• Vol 28 / Issue 10
  • October 2013
  • Editor, Chuck Taylor

Next Meeting October 15th   

The October meeting will be at 7:00 pm on the 15th at the University of Tennessee Space institute, room H111.

About The Program

The October program will be presented by Tom Cowan. Tom will present a program called "Small is Good". Tom's programs are always very interesting and informative. This program will prove to be no different.
Want to know what Tom will be discussing?
Be sure to come out and hear Tom’s presentation to learn something you would never have thought about.

See you at our October meeting on the 15th .


  Welcome to Our New Members

(No new members at the September meeting)

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




The Fall Seminar is scheduled for Saturday, October 19. Two outstanding presenters, Ron Young and Scott Tinker, have been secured for the seminar. They will each do a half day program. Both are professional woodworkers and members of the TVW. The event will be at the Cowan Artisan in Cowan.

A lunch will be included. As usual – the cost will be very affordable and is set at $45.
There has been a change in the caterer; Sandy Proctor will do the catering. The lunch will still be held at the conference center next to the Cowan Artisan and will still be great.
Remember that the deadline for signing up for the Fall Seminar is October 15. Either bring your check ($45 for each attendee) to Bob at the October meeting or mail it to him before October 15 at: Bob Addington; 249 Big Oak Drive; Manchester TN 37355
Thanks to Loyd Ackerman for chairing this event.


The nominating committee will present a slate of officers for 2014 at the October meeting. You will have the opportunity to nominate from the floor, but, you must have permission of the person you are nominating.
The officer election will be conducted at the November meeting.


The annual UTSI Employee Picnic was held on September 27. They express their appreciation to all the TVW club members who made and donated items for the UTSI auction.
Patricia Burks-Jelks, UTSI HR director states; "The items donated by the Woodworkers were very special and unique. They displayed such great talent and craftsmanship. The donation of these items, as has been done for the last several years by the Woodworkers, is greatly appreciated. What a great addition to the UTSI annual picnic door prizes. Hopefully this tradition will continue. Again, thanks for the support of the Woodworkers!"

This is a great way for the club to thank UTSI for allowing us to use the facilities during our monthly meetings.



The Coffee County Fair demonstrations were held September 16 – 21. The activity was a success, with many interested “fair goers” stopping by and watching all the action. Thanks to Doyle and his crew for supporting the demonstrations.
It turned out to be a fun week and a learning experience for all.


The carvers chose not to participate in the  Annual Polly Crockett Festival this year.



The carvers met on Saturday October 5 at Phil Bishop’s shop. More than a dozen members stopped by to check on the schedule of near term activities, to work on their own projects, or to just exchange advice.

The carvers normally meet on the first Saturday of each month at Phil Bishop’s shop. Anyone interested in carving is welcome to attend these monthly meetings.


The flute circle group has moved their meetings to Saturday mornings, still at the Artisan Shop in Cowan, to accommodate people that come from out of the immediate area.
The group met on Saturday October 5 and two new people attended, in addition to the regular members.
The next meeting will be November 16 at 10 AM.
Anyone interested in learning how to play the native flute, even if you don’t have one, please come and we will take care of you.
Please bring a folding chair of some kind, as we don’t have enough to go around for everyone.
Contact Ron Reimers @ 931-308-5196 or ronreimers@hotmail.com for additional information.
Come and join the fun and fellowship with the “Fluters”.


Keep on working on those special items and be ready for the 2014 Exhibition.

Applications are already being accepted for entries into the exhibit between now and Mid-February. The entry form is posted on the TVW web site and will be available at the next monthly meeting.
The 2014 Exhibition will be held at the South Jackson Civic Center in Tullahoma during the first week of March.

Additional information will be available at the October club meeting.



The forum is currently experiencing a minor technical difficulty. Work is being done to try to get the forum back up and running.

When properly functioning, the forum is the place to “check 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 at a great price!


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.

For a complete list, see Henry Davis at club meetings, email him at hdavis37@charter.net or call him at 393-3191 and leave a message.