Monday, November 21, 2022

  1. Special notice!!

November Stones River Woodworkers club meeting has been postponed until Tuesday Nov.29, 2022

Saturday, November 5, 2022

October meeting 2022


Some nice carving

Fall decorations 

Shooting board and restored hand plane

Fancy scrollsaw work

Wood puzzle

Another puzzle

Jigsaw puzzle 

Scrollsaw work

More scrollsaw wizardry 

Shaving horse

Our feature presentation on duck decoy carving
by Brian James 

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Friday, June 17, 2022

More stuff from Dale Hamilton. All well maintained and good quality.

Power tools for sale, usually at 50cents on the dollar, Dale at

10 sheets ¼” laun plywood {new} $20.00 ea

2 14” smoothing planes $20.00 ea

2 6” block planes $15,00 ea

Weller 100/140 soldering gun

B&D 7 ¼” circular saw $25.00

Porter Cable 7 ¼” circular saw $75.00

Skillsaw 7 ¼” circular sawith plywood scarfing attachment $100.00

Kreg self taping pocket screw kit $25.00

Bostitch BTFP71875 pneumatic stapler (NEVER USED) $100.00

Porter Cable pneumatic brad nailer with large assortment nylon and SS brads $75.00

Complete automotive chrome tool set $40.00

Ampro pneumatic cut off tool (NEW} $75.00

Jet pneumatic angle drill $20.00

Jet pneumatic drill gun $20.00

9 Irvin Quick clamps $20.00 ea

9 8” C  clamps $9.00 ea

4 4” C clamps $6.00 ea

8 3” C clamps $3.00 ea

Bosch B7450 belt sander $100.00

weldiing clamps $9.00, 6.00, 4.00

Skillsaw sandcat model 593 2 ½” belt sanders $30.00 ea

Craftsman router edge guide $20.00

Freud 10” 36 tooth safety dado set $100.00

Ryobi L-120u?k power hand planer $75.00

Porter Cable fixed base router with bit set (NEVER USED} $100.00

Makita corded ¼” drill $10.00


Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Selling my collection of clamps for 50 cents on the dollar. 3/4" pipe clamps $7.00 ea, deep reach pipe clamps $10.00ea
8"C clamps $9.00 ea, Irvin Quick clamps $15,00 ea. All are serviceable. IMG_1455.JPG

 Dale Hamilton at 615 556 5378. I'm at 162 Compton rd just across from the VA hospital

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

May meeting

 Meeting today at St. Marks Methodist church at 6:30pm 5/24/2022

Tonight's Presenter is:

 Shelia Collins   Making Segmented Pen Blanks

Shelia's favorites are woodturning and box making. Taking raw logs or scraps of lumber and watching a bowl or finished box emerge is like opening a Christmas present every day. I also do custom work out of my shop that can range from furniture, to remaking a lost final for something that grandpa made to repairing a dog chewed hope chest. I teach Carving, Box Making, Scroll Saw, Woodburning and Woodturning classes at Woodcraft in Franklin

Thursday, May 19, 2022


Alf Sharp has sold the entire stock of Stones River Hardwoods to Alan 
Daigre. Alan is having a huge liquidation sale on furniture grade hardwoods 
in Woodbury Tennessee, June 3 - 5. Big on discounts on walnut, cherry, oak, 
and other woods.
Alf Sharp |
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Stones River Woodworkers Club

Class Schedule for 2022


MAY             Scroll Saw Basics – Using a Scroll Saw

                     Instructors – Jeanne Altstatt and Sam Clark

                     Location – Jeanne’s shop in Smyrna


JUNE           Basic Pen Turning

Instructors – Sam Clark, Robert Musgrove, Larry Counts

Location – Sam’s shop in Smyrna


JULY            Building a Table Saw Sled       

                     Instructor – Gene Casto

                     Location – Gene’s shop in Murfreesboro, Barfield area


AUGUST      Building Shop Made Jigs         

                     Instructors – Robert Woolfolk and Gene Casto

                     Location – Gene’s shop in Murfreesboro, Barfield area


SEPTEMBER   Building Shaker Boxes

                     Instructor – Mary Nichols

                     Location – Mary’s shop in South Murfreesboro


OCTOBER    Using and Maintaining a Hand Plane

                     Instructor – Robert Woolfolk

                     Location – Robert’s shop in Christiana area


NOVEMBER     Advanced Pen Turning?

                     Instructor – Mike Zinser and Gene Casto

                     Location – Gene’s shop in Murfreesboro, Barfield area


DECEMBER           No classes scheduled for December at this time


JANUARY, 2023 – Using a router – Temporarily scheduled pending new administration



Two subjects requested by the membership are scheduled for regular monthly programs.  The first on the program schedule is Pyrography – Woodburning to be conducted by Pete Miller.  The second on the schedule is Creating Decorative Inlays by Ransom Jones.


Three subjects were moved to monthly programs for 2023 are as follows:

          Building and Using a Box Joint Jig


          Using Epoxy in Woodworking


The remaining subject requested was Dovetailing.  More information from those requesting the class is needed before moving forward.  For example:  hand cut or jig cut, which jig is preferred, etc.


All classes will require a minimum attendance fee of $20.  This fee will pay for supplies, materials, and a lunch. 

If you indicated during the survey, interest in attending a particular class, you will be notified by email 3 – 4 weeks before the scheduled class time with the date of your assigned class, the starting time, personal safety equipment required, the location of the shop/class, directions to the shop, and any other information you may need for a successful class.  Attendees will be required to forward their class fee to the instructor at this time.  This allows the instructor to properly prepare with class space, materials, supplies, and the lunch order.

Monday, April 18, 2022

 This months SRWC meeting will be held April 26, in Person & Zoom! 

Masks are optional, but encouraged

The meeting will be held at:

St Marks United Methodist Church

1267 N Rutherford Blvd

Murfreesboro, TN

Thursday, March 31, 2022

January 2022 Meeting

Zoom Meeting , January 25, 2022 

No in person meeting, for January because of Covid Numbers .
Please send your project photos for Show & Tell to: Sam Clark as soon as possible!
 2022 Club Dues are Due in January. We are again offering club members various payment methods. You can pay on our secure website at or by sending a check to: Gene Casto, 4598 Barfield Crescent Rd, Murfreesboro, TN 37128.

 Meeting the Members 
Email Pictures of Two Show and Tell Projects. 
I Would Love to Know the Answer to Questions I have had for several years at every meeting, I have looked around the room and wondered: Who are all these people? I know they love woodworking, or they wouldn’t be here, but that’s all I know. I don’t even know most of their names. It’s a shame that all of us are missing out on a great opportunity to make friends and to learn from those who also enjoy woodworking. To remedy this problem, the first meeting of 2022 will focus on getting to know the other members. At least a week before the meeting on Jan. 25, each member is asked to take pictures of two or more projects that he or she has created to share at show and tell (if possible.) Email the file of the pictures to Jeanne Altstatt at, so she can put them on a PowerPoint so we can see them during the show and tell portion of the Zoom meeting. Part 1 of the Meeting: Introducing Yourself 1. Take 2 to 5 minutes to share their name and a few interesting facts. (For example: My name is Jeanne Altstatt. I am married to Marvin and have 3 children, 9 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren, 7 nieces and nephews and 2 great nephews for whom I enjoy making Christmas presents. I am a retired community college tennis instructor, karate instructor, English Associate Professor, Department Head, and Dean.) 2. First, say your name and then tell how you got into woodworking and what aspect of woodworking you enjoy. You might include what is your favorite tool. (For example, I started woodworking 40 years ago when I took a continuing education class at Smyrna High School. I am fascinated by scroll saw compound cutting, and I like turning.) Part 2 of the Meeting: Show and Tell 3. First, say your name and then show and share with us your projects using the pictures on a PowerPoint that Sam has created. I know some of you are concerned that your projects do not measure up to the projects made by some of the older guys who have been doing woodworking all their lives. (Mine certainly don’t)! But be brave; there might be other club members who are interested in the same kinds of projects. It is very important to the success of the first meeting that we have as much participation as possible. One week before the first meeting, please, please, please email your pictures to: Jeanne Altstatt at 4. Questions about the show and tell projects are welcome at any time. For example, My name is Jeanne Altstatt. “What finish did you use of that bowl?” Of course, Be sure to say your name before you ask each question. Part 3 of the Meeting: Ask I Would Love to Know the Answer to Questions 5. Finally, ask: I would love to know the answer to questions. For example, “How do you fill cracks?” Write these questions down and be willing to ask them at the Zoom meeting. The inaugural meeting for 2022 can be a great success or a sad failure. To guarantee success, please be willing to share information and email pictures of your projects. The people in the woodworking club want to meet you!

Thursday, March 3, 2022

Woodworking classes for members

One of the best benefits for active club members is the availabilty of cheap or free woodworking classes. Listed below are some of the proposed future classes that will be taught by our knowledgeable and talented members. Please vote for the classes that you would be interested in attending. Note: these classes are for active members on first come, first served basis and will be presented based on amount of interest.

Monday, January 17, 2022

Monday, January 10, 2022


2022 Club Dues are Due in January

We are again offering club members various payment methods. You can pay on our secure website at or by sending a check to: Gene Casto, 4598 Barfield Crescent Rd, Murfreesboro, TN 37128. Please don’t put off paying your dues

Schedule of Presentations for 2022

Jan. 25 All Members Meeting the Members (Zoom)

Feb. 22 Mike Villines Jet’s New Carbide Turning Tools and Questions about Turning

March 22 Logan Hickerson Box Lids Embellished with Delicate Carvings

April 26 Mark McCready Trees, Wood, and More Through an Arborist’s Eyes

May 24 Shelia Collins Making Segmented Pen Blanks

June 28 All Members Mega Show and Tell, Silent Auction: Tools, Books, Magazines, Wood, etc. Solving Problems, Questions, Tips and Tricks, Old Tools

July TBA All Members Picnic

July 26 TBA

August 23 Sarah Wolf Pyrography: The Art of Wood Burning

September 27 Alan Boehm How to Make a Spilt Bamboo Fly Rod

October 25 Brian James Certainly Not Your Ordinary Duck Decoys

November 22 Ransom Jones Creating Decorative Inlays

December TBA Christmas Party

Backups Marv Miller Machine Upgrades and Maintenance

Jeanne Altstatt Scroll Saw Compound Cutting and Toys