Monthly Archives: November 2019

Newsletter Vol 34 / Issue 11 November 2019

About the November Meeting

The month’s meeting will be at 6:30 pm on the 19th at the University of Tennessee Space Institute, room H111. Bill Thompson of Woodline will present the program.

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


Fall is slipping away fast, but we have one more shop tour scheduled for November 16th. That’s before the regular monthly meeting, so mark it on your social calendar. There’s more info below. I sure hope I can make it. The Pelham/Hillsboro area is a beautiful part of the world.

Looking Back

  • October Program – If you want to make woodworking enjoyable, you need to have sharp tools. Gary Runyan did a great job explaining his process of sharpening plane blades and chisels using Sharpton Waterstones.

Coming Events

  • NOTICE! The next TVW Shop Tour is scheduled for Saturday November 16, 2019. Starting point: We will meet at the Gallery 41 in Pelham, TN for doughnuts and coffee.The address for the Gallery 41: 1778 US Highway 41 Pelham, TN First shop tour: Matt Brothers’ New Shop at 2250 Stephenson Road, Hillsboro, TN Second shop tour: Bill Guffey’s shop at 135 Croft Lane, Hillsboro, TN. *****IF YOU PLAN TO ATTEND THIS EVENT, PLEASE SEND A NOTE TO DOYLE McCONNELL at
  • December 14 — Christmas Party — Decherd Nazarene Church. We will be starting the party at 1p.m. It will be pot luck. Club will furnish drinks. We will have an optional gift exchange. Bring a gift and get a ticket to be eligible to receive one.

Annual Club Elections

Elections are not far off. A nominating committee has been appointed to seek out members willing to serve. The strength of our club is largely due to members who are willing to step up and take part in club activities. Update- all positions have nominees except secretary. Please consider supporting our club by making yourself available.

Welcome to Our New Members

Our newest member is Anthony Watts from Beechgrove, TN. Anthony joined at the October meeting.

Tips and Tricks

Contact Carl Blumenthal if you have Tips & Jigs you’d like to share with the club.

Carl Blumenthal told about using toothpicks to allow using stripped hole for screw.