Diablo Woodworkers



AUGUST 2015 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.


Annual Cedar Center Arts & Crafts Festival, Arnold, CA.
Sept 9 DW Meeting, TOM STOCKTON, Furniture Maker
Mt. Diablo Woodturning Center's monthly meeting, speaker - Chuck Cottril - Hollow Turned Forms.
Shop Tour, Pat DiMaggio's home shop.
Mt. Diablo Woodturning Center's monthly meeting, speaker - TBD.
Oct 14 DW Meeting, Robert Beauchamp, Furniture Maker and Urban Logger
Shop Tour, Neal Rose's shop in Alameda.

Mt. Diablo Woodturning Center's monthly meeting, speaker - Andrew Baxter – Multi Axis Turning.
Nov 18 DW Meeting, Mark Tindley, Woodworker
Shop Tour, David Lipscomb's home shop.
43rd Annual Gifts ‘n Tyme Holiday Faire, Napa, CA.
Mt. Diablo Woodturning Center's monthly meeting, speaker - Ron Tinay – Open Segment Turning.
Dec 9 DW Meeting, Members Show
Jan 13, 2016 DW Meeting, Jack Clark, Photographer


NEXT MEETING DETAIL



SEPTEMBER 09, 2015 MEETING, PHEC MULTI-PURPOSE ROOM, 7-9 PM.
TOM STOCKTON, Furniture Maker

Tom Stockton has operated his furniture studio in Montgomery Creek since 1988 where he designs and builds pieces for private commission and galleries throughout California. He has won numerous prizes and awards for his furniture and has been featured in many publications throughout his career.

You can view Tom's work at http://www.starbuckfurniture.net

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Thomas Starbuck

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OCTOBER 14, 2015 MEETING, PHEC MULTI-PURPOSE ROOM, 7-9 PM.
ROBERT BEAUCHAMP, Furniture Maker AND Urban Logger

Robert works out of Davis, California and has been making commissioned furniture for 29 years. He logs and mills his own lumber but tries to concentrate on dead or diseased trees consistent with his philosophy of keeping trees alive as long as possible. Robert strives to make furniture that is simply elegant using an exquisite array of domestic woods available.

You can read more about Robert and view his portfolio of work at www.robertbeauchamp.com

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Robert Beauchamp

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PREVIOUS MEETING

BBQAUGUST 12, 2015, Annual Summer Social,



6-9 PM at Pleasant Hill Park on Gregory Ln and Cleveland.

Our Annual Summer Social was at the Pleasant Hill Park, Gregory and Cleveland Streets. 6 pm to 9 pm on August 12th.

We had BBQ ribs and Roast Chicken plus Vegetarian entrees.

Attendees brought salads, side dishes or desserts to round out the meal. Wine, beer, sodas, water and ICE CREAM were provided.




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



Martinez Jury Room Cabinet Activity

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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 July 08, 2015 meeting. We hope to see all you on a regular basis.

New/Returning Member(s):

  1. Jimmy Wong
  2. John Leggett
  3. Sean O’Steen
  4. Marjorie Faltes
  5. Kevin Heilman


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SHOP TOURS/SAWDUST SESSION DETAILS

SATURDAY, September 19th Shop Tour, 10AM - NOON.

Pat DiMaggio's home shop, 950 North Gate Road, Walnut Creek, CA

Refreshments: Coffee, cookies and donuts will be available.

Directions:

  • Exit Hwy 680 at Ygnacio Valley Road,
  • Ygnacio Valley Road to Oak Grove Road,
  • Turn right on Oak Grove Road to North Gate Road,
  • Turn left on North Gate Road to #950 on Left
  • Sign on driveway reads “Bright Future Farms”
  • Drive up the gravel road until it dead ends
  • Shop is on the right.

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SATURDAY, October 17th Shop Tour, 10AM - NOON.

Neal Rose's shop in Alameda.

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Mt. Diablo Woodturning Center’s Monthly Meeting Details

September 10th, Turners Monthly Meeting, PHEC Room-108, 7-9 PM
Chuck Cottril - Hollow Turned Forms.

Note: Meeting is on the 2nd Thursday

Chuck will use samples to demonstrate his turning methods of producing hollow turned forms. He will also demonstrate his latest jig using a laser to control wall thickness.

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October 1st, Turners Monthly Meeting, PHEC Room-108, 7-9 PM
speaker - TBD.

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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.








Bob Hoellwarth
Bob Hoellwarth
- Outdoor Redwood Bench. Timbes Oil Finish.





Kirby Elvin
Kirby Elvin
- Three Drawer Box, Canary and Sycamore, General Finish Top Coat.






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June 2015 Shop Tour at SF Maritime Museum
Shop Tour at SF Maritime Museum
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June 2015 Shop Tour at SF Maritime Museum
Shop Tour at SF Maritime Museum
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June 2015 Shop Tour at SF Maritime Museum
Shop Tour at SF Maritime Museum
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June 2015 Shop Tour at SF Maritime Museum
Shop Tour at SF Maritime Museum
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Walter Coble
Walter Coble
- Box Elder Tray with Colored Feature Ring with wipe-on polly finish.





Don Gouveia
Don Gouveia
- Staved Bowl with Lid - wood Ampola & Chechen.



Chuck Cottril
Chuck Cottril
- Italian Cypress Bowl w/tung oil finish.



Andrew Baxter
Andrew Baxter
- Golf Ball Xmas Ornament.



Bill Mellberg
Bill Mellberg
- Cocobolo Flower Holder w/frog water Lox Finish.



Joel Albert
Joel Albert
- Natural Edge Maple Burl Bowl with Tung Oil Finish.



Don Gouveia
Don Gouveia
- Staved Bowl with Chevrons - wood Ampola & Chechen.



Chuck Cottril
Chuck Cottril
- Sall Hollow Apricot Turning.



Andrew Baxter
Andrew Baxter
- Inside/Out Xmas Ornaments.



Jim Rodgers
Jim Rodgers
- Small Hollow Vessels and Small Box with Finial Top.



Bill Mellberg
Bill Mellberg
- Fusion Razor w/acrylic handle and Corian Razor Base.






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Martinez Cabinet
"Tole Bridge Tollers", a group of Tole painters are displaying their art in our guest cabinet. Aug. 20, 2015
Martinez Jury Room Cabinet
The right cabinet displays Diablo Woodworkers art. Aug. 20, 2015
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.

Marlene's Embroidery & Designs - The place to get your embroidered Diablo Woodworkers' shirt and many other embroidered designs.


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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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