• Vol 33 / Issue 10
  • October 2018
  • Editor, Richard Gulley

About The October Meeting

The October meeting will be at 6:30 pm on the 16th at the University of Tennessee Space institute, room H111. Gene Cosco will give us a presentation on bandsawn boxes.

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


Summer seems determined to hang on as long as possible. We’re into October now and temperatures are still pushing 90 degrees. Hurricane Michael may bring us cooler weather soon.  But try to remember these warm days when January comes along and you’re complaining about the cold.

Looking Back

Coming Events

Welcome to Our New Members

Welcome to our newest members, Doug DuBois and son Max from Wartrace TN, George Linkh from Pelham, and Glen Smith also from Pelham. All four joined at the September meeting.

We also had several guests - Carl Blumenthal, Ken Jordan, and Tim Glover.

Club Business

A large part of the success we have enjoyed as a club these many years has been the great leadership we have been blessed with. Good leadership comes when folk who are willing to get involved for the good of the club and its membership. At the last meeting, our president gave a call for those who might be willing to give something back to the club. So, think about it, and consider serving during the next year.

Even if you’re not an officer, there are many other ways to serve. There are seminar committees, social functions (Picnic & Christmas), outreach and community projects. Get involved. You’ll enjoy working with fellow woodworkers and maybe get a new best friend to boot!

September 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.

Doyle McConnell

Doyle McConnell displayed a peppermill made of maple and a bowl with spalted maple around middle. Both finished with lacquer. They were made as gift for grandson's wedding.

Geoff Roehm

Geoff Roehm brought 2 guitar necks and explained challenges of making on CNC.

Vince Zaccardi

Vince Zaccardi showed one of the boxes he had made for the Reading Trail in Tullahoma.

Jim Acord

Jim Acord displayed Rocky Bramble Farm sign which Bob Addington did the lettering on CNC. The brambles and rocks were done by artist Mark Hawley. Sign not finished.

Richard Gulley

Richard Gulley showed a rope making machine he made for a client. He also showed a small sign made on CNC and explained how he painted lettering. He also had 2 small praying hands done on CNC.

Ross Roepke

Ross Roepke brought a nice table made of mahogany with African mahogany top.

Links of Interest

This is the ultimate woodworking link! A site that lists a plethora of other sites (the Top 100) about all things woodworking related – Magazines, videos, blogs, forums, hand tools, machine tools, supplies, carvers, turning, chair making and much more!!

Here’s a link to a page that’s all about picture frame production. That is, construction of a table saw sled, a jig to glue up the whole frame at once, and a finishing station to spray the frames. Lots of ideas and clear explanation on different variations of the basic frame and building and using the jigs.

Woodworking Tips

vertical drilling jigI recently had to drill holes into the ends of a long board. I tried it by eye and failed miserably. Then I realized I could swing the floor model drill press table 90 degrees and drill the holes. It took a lot of lining up, but worked great.

I found this set up for doing the same thing. Once built, the jig seems to simplify this task. The picture is pretty self-explanatory, but the link is below if you need additional info.


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!/p>

Sweeping Up

These funnies aren’t specific to woodworking, but will probably “speak” to you. Thanks to Sid Matheny for posting the second on our forum.

Backspace key cartoon

Collecting Nuts Cartoon

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