Diablo Woodworkers


SEPTEMBER 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.

Oct 10, 2018 MEETING PHEC, 7-9 PM. MULTI-USE ROOM, TONY WOLCOTT - California Native Plants, their Identification and Wood Usage.
Nov 14, 2018 MEETING PHEC, 7-9 PM. MAT ROOM, MICHAEL SELSER - Hall Table Build.


NEXT MEETING DETAIL

NOVEMBER 14th, 2018 MEETING, MAT ROOM 7-9 PM.
MICHAEL SELSER - Hall Table Build.

Mike will present some of the unique design features as well as some of the techniques used and challenges encountered in building his award winning hall table. Here is the description that Jeff Traeger sent out to the club about this table: I am proud to announce that Mike Selser, a member of Diablo Woodworkers and a long-time student in Brian Condran's Master Series class at the adult school, tied for first place in the furniture category of the Sonoma Woodworker's Artistry in Wood show in Santa Rosa. A picture of his prize-winning table is shown below. The show opens to the public on Friday, November 17th and runs through January 7th. Go here for more information about the show: http://sonomawoodworkers.com/AiW_j_composite

Michael Selser

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PREVIOUS MEETING

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 were discussed.

tony-wolcott-go-native-see-california.pdf

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

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

New members:

  1. Bob Davis
  2. Margaret Lyman
  3. Nicole Ockand
  4. Matthew Welsh


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Mt. Diablo Woodturning Center's Monthly Meeting Details

Chuck Cottril - Oneway SystemNovember 01, 2018 WOODTURNERS, ROOM-108, 7-9 PM.
Chuck Cottril Coring Bowl Sets Oneway System

Chuck will demonstrate using the Oneway Bowl Coring System to create several bowls from a single large chunk of wood on the lathe. The bowls then nest inside each other like a set of bowls you might buy.

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SHOP TOURS/SAWDUST SESSION DETAILS

SATURDAY, October 20, 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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SATURDAY, November 17, 2018 SHOP TOUR, 10AM - NOON
Shop of Adam White, 908 Windward Drive, Rodeo, CA 94572.

Adam has a hybrid metal/woodworking shop in his two car garage. He's currently working to finish a kayak built out of dog ear fence pickets that he started probably 9 years ago. It has been appropriately named "Decade". He also has a large Powermatic drill press on which he replaced the 3 phase motor with a 1 phase motor, but hasn't installed a mag switch yet. Many of us will recognize long-term projects and improvements in process.

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

Click for Google Maps Directions

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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.



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Kirby Elvin
Kirby Elvin
- Fly rod cases - Paduak & Bamboo, Poly finish.



Tim Killen
Tim Killen
- Campeche chair Mahogany, brass tacks,
leather, linseed oil and shellac.



Andrew Friedley
Andrew Friedley
- Arts & Crafts table, White Oak, shellac.



Unknown
Unknown
- Boxes



Kevin Hennessy
Kevin Hennessy
- Tennis racquet lamp on wood base - various.



Duke Herrero
Duke Herrero
- Sheridan work station - Sycamore, walnut cherry, veneers, linseed oil and shellac.



Unknown
Unknown
- Mirror, spalted birch.



Margaret Lyman
Margaret Lyman
- Step Stool - Maple & sepele, Poly finish.



Margaret Lyman
Margaret Lyman
- Shaker table, cherry wood.



Bob Hoellwarth
Bob Hoellwarth
- Garden bench - redwood, cedar, & walnut, poly finish.



Paul Mueller
Paul Mueller
- Ditty box - African mahogany, rope.






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June 2018 Shop Tour Photos

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.

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Stan Armstrong's shop
Stan Armstrong's shop



Stan Armstrong's shop
Stan Armstrong's shop.



Stan Armstrong's shop.
Stan Armstrong's shop.



Stan Armstrong's shop.
Stan Armstrong's shop.



Stan Armstrong's shop.
Stan Armstrong's shop.



Stan Armstrong's shop.
This is Stan. Stan Armstrong's shop.








Billy L Anderson
Billy L Anderson
- Large Home Made Chuck Jaws.



Billy L Anderson
Billy L Anderson
- Maple and Canary Wood Bowl.



Billy L Anderson
Billy L Anderson
- Tulip and Black wood Bowl.



Carl Gentry
Carl Gentry
- Classic Yarn Spools.


Ervin Juenemann
Ervin Juenemann
- Segmented Light House.


Gene Blazick
Gene Blazick
- Black Acacia Serving Dish.


Hugh Bevan-Thomas
Hugh Bevan-Thomas
- Segmented Walnut Tea Pot.



Vern Stovall
Vern Stovall
- Cylinder Pencil Holder.



Vern Stovall
Vern Stovall
- Hillbilly Burial Urn.



Jack Giolitti
Jack Giolitti
- Segmented Bowl with Decorative Feature Ring.


Jack Giolitti
Jack Giolitti
- Segmented Bowl with Decorative Feature Ring.


Andrew Baxter
Andrew Baxter
- Ear Ring and Key Holder Goblet Cover plus Goblets.





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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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