• Vol 30 / Issue 6
  • June 2015
  • Editor, Johnnie Brown

Next Meeting June 16     

Table of Contents


The meeting will be at 6:30 pm at the University of Tennessee Space institute, room H111.

About The Program


  June 16 -- Carter Henley will describe building a Model A car out of wood and metal from scratch.





Mid-Summer Seminar

July 18, 2015-- There will be two topics, each 1/2 day.  The morning will be on Wood Turning and the afternoon on carving for a carosel.  Each will be presented by guest demonstrators [names to be announced].  Lunch will be catered and included in the price [to be announced].  The event will be at the Cowan Arts Center in Cowan, TN.   Tom Cowan and Vince Zaccardi are co-chairmen.


New Members

(Becoming a member at the May meeting)

Be sure to meet and welcome new members to our Club

Noel Johnson   Noel Johnson, Normany
  Blue Pau, Spencer
 Robert Pope, Rock Island



If you change phone number, email address, etc; please notify Chuck Taylor, membership chairman (931-728-7086 or taylor_cw@charter.net. This will allow the membership listing on the web site to reflect the current and up-to-date information of all our club members.


2015 Turning Bee



  • The 2015 Turning Bee was a huge success. A lot of work behind the scenes was required to have the Turning Bee. A group of volunteers obtained the logs from a local saw mill in Manchester, had them sliced into slabs, then cut in round blank on a band saw. On the day of the Turning Bee the blanks were mounted on lathes and then rough green bowls was turned.  The newly turned bowls were placed in a paper bag for drying for a few months. Then they will be turned to their final shape. The Turning Bee was a great opportunity for first time turners to try their hand with expert mentors to show the proper techniques. All attendants enjoyed a great lunch and fellowship. Thanks to Larry Woodland for allowing the club to use his shop.


     If you have media you would like to donate, or would like to reserve a certain video, contact August Dobert. His contact information is listed on the membership roster in the "Club Info" section.


        We meet in Jim Jollifee’s shop at 201 Jollifee LN, Tullahoma. We regulary meet on the first Saturady of each month


    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.


    Remind us about the 10% discount

    All who indicated they wanted to share their address with Klingspor have been entered into Klingspor system. They will now receive a 10 percent discount just by mentioning it when ordering. If other members want to get the 10% discount, all they have to do is let Paul know and he will send in your name and address. pfulks3@gmail.com


    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.


     May Show & Tell

    Doug Dunlap Doug Dunlap - He made 2 segmented bowls out of sweet gum, cherry and oak (49 pieces in one and 96 pieces in the other). They were finished in lacquer.
    Ross Roepke Ross Roepke - He made a square pyramid shaped box out of cherry (tapered sides). Deft oil finish used.
    Eric Strotheide Eric Strotheide - He made a wooden truck out of oak and ambrosia walnut. Danish oil was used.
    John Mines - He made a walnut hobby horse and finished it with lacquer.
    Blue Pau - He carved a wood duck, a blue bird and an Indian torso on a piece of driftwood. Also he carved 6 objects out of New Zealand whale bone using a dermal tool. He put a hand rubbed finish on them.
    Jim Acord Jim Acord- He turned 2 seam rippers out of walnut and red oak. They were finished in wax. He also made a maple herb crusher, finished in oil.
    Tom Cowan Tom Cowan - He made a cherry miniature spice box with 12 drawers, carved inlays, dove tails on the drawers and finished it with lacquer.
    Loyd Ackerman Loyd Ackerman - He made a tapered bradford pear bowl (10"high). He also made a ladies room table for their church out of walnut and finished in lacquer.
    Mickey Knowles Mickey Knowles - He made a 36"diameter petrified oak table with 4 legs. Epoxy was used to hold it together.
    Mike Addington Mike Addington - He made a coat rack out of oak and a bench out of oak and cherry. They were finished with polyurethane. His son Julian made a miniature bed out of pine and scraps.


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


    Click here to see the Exchange Opportunities

    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

    Shop Tip

    Apply the right blade tensioning

    Accurate band saw adjustments make all the difference between a so-so cut and one that requires little cleanup. During a visit to the shop of premier master craftsman, Michael Fortune, he shared with us how he uses his $350 band saw to get results you’d expect to see from a saw costing two or three times as much. Here’s one of this shop-proven tips.
    Michael applies just enough tension to allow him to deflect the blade 1/4″ with finger pressure as shown. “When tensioning the blade, I get better results by adjusting it lower than the settings marked on the saw,” he says. “For a 1/2″ blade, for instance, I adjust the tension to the 3/8″ setting.” After sawing, Michael releases the blade tension to avoid creating a tire-damaging track and forming a bend in the blade that could stress the weld over time

    ------ Compliments of Wood Magazine Shop Tips Website --------

    Work safely and don’t take unnecessary chances with your woodworking tools


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