• Vol 33 / Issue 6
  • June 2018
  • Editor, Richard Gulley

Next Meeting June 19th

The June meeting will be at 6:30 pm on the 19th at the University of Tennessee Space institute, room H111.


Seems like only a week or two since the last newsletter. Gardening/lawn, VBS, and a few side jobs have all contributed to a very busy month.

About The May Program

June 19th - Bill Mauzy -- Bowl turner

A complete list of scheduled programs can be found on the website.

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.

Welcome to Our New Members

No report of new members/visitors.

Looking Back

Coming Events

May Show and Tell


We strive to get the right picture associated with the right presenter, but oftentimes it's hard. So speak up when you give your name and we'll try hard to get everything matched up.

Ross Roepke

Ross Roepke brought a clock made of dogwood as part of Karen's challenge. Finish varnish.

John Hartin

John Hartin displayed 3 really nice bowls with decorative trim. (1) cherry with lacquer finish (2) osage orange has wax finish (3) spaulted magnolia with lacquer finish. John tried to stretch truth saying he carved trim but admitted he used a texture tool.
John Hartin also talked about his grandfather who owned a farm and became the community woodworker. He made cabinets and other items. John showed tool his grandfather made and explained how he had to make his tools including planes, squares, and chisels. He told of finding a handmade hames (part of the harness that is used to distribute the load around a horse 's neck and shoulders when pulling a wagon or plough.) BTW, if you missed the picture of Sid’s father on the forum, you need to check it out. He’s in his nineties and laying off rows in the garden with a one-wheel cultivator.) May we all be so fortunate.

Richard Gulley

Richard Gulley brought 2 CNC signs he made of cherry. One was a heart for a family in memory of their relative and one of a cross. Both were for the memorial wall at his church. He also had a spoon of dogwood made on band saw and carved. He showed a jig to set jointer blades which could be purchased for around $40.00 and one he made for a lot less..

Jim Acord

Jim Acord displayed a thread caddy made of cherry, finish wipe on poly. He had made one for his wife's Christmas present. She asked him to make more for her quilting partners.


Links of Interest

Woodworking Tips

Table Saw SupportI needed to cut long boards on the table saw but had only a small table for the outfeed and none for the infeed. So, I built this handy infeed table using scrap plywood and a sawhorse, both of which I already had on hand.

I drilled a hole in the center of the sawhorse crossbar and cut a slot in the plywood. The ply is fastened to the horse with a carriage bolt, fender washer and wingnut. Voilà – adjustable infeed support. And it’s easy to take to plywood off to put the horse back in use for its original purpose.

Paul Donohue
Denver, Colorado
Popular Woodworking website

For Sale/Trade/Give Away

If you have items for sale or trade, let Loyd Ackerman know and he will post to the website list.

Carver's Corner

The Splinters Carvers meet at Jim Jolliffe’s shop on the first and third Saturday's of the month from 8:30 am to 10:30 am. The shop is located at 201 Jolliffe Acres Ln, Tullahoma. Tools and wood are available at the meetings, just bring yourself and try your hand at carving!

Sweeping Up

This newsletter is a little short, but my “To Do” list is more than long enough to make up for it.

My Greatest Fear


That’s all for this month, see you on the 15th. Watch out for SPLINTERS.