Diablo Woodworkers


NOVEMBER 2016 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.

Nov 17, 2016 Shop Tour, Laney College, 900 Fallon St., Wood Technology Facility, Oakland. Thursday - 11 AM - 1 PM. NOTE: Date and Time change.
Dec 14, 2016 DW Meeting, 'THE GARDENS' at HEATHER FARM
Jan 11, 2017 DW Meeting, Mike Brawn - SFFD Senior Equipment Specifications Writer, Fleet Administration, Central Shops
Feb 8, 2017 DW Meeting, Ron Cook - Restoration services and medieval furniture
Mar 8, 2017 DW Meeting, Scott Wynn - Constructing abstract patterns on a wooden cabinet


NEXT MEETING DETAIL

DECEMBER 14, 2016 MEETING, "THE GARDENS" at HEATHER FARM, 7-9 PM.
1540 Marchbanks Drive, Walnut Creek, CA

Reserve December 14th 2016 on your calendars.

This is our festive end of year meeting, and friends and spouses are welcome.

The December club meeting, on Wednesday night the 14th of December, will be held at the Gardens at Heather Farms.

The function will be from 7PM to 9PM, however those members wishing to bring 'show and tell' items to exhibit should deliver them between 6:30 and 7:00 so that we can set them up. All items need to be removed at the end of the meeting.

Wine, and beer will be served, but feel free to bring your favorite dessert or fruit dish to share, enough for 6.

As well as door prizes, the winning ticket for the 'Maloof Rocking Chair' will be drawn. Follow its progress at shop tours.

Come along, for the final Diablo Woodworkers get together for 2016

There is off street parking in front of the Gardens at Heather Farms facility.

The address of the Gardens at Heather Farms is...
1540 Marchbanks Drive, Walnut Creek
Marchbanks Drive is off Ygnacio Valley Road, very near the John Muir Hospital.

Directions/Map to the Gardens


Christmas Elf Our December 2016 Raffle is a Maloof Rocking Chair.
Tickets are on sale at:
      November Club meeting
      December Mt. Diablo Adult Ed Craft Fair 
      December 14th Club meeting

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Diablo Woodworkers December Raffle

The 2016 Shop Tour Project is a Maloof Rocking Chair (see picture below). The rocking chair will be raffled at the December Club Meeting. Tickets may be purchased ahead of time. You do not have to be present to win.



Ticket Pricing –
1 for $5; 5 for $20; 12 for $40; 32 for $100

YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE PRESENT TO WIN

Raffle Drawing Wednesday December 14, 2016




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JANUARY 11, 2016 MEETING, PHEC MULTI-PURPOSE ROOM, 7-9 PM.
MICHAEL BRAUN – SFFD Senior Equipment Specifications Writer Fleet Administration, Central Shops.


Michael was the supervisor of the Fire Shop and the Ladder Shop for the last 21 years for the San Francisco Fire Department. He also serves on the Board of Directors for the Guardians of the City, which is the History museum for the SFFD, SFPD. He is also the Chairman of the Apparatus Committee and knows the history of the wood fire ladders which are fabricated in the ladder/pattern shop. Michael is going to talk about the history and building of the wood ladders and a general history of the Fire Dept.

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PREVIOUS MEETING

NOVEMBER 9, 2016 MEETING, PHEC MULTI-PURPOSE ROOM, 7-9 PM.
MYRON FRANKLIN –Department Chair, ROSENDO DEL TOROSOLIS – Instructor, OGHENEOVO MEKIZEDEK EVRO – Scholarship Recipient.

Laney College Wood Technology

Speaker for November 2016 MeetingThe Wood Technology department at Laney College offers daytime, evening and weekend classes for beginning and experienced woodworkers. Classes include design and construction for the woodworking professional (one and two-year programs), computer-aided design and manufacture (CAD-CAM), traditional Japanese hand tools and joinery, studio furniture-making, beginning and intermediate classes for the hobbyist as well as the opportunity to do special projects.

Courses are taught by working professionals in a well equipped, state-of-the-art woodshop. Class sizes are small and emphasize safety, as well as technique and procedure. Traditional and contemporary woodworking skills are taught in a hands-on, project based format. The Laney College team coming to our Wednesday meeting include:

  • Myron Franklin – Department Chair
  • Rosendo Del Toro Solis – Instructor
    • After coming to the US in 1993, Rosendo grew up in Oakland, eventually graduating from San Leandro High School. During his early schooling he developed a passion for woodworking and ended up winning a number of blue ribbons for his woodworking projects at the Alameda County Fair. During his senior HS year he took first place state as well as best of show. After HS he continued his education at Laney College and essentially apprenticed himself to Ron Mackrodt, the department chair at that time. Rosendo secured a position with Berkeley Mills, a local cabinet shop where he worked for eight years. After this he went back to Laney where he helped Ron in starting a new class, and where he also completed all credits necessary to obtain his AA and teaching credentials. He became an instructor at Laney in 2011, and has been teaching there ever since.
  • Ogheneovo Mekizedek Evro ("Ovo") – Current Scholarship Recipient. Currently in his second semester at Laney. Ovo was chosen for his dedication and persistence in his woodworking projects at Laney.

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WHAT'S NEW
NEW 2016 Community Project - November 2016 news.

NEW 2016 Marquetry Seminar - August 2016 by Brian Condran.


Pleasant Hill Library Cabinet Activity: The Diablo Woodworkers Display Cabinet has recently been moved to the Pleasant Hill Library. New photos posted June 27, 2016

NEW Flag Case History - August 2016



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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 November 2016 meeting. We hope to see all you on a regular basis.

New members:

Returning members are:




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Mt. Diablo Woodturning Center’s Monthly Meeting Details

December 1, 2016 Woodturners, PHEC ROOM-114, 7-9 PM.
Year End Festive Celebration

We are changing the format of our December meeting. It will be an 'End-of-Year-Celebration' with food and drinks.

Spouse and friends are invited. We would like to include them in the celebration and give them an opportunity to see some of the wonderful objects created by your friends.


Food:
  • We ask that each member bring a favorite dish: salad, finger food, dessert, etc. – enough to serve six.
  • Drinks: Coffee, tea, and soda provided

Show and Tell:
  • We urge each member to bring two items for Show & Tell.

Meeting Agenda:
  • Doors open at 6:30 PM.
  • Welcome to: members, friends and spouses.
  • Show and Tell
  • Dining & Socializing
  • Name badges - provided.

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January 12, 2017 Woodturners, PHEC ROOM-108, 7-9 PM.
Tony Wolcott – Urban Forest - Wood Species

Tonight night's presentation will look at commonly grown trees in the area, how to identify them and which ones are worth the bother. I will bring in samples of the tree for identification purposes and also wood from the tree. Some woodworkers are very good at producing a work of art from a piece of wood. However, many cannot identify trees in the environment. People can expect to learn a telling characteristic of a tree in order to correctly identify the tree. We will also discuss the proper name of the tree (and the wood) so that misleading common names are avoided. Many people will have their favorite trees and they are more than welcome to bring in samples (leaf, bark, cone, flower) or even a piece of wood. We will discuss the harder skill of identifying the 'mystery wood'.

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SHOP TOURS/SAWDUST SESSION DETAILS

Thursday, November 17, 2016 Shop Tour, 11AM - 1PM

** Thursday, November 17, 2016 Shop Tour, 11AM - 1PM**
Laney College, 900 Fallon St., Wood Technology Facility, Oakland

** Note - the day & time change **

Join Rosendo Del Toro Solis for a tour of the Laney College Wood Technology Shop.  This will be an opportunity to visit the facility where we, the Diablo Woodworkers, have endowed the Bill Tarleton Memorial Scholarship.

Directions:
The College is across the street from the Oakland Museum of California and is close to Lake Merritt and the Lake Merritt BART Station. Since parking in the area may be limited, traveling to Laney College via BART is suggested. There is public parking on the street (metered), at the Oakland Museum of California, and the Convention Center.

Bart:Utilize the 10:00 AM BART parking areas and take the train to Lake Merritt BART station, which from the East Bay will necessitate a train change at MacArthur Station,  Walk 1 1/2 blocks east on 8th Street to Laney College entrance at 900 Fallon Street.  Follow campus directions to the Wood Technology Shop in Building G Room 150.

Driving: Jackson St exit from I-980, left on Jackson to 7th St, right on 7th to Fallon St, left on Fallon St. to 10th St if parking at the Oakland Museum or the Convention Center.  Walk to Laney College at 900 Fallon St. Follow campus directions to the Wood Technology Shop in Building G Room 150.

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No Shop Tour in December

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Saturday, January 21, 2017 Shop Tour, 10AM - Noon
Kirby Elvin's Home Shop, 635 Blue Ridge Dr., Martinez

Join us for a tour of Kirby's shop.

Parking is on street. Shop is in a standard two car garage - shared with Wife's car. Kirby says he has made use of every square foot by combining different tools into a small area.

Refreshments: Coffee, cookies and donuts will be available.

Directions:

  • Exit I 680 onto Sunvalley Blvd,
  • West on Sunvalley Blvd becomes Taylor Blvd,
  • Taylor Blvd to Pleasant Hill Rd,
  • Turn right onto Pleasant Hill Rd,
  • Drive past Virginia Hills Shopping Ctr.,
  • Turn Left at the Chevron Station onto Blue Ridge Dr.,
  • Blue Ridge Dr. to #635 on left.

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Diablo Woodworkers Name Tag

Lost your name tag or never received one? Just e-mail Jeff Traeger at and provide your name as you would like it to appear. Your new name tag will be available at the next meeting at the sign-in table.





Kirby Elvin
Kirby Elvin
- Jewelry Box, Curly Maple & Black Acacia, General Finishes, "Fun to Make".



Dave Wittenbrock
Dave Wittenbrock
- Small Jewelry Box, Maple & Walnut Burl, Poly/Oil/Wax.



Jack Giolitti
Jack Giolitti
- Tequila in Wood for Aging, Various Woods, Varnish, "100% De Agave".



Duke Herrero
Duke Herrero
- Dining Table, Cherry, Boiled Linseed Oil & 100 coats Shellac, "A nightmare with oil coming through shellac".



Bill Hinds
Bill Hinds
- Shaker Inspired Hall Table, Cherry, Wipe-on-Poly, "Design from Fine Woodworking July/August 2012".



Tom Baily
Tom Baily
- Garden Bench, Alder, Latex Paint, "All mortises are pinned".



Dante Paulazzo
Dante Paulazzo
- Tongs, Claro Walnut, General Wipe-on-Poly, "Inspired by Wayne Shipman".



Dave Wittenbrock
Dave Wittenbrock
- Small Jewelry Box, Cherry & Walnut Burl, Poly/Oil/Wax.



Marvin Bargaglotti
Marvin Bargaglotti
- Candy Dish & Bottle Stoppers, Cherry & Iron Wood, Lacquer.



Richard Thomas
Richard Thomas
- Japanese Tea Ceremony Table, Cherry & Cherry Plywood, Linseed Oil/Shellac/Poly.



Bob Barnett
Bob Barnett
- Box-of-Curves, Pear, Shellac & Clapham's Beeswax, "Sides, drawer fronts, and drawer sides all from same mold".






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November 2016 Shop Tour at Jeff Traeger's Shop in Orinda
November 2016 Shop Tour at Laney College in Oakland
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November 2016 Shop Tour at Jeff Traeger's Shop in Orinda
November 2016 Shop Tour at Laney College in Oakland
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Carl Gentry
Carl Gentry
- Starret Punch Pin Write-up.



Pete Nakatani
Pete Nakatani
- Small Vase with Copper Top.



John Lawson
John Lawson
- Offset turned Goblet and Lidded Box.



Dave Wittenbrock
Dave Wittenbrock
- Bay laurel bowl with carved features.



Dave Wittenbrock
Dave Wittenbrock
- Walnut Burl hollow vessel.



Andrew Baxter
Andrew Baxter
- Pine cone Christmas Ornament on Stand.



Andrew Baxter
Andrew Baxter
- Turned Apple.



Andrew Baxter
Andrew Baxter
- Turned Christmas Ornament.



Andrew Baxter
Andrew Baxter
- Fluted Bowl with Lid.



Martin Osborn
Martin Osborn
- Musical Pen.



Carl Gentry
Carl Gentry
- Classic Starret Punch Pins.



Pete Nakatani
Pete Nakatani
- Small Vase.



Don Gouveia
Don Gouveia
- Hollow Vessel - Cherry wood.



Don Gouveia
Don Gouveia
- Hollow Vessel with feature ring.



Joel Albert
Joel Albert
- Cast Acrylic Pens.



Martin Osborn
Martin Osborn
- Collection of Turned Pens.



Martin Osborn
Martin Osborn
- Cigar Pen.



Martin Osborn
Martin Osborn
- Cigar Pen.



Martin Osborn
Martin Osborn
- Cigar Pen.



Martin Osborn
Martin Osborn
- Piccolo Pen.






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craft fair donation 01
Made by Wayne Shipman
craft fair donation 01
Made by Wayne Shipman
craft fair donation 01
Made by Wayne Shipman
craft fair donation 01
Made by Wayne Shipman
craft fair donation 01
Made by Wayne Shipman
craft fair donation 01
Made by Wayne Shipman
craft fair donation 01
Made by Wayne Shipman
craft fair donation 01
Made by Robert Shelton


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Pleasant Hill Library Cabinet Displays
The art and craft items here are from various classes in the Adult School. November 04, 2016.
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
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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