• Vol 28 / Issue 08
  • August 2013
  • Editor, Chuck Taylor

Next Meeting August 20th   

The August meeting will be at 7:00 pm on the 20th at the University of Tennessee Space institute, room H111.

About The Program

 The August program will be presented by Ray Cole. The program theme will be "Thinking outside the box!" Ray is going to discuss some of his “secrets”. He will show us some quick and simple ways to create curved cabinet doors, arches, columns, wooden floor and wall registers. Ray will also discuss some of his other “tricks” to make your projects stand out.

You see he has a pencil behind his ear in the photo. He always has a "trick" process up his sleeve. Be sure to come out and hear about some of Ray’s innovative woodworking techniques.

See you at our August meeting on the 20th .


  Welcome to Our New Members

(becoming members at the July meeting)

    Pat Murphy....................... Tullahoma

    Charles Miller................Fayetteville 

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



 As some of you know, Dan Maher, who was chairing the TVW Exhibition, had surgery and needed help with the scheduled September exhibition.
Therefore, the TVW Executive Committee met with the folks at Sewanee to access the Exhibition area, which had be relocated to the lobby of
the library.
Long story short, it was decided to move the venue for the exhibition to one of the cities central to our immediate area. We are looking
into that and will let you know once we have a location. The date would be early 2014. The move would allow us to have more control over the
club members' very special show items, and allow us to have exhibition monitors who could chat and answer questions in a less constraining

Take a deep breath! Relax! Go fishing! You now have even longer to create more masterpieces!!
Additional information will be available at the August meeting.

Karen Kerce Browning – TVW President


The annual UTSI Employee Picnic is scheduled for September 27. In the past, club members have donated items to be used as door prizes. It is
a great help to UTSI and provides the club extra exposure. If you are interested in helping with this activity, start getting your items
ready. Items can be brought to the August or September meeting or get them to Richard Gulley before the 27th. Additional information will be
given at the August meeting. This is a great way to thank UTSI for allowing us to use the facilities during our monthly meetings.




The latest shop tour was held on July 27. The group was treated to a tour of Walter Clement’s interesting antique shop in Belvidere. The
group also got a very informative tour of Falls Mill.
Thanks to Walter and the Lovetts for allowing us to visit their places.
Also, we thank Doyle for coordinating this enjoyable activity. If you want to be on the tour list, contact Doyle


Precision Blade & Tool, which is a great place to purchase bandsaw blades, has moved from Morrison. The company is now located in Altamont, TN. The new business location information is shown below:

67 Pine Lane

Altamont, TN  37301

Phone: 931-815-8150  Email: dwalston@blomand.net

web site:  www.precisionblade.net

Mailing address: P.O. Box 199, Altamont, TN  37301

Doug Walston invites all his TVW customers and friends to come and see his new business location.


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 group has moved the meetings to Saturday mornings to accommodate people that come from out of the immediate area.
The next meeting will be Saturday August 17th, at 10 AM in the Artisan's shop in Cowan.
Contact Ron Reimers @ 931-308-5196 or ronreimers@hotmail.com for additional information.
Come and join the fun and fellowship with the “Fluters”.




  A fall seminar is being planned for Oct. 19 with two outstanding presenters. The presenters will be Ron Young and Scott Tinker. They will each do a half day program. Both are professional woodworkers and members of the TVW. The location is Tom Cowan's Cowan Artisan store in Cowan. A lunch will be included; and -- as usual -- the cost will be very affordable. Loyd Ackerman is chairman. Details will be given as the seminar content is developed.


Need a question answered?

Have a woodworking comment?

Just want to see what is happening in the club?

The forum is the place to “check it out” and 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.