• Vol 31 / Issue 5
  • May 2016
  • Editor, Johnnie Brown

Next Meeting May 17

Table of Contents


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


About The Program

The program will be finishing by club mentor Jack Kincella. The program will cover stains/glazes, wood fillers products and uses, lacquer toners, spot repair processes, surface prep that will include sanding, stripping versus washing and repairing. Please bring your questions and if you have small pieces that you would like to bring to ask about, please do so.




New Member joined at April meeting

Paul Credle Paul Credle - Tullahoma
Ron Bailey Ron Bailey - Winchester

Membership Information

HAVE YOU PAID YOUR 2016 TVW DUES? The membership chairman, after the April club meeting, removed the names of people that did not pay their dues for the year 2015 and have not, thus far, paid their 2016 dues. If you have forgotten to pay your TVW club dues, please contact Chuck Taylor, membership chairman, or Paul Jalbert, treasurer, to get your name back on the membership listing.

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

  • 1). We will be having a turning shop tour that promises to be exciting for all old and new turners, We will be having (2) locations this time around. the 1st location will be at Chuck Taylor's shop in Manchester, and include both Chuck and Doyle McConnell. the primary focus of the location will be small items such as pens and pepper mills.
    2). The 2nd location will be at John Duval's shop in Estill Springs, where he will be doing a focus on turning bowls.

    I will be letting folks know where they will be meeting for breakfast prior to going to the shops, at our meeting on the 17th. This should be great Segway to our turning bee in June. for those of you new to turning or want to expand your knowledge, this is your opportunity to get to know machine safety and processes and give you the help you need to determine what you would like to do in your shop.-- Jack Kincella


    Welcome To Our Library

     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



    Don’t forget to register and attend the
    2016 TVW Annual Turning Bee on June 25

    Turning Bee
    The Turning Bee is an event in which newer wood turners are paired with a mentor for a hands-on experience to get instruction and advice on how to turn a bowl. This event has spawned the careers of many TVW members in the wood turning skill.
    It is a great learning environment and even better fellowship with other club members.

    If you have not previously registered to attend the event, you need to contact Larry Wendland (contact information below) soon and get your name on the list. They need to know soon, in order to prepare enough bowl blanks for everyone.
    You are invited to attend this year’s event at Larry Wendland’s shop for some turning tutorial and some camaraderie with fellow woodworkers.
    Date: June 25, 2016
    Time: 8 AM until we’re done
    Cost: $10 each
    Location: 224 Dunk Blanton Road, Tullahoma TN, 37388
    Contact: Ph. (931) 563-7445 culets@gmail.com
    Unless you’ve already enrolled, please contact Larry to confirm your plan to attend.
    This “once in a lifetime” experience only happens once a year.




    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.

    Briggs in Manchester is no longer carrying the correct lacquer thinner for the dur-a-lac lacquer for mixing for finishes. They only have a cheaper thinner that is not the correct chemical mix. Builders Supply in Tullahoma is the only supplier handling both and they have 1 gallon cans all the time and can order the 5 gallon on a as needed basis
    .-- Jack Kincella


    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.


    April Show & Tell
    Loyd Ackerman Loyd Ackerman brought in pictures of a plaque he made for the "Donor Tree" he made with his CNC machine for the Lobby of the Manchester Arts Center. He also brought a clock, featuring a negative relief picture made from Corian, and cut on his CNC machine, which he had cut as the main accent for the clock. The cutout was back lit with LED lights.
    Doyal McConnell Doyle McConnell showed us a trick which cleans the buildup off of saw blades. Soak the Sawblade in Ammonia for about 30
    Minutes, then brush lightly with a brush. He then showed us the beautiful pepper mills made from oak and cedar, the wood coming from the old family home which had been in the family for generations.
    Doug Donlap Doug Dunlap drought in a segmented vase, made from 180 pieces of oak and cherry woods. He claimed to have messed it up, and corrected it by making another one, this time using 193 pieces to get his proportions correct.
    Bob Stancil Bob Stancil showed us several wooden bowls he had turned from Magnolia wood. Several were around 12 inches, deep sided, which he had to made a special tool rest for. He also brought a cherry bowl carved from the burrel, finished with Danish oil,and a bowl turned from the crotch of a hickory tree. It was bell shaped, and about 10 inches.

    Ross Roepke brought in a rocking horse he had made about 28 years ago for his first grandchild. He saw the plans in a wood working magazine years earlier, and has now made 3 for his children, and several for the grandkids.
    Jim Everett Jim Everett brought in pictures of the intarsia piece he is working on entitled "Riding with Private Ryan", based from a song by the same title. He is also working on a new piece for the Wounded Warrior project and Homeward Bound, severL charities helping the PTSD vetterans, for which Charlie Daniels is helping him to get signed by other Musicians.
    Bob Addington Bob Addington brought in a rocking chair he cut from MDF on his CNC machine for his grandchildren, that come apart, and when assembled, are held together by one plug.
    John Hartin John Hartin brought three bowls one a tulip shaped bowl he turned from scrap spalted hackberry, and a natural edged tulip shade bowl, both turned with the golden ratio in mind while making them. He also gave a short demonstration on how not following the golden ratio can give a perfect piece a sense of not looking right.
    Judy Bennett Judy Bennett brought in her intarsia niece featuring a qualia bear, which she will be sending to NC as a baby gift. It's features woods from spalted Cherry, maple, walnut, and finished with a semi gloss finish.
    Felix Rees Felix Rees brought in a turned lamp, with a 10 inch base, made from red oak and walnut, sealed with a polyurethane sealer.
    Noel Johnson Noel Johnson showed us a Scandinavian natural edge bowl, which is called a Royal Paulownia Bowl, very light weight, made from cherry wood. He sealed the edge with CA glue to stabilize it while turning, and kept blowing air through it from behind to help to dry it as he was turning it.
    Paul Jalbert Paul Jalbert showed us the sharpening jig he made to help him to keep his carving tools always at the peak performance. He also brought the plans, and gave a brief demo on how to make it. It was made from cherry and covered in polyurethane.
    Mickey Knowles Mickey Knowles brought in a 12 inch bowl he turned from a spalted maple. It had a bad portion in the wood, which he fixed with coffee grounds, sawdust, and CA glue. He used a cellulose sealer, and finished it with a food grade wax.
    Greg Myers Greg Myers showed us the Christmas ornaments he had turned on the lathe, and a cherry bowl. He had finished them with a high speed turning polish.
    Jim Van Cleave Jim Van Cleave brought in several serving trays he made for his wife several years ago. They were made from walnut wood, and one of them had handles on it. He made them using a router and a cardboard cutout pattern. He suggests starting off with good grained walnut, and about 10 lbs. of sandpaper. He also made a small matching table to go with the trays.


     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

    Dust collection  Conquering the final frontier of dust collection
    My stationary belt sander was one of the few    tools I had without a dust-collection port. This was a big-time problem because fine sanding dust remains suspended in the air for a long time. To tackle this challenge, I devised a dust-collection hood out of 3″ PVC pipe.
    I began by cutting a collection slot into the 3″ pipe and glued a PVC test cap on the end. I then mounted the pipe to a slab of medium-density fiberboard (MDF) attached to the belt sander stand at the outfeed end of the belt. After a few wraps of duct tape around the free end of the PVC to increase its diameter, a 4″ dust-collection hose slips over the pipe and is held in place with a band clamp.
    —Roy Davis, Phoenix
    Courtesy of Wood Magazine


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


    Always wear your safety glasses 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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