• Vol 33 / Issue 9
  • September 2018
  • Editor, Richard Gulley

Next Meeting September 18th

The September meeting will be at 6:30 pm on the 18th at the University of Tennessee Space institute, room H111.


Well, we’re approaching that mythical time of year when summer yard and garden chores slow up, the temperature and humidity both go down, and woodworkers can spend more time in the shop. We might be approaching, but I haven’t been able to cross over into “the promised land.” But hope springs eternal.

About The September Program

September 18th - Tom Gillard -- Glue Joints

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

Looking Back

Coming Events

Welcome to Our New Members

Welcome to our newest member, Jim Haaven. Jim lives in Murfreesboro and joined at the August meeting.

In addition to Jim, there were several guests at the August meeting - Jay Strickler, George Linkh, Glen Smith, Mary Strotheide.

August 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. Also, there are additional pictures of some of the items in the Gallery. Look for Show and Tell.

Doug Dunlap

Doug Dunlap showed a keepsake box made for his grandson who is becoming a eagle scout. Made of pine, cherry, and mahogany. Finish danish oil.

Ross Roepke

Ross Roepke had four small boxes. 2 made with oak and walnut, 1 made with maple and cedar, and one made of cherry oak and walnut.

Jack Kincella

Jack Kincella had a set of small sanding blocks used to sand tight places like spindles and angles. Also had clamps used to hold sacrificed fences on the table saw.

Bob Addington

Bob Addington showed business card holders made for family members done on CNC.

John Hartin

John Hartin showed three salt boxes he had made. Two were made of hackberry and one was cherry. The lids were pinned on from the bottom.

Marvin Miller

Marvin Miller displayed a band saw box with a drawer. Made of hard maple.

Bill Guffey

Bill Guffey displayed a pretty walnut bowl finished with spray lacquer.

Tony Murphy

Tony Murphy used pictures to show a bar he has worked on for 3 years. Top of walnut and sassafras with 8 coats of water base poly. He had metal pieces made by Ken Gould. He used pine and used different finishes to really make it look good.

Vince Zaccardi

Vince Zaccardi showed pictures he took while on vacation in S.C. He had pics of carved birds, many made of bass wood, by carver Granger McKay. The artist used a unique method of connecting birds which stood as much as 5 feet tall.

Reilly Earle

Reilly Earle also used pictures of bookshelf he made. He used cherry for the base and plywood for shelves.

Fred Heltsley

Fred Heltsley had pictures of a hanging day bed he made using inspiration from Green and Green. He showed several design influences and how he combined them in the finished product.

Richard Gulley

Richard Gulley displayed a couple signs he made with CNC. He also showed an inexpensive screwdriver set you could make by disassembling a Harbor Freight screwdriver and making a custom wood handle. Great for Christmas presents.

Links of Interest

The following items are from the weekly Chattanooga Woodcraft email. It usually contains some interesting stuff.

Largest Ball BatSequoia tree

Woodworking Tips

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!

Tool Acquisition Opportunities

I got an email from Dean Lutes re: Cabinet Shop for sale –

So, if all works out, we may learn more about this opportunity at the meeting.

Sweeping Up

Work Safely

Be careful out there folk! That’s all for this month. Watch out for SPLINTERS