• Vol 32 / Issue 1
  • January 2017
  • Editor, Johnnie Brown

Next Meeting January 17 

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

January is the (4) charity organizations we hope to start supporting with items and services our club members do.



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.


Planned Programs & Achievements during 2016

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.

 We had a great conclusion to 2016 in the clubs ability to reach out and help those in our communities with some important needs as well a being able to communicate information about our club and reach new potential members.
* We completed the rocket program for children services
*Teamed up to complete a project that allowed club to use donated funds to help a family in need with the planning and building of a wheel chair ramp
*Completed a cable TV show for lighttube for presentation to the Tullahoma area folks to see what we do and invite interested folks to join us. This was available to be viewed by close to 3600 households (the link for the show is on our web site if you would like to see it)
*Ross Roepke and John Hartin shared the successes they have had helping the folks in the organizations who will be presenting at our January meeting, gain funds to help them achieve their goals
Please plan to attend it promises to be a great kick off program for the year and it will give many of you a chance to promote and share the great projects and work you all do. please bring something for the show and tell even of you don't present it so these folks can see the quality of work we have. I look forward to seeing everyone there.

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


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.


    Bob Reese brought in a candle stick he had made, one of 19, with an intricate pattern in the stem. It took him 6 days to get them all glued up before he could turn. It were from walnut and maple. His wife Rita brought in a lamp Bob had made in the past years, copying the workings of a buggy Jack. This made the lamp to be able to be raised from a regular lamp into a reading lamp of various heights.

    Doug Dunlap showed us 2 pepper mills he had turned from segmented pieces he glued together, one of which had 193 pieces. They were from walnut and cherry, and black gum and walnut, and finished in lacquer.

    Gary Runyon brought in several turned wood bowls, one 14" bowl from musket wood, one from Osage orange, and a natural edge bowl from a redbud burl.
    Johnnie Brown brought in a case of his turned pens of various sizes, shapes, and from different kinds of woods. He also shared with us on how he used several different attachments to help him make them, and where he bought them. He also warned us on the dangers first hand he experienced with CA glue.

    Doyle McConnell brought in a trap door flint lock musket he had made in the past. It was a beautiful piece he hand crafted from cherry and finished with tung oil.
    Darrell Albert brought in a bowl and a candle holder he made from chittum wood, both finished with wax and walnut oil.
    Ross Roepke brought in a scroll saw worked sled made from a past club member Dan Helton.
    John Hartin brought in a 6" bowl he had picked up from New Zeeland. It was made from cowry wood, and was approx. 20-50 thousand years old.
    Bill Guffey brought in a box he made with inlay work from cherry, walnut, and maple woods.
    Bob Leonard brought in many fine examples of his fine wooden knives, alongside with the wooden sheaths, all made from various woods, as well as 2 small carvings he done in the past.
    Mickey Knowles showed us the intricate wooden inlayed box he had made. It took him over 40 hours work to complete it. It was filled with other things he had made for the holidays, like tops, bottle stoppers, and Christmas ornaments. It was made from walnut, holly, and mahogany. It was finished with a sanding sealer and lacquer.
    Vince Zaccardi brought in a fine natural edge bowl, that unfortunately had broken and cracked while being finished on the lathe.
    John Duval brought in a 10" bowl he turned from a piece of hackberry.


     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

            There are lots of ideas floating around about       proper blade height, but Freud’s Jim Brewer has the final word, advising that about half the highest tooth should protrude above the workpiece, as shown. Brewer emphasizes that the bottom of the tooth should never be higher than the workpiece top.


    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.




           Presion Blade and Tools



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