• Vol 32 / Issue 8
  • August 2017
  • Editor, Johnnie Brown

Next Meeting August 15

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)


August 15 program - Ken Gould



Club Infornation


Club Activities

1). We need donations of our work for the following organizations.
August fundraisers:
**Please contact John Hartin (931-455-8110) or Jack Kincella (931-759-6808) if you would like pickup OR please bring to the August meeting so we can distribute. PLEASE EXTEND THE COURTESY OF YOUR TALENT & HELP.

2). We have completed the dining table, bed & secretary repairs & re-finish work at Blue Monarch and have completed with a great deal of work by LOYD ACKERMAN, the plans for the library center. We will start construction this next week and will reach out for help as we need it especially final installation at the site.

3). We have completed our programs for the year by filling the November slot with person who does engraving for a living. while working mostly in metal for guns and small projects he also has the ability to add something to our small projects as well. Look for the information on the website.

Thanks so much for the great attendance at the Ronnie Young seminar. it was well received by all who attended and we all enjoyed not only good leanings but a great time of fellowship and sharing as well. SPECIAL THANKS TO RICHARD GULLEY AND HIS WIFE FOR ALL THE SERVICE OF MATERIALS, SPACE AND GREAT FOOD WE ALL ENJOYED.

-- Jack Kincella


Membership Information


The current TVW member roster has been purged, due to nonpayment of club dues. If you think your name has been taken off by mistake, please notify Chuck Taylor at taylor_cw@charter.net.

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


Use our Forum

When I was a boy I learned the importance of that bucket that sat beside Mr. Riley's pump hydrant. It always had water in it and we were told to keep it that way because if there was no water in that bucket you could spend an afternoon trying to pump water out with that hydrant. But if you primed the pump by pouring a bit of water into it, the water flowed up with just a couple of strokes of the handle.

Wait! There's a moral to this story, and it's a reason why you might see a lot of my posts -- admittedly some pretty trivial and others just nonsense -- I'm still trying to prime that pump. And I wish others would post some content too. Here's a thought: If you turn a bowl, take a photo and post it in the Turning forum. If you make a box, the Furniture, boxes,. . . forum could use a photo of it. If you make anything, tell us about it. If you got a new tool or added to your shop, post that. Or, God forbid, if you stick your finger into your jointer do what Richard Gulley did yesterday and make it a learning experience for others.

I see folks responding to posts [and that's good] but not originating them him or herself, then I see stuff at S&T that could really add to the forums. This is the prototypical "self eating watermelon". "I don't mess with that Forum because there's nothing there!" But if you don't post, just go look in the mirror and see the reason for "there's nothing there!"

Now it's time to change that and PRIME THE PUMP!

Loyd Ackerman

Request for help


Does anyone have a source for obtaining unfinished wooden checkers? They are needed for the 4H Club Camp Board games activities. Contact Crocia Robertson. Home phone 967-1728, Cell phone 636-2117 or toylady1@bellsouth.net (Editor’s note: She is a member of our club)


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

    Carving Seminars
    We will hold the first seminar in late September. It will be taught by Blue Pau, a member of our Wood Club and the topic will be carving a half-scale mallard duck that could either be carved with modest detail as a decoy or with fine detail like most of Blue's bird carvings.
    The second seminar is planned for late January and will be taught by Adina Huckins, an accomplished Arkansas carver. Details about both seminars will be released soon in order to get attendance commitments from club members.
    The attached photos are of recent Wood Club member carving projects.

    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.


    John Harton turned two bowls with decorative rims. One was made from cherry and the other from Box Elder with a lacquer finish.
    Geoff Roehm showed a guitar frame made from two different kinds of wood. He also had several slides that showed how he joined the wood together.

    Chuck Taylor showed 4 small bowls and a vase made from red bud and poplar. They were finished with lacquer.

    Gary Runyon showed two traditional Scottish spindles used for holding yard and wool. They were unfinished and made from cherry wood.

    Karen Browning showed a bowl made from oak wood that she started in 2003. She found it in an old shoebox. They bowl had a natural edge and was not finished.
    Larry Wendland showed a series of bottle stoppers made from several types of wood that was finished with CA glue. He stated that he had a vendor that would provide great rates for bottle stopper kits, but, the bet price could be had if we had a club order for 100+ kits.
    Judy Bennett showed two intarsia Christmas wreaths made from poplar and cedar. The unique thing about the wreaths was the fact it was held together with 280 ¼ inch dowels. She also showed an old mans face made cedar finished with SPAR. She also showed an intarsia flower vase made from poplar and walnut finished with lacquer.

    Greg Myers showed two glue-up boxes in a herringbone pattern made from ambrosia and walnut and were finished with Danish oil and lacquer.

    Doug Dunlap showed a segmented bowl finished with tung oil and lacquer.

    Corcia Robertson showed examples of a board game she developed for the local 4H club to play and learn from during their meetings. Ross Roepke helped with the boards. (No pictures to show)


     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

    Woodworking Tips
    Ronnie Young’s Seminar

    1. If you are making several of an item…set up your woodworking equipment; i.e. table saws, bandsaws, drill press, etc., and cut the number of pieces for all the projects

    2. Consider rounding off the back of a bandsaw blade as it allows wood to smoothly go around the back of the wood when cutting tight curves and corners.

    3. You might want to use paraffin or bees wax on the threads of a screw as it helps them go in smoother and faster.

    4. You can use a fabric pen or chalk to make marks that are easy to remove when sanding your project

    5. To keep wood from moving when using the miter attachment on the table saw; try placing sand paper on the miter attachment as it will help keep wood from moving

    6. When using or returning files to their place in your tool box try and not let them hit another file as it could hurt the file surface and reduce its ability to be effective

    7. If you want to see how to make your own “inlays” for your projects try watching Lee Nielsons video on making inlays.

    8. A good device for accurately placing glue on projects is the MicroJet 412 Irregation Syringe

    9. If you use a nylon bristle brush to apply glue a good way to clean your brush is to put the brush in boiling water and it soften the glue and makes it easier to clean up.

    11. If you are making a project and want to decorate the inside you can use “bookbinding paper” that is available at Michaels Art Supply stores. You can use wallpaper paste or wheat paste to stick it to your project.
    Wheat Paste is general-purpose bookbinding glue that is derived from wheat starch. It is uniquely formulated so that it requires no cooking. Simply add cold water. A popular choice for gluing paper, board, and leather.

    12. When using brass screws on a project you can use a “Gimlet” before you start the brass screw as it will not only make a hole in the wood but make threads for the screw to follow. Gimlets come in several screw sizes and are available at Lee Valley Tools, Garret Wade or Amazon


    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/


    Jack Kincella has secured Builders Supply in Tullahoma as a new club sponsor and they will be giving all club members a 5% discount on ALL purchases in their store. This does not include the old Hawks hardware. All members need to do is show their name card and it is setup in the computer to get the discount.

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







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