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 Turning Special Interest Group (SIG) 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.
||SHOP TOUR, Rich Bourdon, Oakland CA
||Turning SIG, Ed Steffinger, Half-turned Boxes
||DW Monthly Meeting, DARRELL STIMSON, Restoration
||SHOP TOUR, Chuck Kreiger, San Ramon
||Turning SIG, Group Presentation - Safety Topics (Breathing)
||DW Monthly Meeting, JULIE COHEN, Artist
||SHOP TOUR, Duke Herrero, Orinda, CA
||Turning SIG, John Cobb, Hollow Vessels
||DW Monthly Meeting, STEVE RAMSEY - 3rd Wednesday
||SHOP TOUR, Dave Wittenbrock, Walnut Creek, CA
||DW Monthly Meeting, Open
||Turning SIG, Corwin Jones, Spheres
||SHOP TOUR, DeWayne Ruwe Pleasant Hill, CA
||SHOP TOUR, Gordon Fry, Concord
APRIL 09, 2014 MEETING, PHEC MULTI-PURPOSE ROOM , 7-9 PM.
DARRELL STIMSON, Restoration
Darrell Stimsom, the Wood Wizard takes pride in bringing old fashioned hands-on craftsmanship to nicked or gnarled wood furniture. Darrell began his career in furniture touch-up at age 14. One of his neighbors in Los Gatos owned an antique shop where he started. sanding and stripping furniture for $1.25 an hour.
Darrell got fully onto his career track when he went to work at a Santa Clara refinishing shop operated by an elderly Italian craftsman named Phil Castanza. "Mr. Castanza taught me the old-world technology of furniture touch-up," Stimson says. "He would tell me to watch carefully because I was the last kid he would ever teach this to." I learned all the basics from him. You can learn a lot more about Darrell at http://awoodwizard.com/
MAY 14, 2014 MEETING, PHEC MULTI-PURPOSE ROOM , 7-9 PM.
JULIE COHEN, Artist.
Julie Cohen has been a member of the Diablo Woodworkers for close to 10 years and has created some spectacular works of art. Check out the "Members Projects" section at the top of the page. Julie has recently discovered a niche for her woodworking that reflects her values. She builds plain wooden kosher caskets that will biodegrade, with three holes cut in the bottom to give the deceased contact with the earth. If you look down the page to the “What's New” section there is recent article on Julie's work.
3 Marquetry pictures she made by stacking the veneers giving different color wood to the pictures.
JUNE 18, 2014 MEETING, PHEC MULTI-PURPOSE ROOM , 7-9 PM.
--- 3rd Wednesday ---
Steve Ramsey is dedicated to changing the perception of woodworking to Woodworking should be fun. He has produced a huge library of wood working videos at http://www.youtube.com/user/stevinmarin and has ongoing discussions on Facebook, Twitter Google+ and other social media. Check out his web page at Woodworking for Mere Mortals which is dedicated to making woodworking easy, fun and accessible. http://www.woodworkingformeremortals.com/ I know you will enjoy the variety of subjects Steve addresses and don't forget to bring any questions you might like to discuss.
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 9, 2014 meeting. We hope to see all of you on a regular basis. Please send your e-mail address to Jeff Traeger to receive notice of club events and other announcements.
NEXT SHOP TOURS/SAWDUST SESSIONS
SATURDAY, March 29th 2014 Shop Tour, 10AM - NOON.
Rich Bourdon, Design Workshops 486 Lesser St, Oakland CA. 94601
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Our March Speaker, Rich Bourdon, is giving us a tour of their workshop. We'll have a tour around the shop and see where the Design Workshop's fantastic projects are created.
Come drink coffee eat cookies and discuss woodworking techniques.
Directions: 486 Lesser Street Oakland, CA. 94601
- From Oakland Take I-880 South to High Street Exit
- Take the High Street Exit
- High Street Exits onto Oakport Street
- Stay on Oakport Street to Lesser Street
- Turn right onto Lesser Street
- 486 Lesser is on your left
SATURDAY, April 19th 2014 Shop Tour, 10AM - NOON.
Chuck Kreiger, 315 Rio Grande Place, San Ramon, CA 94582
Our tour today is at Chuck’s workshop. We’ll see Chuck’s workshop and view some of his projects. Come drink coffee eat cookies and discuss woodworking techniques.
Refreshments: Cookies and coffee will be served.
- Off I-680 at Crow Canyon
- East on Crow Canyon 2 miles to Canyon Crest Drive
- Left on Canyon Crest Drive to Rio Grande Place
- House is on the corner
Note: Canyon Crest Drive is a horseshoe that intersects Crow Canyon twice. Drive past the first intersection of Crow Canyon and Canyon Crest Dr. to the second intersection of Canyon Crest Dr. (approximately 0.5 mile.) Turn left at the second intersect of Crow Canyon and Canyon Crest Drive (at the Golden View School) proceed past 3 streets to your right to Rio Grande Place, the 4th street. (There is a Rio Grande Court just before Rio Grande Place, don't confuse the two!)
SATURDAY, May 17th 2014 Shop Tour, 10AM - NOON.
Duke Herrero, Orinda, CA
SATURDAY, June 21st 2014 Shop Tour, 10AM - NOON.
Dave Wittenbrock, Walnut Creek, CA
SATURDAY, July 19th 2014 Shop Tour, 10AM - NOON.
DeWayne Ruwe, Pleasant Hill, CA
NEXT SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS SPEAKERS
May 1st , 2014 Turning SIG, Room-108, 7-9 PM. – Group Presentation - Safety Topics (Breathing)
- Sharpening – Jim Rodgers
- Machine Safety – Jim Rodgers
- Breathing – Ed Steffinger
- Toxic Woods – John Doyen / Tony Wolcott
- Chemical – Ron Tinay
- Clothing / Shop Tidiness – Andrew Baxter
Calculating Safe Operating Speeds for the lathe:
Minimum Speed = 6000 ÷ Diameter of Blank
Maximum Speed = 9000 ÷ Diameter of Blank
Example: Blank to 8” Diameter
Minimum Speed = 6000 ÷ 8 = 750 rpm
Maximum Speed = 9000 ÷ 8 = 1,125 rpm
June 5th , 2014 Turning SIG, Room-108, 7-9 PM. – John Cobb - Hollow Vessels
July 10th, 2014 2nd Thursday Turning SIG, Room-108, 7-9 PM. – Corwin Jones - Spheres
August 7th, 2014 Turning SIG, Room-108, 7-9 PM - John Lawson – Piggy & Mouse Banks.
September 4th, 2014 Turning SIG, Room-108, 7-9 PM - Jim Rodgers – Threaded Lidded Boxes.
October 2nd, 2014 Turning SIG, Room-108, 7-9 PM - Bruce Lichti – Christmas Ornaments.
November 6th, 2014 Turning SIG, Room-108, 7-9 PM - Jim Rodgers – Tool Making.
December 4th, 2014 Turning SIG, Room-108, 7-9 PM - Jim Rodgers – Sharpening.
January 8th, 2015 Turning SIG, Room-108, 7-9 PM - Andrew Baxter – Routed Fluted Turnings.
February 5th, 2015 Turning SIG, Room-108, 7-9 PM - John Doyen and/or Jan Blumer – Wood Storage and Preparation.
March 5th, 2015 Turning SIG, Room-108, 7-9 PM - Jan Blumer – Finishing.
April 2nd, 2015 Turning SIG, Room-108, 7-9 PM - Tim Killen – Windsor Chairs / Finishing.
May 7th, 2015 Turning SIG, Room-108, 7-9 PM - Mike Budesilich – Carved Bowls / Boxes.