• Vol 30 / Issue 11
  • NOVEMBER 2015
  • Editor, Johnnie Brown

Next Meeting November 17   

Table of Contents


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


About The Program

November 17 - Gary Walker will present a program on Sideboards




Celebrating 30 years at the Christmas Party

Christmas Party





The 2016 dues are payable in November.

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.



Graham Blackley our visitor from [Australia] has arrived home in Australia and sent us a link to see his home and surrounding area. Look at this link:

Note: When the file opens, stroll down to the house picture, click on the house picture.  There are 21 pictures of his house and area that you can view from here using the > on the right side of the pictures.


Joined at the October meeting

Dexter Brady Dexter Brady - McMinnville, TN
Bill Davis - Smyrna, TN
David Duesterhaus - Tullahoma, TN

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.


    The carvers are meeting twice a month on the first and third
    Saturdays on the month from 8:30 to 10:30.



    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  will sharpen TVW member blades. His location is 2007 Ovoca Road, Tullahoma.
    Phone – 931-455-5024, cell – 931-247-4753.

    Tullahoma Builders Supply now has dura-lac lacquer items


    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
    Jim Acord Jim Acord - He made an Alder chest for quilts and used amber shellac finish on it.
    Bob Addington Bob Addington - He made a 1/2" plywood box, with dovetails using a CNC machine. He also made a picture of a horse and wagon, and a moose (out of red oak) using the CNC machine.
    Jim Everett Jim Everett - He made an Intarsia picture of a running deer (using scrap woods). he used a urethane finish on it.
    Bob Reese Bob Reese - He made a large harp for a lady, that sits on the floor, using plywood and walnut. It has 31 strings (lacquer finish used).
    Tom Gillard, Jr Tom Gillard Jr. - He showed pictures in New Mexico of Aspen groves and Ponderosa Pines and commented on the pleasing aroma.
    Bob Stancil Bob Stancil - He made a Cherry bowl (with worm holes) and a Chestnut Oak burl bowl, with butcher block oil finish on them.
    Eric Strotheide  Eric Strotheide - He made a farm tractor and trailer out of Poplar and Maple, with other woods.
    Allen Odell Allen Odell - He made 2 walking sticks and finished them with Helmsman polyurethane finish.
    Jim Van Cleave Jim Van Cleave - Jim Van Cleave - He made 2 large Cherry stands for flower vases (with fluted sides)
    Doyl McConnell Doyle McConnell - He made an Oak ring holder (round box) and a letter opener with a burl wood handle. Lacquer finish was used.
    John Duval John Duval - He made 3 bowls, one a thick Cherry bowl with a crack in the side, and large and small Cherry bowls.
    Noel Johnson Noel Johnson - He made a spalted Holly bowl with beeswax finish, and a Sassafras bowl (dark color) with a stich sewn in the side.
    Chuck Taylor Chuck Taylor - He made an Apple bowl with a satin lacquer finish, and a bowl with a pewter lid to hold fragrant herbs. He also made a box of 48 children’s play blocks with letters and numbers on them.
    Bob Truesdale Bob Truesdale - He made a mission bed post using slats of Walnut and scrap wood, that can be taken apart (with hose clamps).
    Jeremy Anderson Jeremy Anderson - He made an Ambrosia Maple bowl with worm holes inside and a lacquer finish.
    Richard Gully  Richard Gulley - He made 8 wooden spoons out of Cherry and Maple (using a CNC machine), and an Oak chopping block with many square pieces.
    Matt Brothers  Matt Brothers - He made a Walnut bed, dresser and chest of drawers (with inlays on top) and an end table. He used Danish oil and lacquer finish on them.


     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

    A cotton swab is often just as good as an artist brush to dispense a bit of stain, finish or glue. And, there's no cleanup - just toss it after one use.

    Courtesy of FRETS.COM

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


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