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Saturday, May 20, 2023

May 2023 newsletter


Stones River Woodworkers Club Members,




It appears summer is here and amidst all the outside yard work and honey do list I am trying to devote some time to my woodworking projects.  Seems like I always need that extra push to get started.


It is getting close to our annual July picnic, and we will again repeat the silent auction which has been so successful for the club.  We need members to look at any unused woodworking tools or finished items ( bowls, wood, etc. ) to donate to the auction.  I know I will be taking some items this year as soon as I can clear off the dust😊.  Seriously everyone has items laying around unused that others would like to add to their shop.  The date and details of the picnic will be announced when we have it available.


The Executive Committee met Tuesday and our plans are to offer an introductory  turning / bowl class this September for interested members.  We need to work out the kinks in order to put everything together.  Details will be announced at an upcoming meeting.


Making sawdust,


Sam Clark, President SRWC



From the Vice President, Gregg Peay


The speaker for our meeting in May will be Mark Watts.  Mark started making rocking chairs and other porch furniture over 40 years ago from his home in Readyville, Tennessee.  Mark, and his brother Tim, along with their father, started selling hardwood porch furniture right out of high school in 1977.  After working across the southern United States, selling at different events and sites for over 30 years, today their main account with furniture is at home in Tennessee, the Tennessee Farmers Cooperative.


At the time Mark and Tim got into the chair business, between Readyville, Woodbury and McMinville, there were 27 people or companies making chairs for sale.  Now that number is less than 5 and Mark is still going strong. In 2009, Tim added hardwood caskets to their product line, and continued to sell both chairs and hardwood caskets across the southeast.  If you've been in the local Co-op store on Middle Tennessee Blvd, you may have seen some of Mark's rocking chairs in a variety of hardwoods or cedar, and in different sizes from child-size to full-size.


One of their most popular models is shown in the image below and referred to as "The Woods Rocker", or "The Woods of Tennessee Rocker", and is constructed strictly from lumber that is native to the state of Tennessee.  Full galleries of their products can be found at Cripple Creek Caskets.

Monday, January 17, 2022

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

March 2021 meeting minutes

 Meeting of the Stones River Woodworkers March 23, 2021

Present: 21

Welcome: President Sam Clark opened the meeting, welcoming everyone, and made the following announcements:

  • Paid Memberships: Our membership list will be updated after this meeting. You may pay dues through Treasurer Gene Casto or by using PayPal.
  • Reaching Out for Audio-Video Media Development: When live meetings are resumed the club expects to use the capabilities of Zooming to home-bound members and to concurrently enhance the viewing experience for each attending member at future live meetings, specifically for technical demonstrations. We think we may have much of the needed equipment to set this up but are seeking someone who can help “put it all together”. If you are that someone and would like to help, please e-mail me at Thank you in advance.

Program: Vice President Larry Counts introduced member David Sapp, also currently serving as President, Tennessee Association of Woodturners. David was commissioned to build a “Green & Green” 10 foot by 5-foot reproduction dining room table complete with leaves and chairs using Honduran mahogany. The table is beautifully finished with 9 coats of Waterlox and is 10 feet long and 5 feet wide. The detailed slides outlined the construction process that took a 51-week period ending in March of 2013.

Show and Tell: Newsletter Editor Marvin Miller will e-mail all of these presentations to the membership.

Next Meeting: 4-27-21. Steve Reinker will be presenting

Respectfully submitted by:

David Roesler,

SRWW Secretary