• Vol 32 / Issue 9
  • September 2017
  • Editor, Johnnie Brown

Next Meeting September 19

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


September 19 - Alf Sharp master furniture maker



Club Infornation


Jim Everett’s business is featured in the Caney Fork

 edition of the Tennessee Coop magazine. Click here for better picture

Club Activities


The Blue Monarch Project Phase 1 will be completed 9/6/17. I want to give a huge THANK YOU to Richard Gulley, Vince Zaccardi, Henry Davis, Paul Fulks and most of all to Loyd Ackerman. without the dedication and compassion for doing this project for our community it would not be happening. I WOULD CHALLENGE THE REST OF OUR CLUB TO GET INVOLVED WITH PROJECTS THAT CAN MAKE LIFE A LITTLE BETTER FOR OTHERS. SHARE YOUR TALENT AND BLESSINGS IT HAS A GREAT REWARD. Phase 2 which is the bookcases will be completed over the next 2 weeks so it is done in time for their big Fund Raiser Event. IF CALLED ON TO HELP FINISH THIS UP PLEASE CONSIDER DOIND SO.
--Jack Kencella

The Blue Monarch installation sequence video slide show. Click here


 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. 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.


    Wood Carving Seminar with Blue Pau

    Blue Pau will provide a seminar on carving a mallard duck:
    • Goal: start-to-finish process for creating a realistic mallard duck
    • Schedule:
    • Kick-off session on October 7 from 8:30 to 10:30
    • Follow-up sessions on 1st and 3rd Saturdays of each month
    • Location: Jim Jolliffe's shop, Jolliffe Acres Lane, Tullahoma
    • Cost: free (bass wood was previously donated by Stanley Dunn)
    • Tools: Bring your own if you have them, carving tools are available to use.
    Advance Requirement: notify Jim Jolliffe in advance of October 7 so that a blank duck can be prepared for you.

    Wood Carving Seminar with Adina Huckins

    • Who: TVWW Members. No Experience Necessary. Class Size Limited to 15.
    • What: Carving a Female "Mask" from a Rough Out
    • When: Saturday-Sunday 27-28 January 2018, 8:00 AM — 4:30 PM (with lunch break)
    • Where: Jim Jolliffe's Shop:
     201 Jolliffe Acres Lane Tullahoma TN 37388
    • Why: Learn and hone your wood carving skills!
    • How: Bring your tools or use the Splinter Carvers'
    • Cost: $157 = $120 Seminar plus ($37)Rough Out
     (Club may offset some of the cost)
    • Sign Up/Pay Early to guarantee your slot!

    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.

    Wanted - Carvers Totem from 2007

    The Carvers totem in this photo was sold at the Wood Club silent auction fun raiser in 2007. The eleven segments were created by the carvers at the time, including Phil Bishop, Jim Van Cleave, Bob Lowrance and Jim Wright.

    The Carvers would like to buy the totem back for sentimental reasons. If you have the totem and would be willing to part with it, please contact Dick Wollam.
    (931) 962-1378 or dickanjane@comcast.net


    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.


    Doug Dunlap brought tea caddy he made after Ronnie Young seminar. Made of cherry and walnut lined with tin foil. Finished with 2 coats teak oil and poly.
    Ross Roepke showed a table with inlay on top, to be donated to Partners for Healing auction. Made of oak and oak burl.

    Jim Everette had a beautiful piece with glass top sandblasted as chess board, the chess pieces were stored behind doors on side, made with reclaimed wood and led lights to light board.
    Jim also had some intarsia pieces including two with religious scenes(Christ on the cross and Christ arisen) and one with a corn holder with squirrel, he showed three essential oil holders with small items to decorate.
    John Hartin presented 3 large bowls which will probably donated to charities, two were Magnolia(bowl one, bowl two)  and one was Hickory crotch.

    Jim Jolliffe displayed a carving of a Indian bust (View one, view two, view three) he made at seminar at University, made of wormy butternut.
    Matt Brothers had picture slides of a built-in furniture piece with swing out storage top. Made of pine, stained and lacquer finish. He showed pics of a 1953 Studebaker (Before and what he hopes is after) he is restoring. He also showed a craftsman style bedroom suite made of white oak, stained and lacquer finish.

    Paul Fulks brought old wood tobacco grinder (closed, open)  made of popular, He also showed one made of cast iron.

    Fred Heltsley showed a wood watch he bought on Amazon for far less than he found anywhere.

    Dave Duesterhaus brought in a wooden mallet made from scrap wood.

    Lytle Anderson had two pretty candle holders made of cherry and finished with tung oil. He donated them to charity auction..


     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

    When turning a tenon on the lathe for a wood project and you don't have calipers what can you use? Try using an open end crescent wrench. They have the width of the wrench opening marked on them and you pick the size you need ( works for inches and millimeters); i.e. If you need a 1 1/4 inch tenon grab a 1 1/4 inch crescent wrench.
    Always make sure the lathe is turned off and the lathe has completely stopped.
    Machinists may cringe at not using a caliper, but, if you don't have one or can't find one try using this wrench tip.....it works.

    Woodworking Tips From Ronnie Young’s Seminar
    Taking a piece of #16 sheet metal cutting it to the shape you want and it takes a natural burr after you cut it out. Good and inexpensive way to get a set of scrappers.


    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/

    New Supplier

    A new supplier for Dur-a Lac lacquer and thinner products is Poultry Electric and Hardware in Decerd. it is located on the side street just past Walmart as you head from Home Depot towards the Co-op. same side as Walmart. managers name is Dale. Builders Supply is no longer the supplier as Benjamin Moore decided to consolidate suppliers and items.


    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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