• Vol 31 / Issue 1
  • January 2016
  • Editor, Johnnie Brown

Next Meeting January 19   

Table of Contents


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


About The Program

January 19, 2016 -- Geoff Roehm will discuss using a computer to do blueprints/plans for projects.  Geoff is expert in several programs so bring your questions and experiences.  Should be good.



We regret to announce the passing of Milner Carden, one of our Tennessee Valley Woodworker club long-time members, on December 10, 2015.


Dues: If you have not paid your dues for 2016, please do so at the next meeting.

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.



Tennessee Valley Woodworkers Christmas Party and 30-year Anniversary of the Club.

December 19, 1915
In commemoration of 30 years as a Woodworking Club, at the Boskey’s golf club restaurant on Highway 55, where two or our faithful members, Martha Taylor and Karen Browning had arrived early to dress the tables in Christmas Table cloths, and beautiful table arrangements, to set the mood and make the meeting come to life.

As a testament to the loyalty and dedication of club members, Ross Roepke, whose wife recently passed on to Glory, bravely blessed us with his presence

Some 85 attended the gathering with many woodworkers and several of their wives. There was good fellowship by all before the meal. With some interesting comments by the Club president, Paul Fulks.

A scrumptious holiday dinner buffet was served by Boskey Grill. The service was very good.

After the meal, Loyd Ackerman present a video and slide presentation covering a brief history of the club from the beginning to the present time. The presentation included how the club started with Henry Davis and Tom Cowan discussing in some of the videos about the experience of starting the club and how new events and activities have been added through the years. Only two of our founding fathers are still living—Tom Cowan and Henry Davis. Tom Cowan, himself, had a very close brush with death this year; but has bravely fought back and still blesses us with active service
There was short video of several subjects including: turning bees, shop tours, show and tell, club picnics, seminars, Coffee County fair, former and present club officers, and other information.

Richard Gully, our excellent Musician and Auctioneer, led us in singing Christmas Carols.

Paul Fulks dressed as Santa Claus, bravely quoted Twas the Night Before Christmas, the long version, before reading to us his own version of an article, that showed just where he stood on the myth of Santa Claus, versus the true Spirit of Christmas, the King of Glory. Richard Gulley, our musician, led us in singing Joy to The World, The Lord is Come to close another excellent TN Valley Woodworker’s Meeting.


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.



    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 is now a great resource for the full line of the duralac lacquer products at very competitive pricing. folks can see Randy and let him know they are from the wood workers club for extra help. also many innovations are out for re-finishing and repairing furniture. they include new stains, finishes and spot repair items and processes. if there are any needs or questions, I would encourage folks to contact me at jackkincellafurnitureman@outlook.com


    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.


    December Show & Tell
    Vince Zaccardi Vince Zaccardi - He made 4 wood cylinders with Celtic inlays to be turned into peppermills later. Also 4 bowls cut out of the same Box Elder wood using a special cutter for that purpose. There was no finish on them.
    Bob Addington Bob Addington - Bob Addington - He made 4 yo-yos out of poplar and 2 tic-tac-toe boards out of Walnut, Cherry, Oak and Poplar. No finish on them.
    Jim Everett Jim Everett - He showed pictures of a cat feeding bowl stand out of Cherry and a Intarsia picture of a cat with a ball of yarn. Also a coat tree out of a tree limb with deer antler hooks, several doors with horses and dogs, deer, bears, rabbits and a wolf (all in the Intarsia style). Also a Cedar door with a horse picture on it.
    Paul Fulks Paul Fulks - He brought a Cherry bench (3"thick, 12" wide and 5 feet long) with a natural edge and 3 legs attached. Also a Buckeye bench with 4 legs (4" thick and 5 feet long). Both were finished with polyurethane.
    Paul Jalbert Paul Jalbert - He made a hourglass from the Wizard of Oz movie with 3 gargoyles carved and placed on the side. It had a Cherry top and bottom. He used gold paint that was like shoe polish and spar varnish on the Cherry pieces.
    Doug Dunlap Doug Dunlap – He made a segmented bowl out of 96 pieces of Sweet Gum and Cherry wood and used two coats of lacquer finish on it.
    Dexter Brandy Dexter Brady - He made a Walnut jig to cut mortice joints, that is adjustable, with a guide to hold a router to cut the joints. Teak oil was used as a finish on it.
    Doyl McConnell Doyle McConnell - He made a Nutcracker (18"high) and a large vase turned out of Hackberry (20"high and 16"dia.) with 6 Walnut inserts in the base with a polyurethane finish on it.
    Loyd Ackerman Loyd Ackerman - He made a bench out of Maple (book-matched) with natural edges on it and 2 box shaped legs under it. Polyurethane finish used on it.
    Bob Leonard Bob Leonard - He made a Christmas tree with small carved figures of Charlie Brown, Snoopy and other "peanuts characters" on the base. no finish on it.
    Mickey Knowles Mickey Knowles - He made a small box with inlays on the sides and a 26-piece inlay on the top out of Walnut, Holly and Mahogany woods. Also a thick Cherry bowl with a lot of worm holes in it. Sanding sealer, beeswax and lacquer was used 
    JohnMines John Mines Jr. - He made a Apolonia wood bowl with brushed lacquer on it.
    Rheta Reese Rheta Reese - She brought a carved box with relief carving on it that stood out from the surface.
    Bob Reese Bob Reese - He made a violin out of Quilted Maple and high altitude spruce, with 15 coats of varnish on it.(no.44 so far) .Rheta Reese played it for us
    Henry Davis Henry Davis - He made 4 boxes out of walnut with built- in hinges, finger joints and used a varnish finish on them.
    Sharon Wright Sharon Wright - She brought a carved cigar store Indian she made (24"high), table- top style out of spalted Basswood (used stain and oil finish on it)
    ED Naylor Ed Naylor - He made a small hobby horse out of Pine and used a furniture polish on it.
    Noel Johnson Noel Johnson - He made a lamented turned bowl out of Birch and many alternating colored woods, with a wipe-on polyurethane finish.
    John Hartin John Hartin - He made a large offering plate out of Walnut (crotch burl wood) with cut shellac, oil varnish, sanding sealer and lacquer finish om it.


     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

    Cut to the chase
    Here’s a quick, accurate way to make a freehand squaring cut on your bandsaw, as you would for a turning blank. After making a tick mark to indicate the cutline, and with your bandsaw table set 90° to the blade, cut a shallow kerf at your tick mark. Then rotate the stock a quarter turn so the kerf is on top, and cut along the kerf—no drawing, no square, and no miter gauge.
    —from the WOOD® shop
    Curtesy of Wood Magazine


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


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