Diablo Woodworkers


JUNE 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.

July 11, 2018 MEETING, PHEC MAT ROOM, 7-9 PM. MARK HARPAINTER - Furniture Conservation.
Aug 08, 2018 ANNUAL SUMMER SOCIAL, 6-9 PM. PLEASANT HILL PARK, GREGORY AND CLEVELAND STS.


NEXT MEETING DETAIL

Mark Harpainter
JULY 11, 2018 MEETING PHEC, MAT ROOM 7-9 PM.
MARK HARPAINTER - Furniture Conservation.

Mark has been practicing conservation and restoration of furniture and wooden artifacts for over forty years. For the past thirty five years, he has been in private practice in Berkeley.

He has worked for both private and public/institutional collections, ranging from the U.S. State Department in Washington DC, to Iolani Palace in Honolulu HI.

He will present a brief case-specific overview of some recent treatments encompassing a variety of media and techniques in furniture conservation.

   

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

BBQOur Annual Summer Social will again be held at the Pleasant Hill Park, Gregory and Cleveland Streets. 6 pm to 9 pm, August 8th.

The club will provide the main dishes and beverages, and would ask you to bring something special from your kitchen (like a side dish, salad or dessert) enough for 6 people to share with the group.

Also, when you arrive, lend a hand setting up, it will help a lot, thanks.

We need you to bring your checks for $15 per person to the July meeting so we can complete the planning for the Summer BBQ.

We are having BBQ ribs and Roast Chicken plus Vegetarian entrees. We need a "veggie" head count so please note that when signing up or mailing your check.

Wine, beer, sodas, water and ICE CREAM will be provided.

Make your checks out to Diablo Woodworkers, and bring them to the July meeting or (if you forget) send them to:
Harold Mantle
10 Allendale Ct.
Walnut Creek, CA 94595-1401

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PREVIOUS MEETING

Joseph Brody
JUNE 13,2018 MEETING PHEC, MAT ROOM 7-9 PM.
JOSEPH BRODY - Confluence Furniture.

Joseph BrodyFrom Mass Production to Hand Made. Joseph Brody spent 10 years in Asia sourcing furniture for American companies, but stepped away from that world to study traditional craftsmanship in Maine. He moved back to Walnut Creek last year and set up shop to produce his own designs. Click on images to enlarge.

Joseph Brody   Joseph Brody

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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

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

New members:

  1. Doug Sleeter


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Mt. Diablo Woodturning Center’s Monthly Meeting Details

July 05, 2018 WOODTURNERS, ROOM-108, 7-9 PM.
Jim Rodgers – Turning for Furniture

Greeting Woodturners!

"Turning for furniture" means making duplicate spindles. Jim will show you how to transfer dimensions from a drawing, duplicate those dimensions, and make several pieces alike.

Jim will show the simplest leg that can be easily copied – the bamboo pattern leg.

Lastly, Jim will demonstrate turning a Queen Ann footed leg as a single spindle project."

See Jim's web site at: http://jlrodgers.com/index.shtml

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August 02, 2018 WOODTURNERS, ROOM-108, 7-9 PM.
Jay Holland – Carving on Bowls and Platers

Greeting Woodturners!

Come see Jay Holland demonstrate his award winning Carving and Pyrography talents.

Jay will demonstrate how to add additional enhancements to your turnings through the use of carving and pyrography. Click on Jay's image to enlarge --->.

Jay Holland     Jay Holland     Jay Holland

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SHOP TOURS/SAWDUST SESSION DETAILS

SATURDAY, JULY 21, 2018 SHOP TOUR, 10AM - NOON
Berkeley Boathouse 84 Bolivar Drive, Berkeley.

Our Shop Tour for July will be 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.

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

Directions:

From Contra Costa County, follow Highway 24 West through the Caldecott Tunnels; take Highway 580 W (Exit 2B) toward San Francisco/Sacramento; stay right to transition onto Highway 580/80 E toward Berkeley/Sacramento; take University Avenue (Exit 11) toward Berkeley; take immediate ramp toward Frontage Road; right onto Second Street; right on Addison Street; left on 80 Bolivar Drive to Berkeley's Aquatic Park. Waterside Workshops is the complex of maroon colored buildings on the water's edge, 100 yards north of the Bolivar and Bancroft intersection. Look for the blue façade of Berkeley Boathouse.

Via BART: The nearest station is North Berkeley. You can bike or walk from there. Head west on Delaware until you reach 4th Street, turn left on 4th, right on Addison, cross over the train tracks and stay on Addison until it terminates at Bolivar Drive. Turn left on Bolivar. Waterside will be the maroon colored complex of buildings on the right. Again, look for the blue facade of Berkeley Boathouse.

Click for Google Maps Directions

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SATURDAY, August 18, 2018 SHOP TOUR, 10AM - NOON
Shops of Jim Rodgers, 236 Briar Drive, Martinez, CA 94553.

Jim Rodgers is the long-time head teacher of Mount Diablo Adult Education's woodturning program. "Shops" is not a typographical error: Jim has a woodworking shop and a metalworking shop, where he makes a variety of turning tools. Jim is a congenial guy and will be a great host.

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 1.9 miles
  • Keep left onto Taylor Boulevard 2.6 miles
  • Use the left two lanes to turn left onto Pleasant Hill Road for 1.9 miles
  • Turn right onto Macalvey Drive for 0.2 miles
  • Turn right on Sunnybrae Drive for 0.1 miles
  • Turn left on Briar drive to #236

From Walnut Creek and points east and south:

  • Take 680 north to Highway 4 west, towards Martinez and Richmond.
  • Exit onto Morello Boulevard south.
  • Turn right onto Macalvey Drive
  • Turn left onto Sunnybrae Drive
  • Turn left on Briar drive to #236

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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
- Backgammon Game, Assorted veneers, General Finish. Dimes inset into each piece; this is the last one!



Kirby Elvin
Kirby Elvin
- Yin-Yang boxes, Blood-walnut, etc, General Finish. For the craft show.



Peggy Gipps
Peggy Gipps
- Child's Step Stool - Cherry, maple, Wipe-on Poly. 9 of 9.



Bob Hoellwarth
Bob Hoellwarth
- Green bananas and half-scale yellow bananas, Fir, poplar. Titebond, Paint, Polycrilic.



Tim Killen
Tim Killen
- English Serpentine Chest, Mahogany with Monterey Pine secondary wood. French Polish with Seedlac, rubbed out with pumice. Challenging.



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






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June 2018 Shop Tour Photos

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Shop Tour at Doug Sleeter's Shop of Lafayette.
Shop Tour at Doug Sleeter's Shop of Pleasanton.



Shop Tour at Doug Sleeter's Shop of Lafayette.
Shop Tour at Doug Sleeter's Shop of Pleasanton.



Shop Tour at Doug Sleeter's Shop of Lafayette.
Shop Tour at Doug Sleeter's Shop of Pleasanton.



Shop Tour at Doug Sleeter's Shop of Lafayette.
Shop Tour at Doug Sleeter's Shop of Pleasanton.



Shop Tour at Doug Sleeter's Shop of Lafayette.
Shop Tour at Doug Sleeter's Shop of Pleasanton.



Shop Tour at Doug Sleeter's Shop of Lafayette.
Shop Tour at Doug Sleeter's Shop of Pleasanton.



Doug Sleeter of Pleasanton

Doug is a relatively new member, so this is a great opportunity to get to know him.

Here is Doug's description of his shop:

Last year, I turned an old detached "shed" building on the side my house into a 500 sq ft workshop. We poured a foundation slab, added a 50amp sub panel, dust collection system, sheetrock, barn doors, and re-roofed to make it a very nice space for a workshop. It has a separate entrance from a side gate on the house, and I'm still adding new features all the time. So it's definitely a work in progress. The tools so far include a Sawstop 36" table saw, Powermatic jointer, Jet surface planer, and a Laguna 14bx band saw.






Carl Gentry
Carl Gentry
- Classic (1870s to 1910s) Buck Brothers Cast Steel Chisel.



Gerry Seidlitz
Gerry Seidlitz
- Ash Wood Bowl with interesting grain pattern.



Steve Griswald
Steve Griswald
- Madrone wood Hollow Form.



John Lawson
John Lawson
- Iron Bark Eucalyptus Bowl with Turquoise Ring.



Ervin Juenemann
Ervin Juenemann
- Prune wood Goblet.






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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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