• Vol 30 / Issue 12
  • December 2015
  • Editor, Johnnie Brown

Next Meeting December 15   

Table of Contents


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


About The Program

December 15, 2015 -- Super Show and Tell -- Everyone is asked to bring something to show and discuss.  Everyone is interested in what everyone else is up to.  Something old that you once made; something that you just finished; something you need help with.  Focus on your stuff.  If you're still too bashful to share your stuff just come and see what others are up to. It's a lot of fun every year.  This year should have some interesting moments.



 Dues were due at the November meeting. If you have not paid, please do so as soon as possible.

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.


Our deepest sympathy to Ross Roepke for the loss of his wife of 63 years

Norma Lee Estelle Roepke, of Tullahoma, passed this life on Monday, November 30th, 2015 at her residence at the age of 89.

Norma had an outstanding career as recorded by her Obituary at http://www.kilgorefuneralhometullahoma.com/fh/obituaries/home.cfm

On December 28, 1952, she married Ross Roepke
In February, 1957, the family moved to Tullahoma, Tennessee.
She is survived by her husband, Ross Roepke of Tullahoma; three children, Randal (Sherry) Roepke of Tullahoma, Joan (Kevin) Winters of Leawood, Kansas, and Rick (Kim) Roepke of Tullahoma;

Joined at the November meeting

Denis Urbanczix Denis Urbanczix - McMinnville, TN
Bill Davis Bill Davis - Smyrna, TN (Joined in October) 

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 from 8:30 to 10:30 am at Jim Jolliffe's shop. At recent meetings, the focus has been completion the soaring eagle carving so that we can move on to the full-size carousel horse project. Fortunately the long wingspan of the eagle allows several carvers to work simultaneously. The fish that will be clutched in the eagle's claws is also nearing completion. If not working on the eagle, other members worked on the own carvings. Fall is also the time to enjoy the annual wood carving shows in Huntsville, AL and Dayton, OH. None of the carvers competed this year but several members attended the Huntsville and Dayton shows looking for inspiration.



    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.


    November Show & Tell
    Vince Zaccardi Vince Zaccardi - He made 2 cutting boards out of Maple, Cherry and Walnut pieces arranged in a checkerboard pattern. He also made a Cedar bowl and used mineral oil on all of them.
    Bob Addington Bob Addington - He made 2 plates showing an apple and cherubs using cherry wood and a CNC machine to cut the pictures.
    Jim Everett Jim Everett - Jim Everett - He showed a plate with a girl and dog (Intarsia style) and a set of 7 metal animals on pieces of burl wood (no finish)
    Mike Monroe Mike Monroe - He made a large box (approximately 18" square) out of spalted Maple boards glued together. (polyurethane)
    Gary Walker Gary Walker - He made a large stand for Advent candles (love, peace and joy in English and Hebrew letters on the sides) He used spray lacquer on the stand.
    Geoff Roehm Geoff Roehm - He made a guitar out of Spruce, and Cocobolo (based on a 1937 model) and used a polyester finish.
    Jim Van Cleave Jim Van Cleave -Jim Van Cleve- He made a chair out of Cherry wood. 
    Doyl McConnell Doyle McConnell - He made a Christmas ornament out of segmented Maple and hung it on a gold wire support (lacquer finish)
    Loyd Ackerman Loyd Ackerman - He made 2 large panels for serving cheese and crackers with the ampersand sign and a cupped out space at the side, using a CNC machine. (no finish on them).
    Chuck Taylor Chuck Taylor - He made several candle holders out of Maple showing the different steps he used. Also several small spinning tops for his son's school students
    Matt Brothers  Matt Brothers - He showed pictures of some furniture he made out of quarter sawn Oak - A mission style library table (46" x 34") with pegs to hold it together and a book rack to match the table. He used a Walnut stain and a Danish oil 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

    Twice the push stick, twice the control

    I feel safer performing table saw rip cuts with this double push stick that I came up with—two push sticks connected with a 1  1⁄4″ dowel that’s longer than the width of the blade guard. It allows me to cut narrower pieces without getting my fingers close to either side of the spinning blade. Plus, it straddles my blade guard, giving me one more incentive to leave the guard on the saw.
    —Ken Peters, Spring Hill, Fla.

    . Curtesy of Wood Magazine


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


    Want a good tip concerning your current project?

    Visit this web site for “tips for every situation”: http://www.woodworkingtips.com/etips/


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