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Meeting March 21, 2023


Meeting called to order by Vice President Gary Runyon at 6:30pm.

Visiting Guests: none

Review of 2023 Calendar of Events:

Month             Presenter                     Program

March              Bill Lester                   Making a Banjo

April                Andy Rigney               Rigney Family Homecraft

May                 None                          Social hour sharing tips/tricks/techniques

Complete list of events at club website.

Gary noted that Loyd Ackerman has a complete set of Shop Notes free to anyone! Please reach out to Loyd at

Paul Jalbert shared results about the Tim’s Ford Food Truck Frenzy on Saturday, March 18th. We had five participants: Paul, Chuck Taylor, Vince Zaccardi, Richard Lavigni, and Jim Jolliffe.  It was a fun time with the visitors, food trucks and live music!

The club will host a Seminar Sharpening Demo ½ Day – Saturday, Apr 22nd at Richard Gulley’s Shop. More information at the March and April meetings.

Arts Alive Juried Art Show and Food Trucks is back and will be held at Frazier-McEwen Park in Tullahoma on Saturday, 24 Jun.

The Turning Bee will be held in July. Chair Denis Urbanczyk is working the specific July Saturday.

Woodworking Expo’s have all shifted to 2024.  We will keep you up to date during the year on locations and dates.

The Tool and Craft Fair will be held Saturday, Oct 21st at St Barnabas Episcopal Church.

Woodcarver Rich Wetherbee will lead a Caricature Carving seminar at Jim Jolliffe’s shop October 21st  and 22nd from 8:30 – 4:30 each day.  Cost is $170 plus roughouts ($30-$40 each).  Lunch will be provided both days. Please let Jim know if you want to sign up.


  1. Use optivisors or like-type items to magnify the edges during tool sharpening.
  2. Growth ring joinery: have the growth rings facing outward from joint to prevent future gaps.


Matt Brothers: Opened Show & Tell with a slide presentation of a replaced walnut gun stock he made for a client. He also showed a beautiful bed he made of cherry.

Paul Jalbert: Completed 4 cherry spoons started by deceased TVWW member Jim Accord. 2 were engraved with birds the other 2 with cats. They were finished with Butcher Block oil. All were returned to Mrs. Accord.

Mickey Knowles: Brought in a turned bowl made of cherry. He then turned a bowl and a spinning top, both from African Mahogany. The top was made from the inside material left from the bowl he turned. All three pieces were finished with Sanding Sealer Lacquer.

Chuck Taylor: Brought in a toy tractor from maple, oak and cherry; and a wagon from figured maple. These were finished with Tried and True. His second item was a turned bowl out of spalted maple finished with satin lacquer.


Bill Lester presented a detailed but wonderful slide show of how to make a banjo. Thank you Bill!

Meeting adjourned at 8 PM.

Next meeting is April 18, 2023