• Vol 28 / Issue 11
  • November 2013
  • Editor, Chuck Taylor

Next Meeting November 19th   

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

About The Program

The November program will be presented by Reilly Earle, our youngest club member. Reilly will be discussing one of his favorite topics,
the scroll saw. You have seen the work he does on the scroll saw and now you have an opportunity to hear him talk about how he does it.
He is very enthusiastic about his woodworking activities.
Come see this program. You will be glad you did.

See you at our November meeting on the 19th .


  Welcome to Our New Members

(Joining at the October meeting)

Dakota Slatton -------- Cowan


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



Don’t forget the Exhibition is the first week of March 2014. It’s time to get your entries in to Bob Addington. The forms for entry are
available on the website and will be available at the meeting on November 19th. Fill them in as soon as you can so that we can get an
idea of the number and scope of exhibits for planning purposes. Entries will be accepted until mid-February but early entry helps us a

The 2014 Exhibition will be held at the South Jackson Civic Center in Tullahoma during the first week of March.

We are still in need of volunteers to support the exhibit in these categories: guides & monitors, installation and breakdown, making
fixtures, posters, publicity, and to supply finger foods for the reception. We’ll circulate a volunteer list at the November meeting but
if you miss the meeting, send an email to ackerman1@charter.net to get your name on the list.



The Fall Seminar was held on Saturday, October 19, with two outstanding presenters.

The seminar turned out to be just as expected --- GREAT!
Ron Young and Scott Tinker made their presentations very interesting and shared lots of information with those in attendance. We really
appreciate the effort they put into the preparation and presentation of the information.Both are professional woodworkers and members of the TVW.

Thanks to Loyd Ackerman, event chairperson, and to all his “helpers” for preparing the “learning environment.

There were about 40 people attending and they each went away with some valuable information that can be used on their next project.


The nominating committee presented a slate of officers for 2014 at the October meeting. The nominations were closed and the nominees
elected by acclamation. The current 2013 officers will fill the same offices during the 2014 year.

The club appreciates the work done by the officers in executing the plans, programs, workshops and seminars throughout the year.


Be making your plans to attend the annual TVW Christmas party on December 13th.
The party will be held at the Nazarene Church in Decherd.
Don’t forget to bring your favorite dish for the “pot-luck” dinner. Plan to come, enjoy the delicious food and have a good time with your fellow Woodworkers.
Everyone is encouraged to bring a gift, preferably something you have made, to share at the evening’s gift drawing.
There will be additional information given at this month’s meeting.
Everyone always has a great time. Put it on your calendar and come on out to enjoy a good meal and great fellowship.




The carvers met on Saturday November 2 at Phil Bishop’s shop. Attendance at the November Clinic was very lightly attended by five carvers.               The rest of the carvers were most likely involved with the annual wood carving show in Huntsville. Those that were at Phil Bishop's shop worked on their own projects and sorted through all the tools that Phil still has for sale.

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 is now meeting on Saturday mornings, still at the Artisan Shop in Cowan, to accommodate people that come from out of the immediate area.
The next meeting will be November 23 at 10 AM.
Please bring something to sit on and if you have something that bangs or you can keep a beat with, bring it, too.
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.
Contact Ron Reimers @ 931-308-5196 or ronreimers@hotmail.com for additional information.
Come and join the fun and fellowship with the “Fluters”.



The forum is now running great.
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.