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.


NEXT MEETING DETAIL

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 will be discussed. Bring your questions and I hopefully can answer one or two of them.

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

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PREVIOUS MEETING

SEPTEMBER 12th, 2018 MEETING, MULTI-USE ROOM 7-9 PM.
Sheri TharpSHERI THARP - Woodcarver.


Wood, Steel and Imagination. Sheri Tharp has been teaching students Wood carving for over 34 years. The classes are an eclectic mix of ages, genders, and skill levels. Walk into a class and you may see senior citizen carving next to a 12 year old and the veteran carver may be the 12 year old. The classes are a creative community centered around love of making in wood.

Sheri has worked in her family owned cabinet shop and has carved architectural carvings, signs and done carving repairs. Artistcally her first love is mask carving. In the past 6 years she has stated exploring Balinese mask carving and is adding those skills. See her website: www.tharpcarvingstudio.com.

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Sheri Tharp
Sheri Tharp
Sheri Tharp
Sheri Tharp


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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

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

New members:

  1. Matthew Welsh


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Mt. Diablo Woodturning Center's Monthly Meeting Details

October 04, 2018 WOODTURNERS, ROOM-108, 7-9 PM.
Wendy Lacy Drop Spindles and Support Spindles.

Wendy LacyGreeting Woodturners!

Wendy Lacy: Drop Spindles and Support spindles for Making Yarn

Hand spindles have been used to make string, yarn and thread for over ten thousand years. Before the invention of the spinning wheel and the industrial revolution, hand spindles were the main means of introducing twist into fiber used to produce textiles, rope and baskets. Today, the use of hand spindles fits nicely into the slow movement; a cultural shift toward slowing down life's pace. Creating one's own yarn for knitting and weaving projects is peaceful and mesmerizing.

Wendy Lacy Drop SpindleDrop spindles and support spindles are two main types of hand spindles that are both beautiful and functional. During the evening, different types of drop spindles will be available to analyze and the process of using a drop spindle to make yarn will be demonstrated.

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SHOP TOURS/SAWDUST SESSION DETAILS

SATURDAY, September 15, 2018 SHOP TOUR, 10AM - NOON
Shop of Stan Armstrong, 356 Virginia Hills Drive, Martinez, CA 94553.

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.

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

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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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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.



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

Jim Rodgers is the long-time head teacher of Mount Diablo Adult Education's woodturning program. "Shops" is not a typographical error: Jim has a woodworking shop and a metalworking shop, where he makes a variety of turning tools. Jim is a congenial guy and is a great host.

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For pictures and further information about Jim Rodgers, go to http://jlrodgers.com/.

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Jim Rodgers' metal and wood working shops.
Jim Rodgers'Jim Rodgers' metal and wood working shops.



Jim Rodgers' metal and wood working shops.
Jim Rodgers' metal and wood working shops.



Jim Rodgers' metal and wood working shops.
Jim Rodgers' metal and wood working shops.



Jim Rodgers' metal and wood working shops.
Jim Rodgers' metal and wood working shops.



Jim Rodgers' metal and wood working shops.
Jim Rodgers' metal and wood working shops.



Jim Rodgers' metal and wood working shops.
Jim Rodgers' metal and wood working shops.



Jim Rodgers' metal and wood working shops.
Jim Rodgers' metal and wood working shops.



Jim Rodgers' metal and wood working shops.
Jim Rodgers' metal and wood working shops.



Jim Rodgers' metal and wood working shops.
Jim Rodgers' metal and wood working shops.



Jim Rodgers' metal and wood working shops.
Jim Rodgers' metal and wood working shops.



Jim Rodgers' metal and wood working shops.
Jim Rodgers' metal and wood working shops.








Andrew Baxter
Andrew Baxter
- Fluted Bowl with Cover - English Walnut and Acacia.



Andrew Baxter
Andrew Baxter
- Fluted Bowl with Cover - Liquid Amber.



Chuck Cottril
Chuck Cottril
- Natural Edge Bowl - Red Eucalyptus.


Curtis Maxwell
Curtis Maxwell
- Privet Tree Bowls.



Pete Nakatani
Pete Nakatani
- Checkering Tool.



Ed Steffinger
Ed Steffinger
- Iron Bark Eucalyptus Bowl.



Ed Steffinger
Ed Steffinger
- Large Iron Bark Eucalyptus Bowl.



Hugh Bevan-Thomas
Hugh Bevan-Thomas
- Shaped Edge Bowl with Inlay.



Hugh Bevan-Thomas
Hugh Bevan-Thomas
- Black Locust wood bowl.



Don Gouveia
Don Gouveia
- Basket Illusion Pine Wood Bowl with Dyed Rim.


Don Gouveia
Don Gouveia
- Spalted Pine Compound Miter Bowl.


Ed Steffinger
Ed Steffinger
- Sepele and Maple Tankard and Cup.



Ed Steffinger
Ed Steffinger
- Pair of Carob Wood Cups.



Ed Steffinger
Ed Steffinger
- Cup with Saucer.






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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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