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Meeting August 15, 2023

Meeting called to order by President Jim J at 6:30pm.

Visiting Guests: Lil Gavagni, Lilly Marque, and Nick, Don, and Bonnie Plattenby.

Review of 2023 Calendar of Events:

Month                  Presenter              Program
September 19      Anthony Watts        Shaker Boxes
October 17          Jim & Gary              Club Auction continued from August
November 21      Tim Ryan                 Stabilizing Wood

Complete list of events at club website.

Club field trip WWII Military Museum Aug 19.

Coffee County Fair Demos, see sign-up sheets Wednesday-Saturday, September 6-9.

Club Picnic at Falls Mill, meat provided, please bring a side or dessert to share. Saturday, September 23 11a-2p.

Tim’s Ford Heritage Days October 7-8.

Carving Seminar with CCA Member Rich Wetherbee.  October 21-22, 8:30a-4:30p Cost $170 + roughouts ($30-40).

The Tool and Craft Fair will be held Saturday, Oct 28th at St Barnabas Episcopal Church, 110 E. Lincoln St Tullahoma.

No tips due to Auction

Micky Knowles brought in 2 highly figured/spalted walnut nesting bowls finished with Sanding Sealer Laquer, and a Humming Bird “Condo” House made of Ironwood with the same finish for the auction.

Ken Burgess carved a Bark House “in-the-round” from Cotton Wood Bark, finished with MinWax, which was also auction item.

Richard Gavagni was inspired by a recent program and made Native flutes finished with poly.

Richard Gully showed us a Laser Engraved slate coaster with “Try that in a Small Town” for the auction.

Ken Gould brought in a Walnut and Steel end table finished with resin and three resin castings.

Gary Runyon made a Walnut Sliding Top Box and 2 threaded boxes, made from Hickory and Chittum, respectively; for the auction.


Club Auction. Thanks to members who donated beautiful hand-crafted items to the annual auction! Thanks to a generous donation from a retired woodworker, we sold 27 lots of lumber and sheet goods, a work bench, dovetail jig and a variety items. We had too much to sell at the meeting so will have 2023 Club Auction “2.0” as the October Program.

Meeting was adjourned at 9:15pm.

Next meeting will be September 19, 2023.