• Vol 32 / Issue 11
  • November 2017
  • Editor, Johnnie Brown

Next Meeting November 21

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


November 21- Wood and metal engraving with Bert Edmuston

Christmas Party -- Decherd Church of Nazarene -- Karen Browning chair.

Date: December 8; Time: Plan to arrive for stimulating conversation between 5 and 5:30 pm; festivities begin at 5:30. The dinner will be catered. There will be an opportunity to share gifts. Here's how it works: Those bringing gifts will pick up a ticket when they drop their gift at the gift table. The gifts will be distributed by drawing, so those participating will receive a gift. Those not bringing an item will be entertained by watching the process. Any gift qualifies but something you've made is usually more appreciated.
Club Information



New Members

Roger Bennett - Manchester, TN
Misty Bennett - Manchester, TN

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 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.


    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 in a nice set of salt and pepper shakers made of walnut and pecan. Finished with 2 coats lacquer.
    Gary Bennett showed a beautiful segmented piece with segmented top and set atop a pedestal. It was made of maple and walnut with inlay on the inside. The trim ring around was of Indian blanket desig

    Bob Addington had 2 plaques made on CNC. Both had his great grandson's name and date of birth. One made of maple with cherry handle. The other made of cherry. Both finished with poly and paint thinner.
    Vince Zaccardi brought 3 small serving trays and 2 small cups. For design he glued different woods to one side then turned. 1 made with maple the other 2 with red grandis. Not finished.

    Richard Gulley showed a small Christmas sled made of Poplar. Also had a noisy FCHS clacker with rebel design on side. Made of maple and oak with cherry handle.

    Paul Jalbert brought Hands On Science Center plaque made at their birthday bash & makers fair. The plaque is made of cedar carved by kids and visitors during celebration. Finish boiled linseed oil.

    Mickey Knowles showed a spalted maple bowl which featured holes though bowl. Finished with sanding sealer and lacquer

    John Duvall had a nice black walnut bowl finish natural walnut oil.


     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


    Removing old sandpaper
    attached to disc sanders with pressure-sensitive glue can become a headache, especially when the adhesive won't release. Eventually, the paper tears and pulls apart and leaves a mess on the metal mounting plate. There must be an easier way!
    TIP: Use heat to soften the adhesive. The heat source can be a handheld hair dryer as shown above, a heat gun, or even a heat lamp. Apply heat directly to the sanding disc in a waving motion that covers the entire disc. Test periodically by lifting the disc, and use more heat if necessary.
    —Steve E. Miller, Dallas, Ore.



    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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