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March 2014 Meeting Newsletter

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APRIL 09, 2014 MEETING, PHEC MULTI-PURPOSE ROOM , 7-9 PM.
DARRELL STIMSON, Restoration

Darrell StimsonDarrell Stimson, 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/

 

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MARCH 12, 2014 MEETING, PHEC MULTI-PURPOSE ROOM , 7-9 PM.
RON ASHBY, Shellac.net

Ron AshbyRon Ashby has been in and around woodworking since childhood, and comes from a long line of woodworkers whose ancestry goes back to Kent in England. Thus, he grew up in his father's woodworking shop, and though he has made forays into other areas, he always reverted to woodworking and finishing. - The other trades that attracted him were photography, where he functioned as a professional, and for a time, silver-smithing, two other areas that rely on visual effect. After a stint in the Air Force as a photographer, he moved to Mendocino in the late 'sixties where he set up shop specializing in custom furniture, finishing/refinishing and architectural woodwork.

Over time, finishing emerged as a special focus. The finish, he says, is a woodworker's calling card. A supply business began as a side line, to bring a source of quality materials to the West Coast. Along the line, Ron also did antique restoration and repair as well, and taught finishing and finish repair classes for over twelve years. Consulting, and setting up finishing operations for small custom shops and factories around the US, Indonesia and England "has been an education in itself" says Ron. Today, his business, Shellac.net Wood Finish Supply is a going entity that demands the full attention of himself and his wife, Jackie. Shellac.net is devoted to providing quality traditional materials to woodworkers and finishers. - If Ron gets the chance, though, he fires up his shop and gets busy again. Woodworking is in his blood.




WHAT'S NEW
NEW Planning for the December 2014 Craft Fair - March 2014 news.

NEW Disabled Veterans Community Project - Feb 2014 news.

Julie Cohen's work was published in the Lamorinda Sun a section of the Contra Costa Times on Friday June 14th 2013

Campolindo Woodshop Safety Manual - Copies of the 'Campolindo Woodshop Safety Manual' are available to club members. Please contact: Ron Kersey at or (925) 944-5471.

CCT Another news article about Woodworking is Therapy for the Vets. Aug 2013

“Hats off” to David Lipscomb, Harold Mantle and Tim Killen who started this program and Dan Salter and Ron Kersey who have also assisted. Thanks also to member donations and Mt. Diablo Adult Education for making this program possible. -- Jeff Traeger.

CCT news article about the Vets. Aug. 2013

Martinez Jury Room Cabinet Activity

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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 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/

Darrell Stimson

 

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.
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.
STEVE RAMSEY


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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.

Steve Ramsey


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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 March 12, 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.

New Members:

  • John Stice
  • William Guadamuz
  • Darrell Stimson
  • Mark Merker
  • Stephan Johnson
  • Pat Dimaggio


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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.

Directions:

  • 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



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April 3rd, 2014 Turning SIG, Room-108, 7-9 PM. – Ed Steffinger - Half-turned Boxes.

May 1st , 2014 Turning SIG, Room-108, 7-9 PM. – Group Presentation - Safety Topics (Breathing)

June 5th , 2014 Turning SIG, Room-108, 7-9 PM. – John Cobb - Hollow Vessels

July 10th , 2014 Turning SIG, Room-108, 7-9 PM. – Corwin Jones - Spheres





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Andy Ferguson
Andy Ferguson
- Bentwood laminated mahogany mirror.



Dan DeGennaro
Dan DeGennaro
- Alder 31 Model A Truck & Teardrop Trailer.



Dan DeGennaro
Dan DeGennaro
- American Elm Mission Style Desk.



Dan DeGennaro
Dan DeGennaro
- Mahogany and Poplar Tool Chest.



Daniel Lindholm
Daniel Lindholm
- Segmented Cherry and African Mahogany Vase with gold leaf.



Stephan Johnson
Stephan Johnson
- Turned Refrigerator Magnets.



Tim Killen
Tim Killen
- Maloof Stand-up Desk Monterey Pine, shellac.



Kirby Elvin
Kirby Elvin
- Cherry and Durly Eucalyptus Jewelry Box.



Dan DeGennaro
Dan DeGennaro
- Pine Saw Till with Restored Saws.



Dan DeGennaro
Dan DeGennaro
- Pine Dog Bunkbed.



Dan DeGennaro
Dan DeGennaro
- Mahogany and Poplar Tool Chest.



Jim H. Fleming
Jim H. Fleming
Cherry Office Dresser.



Sam Altshuler
Sam Altshuler
- Mahogany Piano Stool.



Wayne Stolte
Wayne Stolte
- Birdseye Maple and Walnut Step-stool.






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March 29, 2014 Shop Tour
Our March Speaker, Rich Bourdon of Design Workshops 486 Lesser St, Oakland CA., gave us a tour of their workshop. We toured around the shop and saw where the Design Workshop's fantastic projects were created.



Don Gouveia
Don Gouveia
- Maple Bowl with floating foot.



Jim Rodgers
Jim Rodgers
- Describing a bowl from a board.



Jack Giolitti
Jack Giolitti
- Segmented Vessel and Bowl from a board.



Tom Howard
Tom Howard
- Knotted Goblet and Carved Box.



John Doyen
John Doyen
- Eucalyptus Bowl.



Ron Tinay
Ron Tinay
- Segmented Vessel.


Gene Wagg
Gene Wagg
- Describing a milk painted bowl.


Bruce Seguine
Bruce Seguine
- Segmented Platter.


Andrew Baxter
Andrew Baxter
- Fluted Platter.


Obie Gilkerson
Obie Gilkerson
- Carob Bowl.





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Martinez Cabinet
Art from a local artist, Carole Dwinell.
Martinez Jury Room Cabinet
The right cabinet displays Diablo Woodworkers art.
New projects are put in the cabinets every 2 months so be sure and stop by to see the current displays.


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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

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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 Traeger to get it in the Newsletter or emailed to members.

Diablo Woodworkers Logo and Members Name Shirts and other clothing are available from Marlene Pringle, see her at a coming meeting. She has a catalog of a large variety of garments that are available. Phone: 925-682-3919, http://www.companycasuals.com/marleneemb//start.jsp



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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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