Monthly Archives: June 2022

Newsletter Vol 37 / Issue 06


Well, it doesn’t seem to matter if the 3rd Tuesday falls early or late, I always seem to get caught by surprise.

I’d like to give a shout out to Gary Runyan. The programming this year has been excellent! I’m looking forward to the program on duck calls. I’m having a hard time keeping mine in a row.

A reminder about Show and Tell – I know it’s hot in the shop (my air conditioner is a Harbor Freight pedestal fan) but get out there early and crank out something to bring on the 21st.

Let’s better get started with SPLINTERS.

May 2022 Meeting

David Mathis presented a very informative program on the Gallagher Guitar Company past present and future. He brought one of the early Gallagher guitars and well as one of the latest. It’s good to know the quality of the original company is being carried on.

June 2022 Meeting

We will have our next meeting on Tuesday, June 21st. Our program will be presented by Fred Roe on making Reel Foot Lake Duck Calls

One-on-one Sharpening

Gary Runyon is offering one-on-one classes on sharpening scrapers and planes at his shop by appointment. Contact Gary via email to set day and time.

May 2022 Show & Tell

Here are the items that were shown in last month’s Zoom/Live meeting. There were only two items brought. That make’s for a short meeting and a short newsletter. So, get to work guys and give me something to write about.

Darrell Albert made several Chittum burls items and finished them with walnut oil.

John Hartin turned lidded pin oak bowls and finished them with oil and varnish.

Internet Links of Interest

  • WOOD Magazine has a short article on “Foolproof Finishes.” They probably don’t know how competent a fool I am <grin>.
  • I can’t remember if someone sent me this link or if I just stumbled on it. There’s a tire company in Chattanooga, Corker Tire Company, that specializes in tires for antique cars. They have expanded their product line to include wooden spoked rims.
  • It may not be too late to sign up for the AAW Symposium in Chattanooga!

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

Two tech funnies – kinda.

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