• Vol 31 / Issue 2
  • February 2016
  • Editor, Johnnie Brown

Next Meeting February 16

Table of Contents


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


About The Program

February 16, 2016 - Paul Walters from Klingapor Sandpaper company will discuss Abrasives/Sand Paper and how to use them on projects. We arranged for this one because some of our members use their products and had questions and some problems.  Company rep programs are always good fun.




New Members joined at January meeting

Douglas Brown Douglas Brown - Winchester, TN
John Hill John Hill - Shelbyville, TN

Membership Information


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.

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.


    January Show & Tell
    Johnnie Brown Johnnie Brown brought in a beautiful fire truck he started in 2005, and after taking a long break, finished it in 2015. It is constructed from walnut and maple. All totaled, he estimated it took him around 100 hours to build.
    John Hill John Hill brought in some coasters and holders made from cherry and walnut woods, bracelets also made from cherry and walnut, and pictures of some furniture made from hickory.
    Ross Roepke Ross Roepke brought in some examples of an easy to make holder to keep your work of the bench while it is being stained. It was made from pine.
    Vince Zaccardi Vince Zaccardi brought in several bowls he had turned on the lathe, some as an experiment. One was from an unknown wood; one was turned from heaven wood. It was finished with a wax.
    Geooof Roem Geoff Roehm brought in a handmade guitar he handcrafted from several different woods, some were spruce and mahogany and finished with a UV polyester.
    Richard Gully Richard Gulley brought in a "climbing monkey" toy that climbs up a rope he had made from oak, and a picture craved out of Corian material on his CNC machine. He also hand made the frame in which it was held, made from oak finished with 3 coats of polyester mixed with mineral spirits. It was back lit from a coil of LED lights.
    Denis Denis Urbanczik, a new member, brought in a bench made from white oak, featuring false mortise and tenon joints, and finished with dark walnut stain and Sherman Williams wood finish.
    Gregory Myers Gregory Myers brought in a "dizzy" bowl, whisk was first cut on the band saw, re-glued, and then turned on the lathe.
    Jim Everett Jim Everett showed pictures of double doors he made featuring a horse, put together in intarsia style. He designed it so when the doors were closed, the horse’s muzzles would overlap.


     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

    Small-part routing safety

    A wooden handscrew clamp serves as a safe “extension” of your hands, gripping the small part firmly while sitting flat on the table surface as you rout its edges.




    Square foot gardening

    Your editor is building some square foot Gardening boxes.

    There is some woodworking involved

    Additional information available at:

    Mel Bartholomew | Founder of Square Foot Gardening



    Square foot gardening is the practice of dividing the growing area into small square sections (typically 12" on a side, hence the name). The aim is to assist the planning and creating of small but intensively planted vegetable gardens. It results in a simple and orderly gardening system; from which it draws much of its appeal.


    The Box – build a frame from any non-treated, 6-inch-wide lumber – or other similar material. When you place the box on the ground be sure to first put down weed mat or landscape fabric to prevent weeds from growing into your garden.

    Best Size – 4×4 box, but be creative. As long as you don’t make your frame wider than 4 feet, you can design your own look.

    Fill boxes as listed below, do not use any soil.

    1/3 Coarse Grade Vermiculite
    1/3 Peat Moss
    1/3 Blended Compost


    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/


    The following companies are supporters of the TVW club. Click on their "logo" to go to their web site.