TENNEESSEE VALLEY WOODWORKERS
Meeting called to order by vice president Carl Blumenthal at 6:30pm.
Carl told membership Karen not well and sent around get well card for members to sign.
Introduced new members and no guest at meeting.
Jim Jolliffe gave report on carvers. Will do seminar on bark houses in June.
Poultry Electric in Winchester will give members 10% discount with membership badge.
He told members that there a number of logs available from Margie Gallagher.
Jack Kincella will take a group of THS special need students on field trip to Richard Gulley's shop April 25th 9:30-11:30am. Any members available are asked to help.
Paul Jalbert, treasurer, said dues still $10.00.
Shop tours scheduled Saturday April 20th of John Duvall and Chris Saulter's shops. Will meet 8am at Sunrise Breakfast Restaurant in Decherd then to tours.
Larry Wendland discussed the upcoming turning bee May 18th 8am at his shop. Cost $10.00 and will include lunch. Bring a chair. Also if you like bring a couple tools for help to sharpen.
Carl passed around a sign up sheet to share info on jigs and tips. He shared tip for cutting straight line with use of speed square. Doug Dunlap showed a metal bench hold down he made. Tony Murphy had a book and jig for making plugs. Darrell Albert showed a glove and told story of how it got torn up and he lost part of finger. Ken Jordan talked about safety and used Darrell's glove as example. Safety first.
SHOW AND TELL:
Darrell Albert showed 3 chittum burl carved bowls finish odies oil.
Mike Layfield had pics of a stand he made for planer and a system of pvc pipe for collecting chips.
Johnnie Brown showed 3 peppermills he made with myrtle and honey wood and finished with deft clear finish.
John Duvall displayed a natural edge bowl of walnut and a walnut cookie jar both finished with sanding sealer and poly. He also had a nice segmented bowl of cherry and walnut finished with oil which he started the Friday before meeting and finished just before meeting.
Larry Wendland had a peppermill made from magnolia and finished with CA glue. He also had a cherry bowl finished with wipe on poly.
John Hartin displayed 3 small bowls made with magnolia and one made of box elder with a cherry top. All finished with lacquer.
Loyd Ackerman showed a damaged board caused by kickback on saw. Explained what happened and talked about safety. He also had a jig and Jim Jolliffe explained how it is used for holding pcs for carving.
PROGRAM: Vince Zaccardi – Story Walk Project
Vince took the membership through the project from plan to prototype to finish. He explain the plan and procedures to design. Vince showed the prototype and how they acquired and milled material, built platform bases, post flanges and paint. He displayed a number of jigs and their use. Some of the jigs were for drill hole alignment, for side supports. He went through steps of assembly and challenges to accomplish the final project. Once finished the city of Tullahoma installed the story stands. A number of people worked on the project and club has received good publicity from a number of sources.
Vince one thing he learned was the average height of a 6 year old is 42 inches.