• Vol 30 / Issue 7
  • July 2015
  • Editor, Johnnie Brown

Next Meeting JULY 21    

Table of Contents


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

About The Program


Jim Jolliffe July 21 -- Jim Jolliffe will do a program on carving the human face and human form.  Jim is one of the Club's carving mentors and hosts the monthly Carvers workshop.





Coffee County Fair

Third Week in September -- Doyle McConnell




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 Club Picnic

  • The 2015 Club picnic was attended by approximately 45. We had very good weather, good food, and a good time of fellowship by all. John Hartin did an excellent job as auctioneer and around $455 was raised from the auction. Thanks go to the Fall Mills owners John and Jane Lovett, for allowing us to use their beautiful area.


     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.


    The highlight of last month's meeting was that Dick Wollam is mentioned several times and a photo of one of his award-winning carvings appears in the latest addition of Chip Chats. This photo shows Dick hard at work adding detail to the soaring eagle project.

       The Carvers met on Saturday morning July 4 at Jim Jolliffe's shop. It was
    a very pleasant surprise to meet Jim's new neighbor, Greg who is an
    accomplished carver too. Greg showed us photos of the military-theme
    plaques he has carved. Other carvers in attendance worked on the soaring
    eagle or their current project.

     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.


    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.


    June Show & Tell

    Doyle McConnell  Doyle McConnell - He made 6 peppermills out of spalted maple and ambrosia maple and used lacquer to finish them. He also turned a mahogany finial for Ross Roepke and a table leg out of walnut from a picture he got from the internet.
    John Hartin John Hartin - He made an 18'' bowl and a 18" round tray for finger foods (both out of spalted maple) and finished with lacquer.
    Ross Roepke  Ross Roepke - He made 3 boxes out of Western Cedar, walnut and mahogany (one was book matched). Danish oil finish was used on all three.
    Pete Miller Pete Miller- He made a box with a deer wood burned on top and a Mallard duck out of basswood. He used acrylic paint on them.
    Gary Bennett Gary Bennett - He made a round segmented bird house out of Oak flooring (14"high) finished with Spar Urethane. He also made 6 peppermills out of Western Cedar with a polyurethane finish. He also turned a16" bowl, out of Cherry with a butcher block finish.
    Josef Maierbacker  Josef Maierbacker- He turned a bowl out of Elm or Locust then used Danish oil and lacquer to finish them.
    Micky Knowles Mickey Knowles- He made a bowl out of Spalted Maple and used a pre-wax finish on it. He also made a box out of Ecuadorian wood (don't know which species)
    Bob Reese Bob Reese - He made a bathtub Bass musical instrument using a galvanized tub and designed all the wood pieces to fit each other. He used Chestnut, Poplar and Hard Maple woods.


     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

    Your editor has a Jet 1100 dust collector. The suction had decreased greatly. I read where Jet now has a Vertex Cone in their new collectors. The Vortex Cone improves chip separation and collector bag packing efficiency: eliminates premature filter clogging for sustained performance
    I purchased a kit (Spare Parts) from Jet and installed it. My unit now works like new after a thorough cleaning of the filter. The kit is a bit expensive from Jet at $116.25. It you are handy with metal working you could build your own, but I do not have that type of knowledge or tools. There are some U-tube locations that describe the process. The Jet part number is DC1100-CA

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


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