Diablo Woodworkers


JULY 2017 Meeting Newsletter

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Diablo Woodworkers ACTIVITIES. Club meetings at PHEC are the 2nd Wednesday of every month, 7-9 p.m. Shop Tours are the 3rd Saturday of the month, 10 a.m. to Noon. The Mt. Diablo Woodturning Center meets in Room 208 at PHEC, 7pm the first Thursday of each month. Just drop in. There is no need for advanced registration. Just show up and join the fun.

Aug 09, 2017 ANNUAL SUMMER SOCIAL, 6-9 PM. PLEASANT HILL PARK, GREGORY AND CLEVELAND STS.
Sept 13, 2017 DW MEETING, CHUCK COTTRIL – Dual Presentation - Toxcities of Wood - Creating Bowl Sets.


NEXT MEETING DETAIL

AUGUST 9th, 2017 ANNUAL SUMMER SOCIAL, 6-9 PM.
PLEASANT HILL PARK, GREGORY AND CLEVELAND STS.

BBQOur Annual Summer Social will again be held at the Pleasant Hill Park, Gregory and Cleveland Streets. 6 pm to 9 pm, August 9th.

We need you to bring your checks for $15 per person to the July meeting so we can complete the planning for the Summer BBQ.

We are having BBQ and Roast Chicken plus Vegetarian entrees. We need a "veggie" head count so please note that when signing up or mailing your check.

We need each of you to bring a Salad, Side Dish or Dessert, enough for 6 people. Wine, beer, sodas, water and ICE CREAM will be provided.

Make your checks out to Diablo Woodworkers, and bring them to the July meeting or (if you forget) send them to:
Harold Mantle
10 Allendale Ct.
Walnut Creek, CA 94595-1401

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SEPTEMBER 13, 2017 MEETING, PHEC MULTI-PURPOSE ROOM, 7-9 PM.
CHUCK COTTRIL – Dual Presentation:
• Toxicities of Wood
• Creating Bowl Sets from a single piece of wood

Chuck CottrilToxicities of Wood Presentation: The presentation on wood toxicity covers various aspects of toxicities found in wood. Why are some people susceptible to certain woods and not others? Why did I have a reaction this time and I have used the same wood many times before? These questions will be answered and time will be available for discussion.

Coring Bowl Sets Presentation: Coring is how you get three or four bowls out of a large chunk of wood on the lathe. The bowls then sit inside each other like a set of bowls you might buy.

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PREVIOUS MEETING

JULY 12th, 2017 MEETING, PHEC MULTI-PURPOSE ROOM, 7-9 PM.
YEUNG CHAN – Making Hand Tools
Speaker Yeung Chan

A 1997 graduate of College of the Redwoods, Yeung likes to make (and modify) hand tools for his woodworking job. He has presented workshops/seminars of furniture and hand tool making across the United States. His work has been featured in Fine Woodworking magazine and exhibited at the Peabody Essex Museum. He is also the author of many woodworking magazine articles, and the book "Classic Joints with Power Tools" in 2002.

Yeung will bring his toolbox of handmade tools to show and explain some of the tools he has made. Describing the advantages of making the tools he uses, from selection of material to some techniques/tips, etc. and the custom design for particular uses, to the comfort of the tool in his hand.

Speaker Yeung Chan
Tool Selection
Speaker Yeung Chan
Low Angle Plane 2

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WHAT'S NEW
NEW 2017 Community Project - July 01, 2017 news.

NEW Video of Emerson Elementary Project - July 16, 2017 news.

Show & Tell Cards - January 2017 news.
Flag Case History - August 2016

2016 Marquetry Seminar - August 2016 by Brian Condran.

2016 Community Project - December 2016 news.


Diablo Woodworkers Google Groups Newsletter

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A DIABLO WOODWORKERS WELCOME TO NEW MEMBERS

The Diablo Woodworkers would like to extend a hearty welcome to the following new members attending our June 2017 meeting. We hope to see all you on a regular basis.

New members:

  1. Josh Fogerty, Danville
  2. Kirk Youngbauer, Concord
  3. Dennis Broderick, Danville
  4. Kevin Hennessy, Walnut Creek
  5. Andrew Friedley, Livermore


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Mt. Diablo Woodturning Center’s Monthly Meeting Details

August 3, 2017 Woodturners, PHEC ROOM-108, 7-9 PM.
Joel Albert's acrylic boxesJoel Albert - Making Acrylic Boxes

Presentation Description: Learn how to build a mold and cast an Acrylic Blank out of Alumilite and then turn a box from that blank.

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September 14, 2017 Woodturners, PHEC ROOM-108, 7-9 PM.
Jim RodgersJim Rodgers - Old and New software from Woodturner Pro

Note: Meeting is the 2nd Thursday

Presentation Description: Jim will review the segmentation software from Woodturner Pro.com. New, simpler, easier program has just been introduced to make segmentation even more fun and easier. Jim will demonstrate the tools and review the basics of ring-segmentation techniques.

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SHOP TOURS/SAWDUST SESSION DETAILS

Saturday, August 19, 2017 Shop Tour, 10AM - Noon
Len Sauer's Shop at 181 Emmons Canyon Lane, Alamo

Join us for a tour of Len's shop.

Len feels that his shop is pretty typical for a garage shop. Base setup takes 1 bay of a 3 car garage and can handle small projects. Expandable into the other bays as needed.

He is currently seasoning the walnut that he plans to use for a Maloof chair and for the Tour he is planning to have pictures of some of his projects.

When asked about whether pets were welcome, Len's response was "Any that will give my pet alligator a run for its money."

Refreshments: Coffee, cookies and donuts will be available.

Directions:

  • Follow I 680 S toward San Jose,
  • Take Exit 42A for Stone Valley Rd East,
  • Turn Right onto Stone Valley Rd,
  • Follow Stone Valley Rd for 4 miles, continuing past Monte Vista High School and the unoccupied Whitegate Guard Station,
  • Turn on 2nd left after the Brian Ranch sign onto Emmons Canyon Lane,
  • To #181 at the end on the left,
  • Plenty of street parking available

Click for Google Maps Directions

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Saturday, September 16, 2017 Shop Tour, 10AM - Noon
Sturgeon's Mill, 2150 Green Hill Road, Sebastopol, CA

Bring your wife, husband, or neighbor and join us in the Redwoods for lunch and a docent guided tour of a historic steam powered sawmill.

Founded in 1914, Sturgeon's Mill has been restored to operate as a working museum. All of the equipment, tools, and steam engines are original. This sawmill is an authentic time capsule of late 19th - early 20th century saw-milling and logging in Western Sonoma County. Admission is free, donations gratefully accepted.

For more information about the Mill go to their website at www.sturgeonsmill.com, and if you search Youtube for "Sturgeon's Mill" you will find several videos of the Mill in operation.

Car pooling is encouraged. The Mill opens at 10 AM. Let's meet in the Mill Parking lot at 11, and we will walk from there to where we will meet up with our tour guide.

The Mill shuts down at Noon for lunch. A light lunch is available for purchase at the Mill or if you prefer bring a picnic lunch and enjoy lunch in the redwoods.

Dogs are not welcome.

Directions:
The Mill is about 75 miles from Pleasant Hill, and the drive could take an 1 1/2 hours.

  1. From HWY 101 in Santa Rosa take Hwy 12 exit toward Sebastopol
  2. Follow Hwy 12 for 3.4 miles,
  3. Turn Right onto Fulton Road for one block,
  4. Take the immediate next left to continue west onto Occidental Road, 
  5. After 7 miles turn right onto Green Hill Rd
  6. 1/2 mile down the hill on Green Hill Rd to the parking lot on left

Click for Google Maps Directions

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Diablo Woodworkers Name Tag

Lost your name tag or never received one? Just make a note next to your name on the sign in sheet at the next meeting. Your new name tag will be available at the following meeting at the sign-in table.





Dante Paulazzo
Dante Paulazzo
- Thank You Gift - Sycamore/Ash/Birch, General finish.



Jerry Lambden
Jerry Lambden
- Table - Bubinga, Lacquer and Varnish, 18" wide X 29" high.



Bob Farnell
Bob Farnell
- VFW Podium - Oak, Polyurethane, "One of four".



Bob Bean
Bob Bean
- Lighthouse Peppermill - Maple, Polyurethane.



Tim Killen
Tim Killen
- Tripod Table - Shellac, Circa 1750 Chippendale Style Piecrust.



Tim Killen
Tim Killen
- Bolton Abbey Plaque - Basswood and Shellac.



Bob Hoellwarth
Bob Hoellwarth
- Shaker End Table - Cherry, Iron Avcetate & Tung Oil, from Woodworking 2.



Leland Frayseth
Leland Frayseth
- Stool. Claro Walnut seat, Black Oak Legs, 3 coats of urathane varnish.



Bob Bean
Bob Bean
- Scroll Wall Clock - Plywood, Paint.



Ed Steffinger
Ed Steffinger
- Compound Mitered Vase - Birds Eye Maple/Wenge, Aqua Coat.



Ed Steffinger
Ed Steffinger
- Compound Mitered Vase - Douglas Fir, Aqua Coat.






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July 2017 Shop Tour Photos
June 2017 Shop Tour at Dale Chorney's and Phil Duncan's Shop
July 2017 Shop Tour at Paul Mueller's Shop
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June 2017 Shop Tour at Dale Chorney's and Phil Duncan's Shop
July 2017 Shop Tour at Paul Mueller's Shop
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June 2017 Shop Tour at Dale Chorney's and Phil Duncan's Shop
July 2017 Shop Tour at Paul Mueller's Shop
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Dale Carlson
Dale Carlson
- Cookie Plate.



Joel Albert
Joel Albert
- Small Boxes from Cast Acrylic.



Ed Steffinger
Ed Steffinger
- Compound Mitered Vase - Douglas Fir, Aqua Coat.



Jim Rodgers
Jim Rodgers
- Small Vase collection with shared feature ring.



Jim Rodgers
Jim Rodgers
- Home made Tap Wrench.



Jean-Louis Meynier
Jean-Louis Meynier
- Serving Dish with Pyro Decoration.



Jean-Louis Meynier
Jean-Louis Meynier
- Small and Large Basket Illusion Plates.



Dale Carlson
Dale Carlson
- Cake Stand with Glass Dome.



Ed Steffinger
Ed Steffinger
- Compound Mitered Vase - Birds Eye Maple/Wenge, Aqua Coat.



Don Gouveia
Don Gouveia
- Compound Miter Vase - Popular with matching Grain pattern.



Wendy Lacy
Wendy Lacy
- Yarn Making - Drop Spindle.



Jean-Louis Meynier
Jean-Louis Meynier
- Vase - Molded epoxy and wood shavings with natural edge.






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Memorial Flag Case Project

Since the 9/11 tragedy, the Diablo Woodworkers have channeled some of their woodworking passion into compassion for the families of fallen firefighters and law enforcement officers - the survivors of those who have given their last full measure in protecting others.

We honor those families with memorial flag cases that have been crafted from California (Claro) walnut and accented with silver maple corner splines. Each case is finished with Danish oil and buffed out to a smooth finish.

These memorial flag cases are provided to all law enforcement and firefighting units in the San Francisco Bay area. We are proud to have worked with over 100 families in the past 10 years and will continue to honor the fallen.

Gordon Fry, 925-685-1676 is the Chairperson for this project. Plans for these flag cases are on our club web site.


Flag Case
FLAG CASE PRESENTATION HISTORY

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TOOLS FOR SALE/SWAP, JOBS, WANTED: - Here is a place to advertise a job or your need to get rid of that little used but beautiful tool or supply or ask for something. Email Jeff Treager to get it in the Newsletter or emailed to members.

Marlene's Embroidery & Designs - The place to get your embroidered Diablo Woodworkers' shirt and many other embroidered designs. Please call to make an appointment: 925-682-3919


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FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE DIABLO WOODWORKERS Phone Bob Barnett at 925-933-2339 or email. Please let us know if you move out of the area, or are no longer interested in the club activities so we can take you off the mailing list.









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