• Vol 30 / Issue 8
  • August 2015
  • Editor, Johnnie Brown

Next Meeting August 18    

Table of Contents


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

About The Program


August 18 - Alf Sharp of Woodbury will do the August program.  Alf is a renown furniture maker with many professional commissions and an interesting approach to presenting his topics





Coffee County Fair

Third Week in September -- Doyle McConnell


New Member
Joined at the July meeting

Darrell Albert   Darrell Albert, Fayetteville
Win Phipps   Win Phipps, Tullahoma
Joh Mines, Jr   John Mines, Jr, Manchester
Judy Bennett   Judy Bennett,Wartrace





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.


Several items have sent to us recently suggesting that the Club be informed via a blast email or website Home page. There are three points of information for Club members to remember. First: We have the website Home page for non-time critical items. Second: We have blast emails for items of a more time critical nature. Third: We have a Forum to enable ANY club member to post articles they wish to share.

Business items that belong on the Home page are welcome and Loyd will post them usually within a day. Send an email to tv-w@live.com.

Some things are more or less timely and Chuck will blast them in a timely fashion to all Club members with email addresses. Chuck’s email is in the Member list or send an email to tv-w@live.com .

The Forum is available for any member on the Club’s Member List to use. Anyone can read the Forum at any time. Members can post any item [that follows a few basic rules – posted on the Forum] on the Forum by logging in with their user name and password. If you find that you do not have log in credentials send an email to tv-w@live.com requesting them. We will typically respond within a few hours.



The 2015 Seminar was a great success with 31 members attending. Our Club president called it “Wow-Outstanding”. Wayne Loveless(left) , with Tool Box in Chattanooga, demonstrated spindle turning and discussed bowl turning. Larry Ridge(right) owner of Horsin’ around Carousel Carving School discussed his school in Soddy Daisy and demonstrated how he carves real life like large animals. Thanks to the Cowan Art Center for allowing us to use their facilities. Many thanks to Mary Cowan for the good food we all enjoyed.



     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 Splinter Carvers met on Saturday morning, August 1. There were eight carvers in attendance including two new members of the club, Blue Pau and Win Phipps. Jim has added some bench space so there was room for all to work. Some more progress was made on the soaring eagle and others worked on their own projects. It is great to see so many carvers working on so many different kinds of carving projects. We discussd carving a carousel horse as our next club project and meeting twice a month, on the first and third Saturdays, to generate more interest and improve our productivity.If the carvers agree, a formal announcement will be made.  

    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.


    July Show & Tell

    Jim Acord Jim Acord - He made 2 ice cream scoops out of Maple and Walnut with a polyurethane finish. He use push sticks for safety.
    Jim Everett   Jim Everett - He did a Intarsia Indian brave, with a ring, on a flat board. Also a bear and a bee hive in Intarsia style with polyacrylic and Krylon finish. He also made a small stool out of red cedar and upholstered it with colored cloth.
    Bob Stencil Bob Stencil - He made 2 bowls out of black walnut using a wiped linseed oil, and a butcher block finish. He also made a bucket out of yellow heart pine with a butcher block oil finish.
    Sherman Mays Sherman Mays - He makes gun stocks out of Black walnut and American walnut and does the fine checkering by hand (this takes 5 years to learn how to do well). He finishes them with 16 coats of epoxy finish
    Bob Reese Bob Reese - He made 30 Peach Pit carvings displayed in a wooden box and mounted on a stand. no finish mentioned.
    Larry Wendland  Larry Wendland - He made bowl out of Norfolk Pine from Hawaii (very thin) and used Watco Danish Oil finish on it and shellac finish over that.
    Bob Addington Bob Addington - He made a Marine Corps bulldog mounted on a Cherry board. He also made a picture of his granddaughter on a Corian sheet of plastic using the CNC machine.
    Judy Bennett
    Judy Bennett - She made a raccoon out of walnut and maple (in the Intarsia style) using spray polyethylene. She also made a flower out of walnut and cedar.
    Karen Browning Karen Browning - She made a wood spirit carving of a man with a beard, from driftwood.
    Gary Bennett Gary Bennett - He made 4 bowls and 2 peppermills out of segmented pieces of cedar, cherry, maple and walnut. He used butcher block and tung oil finish on them (5 coats).
    Mike Addington Mike Addington - He made a large chest out of pine with walnut hinges and hasp. He used a Danish oil finish on it.
    Gary Runyan Gary Runyan - He made a 4" dia. bowl out of cherry using a wood shop oil and wax combination finish.
    Scott Short Scott Short - He made a pen holder out of an oak Jack Daniels barrel stave. Also a flat cherry wood plate with the wedding name and date cut into it. He used Minwax to finish it.
    Ken Gould Ken Gould - He carved a Condo onto a piece of cottonwood driftwood (bark) with windows cut through. He used clear acrylic on it.
    John Hartin John Hartin - He made a large 20 inch shallow bowl out of maple and finished it with lacquer.
    Jim Jolliffe Jim Jolliffe - He showed, with pictures, how He made a large bar out of a big log, using several pieces cut by tools in a jig that he made. He didn’t give a finish.
    Noel Johnson Noel Johnson - He will tell us all about the bowl next month.


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    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

    A great Website all about wood



    Shop Tip

    Right-size sandpaper with this “cutting” board

    Tearing sandpaper sheets to size is a tedious task made easier with this simple jig. First, cut some scrap hardwood to the length of a hacksaw blade. Rip three pieces to the widths shown below and plane them to slightly different thicknesses to create the “steps,” as  shown. Make a shallow rabbet for the blade in the 2  3⁄4″-wide piece and then edge-glue the pieces together. Epoxy the blade in the rabbet and you’re ready to make piles of properly sized sheets in no time. By butting the edge of the abrasive against the correct step,you can tear-off half-, third-, and quarter-sheets for your power sanders or for hand-sanding blocks.
    —Lynn Lawrenz, Algoma, Wis.

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