Diablo Woodworkers


Toni Lambert and Laura Lee Gillespie
Laura Lee Gillespie and Toni Lambert on the left were among the first members of Diablo Woodworkers. Bob and Jeff on right went over to Toni's and Laura Lee's home to pick up some equipment they were donating to the club. See their Project page.


JANUARY 2018 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.

Feb 14, 2018 MEETING, PHEC MULTI-PURPOSE ROOM, 7-9 PM.
Mar 14, 2018 MEETING, PHEC MAT ROOM, 7-9 PM.


NEXT MEETING DETAIL

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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MARCH 14, 2018 MEETING, PHEC MAT ROOM, 7-9 PM.
JEFFREY RUTHERFORD – Owner – Rutherford Boatshop

Rutherford BoatshopJeff will give a presentation about building and restoring classic yachts, and in particular, the Cangarda.

After serving as a shipyard apprentice, a shipwright foreman at a dry dock company, a construction foreman building wooden fishing boats, and doing free-lance boat repairs, Jeff Rutherford started Rutherford's Boatshop in 1982. His Richmond, California shop constructs and restores classic yachts.

Jeff was deeply involved in the restoration of the 138-foot historic yacht Cangarda, built in 1901, and one of only three Victorian steam yachts remaining in the world. The project included removal, rebuilding and reinstallation of deck joinery, funnels, scroll work, skylights, interior joinery, plumbing fixtures, hardware and all seven of her original steam engines. Eighty percent of the material used for the restoration of theCangarda's deckhouses was the original Cuban mahogany.

This fascinating project was the subject of a PBS documentary as part of the series "Ultimate Restorations".

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PREVIOUS MEETING

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

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

Rich 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. 

Rich McDaniels   Rich McDaniels
Rich McDaniels – Vice President of Sales - Macbeath Hardwood

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

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 January 10, 2018 meeting. We hope to see all you on a regular basis.

New members:

  1. Morgan Strickland
  2. Jim Bishop
  3. David Traversi

Returning members:

  1. Heather Stewart



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Mt. Diablo Woodturning Center’s Monthly Meeting Details

MARCH 08, 2018 WOODTURNERS, ROOM-108, 7-9 PM.
Pete Nakatani – Metallic Enhancements

Greeting Woodturners!

The appearance of a woodworking project can be enhanced by the use of contrasting materials such as Metal leaf and Powder. Metals can be designed into a project, used to Highlight natural flaws in a material, as well as used to hide Un-natural flaws in a project.

Pete will discuss and demonstrate some of his enhancement techniques including Gold leafing.

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APRIL 12, 2018 WOODTURNERS, ROOM-108, 7-9 PM.
John Cobb – Creating Hollow Vessels

SCHOOL CLOSED APRIL 5

Greeting Woodturners!

Come and watch flying green wood in the turning studio!

John gets green wood from local arborists and wood piles and turns them into Hollow Vessels.

If you haven't seen John's always exciting demonstrations, come see the event. You'll be glad you did.

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SHOP TOURS/SAWDUST SESSION DETAILS

Saturday, February 17, 2018 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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Saturday, March 17, 2018 Shop Tour, 10AM - Noon
Andy Ferguson, located at 7 Crown Court, Orinda.

Our Shop Tour for March will be in the beautiful and efficient shop of long-time member Andy Ferguson. Andy is just finishing up an impressive ribbon sapele dresser. Ask him about the classic side-hung drawers. Andy is a contractor by trade and likes to work with first-class tools. Look for his Agazzani band saw and SCM machines.

Directions: Take Highway 24 to Orinda; exit South, toward Moraga. Follow Camino Pablo/Moraga Way South about 2.3 miles; turn left on Ivy Drive and left on Crown Court. Andy's house will be on your left. Parking is on his driveway, in the Court or down the street.

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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.





Kirby Elvin
Kirby Elvin
- Fun Box, Sycamore w/Dyed Eucalyptus Bark, General Finish, "Colorful".



Jack Giolitti
Jack Giolitti
- Segmented Bowl - Various pieces of wood, Friction finish.



Wayne Stolte
Wayne Stolte
- Roubo Bookstand, Mahogany, No finish.



Ed Steffinger
Ed Steffinger
- Two Lidded Bowls, Claro Walnut, Aqua Coat.



Bob Hoellwarth
Bob Hoellwarth
- Grinding Wheel - Plywood/Maple/Cherry, No Finish, 22.5 mechanical advantage.



Duke Herrero
Duke Herrero
- 1 of 4 Kitchen Chairs w/prototype, Duke Herrero, Cherry, Shellac, "Goes with previous Show & Tell Table"



Leland Frayseth
Leland Frayseth
- Bowl & Core, Iron Bark Eucalyptus, Citrus shield paste wax, Salvaged from Lime Ridge tree fallen 9/2017 and soaked in denatured alcohol.



Ed Steffinger
Ed Steffinger
- Two Lidded Bowls, Claro Walnut, Aqua Coat.






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November 2017 Shop Tour Photos
Shop Tour at Duke's shop
Shop Tour at Duke's shop
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Shop Tour at Duke's shop
Shop Tour at Duke's shop
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Shop Tour at Duke's shop
Shop Tour at Duke's shop
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Shop Tour at Duke's shop
Shop Tour at Duke's shop
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Shop Tour at Duke's shop
Shop Tour at Duke's shop
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Shop Tour at Duke's shop
Shop Tour at Duke's shop
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Shop Tour at Duke's shop
Shop Tour at Duke's shop
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Shop Tour at Duke's shop
Shop Tour at Duke's shop
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Shop Tour at Duke's shop-cabinet made by Duke
Shop Tour at Duke's shop-closed cabinet made by Duke
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Shop Tour at Duke's shop-cabinet made by Duke
Shop Tour at Duke's shop-open cabinet made by Duke
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Don Gouveia
Don Gouveia
- Large Compound Miter Bowl - Spalted Pine.



Jim Rodgers
Jim Rodgers
- Open Segmented Bowls and Vase



John Lawson
John Lawson
- Rice Bowls and Chop Sticks.



Pete Nakatani
Pete Nakatani
- Natural Edge Bowl.



Gary Seidlitz
Gary Seidlitz
- Small Platter - Oak with Lacquer finish.



Gary Seidlitz
Gary Seidlitz
- Small Platter - Oak with Lacquer finish.






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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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