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April 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.

Turners meeting, Jim Abreu – Threaded Box Lids
May 11 DW Meeting, ROGER COMBS – Designer and Woodworker.
Shop Tour, Andy Ferguson’s, Home Shop.
June 08 DW Meeting, NASSER SHIRAZI – Middle Eastern Instrument Maker.
Shop Tour, Bob Hoellwarth's Home Shop.


NEXT MEETING DETAIL


MAY 11, 2016 MEETING, PHEC MULTI-PURPOSE ROOM, 7-9 PM.
ROGER COMBS – Designer and Woodworker

Roger Combs is an original designer and accomplished woodworker and a native of Central California. His pieces are distinguished by seamless joinery, and fine finishes. The beauty and sophistication of Roger's furniture is enhanced by his use of natural materials and hand selected domestic and exotic hardwoods. You can check out Rogers work at http://www.rogercombs.com.

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June 08, 2016 MEETING, PHEC MULTI-PURPOSE ROOM, 7-9 PM.
NASSER SHIRAZI – Middle Eastern Instrument Maker.

Nasser Shirazi, civil engineer and retired Pittsburg assistant city manager has been following his hobby of creating small, delicate instrument of beauty used in Middle East music for centuries. In 2005 Nasser gave us a talk on Setars and described how he utilized mulberry from Tehran, walnut, rosewood and maple in constructing the Setars and discuss the acoustics as they relate to the wood and construction techniques.

Nasser has moved to making a Kamanche. In particular a Iranian/Persian kamanche. This instrument is also used in other countries of Middle East such as Turkey, Armenia, Azarbayejan etc.

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PREVIOUS MEETING


APRIL 13, 2016 MEETING, PHEC MULTI-PURPOSE ROOM, 7-9 PM.
NIKI ULEHLA, Artist, jewelry designer, puppet maker and performer

Niki Ulehla is an artist, jewelry designer, puppet maker and performer.  Her work is all hand-made in her San Francisco studio. She first learned to make marionettes in the Czech Republic at the age of 20. Many of the techniques and materials she uses in making jewelry come from techniques or discoveries in the puppet-making process. Wood, paint, gold leaf, fabric and plastic are paired with traditional materials of gold, silver and gemstones. You can view Niki's work at http://nikiulehla.com/

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

NEW 2016 Community Project - March 2016 news.



Pleasant Hill Library Cabinet Activity: The Diablo Woodworkers Display Cabinet has recently been moved to the Pleasant Hill Library. New photos posted March 11, 2016

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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 April 13, 2016 meeting. We hope to see all you on a regular basis.

New members:

  1. Dave Wahl
  2. John Schermerhorn
  3. Matt Chamberlain

Returning members are:




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Mt. Diablo Woodturning Center’s Monthly Meeting Details

May 5, 2016 Turners Monthly Meeting, PHEC ROOM-108, 7-9 PM.
Jim Abreu – Threaded Box Lids

Jim has learned several different techniques for cutting threads on the lathe when making threaded-lidded boxes. He will show us those various techniques. One of those is the Beall wood threader.

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SHOP TOURS/SAWDUST SESSION DETAILS

Saturday, May 21, 2016 Shop Tour, 10AM - Noon
Andy Ferguson’s, Home Shop, 7 Crown Court, Orinda, CA

Join us for a tour of Andy's shop. See what "toys" he may have added since our last tour of his shop in 2011. After he took a class in Grass Valley he has been incorporating carbon fiber into some of his latest projects. Perhaps there will be some examples of this technology to check out.

Refreshments: Coffee, cookies and donuts will be available

Directions:

  1. Hwy 24 West toward Oakland,
  2. Exit 9 toward Orinda,
  3. Turn rt. on Camino Pablo toward Moraga,
  4. Follow Moraga Way to Ivy Drive,
  5. Turn left on Ivy Drive,
  6. Turn left onto Crown Court.

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Saturday, June 18, 2016 Shop Tour, 10AM - Noon
Bob Hoellwarth’s Home Shop, 3142 Dover Way, Concord, CA

Join us for a tour of Bob's shop

Refreshments: Coffee, cookies and donuts will be available

Directions:

  1. Exit 680 at Willow Pass Rd toward Concord,
  2. Follow Willow Pass and bear right onto Gateway Blvd
  3. Turn left on Clayton Road
  4. Follow Clayton Road to Coventry Road, turn right
  5. Take Coventry Road to Dover Way, turn right,
  6. 3142 is on the left.
  7. Entrance to shop is through open gate on right side of house
  8. OK to park in drive if space is available.

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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.





Wayne Stolte
Wayne Stolte
- Maloof Inspired Settee, Claro Walnut (milled by Tim Hale from a Walnut Creek tree), Maloof Oil/Poly + Maloof Oil/Wax.



Tim Killen
Tim Killen
- Williamsburg Standup Desk, Walnut, Oil and Shellac.



Stan Caldwell
Stan Caldwell
- Segmentation Trout, Pine, Stain/whitewash/clear Poly-urathane.



Sam Altshuler
Sam Altshuler
- Ash/Sugar Pine/Silver Maple, Red and Black Milk Paint and Formby's Tung Oil followed by steel wool and orange wax rubout.



Tim Killen
Tim Killen
- Camp Okizu Adirondack Settee, Old Growth Redwood, Penofin Oil (4 Adirondack Chairs were also built).



Ed Steffinger
Ed Steffinger
- Compound Mitered Boxes, Birch and Ash (left) and Highly Figured Maple (right), Aqua Coat.






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March 2016 Shop Tour at Tim Killen's Shop in Orinda
March 2016 Shop Tour at Tim Killen's Shop in Orinda
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March 2016 Shop Tour at Tim Killen's Shop in Orinda
March 2016 Shop Tour at Tim Killen's Shop in Orinda
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March 2016 Shop Tour at Tim Killen's Shop in Orinda
March 2016 Shop Tour at Tim Killen's Shop in Orinda
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March 2016 Shop Tour at Tim Killen's Shop in Orinda
March 2016 Shop Tour at Tim Killen's Shop in Orinda
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Gene Blazick
Gene Blazick
- Bottle Stoppers - Pear, Black Acacia & Cherry woods.



Mike Vergino
Mike Vergino
- Pencil Collection.



Mike Vergino
Mike Vergino
- Cross Grain Koa Wood Bowl.



Kirk Jones
Kirk Jones
- Natural Edged Bowl.



Chuck Cottril
Chuck Cottril
- Small Hollow Vessel - Grapefuit Wood and Transtint Dye.



Carl Gentry
Carl Gentry
- Classic socket chisels with Hornbeam handles.



Don Gouveia
Don Gouveia
- Compound Mitered Vase - Cherry wood.



Andrew Baxter
Andrew Baxter
- Olive wood Mallet Blank.



Obie Gilkerson
Obie Gilkerson
- Small Cherry Vase, Elm Hollow Vessel & Mountain Mahogany Vase.



Ed Steffinger
Ed Steffinger
- Claro Walnut Platter.



Ed Steffinger
Ed Steffinger
- Soft Maple Platter.



Jim Rodgers
Jim Rodgers
- Camphor Wood Salad Bowl - Minwax wipe-on poly finish.



Joel Albert
Joel Albert
- Cherry Dish.



Joel Albert
Joel Albert
- Oak Dish.



Gene Blazick
Gene Blazick
- Quilted Maple Bowl



Dave Wittenbrock
Dave Wittenbrock
- Carved Bay Laurel Bowl.



Mike Vergino
Mike Vergino
- End Grain Koa Wood Bowl



Kirk Jones
Kirk Jones
- Space Ship - Using Acrylic Rod and Crystal.



Carl Gentry
Carl Gentry
- Classic cast steel wood working chisel - Curly Maple handle.



Don Gouveia
Don Gouveia
- Top of Compound Mitered Platter with raised feet - Chechen wood.



Don Gouveia
Don Gouveia
- Bottom of Compound Mitered Platter with raised feet - Chechen wood.



Andrew Baxter
Andrew Baxter
- Mallet and Base.



Ed Steffinger
Ed Steffinger
- Figured Maple Candy Dish with Lid.



Ed Steffinger
Ed Steffinger
- Whimsical style Candy Dish with Lid.



Ed Steffinger
Ed Steffinger
- Compound Miter Platters - Walnut & Maple - Maple & Walnut.



Jim Rodgers
Jim Rodgers
- Small Acacia bowl.



Joel Albert
Joel Albert
- Tiger Maple Platter with Aniline Dye finish.



Joel Albert
Joel Albert
- Ambrosia Maple Salad Plate.






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Pleasant Hill Library Cabinet Displays
Craft items on display by Diablo Woodworkers
at the Pleasant Hill Library. April 26, 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

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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