• Vol 31 / Issue 4
  • April 2016
  • Editor, Johnnie Brown

Next Meeting April 19

Table of Contents


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


About The Program

April 19, 2016 - Ron Young, Chattanooga, will do a program on building a Cellarete
(southern wine/ liquor cabinet). Ron has given programs and seminars for the Club and always comes well prepared with an interesting program.




New Member joined at March meeting

Logan Hickerson Justin Blackwell - Tullahoma

Membership Information

Membership Dues
 Chuck will be purging the membership listing of people who have not paid their membership dues, after the April 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



  • Shop Tours

  • I would like to give you a report about the recent shop tour at Jim Jolliffe's shop where we attempted to provide a shop tour that was interactive, educational and fun. There were sixteen club members present including two very recent new members, Doug and Justin. Five of the regular carvers were on hand with examples of their carvings, everything from Ken's whimsical cottonwood bark houses, Bob's caricatures, Harry's full-figure Indian carving and Dick's stylized carvings. Dick guided some of the group through a small owl carving and Paul provided a large board with various patterns for those who wanted to try relief carving. We discussed getting started in wood carving, carving tools and sharpening; trying to expound on the presentations given at the last Club meeting by
    Alf and David Sharp. While this meeting of the carvers was a deliberate attempt to serve the entire Club, it was not too different from every carver's meeting at Jim's shop: interactive, educational and fun!
    Paul Jalbert

    Welcome To Our Library

     So, how does our members get a CD to use to learn about something new in woodworking? Well each member has access to our Club website and the website has a complete directory of the CDs available to be signed out. To get a CD the club member sends an e:mail to the current custodian requesting a piece of media. The custodian will bring the CD to the next meeting and provide it to the member and the custodian shall annotate their files showing who has signed out the CD and the tentative “return date”. The custodian shall; if the CD is not returned in the agreed time, contact the member who signed for the CD and make arrangements for the CD to be returned at the next meeting. If the member has a continued need for the CD the “return date” shall be adjusted.

    If the Club gets any more CDs that would interest the club the listing on the Club website shall be updated and the membership notified of the change at the next Club meeting after receipt of the CD. The custodian shall also ask our Website Webmaster to place a notice of the update on the Website and it will be included in the Newsletter to ensure we keep our membership is notified of the addition to our media inventory.

    The current custodian is Pete Miller and he can be reached via e:mail at quackers1034@blomand.net. If you have any questions concerning the process of getting a CD please drop him an e:mail.

    Club Picnic

    It’s our Annual Spring Picnic!             

    Saturday, May 14, 2016

    Mark your calendars!



    *Our delicious pot luck dinner will start around 5.

    *Come early (around 4) to enjoy the scenery, tour the mill, and visit with your TVWW families!

    *After dinner, it’s our big fund-raiser for the year…the AUCTION! (Bring an item and your checkbook!J)

    This all happens at beautiful Falls Mill…

    (134 Falls Mill Rd., Belvidere, TN, 37306)

       Checklist of things to bring:

    ·      Your favorite covered dish (the club will provide drinks, plates, and utensils)

    ·      Something for the Auction (and your checkbook J)

    ·      Lawn chairs

     Come out and enjoy the food, fun, and fellowship with your

    TVWW friends and families! 

    See you May 14




    Attached are some new photos from the last Carver's clinic. We had three new carvers in attendance.

    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. Note: See shop tours above.



    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.



    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.

    Cumberland Furniture Guild Spring Meeting

     April 30, 2016 from 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. Join us as renowned Furniture Conservator Don Williams talks Studley Tool Chest and the many uses of shellac The meeting will be held at Guild Member Len Reinhardt’s shop, 119 Southeast Parkway Court, Franklin, Tennessee 37064

    Don Williams is a Conservator, educator and scholar, and all around inquisitive guy, having worked on some of the most interesting objects and historic buildings in our Nation’s public and private collections. He has developed, managed and presented educational programming on a array of subjects in the fields of Conservation Woodworking and wood finishing, and has published and presented scholarly research on subjects like ancient coating materials and craft techniques, as well as creating pioneering uses for traditional and modern materials including some of his own inventions. This is the Cumberland Furniture Guild's normal Quarterly meeting at which all are welcome.

    Also remember to sign up for a Cumberland Furniture Guild workshop with Don Williams on Sunday, May 1, 2016 from 9:00 am - 5:00 p.m. The workshop will be held at Len Reinhardt’s studio in Franklin, Tennessee 37064 Join us as renowned furniture conservator Don Williams shares his knowledge of traditional finishes and finishing. Only 10 seats still available Cost: $100 for Members and $135 for Non-Members Mail your check to: The Cumberland Furniture Guild PO Box 68343 Nashville, TN 37206


    April Show & Tell
    Doyl Mc Connell Doyle McConnell had pictures of a white entertainment center he made with the help of a relative.
    Dexter Bradly Dexter Brady had pictures of the work he has done on his home. He added a screened in porch, with a brick foundation and a gabled roof, and also the bathroom renovation he had done. He then amazed us all with the images of the canoe he has been hand crafting for the last 7 years. It is made from several different woods, such as both red and white cedar, white ash, yellow poplar, white oak, and cherry. The entire canoe weighs less than 100 lbs. and is waterproofed by adding a layer of fiberglass and covering that with an epoxy resin.
    Doug Donlap Doug Dunlap brought in several intarsia Christmas ornaments made from poplar, oak, and cherry woods, and finished with laquar.
    Allen Odell Allen Odell showed us several carvings he had done from the wood and bark from a tree that has been growing on the family property for a long time. They were a lighthouse, several cottages, and one of a turtle.
    Tom Cowan Tom Cowan brought in a miniaturized version of a sunflower chest, made in 3/8 scale. It was made mostly from white oak and pine, with the darker elements ebonized by placing them in a container with vinegar and steel wool.
    Judy Bennett Judy Bennett brought in several pieces of intarsia, one a lighthouse made from oak and cedar, and a vase with flowers, done with purple heart and walnut, and finished with a sprayed lacquar.
    Gary Bennett Gary Bennett showed us several turned bowls that were started when the wood was green, then finished later while in Florida. They were from several different woods, 1 in cherry , 1 in walnut finished with several coats of tung oil, some finished with carnauba wax, applied with fine steel wool. He also turned a natural edge bowl, turned from pecan. It was finished with wipe on poly, and the edge was stabilized with CA glue.
    Ross Roepke Ross Roepke brought in a almost completed table he is currently finishing for the Tullahoma Fine Arts exhibition. He has managed to somehow construct it from left over oak and walnut woods, from other projects he has done.


     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


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


    Wear your safety glasses at all times in the shop


    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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