• Vol 30 / Issue 9
  • September 2015
  • Editor, Johnnie Brown

Next Meeting September 15   

Table of Contents


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

About The Program

September 15 -- Doyle McConnell will do a program on Turning Christmas Decorations.




Coffee County Fair

September 19 to 26 -- Details will be announce at the September meeting by 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.


Two great Website about all types of wood

The Wood Database





     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.


    Carvers Sept 2015
    The Carvers met on Saturday, September 5 at Jim Jolliffe's shop, which has become a popular place. There were twelve carvers present including Jim, his father-in-law Tom and his neighbor Greg, Dick, Allan, Sharon, Kelton,
    Ken B and Ken G. Steve, Blue and Paul. The increasing number of carvers at each meeting and the wide variety of carving interests within the group is a testimonial to the value of the Club.

    New carvers and visitors are always welcome. The carvers are very grateful to Jim for hosting the meetings. The carvers are meeting twice a month on the first and third
    Saturdays on the month from 8:30 to 10:30. The attached photo is a group
    shot of the Carvers as they plan future events. Some of the events that we have planned in the near future are:
    1) Participation in the Cowan Festival on the weekend of September 18, 19 and 20 to show, sell or demonstrate wood carving skills. Tent set-up is Friday at 1:00 pm, occupy the tent on Saturday from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm andon Sunday from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm and tear down afterwards.
    2) Meet at Phil Bishop's shop on Saturday, October 3 at 9:00 am to clear out the rest of the wood we have stored there.
    3) Make arrangements to use the Carvers fund to buy a carousel horse rough-out from Horsing Around as the next Carvers project.




    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.


    August Show & Tell

    Jack Kincella Jack Kincella - He made repairs to a 1800's walnut bed (with 11 pieces, shown by pictures) and Paul Jalbert did the carving, with Ken Gould making the metal hooks. Tom Gillard also helped. A lacquer finish was applied.
    Tom Cowan Tom Cowan - He made a chest out of white oak, pine for the top and black turned wood accents and knobs, and carved panels on the sides. He used stain on green and red trim, with a lacquer finish.
    Paul Jalbert Paul Jalbert - He made a carving of a wedding date on a cherry board (O'Brian) with a Watco spray-on finish.
    Richard Gulley Richard Gulley - He carved a running deer on a board and a picture of three people on Corian, using a CNC machine.
    Doyle McConnell
    Doyle McConnell - He turned a peppermill out of maple and used a lacquer finish on it.
    Doug Dunlap Doug Dunlap- He turned two segmented bowls out of cedar and cherry and finished them with 3 coats of lacquer.
    Bob Addington Bob Addington - He made four CNC carvings of cows, birds and horses on oak and cherry boards. His finish was early chestnut stain.
    Jim Acord Jim Acord - He turned a mallet out of white oak and pear and used a wipe-on polyurethane finish on it.
    Gary Runyon Gary Runyon - He made a shoulder plane out of Texas ebony wood with a thick steel chisel blade. He used a special saw to cut the slot, and finished it with Min-Wax and oil.
    Eric Strotheide Eric Strotheide - He made two toy wood cars out of walnut and ambrosia oak, and used a Danish oil and Min-Wax finish.
    Ross Roepke Ross Roepke - He made a small table out of mahogany and eucalyptus with carvings on top, a lacewood veneer, and a drawer. He used deft oil finish on it.
    Jim Everett Jim Everett - He made an intarsia wood panel showing a squirrel and cat in a window looking out at it. He used water-based polyurethane and Krylon finish on it.
    Bob Stancil Bob Stancil - He turned a 20" chestnut bowl with a black inlay in the bottom. He used a butcher block oil finish on it.
    Mickey Knowles
    Mickey Knowles - He made a cherry handled ice cream scoop and a wood mount for a deer antler and slate knife.


     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

    Abranet Mesh vs Sandpaper


    Abranet is a mesh abrasive with thousands of small holes. The distance from each abrasive grit to the nearest dust collection point is only half a millimeter. This provides efficient dust extraction from the entire surface of the material.
    - Due to the fantastic extraction ability, You can use it wet or dry. Cuts much faster than paper, outlasts any other type, and when it loads up, you simply smack it against the lather, or anything else, and it clears the openings and is ready to continue.
    - Abranet has a much longer lifetime and retains its original sanding performance much longer than traditional abrasives. This means that sanding can be carried out more quickly and more effectively.
    - The finish is smooth and scratch-free when compared to standard sandpaper
    - Abranet sheets and discs outlast traditional abrasives for greater efficiency.
    - Immediate dust removal allows for better sanding
    - Even grain distribution provides more consistent finish and improved surface appearance.
    - Extended product life requires less use of materials.
    - Better work environment and less environmental impact.



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


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