Newsletter

November 2019 Newsletter

Stones River Woodworkers Club

November 26 2019

Saint Marks Methodist Church

The Program: Our speaker for November will be Patrick Cecil.

Patrick is a professional chair maker, specializing in rocking chairs with various bottoms. A former resident of Chattanooga, Tennessee. Patrick left the city life and moved his family to Woodbury, Tennessee 14 years ago to pursue the art of chair making. And after various designs and tweaking has found a market for his rocking chairs. Please welcome Patrick to our club meeting.

Stones River Woodworking Minutes:

Date: October 22, 2019

Pledge of Allegiance

Introduction of Guests: Larry Curtis, box builder.

President’s Opening and member comments: Ryan welcomed everyone and sent a sign-up sheet around for the pot luck Christmas party to be held at ST. Marks on December 7th from 5:30 to 8:30. Everyone is encouraged to bring something you have made that you can donate to the members gallery auction. The idea is that 50% of the auction the will go to the woodworker and 50% will go to the Stones River Woodworkers Club. Wood turning classes are our highest priority and the date will be set for that. Some things we will be trying out are changing our raffles to once a quarter, and our breaks will be for 10 minutes.

Glenn Emery reported that we will be doing handcrafted wood gifts with the Good Shepherd’s Children’s Home again this year. Your gift should be no larger than 12 inches square, and have a retail value no greater than $30. It is expected that there will be approximately 6 girls and 12 boys ranging in age from 7 to 18 years.

Gene Casto said that there is room for another person at his Saturday miniature birdhouse workshop.

(Retrospective comment: Marv Miller was present to assist Gene for the very busy Friday workshop with a group of six participants. Three participated on Saturday and it was overall a very enjoyable and valuable learning experience for everyone!)

Guest Speaker: Vice President Sam Cook introduced one of our own founding members, Doug Pelren

Doug demonstrated how to make an “Inside-Outside” Christmas ornament, featuring a hollow center. Using four separate pieces that are turned, then reversed, and re-assembled. He said the pieces are 4 to 5 inches long and about 5/8 to 3/4 inches wide. Each piece numbered and secured together tightly with painters tape, and then placed in the lathe chuck lightly. Then turned to a smooth flowing profile at about 1800 RPM by riding the bevel to cut rather than to scrape. You can use a small bowl gouge or use a carbide tipped tool. The piece is then sanded on the lathe with 120 grit, 220 grit, and then burnished with 0000 steel wool. It is next removed from the chuck and the pieces reversed, in order glued together. Cleaned up to remove any glue squeeze-out, and re-turned to the final shape. Sanded again going through the different grits as before.. The hardware used to hang the ornament is a #1 eagle claw bait saver fishing hook shank that is cut off and forced into a 1/16 inch hole drilled into the ornament’s end. The finial was not done due to time constraints but Doug passed around examples of these. If more information is needed, Doug will send you a copy of the 2005 winter issue of a Woodturning Design magazine article detailing each step so you can do this too! Doug made this all look easy? Thanks Doug!

Doug was presented a certificate of appreciation from the club by Ryan Snover.





Show and Tell:

Bob Musgrove

made a birdhouse ornament with the bird.

Glen Emery

made a hollow Christmas ornament using his “flute master” tool.

Respectfully submitted,

David Roesler

SRWW Secretary

Calendar of Events

Stones River Woodworkers Club

Christmas party to be held at

ST. Marks on

December 7th from 5:30 to 8:30.

Educational Opportunities

Marc Adams School of Woodworking Franklin, IN www.marcadams.com

Appalachian Center for Crafts Smithville, TN www.tntech.edu/craftcenter

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts Gatlinburg, TN www.arrowmont.org

John C Campbell Folk School Brasstown, NCwww.folkschool.org

Woodcraft Franklin, TN www.woodcraft.com/stores/nashville

Officers for 2018-19

President: Ryan Snover 770-354-0476 rsnover1@gmail.com

Vice President: Sam Clar 615-440-8300 seclark60@gmail.com

Secretary: David Roesler 615-491-0232 kamobe3@gmail.com

Treasurer: Gene Casto 615-417-0557 tsondoweno@att.net

Publicity: Glen Emery 615-556-9462 seaweedcat1@msn.com

Web Administrator: Robert Woolfolk 615-849-9951 rwoolfolk@hotmail.com

Newsletter Editor: Marvin Miller 615-995-1097 mlmarv@att.net

Please feel free to contact any officer with suggestions, comments, or ideas to improve the club and keep it moving forward. Thank you!!

Remember to check out the club’s website

August 2019 Newsletter

Stones River Woodworkers Club

August 27 2019

Saint Marks Methodist Church

The Program:

Our speaker for the month of August will be Len Reinhardt. Len is a furniture maker and finishing expert. He also teaches THE FINE ART OF FINISHING SERIES at the Woodcraft in Franklin. This should be an exciting opportunity for everyone to brush up, pun intended, on your finishing skills and learn some new techniques.

Sam Clark

Minutes:

Stones River Woodworking Minutes

Date: July 23, 2019

Pledge of Allegiance- Larry Counts

Opening Comments: President Ryan Snover said he is pleased to be in his new role as President of the Stones River Woodworkers (SRWW) and shared that the Executive Committee is working hard with some new ideas and innovations that could make this an exciting year. He noted that the Executive Committee voted unanimously to recognize past president Larry Counts for his many contributions to the club highlighting the enjoyable summer picnic, lucrative silent auction, and saving 30% on our insurance premium while gaining additional coverage. On behalf of the SRWW Larry was presented a gift certificate to Woodcraft.

  1. Introduction of guests: None this meeting
  2. Old Business: The Above and Beyond Award announced last month for recipient Gene Casto was presented to him by Ryan. Gene was out of town last meeting.
  3. New Business:
  1. SRWW has a new Facebook page. This is primarily a way for the public to find our club, visit, and join. It is also a way for club members to sell tools to other club members.
  2. SRWW has a dedicated e-mail that should insure that everyone with an e-mail receives a newsletter. If you do not receive the newsletter, Marv asks that you check your spam folder.
  3. The executive committee is looking at having shop tours, field trips, more classes, and demonstration type events.
  4. Guest Speaker: Vice President Sam Clark introduced Craig Walls, who is currently senior vice president of sales at Teknatool USA. He has had a lifelong career as marketing director and director of sales for brand name companies such as Delta, General International Machinery, Steel City, and Pentair. Greg was discussing and demonstrating the Nova Voyager DVR drill press and its innovative attributes. Craig also donated a nova lathe chuck for the SRWW to place in the next silent auction. He also shared that Grizzly has several huge tent sales that are well worth a look. The next one is scheduled for September 14, 2019 in Springfield Missouri, at 1815 W. Battlefield. Bring a truck or trailer. Check it out at https://www.grizzly.com/tentsales

V. Show and Tell

1. Bill Hemseth: Carved three miniature baseball bats and connected them with monofilament line to create a mobile. He calls it the “Batmobile”.

2. Larry James: Created a new dragon that was intended to be green but the tulip poplar used tends to become brown. He used 4 coats of acrylic to get the color right and this dragon was small enough that Larry was able to hold it in his hands!

3. Robert Woolfolk: Made a humming bird wood wind-spinner and turned a number of new wood finials to repair a bed, using bleach in the process of finishing them to create the original wood color.

4. Marv Miller: Constructed two professional-grade turning tools using Harbor Freight high speed steel with a carbide burr to make the beading on two round boxes with threaded lids.

5. Gene Casto: Displayed 6 pepper/salt mills representing beginner level to more complex turning and assembly. He used segmented construction with horizontal and vertical Baltic birch to create a unique basket weave design. The variations in color among the grinders were achieved using spectraply, cherry, Purple Heart and other species. Kits come from Penn State and Woodcraft.

Meeting Adjourned: 8:30 PM

Respectfully submitted,

David Roesler

SRWW Secretary

ATTENTION!!! REMINDER!!! CLUB DUES!!

Current membership in the Stones River Woodworkers Club expired June 30th. Dues for the ’19-’20 fiscal year, (July 1st 2019 through June 30th, 2020), will be due at the July 23rd meeting. Payment can be made by cash or check.

Continued membership is truly a bargain considering the many benefits for us who have a passion for woodworking. Thank in advance for your continued participation in the Stones River Woodworkers Club.

If you won an item at the last meeting, and haven’t paid for it please bring payment to the meeting.

Gene Casto

Treasurer

Calendar of Events

Stones River Woodworkers Club

August 27 August Meeting – Program TBA

Educational Opportunities

Marc Adams School of Woodworking Franklin, IN www.marcadams.com

Appalachian Center for Crafts Smithville, TN www.tntech.edu/craftcenter

July 21-26 Off the Shelf with Chance Coalter $550

Aug 2-4 Introduction to Chip Carving with Daniel Clay $300

Sept 21st Art on the Greenway,. Robert Woolfolk has applied;

Oct 26th Harvest Days, Canonsburg,.

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts Gatlinburg, TN www.arrowmont.org

Tennessee Craft P.O.Box 120066 Nashville,TN www.tennesseecraft.org

615.736.7600

John C Campbell Folk School Brasstown, NCwww.folkschool.org

Woodcraft Franklin, TN www.woodcraft.com/stores/nashville

Buy and Sell

This space is available for the listing of equipment, tools, materials, etc. that you wish to buy, sell, or trade. If you would like to utilize this space, please forward you information by email or text to Larry Counts.

Officers for 2018-19

President: Ryan Snover 770-354-0476 rsnover1@gmail.com

Vice President: Sam Clark 615-440-8300 seclark60@gmail.com

Secretary: David Roesler 615-491-0232 kamobe3@gmail.com

Treasurer: Gene Casto 615-417-0557 tsondoweno@att.net

Publicity: Glen Emery 615-556-9462 seaweedcat1@msn.com

Web Administrator: Robert Woolfolk 615-849-9951 rwoolfolk@hotmail.com

Newsletter Editor: Marvin Miller 615-995-1097 mlmarv@att.net

Please feel free to contact any officer with suggestions, comments, or ideas to improve the club and keep it moving forward. Thank you!!

Remember to check out the club’s website

www.stonesriverwoodworkersclub.com

Above and beyond Achievement Award presented to Gene Casto

At the July 2019 meeting President Ryan Snover presented member Gene Casto with a lifetime achievement award for his long history of club involvement and leadership.


In grateful appreciation for your outstanding dedicated service to this organization.
We recognize you for your selfless acts of time in teaching and mentoring your fellow woodworkers. June 18, 2019

July 2019 Newsletter

Stones River Woodworkers Club

July 23 2019

Saint Marks Methodist Church

The Program:

Our speaker for July will be Craig Walls, Senior Vice President of Sales, Teknatool USA (Nova, chucks and tools).

I have known Craig for over 26 years. He has a passion for the tool industry and amazing industry knowledge. Craig will be demonstrating the new NOVA VOYAGER DVR 18″ VARIABLE SPEED DRILL PRESS and answer any Teknatool or industry questions you may have.

Some of the additional woodworking industry positions Craig has had are as follows:

National Sales Manager Delta Power Equipment Corporation

National Sales Manager General International Machinery (Jet, Powermatic)

Director Sales and Marketing Steel City Tool Works

Director Regional Sales Pentair Tool Group (Delta Machinery, Porter Cable, DeVilvis)

Craig has graciously donated a Super Nova Chuck to our upcoming (TBA) silent auction.

Minutes:

Stones River Woodworking Minutes

Date: June 1, 2019

Pledge of Allegiance

  1. Introduction of guests
  1. Peter Cunningham
  2. Bill Henseth
  3. Todd Foutch
  4. Old Business
  1. Summer Picnic: Will be held Saturday 6-22-19 at the Lascassas Fire Hall. Executive committee is expected to be there at 4 PM to help set up tables and chairs. Please bring a dish to share, and something you made. There will be a silent auction. A magician will be entertaining us and bidding will remain open during our meal. When the entertainment ends the high bidders will win.
  2. Pen Turning Event: We had 20 pen turners using 6 lathes finishing 77 pens for the troops!
  3. Mary Nichols Shaker Box Build: Mary had 2 classes of 5 people over about 4 ½ hours . Everyone had a great time and made some beautiful boxes. She is a great teacher!
  4. New Business

President Larry Counts made a special request to the SRWW Executive group for approval to present two individual awards (“Above and Beyond” and “Lifetime Achievement”) at the June meeting noting that this would be a one-time award designed and paid for by him. Approval granted.

  1. The Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Doug Pelrin
  2. The Above and Beyond Award was presented to Gene Casto
  3. On July 1st the new officers will assume their respective roles. They are listed below.
  • President: Ryan Snover 770-354-0476 rsnover1@gmail.com
  • Vice President: Sam Clark 615-440-8300 seclark60@gmail.com
  • Secretary: David Roesler 615-491-0232 kamobe3@gmail.com
  • Treasurer: Gene Casto 615-417-0557 tsondoweno@att.net
  • Publicity: Glen Emery 615-556-9462 seaweedcat1@msn.com
  • Web Administrator: Robert Woolfolk 615-849-9951 rwoolfolk@hotmail.com
  • Newsletter Editor: Marvin Miller 615-995-1097 mlmarv@att.net
  1. Guest Speaker

John Lucas- John is a retired photographer with 40 years of wood turning and flat work experience and has combed the additional skill of metal working into his becoming a renowned tool fabricator. He loves to try new techniques and build all sorts of tools for specific job needs. He is especially known for his intricately designed hand mirrors which he makes and ships world-wide. He clearly shows a love of the craft and an enthusiasm for sharing his knowledge with others. John has taught classes at The Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in Gatlinburg, the John C. Campbell School of Arts and Crafts in Brentwood, and the Appalachian Center for Crafts at Tennessee Tech, and presentations at national and international symposiums. He can be found on youtube at “John60Lucas”, and “Appalachian Wood Turner”. Some of his articles that relate to his talk with the SRWW are: Fire-setting a Tool in a Handle; Cupped Carbide Cutters vs. Flat Carbide Cutters; What Steel Gets Sharpest. John discussed and demonstrated the various aspects of heat treating, annealing, and bending of metal to achieve the required degree of Rockwell hardness or degree of malleability. He often uses old files, or purchases A-11 steel from Leigh Valley. John said you can contact him anytime with questions at johnclucas45@gmail.com.

President Larry Counts presented John with a certificate of appreciation from the Stones River Woodworkers.





V. Show and Tell

1. Alice Jensen- #4 Shaker box finished in Danish oil

2. Robert Woolfolk- segmented bowl with cherry, purple heart, and walnut

3. Don McKinney- Walnut yarn bowl

4. Bill Hemseth- Walnut carved hand (his own) with threaded wall-mounting insert

5. Bob Musgrove- Shaker box finished with shellac, and Danish oil, buffed

6. Mike Warren- Shaker tray with walnut on the inside and #4 box, finish undecided.

7. Larry James- A large intricate basswood black dragon with bloodwood teeth, tongue and eyes. It is now green because it mysteriously turned green as he added finish. He said he expended untold hours of work over about 3 weeks.

John Coomer- A serving tray with cherry and birch veneer plywood finished with “boos block mystery oil” said to be food grade.

VI. Information about coming events:

Art on the Greenway, September 21st. Robert Woolfolk has applied;

Harvest Days, Canonsburg, October 26th.

VII. President Larry Counts was presented a special hand turned mallet from the SRWW group in appreciation for Larry’s attention to detail, dedication, and steadfast support for the organization.

Meeting Adjourned

Respectfully submitted,

David Roesler

Word From the President…….

With a television tuned to my favorite woodworking show on in the background I overheard Roy Underhill say something so I found so profound I I bolted out of the room to grab a pen before I had forgotten the words. Nearly 20 years later the quote I have on the first page of my phone is this: “The superior mind sees the simplicities behind the confusion, where the ordinary mind see’s only the complexities.”

The executive committee has been hard at work with both the simple and the complex on your behalf to ensure the best traditions of our club continue to flourish. In the weeks to come I will be sharing some wonderfully exciting resources that will be available, along with many other opportunities for our members.

These resources, the clubs momentum, and the enthusiasm in the fellowship would not have been possible without the leadership of our previous officers, Don McKinney , Joe Elliott, Marv Miller, Glen Emery, Robert Woolfolk, Roger Evans, and your past president Larry Counts.

I want to extend a personal thank you to Mr. Larry Counts for the phenomenal Job he has done, and the selflessness he has put into making our club a fantastic place. He has increased membership, fellowship and been a mentor all while GROWING the clubs treasury!! Larry thank you for all you have done!

Woodworkers I am truly excited to see what this year will and can bring, and I thank you all for the opportunity to serve the club, and can’t wait to see everyone Tuesday!

Happy Sawdust making,

Your President

Ryan K. Snover

ATTENTION!!! REMINDER!!! CLUB DUES!!

Current membership in the Stones River Woodworkers Club expired June 30th. Dues for the ’19-’20 fiscal year, (July 1st 2019 through June 30th, 2020), will be due at the July 23rd meeting. Payment can be made by cash or check.

Continued membership is truly a bargain considering the many benefits for us who have a passion for woodworking. Thank in advance for your continued participation in the Stones River Woodworkers Club.

If you won an item at the last meeting, and haven’t paid for it please bring payment to the meeting.

Gene Casto

Treasurer

Calendar of Events

Stones River Woodworkers Club

July 23 July Meeting – Program TBA

August 27 August Meeting – Program TBA

Educational Opportunities

Marc Adams School of Woodworking Franklin, IN www.marcadams.com

Appalachian Center for Crafts Smithville, TN www.tntech.edu/craftcenter

July 21-26 Off the Shelf with Chance Coalter $550

Aug 2-4 Introduction to Chip Carving with Daniel Clay $300

Sept 21st Art on the Greenway,. Robert Woolfolk has applied;

Oct 26th Harvest Days, Canonsburg,.

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts Gatlinburg, TN www.arrowmont.org

John C Campbell Folk School Brasstown, NCwww.folkschool.org

Woodcraft Franklin, TN www.woodcraft.com/stores/nashville

Buy and Sell

This space is available for the listing of equipment, tools, materials, etc. that you wish to buy, sell, or trade. If you would like to utilize this space, please forward you information by email or text to Larry Counts.

Officers for 2018-19

President: Ryan Snover 770-354-0476 rsnover1@gmail.com

Vice President: Sam Clark 615-440-8300 seclark60@gmail.com

Secretary: David Roesler 615-491-0232 kamobe3@gmail.com

Treasurer: Gene Casto 615-417-0557 tsondoweno@att.net

Publicity: Glen Emery 615-556-9462 seaweedcat1@msn.com

Web Administrator: Robert Woolfolk 615-849-9951 rwoolfolk@hotmail.com

Newsletter Editor: Marvin Miller 615-995-1097 mlmarv@att.net

Please feel free to contact any officer with suggestions, comments, or ideas to improve the club and keep it moving forward. Thank you!!

Remember to check out the club’s website

www.stonesriverwoodworkersclub.com