Diablo Woodworkers


August 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.

Shop Tour, Jeff Traeger – Home shop.
Sept 14 DW Meeting, CHAD MAGIERA – Original Designer and Woodworker.
Woodturners, Andrew Baxter – Spindle Turned Ornaments and Gifts.
Oct 12 DW Meeting,


NEXT MEETING DETAIL

SEPTEMBER 14, 2015 MEETING, PHEC MULTI-PURPOSE ROOM, 7-9 PM.
CHAD MAGIERA, Original Designer and Woodworker

Chad Magiera is a full-time studio artist and woodworker living and working in San Francisco's Sunset Neighborhood where he makes sculpture and experiments with furniture in his workshop. The majority of his work is carried out using hand tools and traditional methods. Chad's goal is to produce beautifully crafted objects for people to interact with.

You can see Chad's at http://www.practiceandprocess.com

Chad Maglera
Chad Maglera

Click for Directions to Meeting:

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PREVIOUS MEETING


AUGUST 10, 2016, Annual Summer Social,
6-9 PM at Pleasant Hill Park on Gregory Ln and Cleaveland.

BBQOur Annual Summer Social was at the Pleasant Hill Park, Gregory and Cleaveland Streets. 6 pm to 9 pm on August 10th.

We had BBQ ribs and Roast Chicken plus Vegetarian entrees.

Attendees brought salads, side dishes or desserts to round out the meal. Wine, beer, sodas, water and ICE CREAM were provided.

See below for Summer Social photos

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MARQUETRY SEMINAR

August 3-5, 2016, by Brian Condran

We had a great time, and Yeung Chan was a surprise visitor! He was auditing the class, and was a joy to have around. I did get him to autograph my copy of his book, and others did too.

Click images to see enhanced enlargement.

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WHAT'S NEW
2015 Community Project - December 2015 news.

NEW 2016 Community Project - June 2016 news.



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

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

New members:

  1. Jay Bako
  2. Phong Pham

Returning members are:

  1. Robert Nisbett



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Mt. Diablo Woodturning Center’s Monthly Meeting Details

September 15, 2016 Woodturners, PHEC ROOM-108, 7-9 PM.
Andrew Baxter - Spindle Turned Ornaments and Gifts

NOTE: Meeting is the 3rd Thursday

Andrew will explain how to use the basic spindle turning techniques to make beautiful hanging ornaments and gifts. Techniques to be discussed are: beads, coves, curves and square cuts. Tools for each of these techniques will also be discussed.

Andrew will also discuss a variety hanging ornaments including the inside/outside ones.

Most of the designs are simple, so use your imagination to create your own original designs.

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October 6, 2016 Woodturners, PHEC ROOM-108, 7-9 PM.
Hugh Bevan-Thomas – Making a Teapot

Hugh will demonstrate "How to make a teapot from one piece of wood, using two axes". He will start with a few slides showing the countless different turned and carved teapots being produced. Then he will demonstrate the two axes turning process.

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SHOP TOURS/SAWDUST SESSION DETAILS

Saturday, September 17, 2016 Shop Tour, 10AM - Noon
Alan Coyle Home Shop, 43 Linda Vista, Orinda.

Join us for a tour of Alan's home shop.

Alan claims that most of the better tools in his shop are "Andy-Ferguson-handoffs" which he defines as an example of inter club upgrading. The floor has been recently painted. Other than that, he claims that there haven't been many improvements to his "tidy shop."

Watch for signs about parking. Parking for 10 cars is available in the shared drive and at his house. The street dead ends just past his drive, so there is parking there as well.

Refreshments: Coffee, cookies and donuts will be available.

Directions:
  • Take State Highway 24 west to Orinda (exit-9), towards Orinda/Orinda Village.
  • Turn right towards Orinda Village onto Camino Pablo.
  •  Proceed on Camino Pablo to Camino Sobrante. 
  • Turn right onto Camino Sobrante (at the Safeway Store). 
  • Follow Camino Sobrante up the hill and turn right onto Mira Loma. 
  • Follow Mira Loma to Linda Vista. 
  • Turn left on to Linda Vista. 
  • Proceed to 43 Linda Vista. 

Click for Google Map Directions

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Saturday, October 15, 2016 Shop Tour, 10AM - Noon
Dave Greenhill's Home Shop, 188 Brown Dr., Pacheco, CA

Join us for a tour of Dave's home shop.

Dave says his shop is a working shop - nothing fancy. Parking is on the street.

Refreshments: Coffee, cookies and donuts will be available.

Directions:
  • Exit North I 680 at Concord Ave.,
  • Concord Ave to Contra Cost Blvd turn right,
  • Follow Contra Costa Blvd to Center Ave turn left,
  • Turn right on Center onto Aspen Dr. at the Fire House,
  • From Aspen Dr. turn left onto Brown Dr.,
  • #188 on right hand side.

Click for Google Map Directions

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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.








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August 2016 Shop Tour at Jeff Traeger's Shop in Orinda
August 2016 Shop Tour at Jeff Traeger's Shop in Orinda
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August 2016 Shop Tour at Jeff Traeger's Shop in Orinda
August 2016 Shop Tour at Jeff Traeger's Shop in Orinda
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David Fleisig
David Fleisig
- Square Platters with Mahoney Oil Finish



Hugh Bevan-Thomas
Hugh Bevan-Thomas
- Open Segmented Lamp - Maple and Mahogany.



Ron Tinay
Ron Tinay
- Segment Vessels using open stave construction wityh decorative beads and feathers.



Jim Rodgers
Jim Rodgers
- Simple Offset Turning - Using Glue Block.



Jim Rodgers
Jim Rodgers
- Simple Offset Turning - Using Glue Block.



Jim Rodgers
Jim Rodgers
- Segmented Pen Collection with Celtic Knots.



Andrew Baxter
Andrew Baxter
- Beautiful segmented vessel.



George Schiller
George Schiller
- Small Vessel with wave ring.



George Schiller
George Schiller
- Small Vessel with feature ring.



Ron Tinay
Ron Tinay
- Segment Vessels using open stave construction wityh decorative beads and feathers.



Don Gouveia
Don Gouveia
- Ash on Ash Staved Platter.



Don Gouveia
Don Gouveia
- Walnut with lines staved Platter.



Don Gouveia
Don Gouveia
- Side view of Walnut with lines staved Platter.



Joel Albert
Joel Albert
- Joel's Pressure/Vacuum Device for treating wood.






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Pleasant Hill Library Cabinet Displays
Craft items on display by Diablo Woodworkers
at the Pleasant Hill Library. June 27, 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

Starting with the 9/11/2001 tragedies, we are proud to have provided flag cases for many families.  It is a small token of our appreciation for the great risks police and firefighters take to keep our communities safe.

In 2001 and 2002 we sent approximately 160 flag cases to families of firefighters, police, and military who lost their lives at the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.  This was done in cooperation with a number of other woodworking clubs across the country who also provided many flag cases.

Closer to home, in 2001 we provided a flag case to the family of an Oakland Police officer who lost his life while on an undercover narcotics stakeout.

In 2002 we honored a Norcal firefighter who lost his life in a forest fire.

In 2004 flag cases honoring two police officers were donated.  One officer was with the SFPD and the other with Oakland.  The SFPD officer died when a suspect pulled and fired an assault rifle at the officer and his partner.

In 2005 three police officers were honored.  These men worked for the San Leandro, Pittsburg and Daly City Police Departments.  One was shot while attempting to arrest two robbery suspects and another was shot in an ambush attack at a residence.

2006 resulted in four local police and firefighters losing their lives.  One was a firefighter from Santa Clara who was electrocuted while fighting a fire.  The other three were police officers from San Francisco and Palo Alto.  One of the SFPD officers was killed while pursuing robbery suspects who used their van to ram the police car.  In Palo Alto an officer was shot while trying to break up a fight.

We were fortunate to not have to present any flag cases in 2007.

In 2008 two flag cases were given to families of officers from Richmond and Martinez.  While the Richmond officer died in a car wreak, his organs were donated to a man in San Francisco “who had 24 hours to live”.  As the Richmond police department said “ the last thing he did was save a life”.

In 2009, five flag cases were presented.  Four Oakland police officers lost their lives this year all resulting from a traffic stop where the suspect opened fire and killed the two investigating officers.  In the resulting manhunt the assailant killed two more officers when he was cornered in a building in Oakland.  The fifth officer was from SFPD.

In 2010 one Richmond Police officer lost his life in the line of duty.

2011, however, found one police officer and two firefighters giving their lives to protect us.  Both firefighters  were critically injured during an explosion while bravely fighting a house fire in the Diamond Heights neighborhood.  The Vallejo police officer used his patrol car to cause a suspect's SUV to spin out.  The suspect then fled on foot and was pursued by the officer.  The suspect hid behind a fence and when the officer closed on him he shot the officer.

One Concord Police Officer lost his life in the line of duty in 2012.  He was shot during a traffic stop.

In 2013 we were fortunate that again only one local police officer lost his life.  He was with the Santa Cruz police.
In 2014 we provided flag cases to the families of three policemen.  Two CHP officers were killed in a vehicle crash while responding to a 911 call.  The third officer was with the BART police and the victim of an accidental shooting by another officer.

We honored two police officers killed in the line of duty in 2015.  In San Jose, an officer  was shot and killed as he and other officers responded to a suicide threat at an apartment.  In Hayward, an officer was shot and killed while conducting a traffic stop by an occupant of the vehicle.

To date in 2016 we have presented a flag case to the family of an officer of the Richmond Police Department whom was slain at his home.



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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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