Diablo Woodworkers


August 2016 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.

Oct 12, 2016 DW Meeting, JIM RODGERS – Woodturner & Tool Maker
Nov 17, 2016 Shop Tour, Laney College, Wood Technology Facility, Oakland. NOTE: Date and Time change.
Jan 11, 2017 DW Meeting, Mike Brawn - SFFD Wooden Ladder Shop
Feb 8, 2017 DW Meeting, Ron Cook - Restoration services and medieval furniture
Mar 8, 2017 DW Meeting, Scott Wynn - Constructing abstract patterns on a wooden cabinet


NEXT MEETING DETAIL

OCTOBER 12, 2016 MEETING, PHEC MULTI-PURPOSE ROOM, 7-9 PM.
JIM RODGERS – Woodturner & Tool Maker

Jim RodgersJim Rodgers will discuss the process of turning pieces of steel and wood into woodworking tools.

  • Types of steel used for the blades
  • Sources for the steel
  • Machining requirements
  • Types of wood for the handle
  • Mounting technique

Attendees are encouraged to bring samples of their homemade tools for Show & Tell.

Click for Directions to Meeting:

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Diablo Woodworkers December Raffle

The 2016 Shop Tour Project is a Maloof Rocking Chair (see picture below). The rocking chair will be raffled at the December Club Meeting. Tickets may be purchased ahead of time. You do not have to be present to win.



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 14, 2016


Directions/Map to the Gardens

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PREVIOUS MEETING

Chad MagieraSEPTEMBER 14, 2015 MEETING, PHEC MULTI-PURPOSE ROOM, 7-9 PM.
CHAD MAGIERA, Original Designer and Woodworker

Chad Magiera is a full-time studio artist and woodworker living and working in San Francisco's Sunset Neighborhood where he makes sculpture and experiments with furniture in his workshop. The majority of his work is carried out using hand tools and traditional methods. Chad's goal is to produce beautifully crafted objects for people to interact with.

You can see Chad's at http://www.practiceandprocess.com

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WHAT'S NEW
2015 Community Project - December 2015 news.

NEW 2016 Community Project - June 2016 news.

NEW 2016 Marquetry Seminar - August 2016 by Brian Condran.


Pleasant Hill Library Cabinet Activity: The Diablo Woodworkers Display Cabinet has recently been moved to the Pleasant Hill Library. New photos posted June 27, 2016

NEW Flag Case History - August 2016



Diablo Woodworkers Google Groups Newsletter

Email Jeff Traeger and request to be subscribed or un-subscribed to the newsletter


A DIABLO WOODWORKERS WELCOME TO NEW MEMBERS

The Diablo Woodworkers would like to extend a hearty welcome to the following new members attending our September 2016 meeting. We hope to see all you on a regular basis.

New members:

  1. Caleb Sydlaske from Crocket
  2. Ed Conner from Concord

Returning members are:

  1. Terry Bramblet from Walnut Creek



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Mt. Diablo Woodturning Center’s Monthly Meeting Details

September 15, 2016 Woodturners, PHEC ROOM-108, 7-9 PM.
Andrew Baxter - Spindle Turned Ornaments and Gifts

NOTE: Meeting is the 3rd Thursday

Andrew will explain how to use the basic spindle turning techniques to make beautiful hanging ornaments and gifts. Techniques to be discussed are: beads, coves, curves and square cuts. Tools for each of these techniques will also be discussed.

Andrew will also discuss a variety hanging ornaments including the inside/outside ones.

Most of the designs are simple, so use your imagination to create your own original designs.

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October 6, 2016 Woodturners, PHEC ROOM-108, 7-9 PM.
Hugh Bevan-Thomas – Making a Teapot

Hugh will demonstrate "How to make a teapot from one piece of wood, using two axes". He will start with a few slides showing the countless different turned and carved teapots being produced. Then he will demonstrate the two axes turning process.

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SHOP TOURS/SAWDUST SESSION DETAILS

Saturday, October 15, 2016 Shop Tour, 10AM - Noon
Dave Greenhill's Home Shop, 188 Brown Dr., Pacheco, CA

Join us for a tour of Dave's home shop.

Dave says his shop is a working shop - nothing fancy. Parking is on the street.

Refreshments: Coffee, cookies and donuts will be available.

Directions:
  • Exit North I 680 at Concord Ave.,
  • Concord Ave to Contra Cost Blvd turn right,
  • Follow Contra Costa Blvd to Center Ave turn left,
  • Turn right on Center onto Aspen Dr. at the Fire House,
  • From Aspen Dr. turn left onto Brown Dr.,
  • #188 on right hand side.

Click for Google Map Directions

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** Thursday, November 17, 2016 Shop Tour, 11AM - 1PM**
Laney College, Wood Technology Facility, Oakland

** Note - the day & time change **

Join Rosendo Del Torosolis for a tour of the Laney College Wood Technology Shop. This will be an opportunity to visit the facility where we, the Diablo Woodworkers, have endowed the Bill Tarleton Memorial Scholarship.

Directions:
The College is across the street from the Oakland Museum of California and is close to Lake Merritt and the Lake Merritt BART Station. Since parking in the area may be limited, traveling to Laney College via BART is suggested. There is public parking at the Oakland Museum of California and the Convention Center.

Bart: Utilize the 10:00 AM BART parking areas and take the train to Lake Merritt BART station, which from the East Bay will necessitate a train change at MacArthur Station, Walk 1 1/2 blocks east on 8th Street to Laney College entrance at 900 Fallon Street. Follow campus directions to the Wood Technology Shop.

Driving: Exit I-980 to Jackson St, to 7th St, to Oak St, to 10th St for Parking at the Oakland Museum or the Convention Center. Walk to Laney College at 900 Fallon St. Follow campus directions to the Wood Technology Shop.

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Diablo Woodworkers Name Tag

Lost your name tag or never received one? Just e-mail Jeff Traeger at and provide your name as you would like it to appear. Your new name tag will be available at the next meeting at the sign-in table.





Dave Greenhill
Dave Greenhill
- Mission Rocking Chair, White Oak, Shellac.



Kirby Elvin
Kirby Elvin
- Jewelry Box, Black Acacia, General Finish.



Paul Mueller
Paul Mueller
- Bandsaw Boxes, Redwood, Shellac.



Dante Palazzo
Dante Palazzo
- Sam Maloof Low Back Chairs, Walnut, Maloof.



John Lawson
John Lawson
- Flower Bowl, Maple, Tung Oil.



Tim Killen
Tim Killen
- Orinda Chip Box, Claro Walnut, Boiled Linseed Oil.






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August 2016 Shop Tour at Jeff Traeger's Shop in Orinda
August 2016 Shop Tour at Jeff Traeger's Shop in Orinda
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August 2016 Shop Tour at Jeff Traeger's Shop in Orinda
August 2016 Shop Tour at Jeff Traeger's Shop in Orinda
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Dave Wittenbrock
Dave Wittenbrock
- Turned Bowl with carving along natural lines.



Joel Albert
Joel Albert
- Multi-Axis Turning Examples - Letter Opener.



Joel Albert
Joel Albert
- Cast Acrylic Resin Pens.



Don Gouveia
Don Gouveia
- Compound Miter Vase - Sides at a 75 Degree Compound Angle.



Andrew Baxter
Andrew Baxter
- Lidded Vessel with screw top.



Dave Greenhill
Dave Greenhill
- Collection of Celtic Knot Bottle Stoppers



John Lawson
John Lawson
- Small Hollow Vessel.



Joel Albert
Joel Albert
- Multi-Axis Turning Examples - Offset Spindles



Don Gouveia
Don Gouveia
- Compound Miter Platter - Segments seperated by veneer - floating bottom.



Carl Gentry
Carl Gentry
- Classic Witherby Turning Gouges





Andrew Baxter
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Andrew Baxter
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Andrew Baxter
Speaker Andrew Baxter display 03
Andrew Baxter
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Andrew Baxter
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Andrew Baxter
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Pleasant Hill Library Cabinet Displays
Craft items on display by Diablo Woodworkers
at the Pleasant Hill Library. June 27, 2016.
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

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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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Diablo Woodworkers SUPPLIERS




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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