• Vol 28 / Issue 12
  • December 2013
  • Editor, Chuck Taylor

Next Meeting December 17th   

The December meeting will be at 7:00 pm on the 17th at the University of Tennessee Space institute, room H111.

About The Program

Our December program is the annual “Giant Show & Tell”. This is your chance to bring those “special” items that you are so proud of and those “not so special” learning experiences that may not have turned out exactly as you planned. This is the time for you to share your woodworking “adventures” with the rest of the club. If you’re new to the Club or a visitor, here is how it works. Instead of a regular show and tell, in which several members bring an item, we encourage EVERYONE to bring something to show. If you don’t have a current favorite project to share, bring an item from the past; maybe the first thing you ever built or something you built years ago but that you really enjoyed doing. Or you could bring an interesting tool or something someone gave you. You get the idea! If, on the other hand, you’d just rather not bring something, that’s OK, too. You can just come, enjoy the meeting, and join in the applause for those who did bring something to talk about.

See you at our Decembner meeting on the 17th .


  Welcome to Our New Members

(No new members Joining at the November meeting)

Be sure to meet all of our 2013 new members and welcome them to the club.



Don’t forget the Exhibition is the first week of March 2014. The committee is already working hard to make this event a huge success.

The exhibition committee met and decided on a name for the spring 2014 Exhibition, which is:
“In the Spirit of Fine Woodworking”.

The exhibition committee met with Fran Gray at SJCC on December 3rd and agreed on the schedule for the exhibition.
The dates are:
Thursday February 27 through Saturday March 1 will be set up days.
Sunday March 2 will be Opening Day and Reception – open 2 PM until 5 PM.
Monday March 3 through Saturday March 8 will be open from 11 AM until 7 PM.
Sunday March 9 will be closing day – open 2 PM until 5 PM
Monday March 10 will be for breaking down displays, putting the exhibition area back in order and returning the display boards to office and shelves to storage.

Stay tuned to Splinters and the TVW website for latest developments.

Please get your entries turned in to Bob Addington early. The forms for entry are available on the website and will be available at the next monthly meeting. 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 lot.




The annual TVW Christmas party was held on December 13th with about 50 in attendance. the food and fellowship was great. Joe Ferraro was the winner of the grad door prize ($250 Woodcraft gift certificate). Thanks to all who helped with the preparations for the activity. A special thanks to Karen Browning for chairing the festive occassion.
If you did not attend, you missed a great time.



The club will be begin another exciting new year next month. This year has been filled with great activities and learning experiences.
The current officers will have their “tour of duty” extended for one more year.




The Carvers Clinic convened on December 7 at Phil Bishop's shop with eight carvers in attendance (Phil, Ken, Harry, Dick, Zeke, Steve, Ron and Paul). The group discussed the cold weather and carving problems while some worked on individual projects. Dick reported that he won three awards at the North Alabama Carving Show in Huntsville in November: a First Place for the Stylized Duck, a Second Place for his basswood Fox and a Third Place in the Miscellaneous Category for another carved stump. Paul brought the carving that was started at Tims Ford State Park on Heritage Days for some expert 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 will not meet during the month of December.
The next meeting will be in January and the date has not been set. The group members will be notified of the meeting date.
This group is for 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”.



What a year for the forum. There have been lots of questions ask and many, many answers provided.
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. You don’t have much time left to try our digital library in 2013. If you have not tried it yet, 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.