry Davis and Loyd Ackerman.
The mentors included Bob Addington, Karen Browning, John Hartin, Mickey Knowles, Doyle McConnell and Vince Zaccardi

This has been our most popular event for a number of years. Most of the club members got their turning “start” at one of our turning bees.

This is a great way to learn some basic turning skills or brush up on the skills you already have.


Start those projects you want to display in the exposition. The date for the 2013 TVW Exposition is 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 June 1. They worked mostly on individual projects.

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” met on June 10th at 1 PM. The meeting location is Tom Cowan’s Artisan Studio in Cowan. The next meeting date will be announced at the TVW meeting on June 18th.
Come and join the fun and fellowship with the “Fluters”.




  A fall seminar is being planned for Oct. 19. The presenters will be Ron Young and Scott Tinker. Location - Tom Cowan's Cowan Artisan store in Cowan. Details will be given as the seminar content is developed.


 The forum is booming with “expert” solutions to your woodworking problems and great advice.
You would absolutely be amazed at the wealth of knowledge that your fellow members have to offer!


  Don’t forget about the tremendous resources we have in the library. If you have not tried our digital library in 2013, you are missing a great opportunity to learn new techniques and brush up on old ones.

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.