Diablo Woodworkers


DECEMBER 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.

Jan 10, 2017 MEETING, PHEC COMMUNITY ROOM, (See note below in the write-up) 7-9 PM.
Feb 14, 2018 MEETING, PHEC MULTI-PURPOSE ROOM, 7-9 PM.


NEXT MEETING DETAIL

JANUARY 10, 2018 MEETING, PHEC COMMUNITY ROOM, 7-9 PM.
RICH McDANIEL – Vice President of Sales - Macbeath Hardwood

We are NOT in the Multi-purpose room for the January meeting. The Comunity Room is just down the corridor, on the same side as our usual meeting room. The room has a double set of doors.

Rick will give a presentation about the differing properties of wood species, exotics and domestics.  He will describe what is meant by the various types of cuts.  He has a depth of knowledge about plywood, bamboo, and veneers. 

Rick was Manager at MacBeath Hardwood in Berkeley for years, and is currently Vice President of Sales and Purchasing.  He knows a wide variety of subjects of interest to serious woodworkers.  Bring your questions as the talk will vary in direction according to what our members wish to know.

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FEBRUARY 14, 2018 MEETING, PHEC MULTI-PURPOSE ROOM, 7-9 PM.
THE PEMBROKE TABLE - TIM KILLEN and six students of Building Classic Furniture Class

Pembroke TableThis month will be something different: during the fall of 2016 and spring of 2017 the "Building Classic Furniture" class learned to build a classic Pembroke table.

During this evening, Tim Killen will provide an introductory presentation about the table, its history and construction. This will be followed by what should be a lively discussion by six class members and Tim, where they will show their tables and share the joys and challenges encountered during their construction.

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DECEMBER 13, 2017 MEETING, GARDENS at HEATHER FARM, 7-9 PM.
1540 Marchbanks Drive, Walnut Creek, CA.

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.

December Raffle

A good time was had by all. See party photos below!

The 2017 Project is a Rocking Chair (see picture below). The Rocking Chair was raffled at the December Club Meeting. The Rocking Chair is finished with the Sam Maloof Poly/Oil and Oil/Wax finishes.

2017 Raffle Project

Rocking Chair winner: Tod Mundy, Ticket# 01148

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WHAT'S NEW
NEW 2017 Community Project - October 2017 news on Bicycle Safety.

NEW Video of Emerson Elementary Project - July 16, 2017 news.
Flag Case History - August 2016

Show & Tell Cards - January 2017 news.

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 November 2017 meeting. We hope to see all you on a regular basis.

New members:

  1. Kurt Jacobs, Sacramento
  2. Izzy Charc, Lafayette
  3. Rob Drown, Olivehurst
  4. Jim Tham, Alameda
  5. Mark Welther, Clayton
  6. Gary Foster, Folsom
  7. Steve Sowden, Tracy


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Mt. Diablo Woodturning Center’s Monthly Meeting Details

JANUARY 11, 2018 WOODTURNERS, ROOM-108, 7-9 PM.
Jerry Jakubowski – Pepper Grinders

Greeting Woodturners!

Jerry will demonstrate the woodturning procedures used for making Pepper Grinders.

Pepper Grinders and Salt Shakers are not only very useful they can also be decorative.  Come learn how to make these items and them let your imagination be your guide.  

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FEBRUARY 01, 2018 WOODTURNERS, ROOM-108, 7-9 PM.
Bob Nolan – Making Finials

Greeting Woodturners!

Bob will demonstrate the process of making finials. Fine delicate finials are often used to decorate the tops of turned boxes, frequently they are made of a contrasting wood. Finials are also used in period furniture making.

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SHOP TOURS/SAWDUST SESSION DETAILS

Saturday, January 20, 2017 Shop Tour, 10AM - Noon
Duke Herrero's Shop at 23 Fallen Leaf Terrace, Orinda

Duke's home shop was completed about 3 years ago.  It was planned as a garage shop until Duke's son in law suggested a freestanding shop at the back of the lot.  Duke was thrilled, his wife not so much, but the result is a tasteful 650 sq. ft. building with a patio area for working outside. 

Orinda's tedious permit process left Duke plenty of time to research design ideas from over a hundred shops. Working with a friendly contractor, Duke did lots of the work himself, including PVC for dust control, copper piping for compressed air and all of the wiring after the service panel. Oh, and the insulation, trim, wood flooring and shop-built cabinets.

The shop is light and airy, but the walls conceal numerous noise suppression features including alternating studs on outside walls with continuous insulation, better insulated windows, suspended drywall to minimize sound vibration to the studs and an isolated equipment room with a weather­proof solid-core door.

We will all be saying, "I wish I thought of that."

Refreshments: Coffee, cookies and donuts will be available.

  1. Highway 24 to Orinda.
  2. Take Exit 9 and follow the signs for Orinda Village/Richmond. 
  3. Merge onto Camino Pablo. 
  4. Turn right on Miner Road and continue straight onto Lombardy Lane. 
  5. Turn right on Dalewood Drive.
  6. Turn left on Fallen Leaf Terrace to No. 23 on the left.

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Saturday, February 17, 20187 Shop Tour, 10AM - Noon
Laney College 900 Fallon Street, Wood Technology Facility, Oakland.

Join Rosendo Del Toro Solis for a tour of the Laney College Wood Technology Shop. One of the unique new features at Laney since our visit in November 2016 is their sophisticated CNC machine (one of two in the US). Mike Noyes, our most recent Bill Tarleton Memorial Scholarship winner, is one of the principal students involved in getting this sophisticated machine fully integrated into the student training program. Gives one even more reasons (if you even needed more) to make the tour.

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

VIA BART: Take the train to Lake Merritt BART station. From the East Bay change trains 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 in Building G Room 150

VIA PRIVATE AUTO: Take Jackson St exit from I-980, left on Jackson to 7th St, right on 7th to Fallon St, left on Fallon St. to 10th St if 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 in Building G Room 150.

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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.





Jerry Lambden
Jerry Lambden
- Wooden Puzzle, red oak, lacquer finish.



Dave Wittenbrock
Dave Wittenbrock
- Hollow Vessel, Walnut root ball, Shellac.



Dave Wittenbrock
Dave Wittenbrock
- Turned & carved bowl, Alder, Hand rubbed Shellac.



Bob Hoellwarth
Bob Hoellwarth
- Dovetailed Chisle Handles - Padauk, white oak, walnut, beach - Boiled linseed oil finish.



Pete Nakatani
Pete Nakatani
- Flutted Plate, 8 inch diameter - Walnut - Spray on Poly.



Tim Killen
Tim Killen
- a beautiful Blanket Chest.



Harold Mantle
Harold Mantle
- Christmas present for my history loving son Alex) the vertical piece holds British pennies representing the last five kings and queens. I'm calling it "The Full House" (3 kings and 2 queens)!



Tim Killen
Tim Killen
- English Bench circa 17th Century, Modesto Ash, Shellac



Kirby Elvin
Kirby Elvin
- Whatever Box, Claro Walnut w/assorted wood for drawer fronts, General Finish, "Fun to make".



Mark Hannan
Mark Hannan
- Recurve Break-down Bow - Handle is black walnut - Bow limbs from cross country skis - Limb bolts & hold down plates are solid brass - Arrow rest made from buffalo skin.



Dominique Charmot
Dominique Charmot
- Cantilever Chair - Walnut and birch veneer - Finish: Tung/linseed oil/Poly 1:1:1.



Steve Sowden
Steve Sowden
- Clock.






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November 2017 Shop Tour Photos
December 2017 Holiday Party
Fine Looking Maloof Rocking Chair
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December 2017 Holiday Party
A toast to the holidays
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December 2017 Holiday Party
Have you heard about my newest grandbaby?
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December 2017 Holiday Party
It all looks good!
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December 2017 Holiday Party
It just needs a little more pepper
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December 2017 Holiday Party
Oh, come on, buy some more tickets.
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December 2017 Holiday Party
Welcome everyone!
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December 2017 Holiday Party
Why won't that cork come out of there?
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December 2017 Holiday Party
Wow, I'm the winner of the jewelry box!
. See jewelry box pictured below.


December 2017 Holiday Party
You need more 18th century furniture
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December 2017 Holiday Party
Did you hear what the stock market did today
?


December 2017 Holiday Party
Let's just ignore him
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December 2017 Holiday Party
Are your families coming for Christmas
?


December 2017 Holiday Party
Let's do this again next year
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December 2017 Holiday Party
Let's party!


December 2017 Holiday Party
The winner is..
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December 2017 Holiday Party
When do we eat?



December 2017 Holiday Party
Who's ready to go back for seconds?


2017 Holiday Party jewelry box raffle prize
2017 Holiday Party jewelry box raffle prize.
Won by Gail Chesler.


December 2017 Holiday Party
You volunteered to do what?


2017 Holiday Party jewelry box raffle prize
2017 Holiday Party jewelry box raffle prize
. Won by Gail Chesler.


2017 Raffle Project
Rocking Chair winner: Tod Mundy, Ticket# 01148








Don Gouveia
Don Gouveia
- Compound Miter bowl.



Joel Albert
Joel Albert
- Goblet with Rings.



David Landsborough
David Landsborough
- Lighthouse Lamp.



Don Gouveia
Don Gouveia
- Compound Miter bowl.



Mike Vergino
Mike Vergino
- Bowl.



Chuck Cottril
Chuck Cottril
- Coring Bowls.



Andrew Baxter
Andrew Baxter
- Flower Bowl.









2017 Dec. Craft Fair
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2017 Dec. Craft Fair
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2017 Dec. Craft Fair
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2017 Dec. Craft Fair
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2017 Dec. Craft Fair
2017 Dec. Craft Fair.


2017 Dec. Craft Fair
2017 Dec. Craft Fair.


2017 Dec. Craft Fair
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2017 Dec. Craft Fair
2017 Dec. Craft Fair.



2017 Dec. Craft Fair
2017 Dec. Craft Fair.






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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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