• Vol 31 / Issue 12
  • December 2016
  • Editor, Johnnie Brown

Next Meeting December 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

December 20, 2016 -- Super Show & Tell



Membership Information


If you have not paid your dues, Please pay at next meeting, Only $10 for single membership or $15 for a family membership.


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.


Project Completed

The wheel chair ramp project was completed. cost ran over $37 for the 3 days we worked, we had 10 to 11 people helping and it really made the job easier and fun.


Programs for 2017


Programs for the 1st 4 months are as follows; January is the (4) charity organizations we hope to start supporting with items and services our club members do. February will be howard wright who created the monster lathe for turning. march will be Cindy Orr from Orr Décor on antiquing furniture with a painting process. April will be Ronald Young from Chattannoga returning for a wood working program.

We will be scaling back our time limits on programs to 30 minutes as a target so we can continue to accommodate the larger influx of show and tell items so we can regulate the length of the meeting times a little better.

Thanks so much, Jack Kincella

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.




The TVW Forums are available for members to enjoy by going to the Club’s Home page at www.tnvalleywoodclub.org and clicking on Forum at the top of the page. You can browse without logging in to see what’s going on but we’d really like you to log in and participate in increasing and enhancing the knowledge base in your area of interest. There are several Forums covering a wide range of interesting topics from which to choose; and if you wish to make a general comment or just wish to share a clean story, there’s a place for that too. Members seem to enjoy Show and Tell at every meeting so we have a Forum called [yep] “Show and Tell” that gives the opportunity to show off something you made. In fact, we have Forums for everything from “General Woodworking” to “CNC” and we even have one for “Musical Instruments” waiting for someone to jump start that. Get with the program and visit the Forums right now by clicking here: http://www.tnvalleywoodclub.org/forum/index.php

If you haven’t already registered for the Forum send an email to ackerman1@charter.net and I’ll register you.

Loyd Ackerman

Arrowmont School of Arts and Craft

The Arrowmount Campus suffered fire damage. Cleck here for information


Two Great  Website about all types of wood

The Wood Database



  • 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 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.


    Vince Ziccardi showed us the fennels he was asked to duplicate. With Tom Cowan's help, he was able to do then, and had Jack Kincella to help him with the color matching.
    Jim Everett Jim Everett brought in an intarsia eagle plaque he has been working on.

    Doug Dunlap had watched Doyle McConnell turn a wooden sphere, so he tried and succeeded by turning his own. He then turned a segmented sphere, and the end pieces needed to turn more spheres.
    Pete Miller brought in some of his beautiful pens he turned, and shared with us a process to paint them. He also showed us the Fire Truck he made for his grandson with the help of Eric Strotheide.

    Collin's Roan showed us the 2 oak spindles he is turning for a bed he is making, with some help from Doyle McConnell.

    Johnnie Brown brought in the train set he had made over 25 years ago for his grandchildren. There were 2 engines, several different
    cars, and a caboose. They still look as good today as when they were made. He also has a car and a truck he had made years ago.
    Joe Farrero brought in a bowl he had turned with Doyle's help. It is from red maple finished with a wax finish.
    Gary Runyan brought in a spindle holder he turned from red bud, and finished with wood turners finish. He also brought in a small turned storage box he turned from cherry. He showed us several pictures of a storage rack he made to store dye on using sassafras and cherry, made with sliding dovetails.
    Chuck Taylor brought in a glass topped recipe book storage cabinet. It included a stop henge for safe opening. It was made from cherry and finished with satin lacquer. He also made a set of ABC blocks for his grandchild, made from Bradford pear, finished with a satin lacquer.
    Jim Jolliffe brought in 2 carved pieces, one of Jack-O-lanterns, and one of pumpkins, both carved from cottonwood bark. They were decorated with wood burnt details, and had a satin finish
    Geoff Roehn brought in his daughters guitar he had replaced the front and back on with black walnut. He also replaced the peg head. It was finished with a UV cured polyester. He also played the guitar.
    Felix Rees brought in a small toy truck he had made for his great grandson. It was made from oak


    2016 CHRISTMAS


    Tennessee Valley Woodworkers Christmas Dinner was Thursday, December 8, 2016 at Boskey’s Restaurant and Grill, Willow Brook Golf Course. Many attended the gathering with woodworkers and several of their wives. There was good fellowship by all before the meal. With some interesting comments by the Club president, Paul Fulks.

    A scrumptious holiday dinner buffet was served by Boskey Grill. The service was very good. Paul Fulks and Richard Gully, led us in singing Christmas Carols.

    Another excellent TN Valley Woodworker’s Meeting.


     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

    (CA Glue)

    • Methyl 2-Cyanoacrylate can affect you when breathed in and may be absorbed through the skin.
    • Contact can irritate and burn the skin and eyes.
    • Breathing Methyl 2-Cyanoacrylate can irritate the nose and throat causing coughing and wheezing.
    • Methyl 2-Cyanoacrylate may cause a skin allergy. If allergy develops, very low future exposure can cause itching and a skin rash.
    • Methyl 2-Cyanoacrylate may cause an asthma-like allergy. Future exposure can cause asthma attacks with shortness of breath, wheezing, cough, and/or chest tightness.

    The wisdom of the above is that safety glasses,rubber gloves and breathing masks (respirators) are best worn when working with these glues. A good ventilation is also important.


    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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