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NOVEMBER 2014 Meeting Newsletter

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DECEMBER 10, 2014 MEETING, GARDENS at HEATHER FARM, 7-9 PM.
1540 Marchbanks Drive, Walnut Creek, CA

Reserve December 10th 2014 on your calendars.

Christmas ElfThe December club meeting, on Wednesday night the 10th of December, will be held at the Gardens at Heather Farms. This is our festive end of year meeting, and friends and spouses are welcome.

The function will be from 7PM to 9PM, however those members wishing to bring ‘show and tell’ items to exhibit should deliver them between 6:30 and 7:00 so that we can set them up. All items need to be removed at the end of the meeting.

Wine, beer, and hot mulled wine will be served, but feel free to bring some finger food to share.

As well as door prizes, the winning ticket for the 'shop tour Hall Table' will be drawn. Follow its progress at shop tours.

Come along, for the final Diablo Woodworkers get together for 2014

There is off street parking in front of the Gardens at Heather Farms facility.

The address of the Gardens at Heather Farms is...
1540 Marchbanks Drive, Walnut Creek
Marchbanks Drive is off Ygnacio Valley Road, very near the John Muir Hospital.

Our December 2014 Raffle is a Hall Table.

  • It has a curly maple base with a black walnut top.
  • The legs have a graceful curve and the top floats above the legs.
  • The top has a French polish finish.
  • It will be raffled off at the December club meeting.
  • You do not need to be present to win

Tickets are on sale at:
      November 12th Club meeting
      December 6th Craft Fair
      December 10th Club meeting
Diablo Woodworkers December Raffle
Ticket Pricing –
1 for $5; 5 for $20; 12 for $40; 32 for $100

YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE PRESENT TO WIN

Raffle Drawing Wednesday December 10, 2014


2014 December Raffle Table
2014 December Raffle Table

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PREVIOUS MEETING



NOVEMBER 12, 2014 MEETING, PHEC MULTI-PURPOSE ROOM, 7-9 PM.
JIM HEIMBACH, Worker in Wood


Jim Heimbach is a woodworker dedicated to excellence and the highest levels of craftsmanship. He is fascinated by trees and wood particularly enjoying working with wood that has a story. He likes being able to take the process of building a furniture piece from the tree to a completed piece. This requires the ability to ‘read’ the grain not just on the surface, but also how it will change as the surface is penetrated by shaping. Jim notes that in cradles and rocking chairs, there is the dynamic feature of rocking. This aspect of movement sets them apart from any other kind of furniture and is what makes them unique. Check out Jim's web page at http://workerinwood.com.



Jim Heimbach   Rocking Cradle
Jim Heimbach on left   and   rocking cradle with stand - Viking design on right

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WHAT'S NEW
NEW Planning for the December 2014 Craft Fair - March 2014 news.

NEW Disabled Veterans Community Project - Feb 2014 news.



Martinez Jury Room Cabinet Activity

Campolindo Woodshop Safety Manual - Copies of the 'Campolindo Woodshop Safety Manual' are available to club members. Please contact: Ron Kersey at or (925) 944-5471.

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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.


Craft Fair, Annual Gifts 'n Tyme Holiday Faire, Napa, CA
Mt. Diablo Woodturning Center's monthly speaker, Jim Rodgers

December Craft Fair, at MDAE room 112, 9 AM TO 3 PM. Get there early, the good stuff goes fast!
Dec 10 DW Christmas Meeting, The Gardens at Heather Farm on Marchbanks Road, Walnut Creek
Mt. Diablo Woodturning Center's monthly meeting, speaker - Andrew Baxter – Routed Fluted Turnings.
Jan 14 2015 DW MEETING, JOHN MUIR, Historic Junk Restorer




DECEMBER 10, 2014 MEETING, GARDENS at HEATHER FARM, 7-9 PM.
1540 Marchbanks Drive, Walnut Creek, CA

Reserve December 10th 2014 on your calendars.

Christmas ElfThe December club meeting, on Wednesday night the 10th of December, will be held at the Gardens at Heather Farms. This is our festive end of year meeting, and friends and spouses are welcome.

The function will be from 7PM to 9PM, however those members wishing to bring ‘show and tell’ items to exhibit should deliver them between 6:30 and 7:00 so that we can set them up. All items need to be removed at the end of the meeting.

Wine, beer, and hot mulled wine will be served, but feel free to bring some finger food to share.

As well as door prizes, the winning ticket for the 'shop tour Hall Table' will be drawn. Follow its progress at shop tours.

Come along, for the final Diablo Woodworkers get together for 2014

There is off street parking in front of the Gardens at Heather Farms facility.

The address of the Gardens at Heather Farms is...
1540 Marchbanks Drive, Walnut Creek
Marchbanks Drive is off Ygnacio Valley Road, very near the John Muir Hospital.



Our December 2014 Raffle is a Hall Table.
  • It has a curly maple base with a black walnut top.
  • The legs have a graceful curve and the top floats above the legs.
  • The top has a French polish finish.
  • It will be raffled off at the December club meeting.
  • You do not need to be present to win

Tickets are on sale at:
      November 12th Club meeting
      December 6th Craft Fair
      December 10th Club meeting
Diablo Woodworkers December Raffle
Ticket Pricing –
1 for $5; 5 for $20; 12 for $40; 32 for $100

YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE PRESENT TO WIN

Raffle Drawing Wednesday December 10, 2014
2014 December Raffle Table
2014 December Raffle Table

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JANUARY 14, 2015 MEETING, PHEC MULTI-PURPOSE ROOM, 7-9 PM.
JOHN MUIR, Historic Junk Restorer


At one time Chinese shrimp fishing camps dotted and flourished along the bay shore line. Recently the history of Chinese shrimp fishing was presented at the Richmond Museum of History and a 43-foot replica of the shrimp junk Grace Quan was unveiled.

Our January speaker, John Muir headed the crew that restored this historic junk and will review the techniques required to reconstruct a historically accurate model.

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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. We hope to see all of you on a regular basis. Please send your e-mail address to Jeff Traeger to receive notice of club events and other announcements.

New/Returning Member(s) as of November 2014:

  1. Kevin Olsen
  2. Len Sauer
  3. Greg Davis [returning member]


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December 4th, 2014 Mt. Diablo Woodturning Center's monthly speaker, Room-108, 7-9 PM - Jim Rodgers – Sharpening.

Jim will discuss and demonstrate techniques for tool sharpening using both fixture sharpening and hand sharpening. Jim will discuss how to select the best techniques for your work. He will discuss gouges, scrapers, skews, parting tools, hollowing tools, and miniature tools. New sharpening wheels add new sharpening ease and additional safety.


2015

January 8th, 2015 Mt. Diablo Woodturning Center's monthly speaker, Room-108, 7-9 PM - Andrew Baxter – Routed Fluted Turnings.

Andrew Baxter will demonstrate how to use a router to make convex, concave fluted patterns on bowls and decorative designs on flat surfaces.

Where: PHEC Room 108
When: Thursday, January 8th, 2015
Time: 7:00 PM

February 5th, 2015 Mt. Diablo Woodturning Center's monthly speaker, Room-108, 7-9 PM - John Doyen and/or Jan Blumer – Wood Storage and Preparation.

March 5th, 2015 Mt. Diablo Woodturning Center's monthly speaker, Room-108, 7-9 PM - Jan Blumer – Finishing.

April 2nd, 2015 Mt. Diablo Woodturning Center's monthly speaker, Room-108, 7-9 PM - Tim Killen – Windsor Chairs / Finishing.

May 7th, 2015 Mt. Diablo Woodturning Center's monthly speaker, Room-108, 7-9 PM - Mike Budesilich – Carved Bowls / Boxes.



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Acam Tracy
Adam Tracy
- Old Redwood Tea Box



Ed Steffinger
Ed Steffinger
- Pencil Box.



Ed Steffinger
Ed Steffinger
- Oak Kleenex Box Cover.



Ed Steffinger
Ed Steffinger
- Door Stops.



Harold Mantle
Harold Mantle
- Small Bench, Steve Latta design.



Jim H. Fleming
Jim H. Fleming
- Pig shaped Cheese Board.



Jim H. Fleming
Jim H. Fleming
- Nakashima style bench.



Kirby Elvin
Kirby Elvin
- 13 Pens and 3 Pencils



Kirby Elvin
Kirby Elvin
- Pivot Box.



Mark Hannan
Mark Hannan
- Walnut Cell Phone Holder.



Bob Farnell
Bob Farnell
- Red Oak Cabinet.



Bob Farnell
Bob Farnell
- Mahogony TV Stand.



Duke Herrero
Duke Herrero
- Fir and Canary Kleenex Box with walnut splines.



Ed Steffinger
Ed Steffinger
- Turned Box and Saucer.



Ed Steffinger
Ed Steffinger
- Pencil Box with finger joints.



Ed Steffinger
Ed Steffinger
- Pencil Box.



Jeff Traeger
Jeff Traeger
- Spalted Poplar Jewelry Box.



Jim H. Fleming
Jim H. Fleming
- California shaped Cheese Board.



Kirby Elvin
Kirby Elvin
- Pivot Box.



Kirby Elvin
Kirby Elvin
- Pivot Boxes.



Pat DiMaggio
Pat DiMaggio
- Sheraton Design Ladies Writting Desk. Long leaf maple veneer and mahogany base.



Bob Farnell
Bob Farnell
- Beech File Cabinet for wife's quilting rulers.



Tim Killen
Tim Killen
- Green Casket, Monterey Pine and boiled linseed oil.






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Shop Tour Raffle Table for December 2014
Ron Kersey displaying the Shop Tour Raffle Table for December 2014.






Hugh Bevan-Thomas
Hugh Bevan-Thomas
- Segmented Tea Pot, Ebony and Maple.



Larry Moyers
Larry Moyers
- Quilting Needle Holders - Acrylic



Garry Seidlitz
Garry Seidlitz
- Acorn Christmas Ornament.



Chuck Cottril
Chuck Cottril
- Walnut Bowl with a one cent repair.



Dave Wittenbrock
Dave Wittenbrock
- Bowl created on pedal powered lathe.



Dave Wittenbrock
Dave Wittenbrock
- Bowl created on pedal powered lathe.



Gary Hargrave
Gary Hargrave
- Bird House Christmas Ornament.



Gary Hargrave
Gary Hargrave
- Snowman Christmas Ornament.



Michele Freeze
Michele Freeze
- Thin Parting Tool with Walnut Handle.



Bruce Seguine
Bruce Seguine
- Home made Hollowing Tools.



George Schiller
George Schiller
- Thin Strip Design.



John Hile
John Hile
- Home made Lathe Duplicating Tool.



Hugh Bevan-Thomas
Hugh Bevan-Thomas
- Segmented Kettle, Ebony and Maple.



Hugh Bevan-Thomas
Hugh Bevan-Thomas
- Small Burl Bowl.



John Lawson
John Lawson
- Spiral Christmas Ornament.



Chuck Cottril
Chuck Cottril
- Bowl-Raywood Ash with Pecan stained exterior and natural interior.



Dave Wittenbrock
Dave Wittenbrock
- Bud Vase.



Gary Hargrave
Gary Hargrave
- Christmas Scene.



Gary Hargrave
Gary Hargrave
- Inside Out Turning Christmas Ornament.



Andrew Baxter
Andrew Baxter
- Creating an Inside Out Christmas Ornament.



Andrew Baxter
Andrew Baxter
- Inside Out Christmas Ornament.


Bruce Seguine
Bruce Seguine
- Home made Rounding Tool.



George Schiller
George Schiller
- Thin Strip Cutting Jig.






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Martinez Cabinet
Art from a local artist, ceramics by Kurt Fehlberg.
Martinez Jury Room Cabinet
The right cabinet displays Diablo Woodworkers art.
New projects are put in the cabinets every 2 months so be sure and stop by to see the current displays.


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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

Starting with the 9/11/2001 tragedies, we are proud to have provided flag cases for many families. It is a small token of our appreciation for the great risks police and firefighters take to keep our communities safe.

In 2001 and 2002 we sent approximately 160 flag cases to families of firefighters, police, and military who lost their lives at the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. This was done in cooperation with a number of other woodworking clubs across the country who also provided many flag cases.

Closer to home, in 2001 we provided a flag case to the family of an Oakland Police officer who lost his life while on an undercover narcotics stakeout.

In 2002 we honored a Norcal firefighter who lost his life in a forest fire.

In 2004 flag cases honoring two police officers were donated. One officer was with the SFPD and the other with Oakland. The SFPD officer died when a suspect pulled and fired an assault rifle at the officer and his partner.

In 2005 three police officers were honored. These men worked for the San Leandro, Pittsburg and Daly City Police Departments. One was shot while attempting to arrest two robbery suspects and another was shot in an ambush attack at a residence.

2006 resulted in four local police and firefighters losing their lives. One was a firefighter from Santa Clara who was electrocuted while fighting a fire. The other three were police officers from San Francisco and Palo Alto. One of the SFPD officers was killed while pursuing robbery suspects who used their van to ram the police car. In Palo Alto an officer was shot while trying to break up a fight.

We were fortunate to not have to present any flag cases in 2007.

In 2008 two flag cases were given to families of officers from Richmond and Martinez. While the Richmond officer died in a car wreck, his organs were donated to a man in San Francisco “who had 24 hours to live”. As the Richmond police department said “ the last thing he did was save a life”.

In 2009, five flag cases were presented. Four Oakland police officers lost their lives this year all resulting from a traffic stop where the suspect opened fire and killed the two investigating officers. In the resulting manhunt the assailant killed two more officers when he was cornered in a building in Oakland. The fifth officer was from SFPD.

In 2010 one Richmond Police officer lost his life in the line of duty.

2011, however, found one police officer and two firefighters giving their lives to protect us. Both firefighters were critically injured during an explosion while bravely fighting a house fire in the Diamond Heights neighborhood. The Vallejo police officer used his patrol car to cause a suspect's SUV to spin out. The suspect then fled on foot and was pursued by the officer. The suspect hid behind a fence and when the officer closed on him he shot the officer.

One Concord Police Officer lost his life in the line of duty in 2012. He was shot during a traffic stop.

In 2013 we were fortunate that again only one local police officer lost his life. He was with the Santa Cruz police.

Thus far in 2014 we have provided flag cases to the families of three policemen. Two CHP officers were killed in a vehicle crash while responding to a 911 call. The third officer was with the BART police and the victim of an accidental shooting by another officer.



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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 Traeger to get it in the Newsletter or emailed to members.

Diablo Woodworkers Logo and Members Name Shirts and other clothing are available from Marlene Pringle, see her at a coming meeting. She has a catalog of a large variety of garments that are available. Phone: 925-682-3919, http://www.companycasuals.com/marleneemb//start.jsp



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