• Vol 29 / Issue 01
  • January 2014
  • Editor, Chuck Taylor

Next Meeting January 21st   

The January meeting will be at 7:00 pm on the 21st at the University of Tennessee Space institute, room H111.

About The Program

The January program will be presented by Jason Lawrence. Jason will discuss and demonstrate carving techniques he uses in creating scale models of various items.

See you at our January meeting on the 21st .


  Welcome to Our New Members

Jesse Potter - Manchester

Jesse Luke Potter - Manchester

Don Sellers - Manchester

Dakota Slatton - Cowan (actually joined in October)

(Joining at the December meeting)

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



We recently lost two long-time TVW members.
Tom Church was a club member since 1985, being one of the original founders of the club.

Howard Coulson also joined the club in 1985, one month after Tom joined. He was a TVW member until 2010.



Don’t forget the Exhibition, “In the Spirit of Fine Woodworking” , is the first week of March 2014. The committee is already working hard to make this event a huge success.
For a successful Exhibition, we need you to participate by entering display items for the Exhibition.

The Exhibition dates are:
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
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 entries help a lot.

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




The annual TVW Christmas party was held on December 13th. If you did not attend, you missed a really great party.
Thanks to Karen Browning, chairperson, and her team for doing a wonderful job coordinating the dinner and decorating for the event. The food was great, the decorations were beautiful, all the gifts were wonderful and the fellowship was really special.
The singing of Christmas songs, led by Richard Gulley was really great, as always.
A good time was had by all attendees.
The “Grand Door Prize”, a $250 gift certificate from Woodcraft, was won by Joe Ferraro  .

Congratulations to Joe, who picked up his prize at the December meeting.




The Carvers Clinic did not convene in January. They plan on meeting on February 1st.

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 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 met on January 18 at the Cowan artisan's shop. The flute circle group will not meet during the month of February.
The next meeting will be in March and will be announced at the February TVW meeting.
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 in 2013. There was lots of questions ask and many, many answers provided. Looking forward to a great year in 2014.
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!


Start the new year off in great fashion. Check out a DVD from the library and hone your skills in a special area. If you did not try it in 2013, don’t make the same mistake this year. 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.