Newsletter Vol 37 / Issue 02


Thanks to all who’ve checked in to ask about the surgery. It went well, all in all. I go back for the follow up on the 14th. I hope to work in a nice lunch with my Valentine. She’s gone above and beyond the call this past week.

I’m having somewhat of a hard time getting back in newsletter mode. This issue may be abbreviated.

Let’s get started with SPLINTERS!

January 2022 Meeting

I missed the January meeting. Senility hits hard sometimes. Looks like Dan Farr had a great presentation of the Grandmother Clock build.

 February 2022 Meeting

We will have our next meeting on Tuesday, February 15th from 6:30-8:30.  Sam Clark will be discussing machine maintenance.

January 2022 Show & Tell

Here are the items that were shown in last month’s Zoom/Live meeting.

John Hartin started making Scandinavian spoons. He used box elder and showed rough cut using band-saw. Explained making curve using 2” reliever. He said do inside of spoon before finishing outside. Used sanding drum to do turns. He had a finished spoon for display. He finished spoon with penetrating finish he makes.

Chuck Taylor displayed a small hollow vessel which is very thin. Made of holly with gloss lacquer finish. He also had a small portable tic-tac-toe game. Made in two parts held together with magnets. Finish satin lacquer.

Matt Brothers with aid of slides showed a couple projects he worked on for clients. A piano bench of white oak. Finish brown mahogany with a leather top. (Pic1, Pic2, Pic3)
He had slides of a butterfly dining room table he got stripped. He repaired. Said table was well built. Looked great. (Pic1, Pic2,Pic3,Pic4,Pic5, Pic6)

Jim Jolliffe showed two carvings of gnomes for friends. A gnome Santa with no eyes, no shoes and added mouth and ponytail. Another is a Santa moon and star made for friend to match one they already have. Used Dremel to help with design. Both made of basswood and initially sealed with boiled linseed oil. Will paint with acrylic paint and spray matte finish.

Internet Links of Interest

Here’s a couple tips from WOOD magazine:

 Carver’s Corner

The Splinter Carvers continue to meet first and third Saturdays of the month from 8:30 am to 10:30 am (whether Jim’s there or not).  The shop is located at 201 Jolliffe Acres Ln, Tullahoma. Tools and wood are available at the meetings, just bring yourself and try your hand at carving!

Sweeping Up

I found a couple funnies for you.

For those who plan to clean your shop this winter. Maybe not so funny, but true.


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Submissions to the newsletter are more than welcomed. Send funnies, tips, or other content that may be of interest and you may see it in a future edition of SPLINTERS.