Diablo Woodworkers


JULY 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.

Sept 12, 2018 MEETING PHEC, 7-9 PM. MULTI-USE ROOM, Sheri Tharp - Woodcarver.
Oct 10, 2018 MEETING PHEC, 7-9 PM. MULTI-USE ROOM, TONY WOLCOTT - California Native Plants, their Identification and Wood Usage.


NEXT MEETING DETAIL

SEPTEMBER 12th, 2018 MEETING, MULTI-USE ROOM 7-9 PM.
Sheri TharpSHERI THARP - Woodcarver.

Wood, Steel and Imagination. Sheri Tharp has been teaching students Wood carving for over 34 years. The classes are an eclectic mix of ages, genders, and skill levels. Walk into a class and you may see senior citizen carving next to a 12 year old and the veteran carver may be the 12 year old. The classes are a creative community centered around love of making in wood.

Sheri has worked in her family owned cabinet shop and has carved architectural carvings, signs and done carving repairs. Artistcally her first love is mask carving. In the past 6 years she has stated exploring Balinese mask carving and is adding those skills. See her website: www.tharpcarvingstudio.com.

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OCTOBER 10th, 2018 MEETING, MULTI-USE ROOM 7-9 PM.
TONY WOLCOTT - California Native Plants, their Identification and Wood Usage.

There is so much to see out in the so called 'natural' world. And we can still see it if we just venture out to the many natural areas. Start with East Bay Regional Parks. There are 73 Regional Parks with 1,250 miles of trails. Identifying trees can be a tricky business. Take oaks for instance. There are 21 species, ten sturdy tree oaks, native to California. There are trees masquerading as California natives, but we know they are foreigners. Can you spot the imposters? And what about those nasty noxious weed trees? We all need to recognize them in order to turf them out. What natives are good wood trees? And what trees are best left for the woodpeckers? These and more topics will be discussed. Bring your questions and I hopefully can answer one or two of them.

Tony Wolcott   Tony Wolcott   Tony Wolcott
Vernal Falls in Yosemite National Park              Quercus agrifolia (Coast Live Oak)                Arctostaphylos manzanita (manzanita)

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PREVIOUS MEETING

AUGUST 8th, 2018 ANNUAL SUMMER SOCIAL, 6-9 PM.
PLEASANT HILL PARK, GREGORY AND CLEVELAND STS.

BBQOur Annual Summer Social was again held at the Pleasant Hill Park, Gregory and Cleveland Streets. 6 pm to 9 pm, August 9th.

We had BBQ ribs and roast chicken plus vegetarian pizzas entrees.

participants brought a Salad, Side Dish or Dessert, enough for 6 people. Wine, beer, sodas, water and ICE CREAM was provided.

The buffet tables and set up was well organized. We moved pretty quickly through the food line. The picnic tables were all set up and ready for us when we arrived at 6 pm.

Flower on the tables!!!! Andrew Baxter outdid himself again. They are sought after raffle prizes. (Please return the vases to Andrew).

Aside from good food, you get to visit members and spouses. Sampling all the "sides" provided by members is the high point on the food side of the picnic. Lastly, Tom's humor throughout the raffle drawings always keeps everyone smiling.

It takes a team to plan and organize an event like this. We would like to thank Harold Mantle for organizing and leading the team. The volunteers prepared the site, set out the food, cleaned up afterwards and handled many other tasks. Thanks to all the volunteer workers.

The Diablo Woodworkers would like to thank you for your support and donations to our Annual 2018 Summer Social.

All our members enjoyed the raffle prizes and social camaraderie. The funds raised will go into our community woodworker's projects and will be donated throughout the year.

Many thanks again for all your contributions!

Diablo Woodworkers

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WHAT'S NEW
2018 Community Project - June 2018 news on Building the Bicycle Safety Project.

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

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

New members:

  1. Matthew Welsh


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Mt. Diablo Woodturning Center’s Monthly Meeting Details

September 06, 2018 WOODTURNERS, ROOM-108, 7-9 PM.
Joe Dahl – Two Axis Bowls

Greeting Woodturners!

Joe Dahl will present new techniques and experiments in turning a two-axis bowl.

Jay will demonstrate how to add additional enhancements to your turnings through the use of carving and pyrography.

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October 04, 2018 WOODTURNERS, ROOM-108, 7-9 PM.
Wendy Lacy – Drop Spindles and Support Spindles.

Wendy LacyGreeting Woodturners!

Wendy Lacy: Drop Spindles and Support spindles for Making Yarn

Hand spindles have been used to make string, yarn and thread for over ten thousand years. Before the invention of the spinning wheel and the industrial revolution, hand spindles were the main means of introducing twist into fiber used to produce textiles, rope and baskets. Today, the use of hand spindles fits nicely into the slow movement; a cultural shift toward slowing down life's pace. Creating one's own yarn for knitting and weaving projects is peaceful and mesmerizing.

Wendy Lacy Drop SpindleDrop spindles and support spindles are two main types of hand spindles that are both beautiful and functional. During the evening, different types of drop spindles will be available to analyze and the process of using a drop spindle to make yarn will be demonstrated.

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SHOP TOURS/SAWDUST SESSION DETAILS

SATURDAY, September 15, 2018 SHOP TOUR, 10AM - NOON
Shop of Stan Armstrong, 356 Virginia Hills Drive, Martinez, CA 94553.

Stan Armstrong has a two car garage style shop in his back yard. It has a vaulted ceiling and measures 22' x 18' with a concrete slab with OSB and Sound Board for interior walls. The air conditioner is a Mitsubishi heat pump. He plans to install oak flooring soon and finish trimming the windows. He claims not to do great works but keeps trying. Recently he's decided to do more with hand tools and less with machine tools.

Sorry, no pets or minor children due to liability issues.

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SATURDAY, October 4, 2018 SHOP TOUR, 10AM - NOON
Shop of Thomas Meyers' Wood and Metal Shops, 150 Topaz Lane, Pleasant Hill CA 94523.

Thomas Meyers is a lifetime woodworker, metalworker, machinery restorer, and shade tree car, motorcycle, and boat mechanic. Come visit Tom's shops and share stories of current and past projects.

Sorry, no pets or minor children due to liability issues.

Directions:
From Lafayette, Moraga, Orinda and points west:
·  Take Highway 24 East to exit 14 for Pleasant Hill Road North for about 2 miles
·  Go past Taylor to the second signal
·  Turn Right onto Paso Nogal Road
·  Make an immediate Right onto Topaz
·  Go to the end of the cul-de-sac, last home on the Right

From Walnut Creek and points east and south:
·  Take 680 north to Taylor/Willow Pass Exit
·  Turn Left (West) at the bottom of the ramp
·  Turn right onto Pleasant Hill Road
·  Turn Right onto Paso Nogal Road
·  Make an immediate Right onto Topaz
·  Go to the end of the cul-de-sac, last home on the Right

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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.





Paul Mueller
Paul Mueller
- Tea box (cover of FWW magazine August 2018) Wenge oil finish.



Wayne Shipman
Wayne Shipman
- 20" Dia. X 7" tall Popped Corn Bowl Inlaid with Mica Stone, American Elm, Polyurethane, This is the most unique / one of a kind pieces I've created.



Wayne Shipman
Wayne Shipman
- 13" Diameter X 4" tall Salad Bowl, American Elm, Danish Watco Oil - Penetrating Finish.



George Schiller
George Schiller
- Box, Sapele, Shoe Polish.



Bob Ebe
Bob Ebe
- Yeung Chan Knife and chisel, Claro walnut, Maloof oil/wax finish with antique oil.



Peggy Gipps
Peggy Gipps
- 45-Degree chisel, future handle and original steel Purpleheart None yet! Chisel sides are angled for dovetails.



Jim H Fleming
Jim H Fleming
- Hawaiiian Wedding Box, Koa, Mango, Ebony, Walnut; Liberon finishing oil, shellac. Shop made plywood, hinges, catches and handles.



Ed Steffinger
Ed Steffinger
- Garden Bench, Sapele, Penofin, Tim's most popular Sketch-up design



Jeff Traeger
Jeff Traeger
- Yeung Chan Knife and case, African Padauk, Polyurethane.



David Lipscomb
David Lipscomb
- Right-handed marking knife, HSS, Walnut, B/E Maple, Beeswax.



Jeff Traeger
Jeff Traeger
- Jewelry Box with Tray, fabric lined, Granadillo (Mexican Rosewood) Oil and wax. Sample for Box Making class.



Bob Bean
Bob Bean
- Salt & Pepper Shakers, Bay Laurel, Used alcohol based shoe dye, Polyurethane.



Bob Hoellwarth
Bob Hoellwarth
- Marking Knife, Padauk, Polycrylic



Jim H Fleming
Jim H Fleming
- Marking Knife with scabbard, Iron Bark Eucalyptus / Madrone. Spray Lacquer. Great Project.



Len Sauer
Len Sauer
- Knife, Claro Walnut Handle.



David Howe
David Howe
- Box - Maple, walnut, Polishing wheel and wax (Beall Buffing system). Box Making class.



Duke Herrero
Duke Herrero
- Pembroke Table circa 1790 Baltimore.





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June 2018 Shop Tour Photos

Despite a single car fatal crash that closed highway 24 for several hours, several club members braved through the traffic jam and made it to the Berkeley Boat tour on July 21.

Our Shop Tour for July was at the Berkeley Boathouse, which is a project of Waterfront Workshops. Waterside Workshops provides youth vocational training in a reclaimed building at Berkeley Aquatic Park. The facility includes bicycle repair and boat building shops, bicycle and boat rentals, and Berkeley's only youth-run coffee shop.

The boat building program is directed by Helder Parreira, a native of the Azores and a UC Berkeley graduate in Archeology. After archeological studies worldwide, Helder studied boatbuilding in the Azores as an apprentice to a master whaleboat builder with further studies in California. Using traditional methods and materials, as well as shop-made tools, Helder's Berkeley students build canoes, punts and skiffs and have even restored a Venetian gondola.

For pictures and further information about Berkeley Boathouse and Waterside Workshops, go to http://watersideworkshops.org.

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Shop Tour at Doug Sleeter's Shop of Lafayette.
Shop Tour at Berkeley Boathouse.



Shop Tour at Doug Sleeter's Shop of Lafayette.
Shop Tour at Berkeley Boathouse.



Shop Tour at Doug Sleeter's Shop of Lafayette.
Shop Tour at Berkeley Boathouse.



Shop Tour at Doug Sleeter's Shop of Lafayette.
Shop Tour at Berkeley Boathouse.



Shop Tour at Doug Sleeter's Shop of Lafayette.
Shop Tour at Berkeley Boathouse.



Shop Tour at Doug Sleeter's Shop of Lafayette.
Shop Tour at Berkeley Boathouse.



Shop Tour at Doug Sleeter's Shop of Lafayette.
Shop Tour at Berkeley Boathouse.



Shop Tour at Doug Sleeter's Shop of Lafayette.
Shop Tour at Berkeley Boathouse.



Shop Tour at Doug Sleeter's Shop of Lafayette.
Shop Tour at Berkeley Boathouse.



Shop Tour at Doug Sleeter's Shop of Lafayette.
Shop Tour at Berkeley Boathouse.



Shop Tour at Doug Sleeter's Shop of Lafayette.
Shop Tour at Berkeley Boathouse.








Jim Rodgers
Jim Rodgers
- Camphor Wood Crotch Platter.



Peter Twelker
Peter Twelker
- Norfork Island Pine Bowl.



Pamela Andenmatten
Pamela Andenmatten
- Small Acrylic Boxes.



Pamela Andenmatten
Pamela Andenmatten
- Acrylic Braceletts.



Gary Seidlitz
Gary Seidlitz
- Tupelo Wood Bowl.



Carl Gentry
Carl Gentry
- Vintage Gear Driven Nut Cracker.



Bob Nolan
Bob Nolan
- Desk Clock



Jay Holland
Jay Holland
- Liquid Amber Carved Vase.



Herb Caraway
Herb Caraway
- Black Acacia Bowl.



Herb Caraway
Herb Caraway
- Black Acacia Bowl.



Jack Giolitti
Jack Giolitti
- Segmented Bowl with Tear Drop Feature Ring.



Pete Nakatani
Pete Nakatani
- Dahlia Flower.






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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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