• Vol 31 / Issue 9
  • September 2016
  • Editor, Johnnie Brown

Next Meeting September 20


Table of Contents


The meeting will be at 6:30 pm at the University of Tennessee Space institute, room H111. (411 BH Goethert Parkway, Tullahoma, TN)


About The Program

September 20, 2106 -  Ross Roepke on techniques making boxes.



Membership Information


Death of Long Time Club Member

Jim Van Cleave James “Jim” Frank Van Cleave of Tullahoma passed away on Monday, August 15, 2016 at Lynchburg Nursing Center. He began working at Arnold Center in Tullahoma in 1955 and continued working until his retirement in 1985. He was a pilot, an avid reader, an accomplished woodworker. He was a member of the Tennessee Valley Woodworkers since 1989, he will be greatly missed.

New Members

Mike Broadrick Mike Broadrick - Manchester      
Henry Phollips Henry Phillips - Murfreesboro      

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.

Woodworking Exhibit


Two photos of the reception held on Friday August 26 in the web site gallery. It was the opening of the woodworking exhibit at the Tullahoma Fine Arts Center. The exhibit will run through the month of September. About 15 TVW members have items in the exhibit.

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



  • Shop Tours


    TIME: 8:00 AM

    Henry has a program for those attending. There will be others there to share craft/ project ideas that can be done in your shop.
    We will also be going to get the doors from the home of the new Harton CEO and bring them to Henry's and get setup for the work to be completed that next week.

  • 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


    Blue Pau brought in six of his bird carvings to show at the Sept 3 Carvers Clinic

    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.


    Reilly Earle brought in pictures of an entertainment center he made from cherry, with dovetailed drawers, and finished with a wipe on poly.
    Bob Stancil brought in a bowl made from sassafras and a poplar burls one with a natural finish.

    Jim Everett brought in a lamp with an antique wooden gun carved in to the base, with a wooden bark lamp shade.

    Richard Gulley brought in the shaving horse he made from pine lumber, with an adjustable head, and the steel seat from an old tractor.

    Doug Dunlap brought in several turned bowls and vases with some interesting turned pieces inserted in the middle before he turned the vases.
    John Hartin John Hartin brought in 2 bowls from a hickory crotch, one in the works, and one that came apart to show us how dangerous turning bowls can be.
    Gary Bennett brought in some very interesting segmented bowls, one of which had a catch in it so show what can go wrong, one just glued up to show how complex they are, and one finished. He glued them up with Titebond Ultimate, and finished with wipe on poly. He also brought in a large cherry bowl.

    Vince Zaccardi and Doyle McConnell showed us the process on how they made the rocket ship, turning the main body from poplar, and the fins to be cut on a CNC machine.

    Ken Gould brought in 2 wood carved fish he carved from scrap 2x6 pine lumber and some found driftwood. He finished them with two coats of 3X Krylon Acrylic.
    Bob Truesdale brought in a hackberry bowl. (No details available)
    Doyle McConnell and Vince Zaccardi showed us the process on how they made the rocket ship, turning the main body from poplar, and the fins to be cut on a CNC machine.
    Ross Roepke. brought in a hall table made from mahogany, with a drawer in the middle.


     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

     No-hook hangers for perforated hardboard
    Tool hooks seem to come off perforated hardboard as easily as the tools they hold, so I came up with a different solution. I epoxied 1⁄2″ rare-earth magnets to the heads of #10×1⁄2″ flathead screws. These thread easily by hand into typical 1⁄8″ perforated-hardboard holes. I use them to hold chisels, screwdrivers, squares, files, and wrenches.
    —Mark Thiel, Coral Springs, Fla.
    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/


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


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