• Vol 29 / Issue 11
  • November 2014
  • Editor, Chuck Taylor

Next Meeting November 18th      

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

About The Program



The November TVW program will be presented by one of our club members. Paul Jalbert will present the program on “Carving”.

Come out on Tuesday, November 18 and hear Paul talk about some of his unique techniques and insight on the art of carving.





  Welcome to Our New Members

(No new members at the October meeting)



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



Photos from 2013 gathering



Be making your plans to attend the annual TVW Christmas party on December 12th.

The party will be held at the Nazarene Church in Decherd. The address is 221 Cumberland Street.
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, including the time to gather, given at this month’s meeting.
Put it on your calendar, come on out and enjoy a great meal and great fellowship.


The nominating committee will formally present their nominations for next year’s club officers at the November meeting. The new officers, if elected, will begin their duties on January 1.
Thanks to the nominating committee for their diligent work in selecting the proposed officers for next year.

The officer nominees are as follows:
President -------------------- Paul Fulks
Vice President -------------- Pete Miller
Treasurer ------------------- Paul Jalbert
Secretary ------------------ Doug Dunlap
Publicity Chairman ----------- Phil Myers
Newsletter Editor ------ Johnnie Brown

Nominations may also be made from the floor. But, you must have the consent of the person being nominated.


The executive committee will present some proposed changes to the club by-laws to the membership at the November meeting and a membership vote will be taken at the December meeting.

These changes will reflect the way the club is currently operating and will streamline some of the officer duties and responsibilities.

The proposed changes may be viewed on the club web site by clicking here and they will also be discussed at the November meeting.


Club dues are payable from November thought February of each year.

Henry asks that when you pay your dues you sign the “dues paid log” which he will have. He asks that you not hand him cash unless you have signed the log.

 If you have paid your dues in advance, your name is already on the “dues paid log”. You can check there if you are not sure if you have paid.
As a reminder we have a two-tier dues system. Dues for individual members are $10.00 and for family membership is $15.00. We define Family’s as your spouse and minor children.

If you don’t remember which membership you have ask Henry or if you decide to change your membership type please inform him.
Most of our members pay their dues on time and that is greatly appreciated. Those others are in danger of being purged from the membership list after the February meeting.

If you should decide not to renew your membership please contact Henry and let him know. That may save you a call, email or letter when it is time to purge the membership list.

For more details on purging the membership list see “Dues and Roster” in the PRACTICES section on our TVW website.
Any questions or comments you have about club dues, feel free to contact Henry either at the meetings or email or call him. hdavis37@charter.net or 393-3191. 


Want to see what is planned for the remainder of the current year? Click here to see the events and dates of the TVW planned activities for the current year.




The cavers did not meet in the month of November. Many of our carvers were involved in the North Alabama Woodcarver's Association (NAWA) Show in Huntsville.

Dick Wollam cleaned up again winning several ribbons, two for his heron and stylized/whimsical waterfowl. Sharon Wright also presented many of her carvings.

On October 11, the carvers offered another carving demonstration at the annual Tennessee State Parks Heritage Days celebration at Tims Ford State Park. The theme of this year's community carving project was fishing. Each volunteer carver was given the opportunity to carve a fish that will be added to a large back board that will be presented to the State Park, hopefully before Thanksgiving. About 70 “carvers” participated this year.

The carvers normally meet on the first Saturday of each month at 8:30 AM. Anyone interested in carving is welcome to attend these monthly meetings.



The “Cherokee Winds Flute Circle" met on Saturday morning, October 25th at the Cowan Artist Guild on Main Street in Cowan.

The group will not meet in November or December. The regular meetings will begin again in January, 2015.

Everyone is invited to come and participate or just come to listen.

Contact Ron Reimers @ 931-308-5196 or ronreimers@hotmail.com for additional information.


The forum is still “alive and well”. You can get fast “expert” solutions to your woodworking problems and great advice. And, guess what? It is all “free” to club members.

Have a question ----- Need an answer?
Best place to get an answer --- Your own forum!!!

If you have not checked out the “forum happenings” lately, you are missing some great informational exchanges between club members. This is a service offered to all members of TVW.





Kenneth (Dale) Daniel is back in business and will again sharpen TVW member blades. His location is 2007 Ovoca Road, Tullahoma. Phone – 931-455-5024, cell – 931-247-4753.





If you are a recent new member or had requested a new name tag, a box of name tags will be available at the next meeting. In the
future, name tags will be made for new members and available for pickup at the next regular monthly meeting. Name tags for other
members will be made upon request only and will also be available for pickup at the next meeting.

Please contact Chuck Taylor (931-728-7086 or email taylor_cw@charter.net) for information or name tags.


        October Show & Tell

    Vince Zaccardi – brought two bowls that he turned from apple wood and finished with spray lacquer. He also brought two end-grain cutting boards made from maple, walnut and cherry and finished with three coats of mineral oil.


     Jim Everett– brought five intarsia plaques with patriotic, Native American, a "pet heaven" and an "embarrassed dog" design. He also brought a variety of Christmas ornaments that he made.


   Bob Stancil – brought a platter that he turned from maple crotch that was destined for a friend’s fireplace. He brought a large bowl that had warped after he turned it to final dimensions from green gum. He also brought two interesting pieces of weathered wood that he found in his woods.


     Loyd Ackerman – brought a circular 7-generation family tree board that he made using his CNC router. Stick-on numbers correspond to entries on standard genealogy pedigree sheets.


    Mickey Knowles – brought two bowls that he turned from apple wood and another from cherry that he rough turned at a recent turning bee.

   August Dobert – brought and discussed two turned ring boxes that he made.

   Fred Heltsley – brought a continuous arm Windsor chair that he made last month in a class with Curtis Buchanan in Jonesborough, TN. He brought a series of pictures to illustrate some of the building steps and explained what is left to finish the chair. Other progress photos may be viewed by going to the web site, selecting the "gallery", the selecting "Show and Tell" then clicking on the 2014_10 folder. He also brought the October/November issue of Woodcraft magazine and the December issue of Fine Wood Working, both of which contain chair-making articles by Buchanan.


    John Duval – brought a platter and two bowls that he turned from pieces of a half-ton walnut stump he found floating in Tims Ford Lake. The stump's "imperfections" made for interesting appearances after turning. All three pieces were finished with sanding sealer and polyurethane.

   Greg Myers – brought a round Shaker side table that he made during a two-day workshop in Huntsville. He suggested that it might be a good workshop for our club.



   Ken Gould – brought a bowl that he turned fifteen years ago along with the rest of the block of unknown burl that he sawed the blank from. He passed the block along to Jim Everett for use in his intarsia pieces.


  To view the "Links of Interest" on our web site, please click here.           


Click here to see the compiled list of items that are for sale by club members.

If you have additional woodworking items for sale or are looking for woodworking items, please send information to Chuck Taylor at 931-728-7086 or email to taylor_cw@charter.net .


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