Newsletter Vol 37 / Issue 07


I trust everyone had a great Independence Day. We had opportunity to get together with family, eat BBQ, and see two different fireworks display. I’m sorry the newsletter is late, it’s been a hectic month. I’ve been chasing my tail all month

Let’s better get started with SPLINTERS.

June 2022 Meeting

Fred Roe, a retired NASA engineer, gave a very interesting presentation on making Reel Foot Lake duck calls. He displayed several calls he had made and explained the history of this particular type of call and how he got involved in making them.

Turning Bee

The Annual Tom Cowan Turning Bee was held June 11 at Larry Wendland’s shop. He was kind enough to send me a few pictures. See them here.

 July 2022 Meeting

We will have our next meeting on Tuesday, July 19th. Our program will be presented by Anthony Watts on building a timber frame shop.

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.

June 2022 Show & Tell

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

Tony Murphy had 2 contemporary bar stools he made of walnut. He discussed making the bar stools, the joints and seats. One was finished with oil, varnish, and wax. The other is not yet finished.

 John Hartin brought a black walnut bowl with carved top and small feet. He had second bowl with larger feet. He said you need to make larger feet so they can be seen. Also displayed a small bowl with lid and a Scandinavian spoon he carved.

Richard Gulley displayed a plaque made in memory of Avis Holmes to hang on a memorial wall at church. He used ambrosia maple wood and rattle can lacquer for the finish.

Gary Runyon showed a skinner knife with blade made by forging from a bearing. The knife handle was made of stabilized Chittum wood.
Gary also had a picture of a Windsor chair a friend has with cracked leg. The friend will give it away. Contact Gary if interested.

Internet Links of Interest

  • Wood That Works – If you wind it up! An interesting site with woodworking that moves.
  • Thanks to Pete Miller for this submission – Robin Williams as The Flag.

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

Some chimp humor for you.

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