• Vol 31 / Issue 7
  • July 2016
  • Editor, Johnnie Brown

Next Meeting July 19

Table of Contents


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


About The Program

July 19 - Tom Cowan will do a program on "Furniture Miniatures"




Membership Information

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 Woodworker's Website

The Club maintains a website, www.tnvalleywoodclug.org, which provides access to Club news between issues of Splinters and access to Forums exclusively for the use of TVW members. You are encouraged to use the website and its many functions. You’ll find there almost anything you need to know about the Club – past, present, and future – and it’s included in your membership privileges. There are only two places on the site where you’ll need a password to enter – the Club’s Member List and Forums. To get sighted up for those, send an email to ackerman1@charter.net and I’ll get you started.

Two Great  Website about all types of wood

The Wood Database




  • Joined at the June meeting

  • Kim Kimble Dr. Kim Kimble - Manchester, TN
  • Jerry Hitchcox Jerry Hitchcox - Estill Springs, TN

  • 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.

    2016 TVW Annual Turning Bee was a great success




    There were about 30 people attending the Turning Bee, held at Larry Wendland’s shop.
       The activity got off to a good start with Karen Browning
    bringing breakfast snacks for the group. Then Doyle gave a demonstration on roughing a bowl. He highlighted the proper use of the various tools used in turning the bowl blank.
       The “students” were eager to learn the proper techniques and quickly selected a blank, then started turning. Everyone turned a least one blank and most turned two.
       Around noon everyone got to pause for lunch. Karen provided the delicious deserts to finish off the lunch break.
       All attendees enjoyed the experience and came away with roughed out bowls.
       Thanks to Doyle for the demonstration, to Larry for the use of his shop, to the “mentors” for their guidance and to all who helped in preparing the blanks and setting up the shop area for all the turners. ANOTHER TVW SUCCESS.




    The carvers are continuing to meet twice a month on the first and third Saturday's of the month from 8:30 am to 10:30 am at at Jim Jolliffe's shop, located at Jolliffe Acres Lane, Tullahoma, TN.



    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.


    June Show & Tell
    Paul Jalbert Paul Jalbert show photos and discussed a sign he made for the Beech Craft Museum in Tullahoma.
    Matt Brothers
    Matt Brothers discussed a series of photos of a kitchen work table. He built the table using Tiger wood. The work surface was Corian and the wood was finished with Danish oil and lacquer.
    Chuck Taylor Chuck Taylor brought a maple bowl, a small apple hollow vessel and a holly baby rattle. The bowl and hollow vessel were finished with gloss lacquer and the rattle was finished with beeswax.
    Ross Roepke
    Ross Roepke brought a small dovetailed puzzle. He did not share how to get the puzzle apart.
    Doug Dunlap

    Doug Dunlap displayed a storage case, with removal trays. He installed a Boy Scout Patch on the top. The finish was Poly.
    Loyd Ackerman Loyd Ackerman brought a small “curved top” maple box with walnut trim. He discussed the “history” of the box concerning the difficulties he encountered in creating the curved top. Check out the forum to get all the details.
    Doyl McConnell
    Doyle McConnell brought a finished Ambrosia Maple pepper mill that he used in the recent shop tour demonstration. He also made a matching salt grinder. He discussed a large hollow vessel which he had used a copper leafing technique he had learned at one of the club seminars. The finish on all items was gloss lacquer.

    Judy Bennett
    Judy Bennett displayed an Intarsia barn scene which included 78 different pieces. She discussed the Intarsia fish she created at a class in Sevierville, Tn.
    Jim Everett Jim Everett brought two “Intarsia inspired” plaques. One was a Wounded Warrior scene with lots of Music City stars’ signatures and to be donated to Charlie Daniels for his project. The other was a “Music” scene with small individual signature plaques around the edge. This one is scheduled to hang in a new restaurant named Larry’s Country Diner.
    August Dobert August Dobert brought two “tools” and ask if anyone knew in what tasks the tools might have used.
    Vince Zaccardi Vince Zaccardi displayed some photos of woodwork done by Michael Blankenship, a blind woodworker. He explained some of the techniques used by the woodworker in turning with the physical impairment. These were on display at the AAW National meeting in Atlanta.


     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

      Magnet and tape affix glue brush

    I use disposable metal-handled brushes to spread glue on woodworking joints, but I always seem to knock the brush off the bench and into the sawdust at the worst possible times. My solution: Tape a small magnet to the glue bottle with masking tape. The brush can’t roll away, and the bristles stay clean of debris.
    —James Sullivan, Washington, N.C.
    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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