• Vol 31 / Issue 8
  • August 2016
  • Editor, Johnnie Brown

Next Meeting August 16


Table of Contents


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


About The Program

August 16 - Wayne Loveless -- Kreg Joinery System




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 July meeting

  • Don Knott Dan Knott - Winchester, TN      
  • Marvin Miller Marvin Miller - Murfreesboro, TN
  • Bill Stokes Bill Stokes - Estill Springs, TN      
  • Anne Stokes Anne Stokes - Estill Springs, TN      
  • Jack Tate Jack Tate - Normandy, TN      
  • Larry Ward Larry Ward - Murfreesboro, TN      
  • Shop Tours

  • We are planning a shop tour for Saturday Sept. 17th. The tour will be at Henry Davis shop and will center around small projects that can be done in small shops and be marketed at businesses and farm markets etc. in our area. Anyone else who is presently doing this and would like to partner up with Henry in his shop is urged to come forward over the next couple of weeks so we can present their ideas as well. They can contact me (Jack Kincella) at the August meeting so we can include them. This can include pen or bowl making, carvings, or really any ideas that folks have and are doing.

  • Projects Plans

  • We are putting together club projects that will help in the communities and get attention and possibly enhance finances for the club. We have the Goodwill project for the rockets and Paul Jaul Jalbert and Jack Kincella have secured a project to restore 2 large entry doors for the CEO of Harton hospital, that will benefit the finances of our club as well as get great publicity for us.


  • 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.

    Carvers Corner


    The August 6 session of the Carvers Clinic was very well attended and the highlight was Jim Jolliffe's summary of his week-long wood carving course in Nebraska. Many nationally recognized wood carving instructors were present. His personal project during the course was a Native American bust carving in butternut. Jim passed along to the rest of us carvers the guidance that he was given about carving features that attract attention to all sides of the carving and the use of specific tools to efficiently carve certain features. Blue Pau brought a stylized driftwood carving and an unfinished blue jay carving with burned-in realistic feathers. Other club members continue to carve whimsical houses cottonwood bark.

    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.


    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.


    July Show and Tell
    Doug Dunlap Doug Dunlap brought in two bowls he had turned from pecan wood. They were approx. 4-5 inches wide, and finished in a lacquer.
    Jim Everett Jim Everett brought in several of his intarsia creations. a lamp with deer design on lamp shade and mounted on a long rifle, a coat rack covered with antlers to hang the coat on, one piece featuring an old revolver, one a girl with a dulcimer, and one of a hummingbird. They were finished with Minwax polycrylic.
    Gary Runyan
    Gary Runyan showed us a Japanese styled storage box he brought. It was made from ambrosia maple he had bought at David Ashley saw mill in Elora. The finished it with 3 coats of antique oil. He also brought in a brown, approx. 3 inches in diameter bowl he turned from a red bud burl, and finished with a shellac.
    Bob Addington
    Bob Addington brought in two wooden rolling massagers he made with his CNC machine

    Jim Acord

    Jim Acord brought in a set of turned salt and pepper mills he had made from pear wood, using a lighter wood for the salt, and darker for the pepper. They are unfinished at this time.
    John Hartin John Hartin gave a brief demonstration on how to best choose a piece of wood to get the best results when turning a bowl
    Micly Knowles
    Mickey Knowles brought in two walnut bowls he turned, finished with a cellulose sealer.
    Gary Bennett Gary Bennett brought in a variety of turned bowls, from cherry, walnut, and other woods, and finished in a variety of finishes.


     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


    Kenneth (Dale) Daniel  will sharpen TVW member blades. His location is 2007 Ovoca Road, Tullahoma.
    Phone – 931-455-5024, cell – 931-247-4753.

    Shop Tip

      Bolt cutting

    Cut bolts clean with no shredded threads
    To cut bolts to length with a hacksaw, I made a simple bolt-holding vise jig from a piece of scrap hardwood. After drilling a hole the length of the scrap, where shown, I cut partially through the center of the jig with my bandsaw. When tightened in a bench vise, those jaws pinch the bolt firmly for a wiggle-free cut.

    And here’s a trick to clear those threads that invariably get messed up during the cut: Thread a nut up the bolt before you cut; then remove it after. This cleans up any mashed threads. If you plan to cut more than one bolt to the same length, mark the location of the bolt’s tip while in the jig for a quick reference point.
    —Don Stanley, Jefferson, Ore.
    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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