• Vol 29 / Issue 03
  • March 2014
  • Editor, Chuck Taylor

Next Meeting March 18th    

The March meeting will be at 7:00 pm on the 18th at the University of Tennessee Space institute, room H111.

About The Program

The March program will be given by Pete Miller, one of our club members. Pete will present a program on the art of Pyrography. It is as easy or as difficult as you want to make it.

Some of our wood carvers use pyrography to burn feathers or other details onto birds and animals.
Come out and here Pete’s interesting take on the topic.

See you at our March meeting on the 18th.




  Welcome to Our New Members

 Bruce Baird ----------- Sewanee

  Colin Bowers --------- Manchester

  Andrew Brown Jr. --- Whitwell

  Jack Harris ------------- Rock Island

  David Sapp ------------- Franklin

(Joining at the February meeting)

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



    Photos below are from the 2014 Exhibition: 



The exhibition, “In the Spirit of Fine Woodworking” was held at the South Jackson Civic Center in Tullahoma March 2 through 9.
What a great success. Nearly 1,000 visitors viewed the display consisting of over 300 items from 45 exhibitors. It proved a really good
way to promote the club and show what a wonderful and talented group make up the membership. The event did not “just happen”. A lot of
hard work went into making the event successful. It could not have happened without the help and support of a lot of members.
We can’t begin to thank everyone that had a part in the exhibition.

The event chairman, Loyd Ackerman, deserves a big thanks for his leadership and organization of all the activities that were required.
Thanks also to all those that assisted Loyd with various “background” support.

Karen Browning again provided a wonderful reception on the opening Sunday. She and her “helpers” were responsible for a big part of the
success story. They also provided refreshments for club members working or visiting during the exhibition.

Phil Myers, serving as publicity chairman, provided a very wide range of coverage for the event, getting the word out to all news
outlets and radio/cable stations within the area.

Vince Zaccardi did his usual outstanding job of coordinating the event with the South Jackson staff.

Mickey Knowles coordinated the monitor activities. Thanks to Mickey and all the monitors that provided assistance during the open

Doyle McConnell and Martha Taylor did a great job in the layout and placement of the numerous items making the displays appealing to
those visiting.

The display of all the “door prizes” created interest among the attendees. Thanks to all who donated items for the door prizes.

Thanks to all the members who provided items to display and for their cooperation bringing and picking up the items.


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The Carvers Clinic did not meet in March.

The carvers normally meet on the first Saturday of each month at Phil Bishop’s shop. They will be meeting at another location, due to
Phil being in the hospital. The net meeting will be announced at the regular club meeting on March 18.

Anyone interested in carving is welcome to attend these monthly meetings.


The flute circle group did not meet in February.
The next scheduled meeting will be in March and the date will be announced at the regular monthly club meeting on March 18.
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”.



Be “in the know” in 2014! Participate in the TVW forum.
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!


Tried the library yet!!! Check out a DVD from the library and hone your skills in a special area. If you don’t take advantage of this
opportunity, you are missing a great chance 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.

Panoply - Huntsville, AL


The Panoply program will be held on April 25-27 in Huntsville, Alabama. Greg Myers is the activity contact. if you can help in this activity, please contact Greg. Additional information will be available at the March meeting.

 Cornbread Festival - South Pittsburg


The Cornbread Festival is scheduled for April 26-27. the location is South Pittsburg. Contact Billy May if you are interested in participating in this event.