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Mike Budesilich
MARCH 11th, 2020 DIABLO WOODWORKERS MEETING, MULTI-USE ROOM, PHEC, 7-9 PM.
Mike Budesilich is an award winning master wood carver.

Mike is a Diablo Woodworkers member and teacher at the Adult Ed school.

As a young boy, Mike remembers sitting on the back porch watching his grandfather carve farm animals from a small piece of wood. Fascinated by the unlimited carving possibilities that began with whittling, he convinced his grandfather to teach him.

Mike left his grandfather’s porch, went to school, joined the Navy, and returned to the area to work for Pacific Gas and Electric. But his passion for wood carving was always been with him, and it would become his full-time career more than 40 years after learning the skill of whittling farm animals from his grandfather.

On March 11th, Mike will be sharing his experience and insights about carving techniques, tool selection and how to get started if you’re new to carving. He will also have several of his award-winning pieces on display and demonstrate a few fundamental techniques while working on his current project.

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NEXT SHOP TOUR/SAWDUST SESSION DETAIL



SATURDAY, March 14, 2020 Sawdust Session, ROOM-208, 10 AM - 12 PM.
Finishing with Joe.

Would you run outside naked?  Then why leave your project without a finish?  Join us for a presentation on wood finishing.  Joe Arnoth will show us some classic finishes and the result of grain filling.  Also, how do you mix that shellac?

Joe has been in Tim Killen's "building classic furniture" class for a decade, and this is the seventh year of his participation in Diablo Woodworkers annual raffle prize, the past 3 years a Maloof design rocking chair.  In addition to other tasks, he has done the finish for the raffle projects.

The photos show some of Joe's handiwork.  Come join us for an enlightening session.

Cropped Headboard
Headboard
Joe's cupboard
Joe's Cupboard

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NEXT WOODTURNERS DETAIL



March 05, 2020 WOODTURNERS, ROOM-108, 7-9 PM.
Tony Wolcott – Tree and wood identification

Greeting Woodturners:

Our presenter is our own Arborist and instructor, Tony Wolcott who is back by popular demand to continue his series on tree and wood identification. When we harvest from our "urban forest" for our woodturning use these presentations are very useful. We look forward to this continuing series from our resident expert!

Come join us at the Woodturning Center for an informative discussion.

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April 02, 2020 WOODTURNERS, ROOM-108, 7-9 PM.
Rick Nelson – Reverse Chuck Bowls with a Vacuum Cleaner

Greeting Woodturners:

Rick Nelson will be giving a very interesting presentation at the April 2 SIG Meeting, entitled "USING A SHOP VAC TO REVERSE CHUCK BOWLS". Why have a vacuum system when you can make your own using items in your shop already? Come and find out how to create your own.

Come join us at the Woodturning Center for an informative discussion.

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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.

Mar 11, 2020 DIABLO WOODWORKERS MEETING - Mike Budesilich - Award winning master wood carver


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PREVIOUS MEETING

Tim Killen
FEBRUARY 12th, 2020 DIABLO WOODWORKERS MEETING, MULTI-USE ROOM, PHEC, 7-9 PM.
Tim Killen is a Diablo Woodworkers member and teacher at the Adult Ed school. WORKING WOOD IN THE 18TH CENTURY

This was the 14th consecutive year I've attended the Colonial Williamsburg Conference, Working Wood in the 18th Century. It is an educational and inspiring event, and this year's presentation was the best yet. This year's theme was Down the Great Wagon Road: Furnishing the Southern Backcountry. Guest Speakers included Dr. Daniel Ackermann, Steve Latta and Elia Bizzarri, as well as talented and knowledgeable staff from across the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.

  1. Turning Windsor Chair pieces on a Spring Pull Lathe
  2. Shaping a Seat using an Adze
  3. Making tenons on the Shaving Horse
  4. Weaving a Seat with Cattail Rush
  5. Fitting and gluing inlay and stringing
  6. Making an inlay fan
  7. Demonstrating how to sharpen hand saws
  8. Building a Food Safe equipped with punched tin panels
  9. Applying decorative paint and candle smoke
  10. Carving complex pieces on a High Chest of Drawers I plan to show pictures and videos of the event where speakers are: This year's event was particularly diverse, showing a number of interesting skills and types of materials.

My presentation lasted about 45 minutes, and there was time for questions.

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WHAT'S NEW
2019 Community Project - Girl Scout Woodworker photos - updated 06/10/2019. Flag Case History - Officer David J. Neece, Sergeant Is 10-42, End of Duty 9/31/2019. That was the call that went out to his fellow officers, as, San Jose Lost one of their officers. Thank you for supporting the many programs we do, to make a difference.

Show & Tell Cards - 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 November and January 2020 meeting. We hope to see all you on a regular basis.

New members:

  1. Lee Coleman
  2. Bruce Maciver
  3. Roger Giles
  4. Stan Fukunaga


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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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Ed Steffinger
Ed Steffinger
- TOOL CHEST, HICKORY, OIL BASED GEL, SATIN POLY.


Wayne Shipman
Wayne Shipman
- CUTTING BOARD, PURPLE HEART-CHERRY-OAK, MINERAL OIL.


Jeff Traeger
Jeff Traeger
- JEWELRY BOX, WALNUT, LINSEED OIL & WAX.



Kirby Elvin
- OVAL BACKGAMMON GAME, CANARY WOOD-VARIOUS VENEERS, GENERAL FINISH.


Duke Herrero
Duke Herrero
- CHIP CARVED BOX, BASSWOOD, OIL/SHELLAC.



Bob HoellwarthBob Hoellwarth - SHADOWBOX FRAME, AFRICAN MAHOGANY, TUNG OIL.


Morgan StricklandMorgan Strickland - INLAID CUTTING BOARD, CHERRY- GRANADILLO-EBONY-PADUAK-PURPLE HEART, MINERAL OIL/WAX.


Gary SeyboldGary Seybold - PENS, VARIOUS MATERIALS, DANISH OIL/WAX





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SATURDAY, February 08, 2019 SAWDUST SESSION, 10AM - NOON
Wayne Shipman – Construction of bent lamination fixtures.

Club member Wayne Shipman is a former college shop class instructor, contractor and architect. For the past 3 years, he has made the rockers for the raffle project Maloof chairs using bent lamination.

Wayne shared his knowledge for construction of bent lamination fixtures. He discussed the necessary steps from design to use; what to make sure you do, and what to avoid. Finally we performed a glue-up.

2020 Feb Shop Tour
PAPER PATTERN FOR ROCKING CHAIR BENT LAMINATED RUNNER
2020 Feb Shop Tour
PAPER PATTERN FOR ROCKING CHAIR RUNNER ON JIG.
2020 Feb Shop Tour
SAMPLE BENT LAMINATION OF CHAIR PART.
2020 Feb Shop Tour
CONTRUCTION OF GLUE-UP JIG FOR LAMINATED PARTS.
2020 Feb Shop Tour
JIG FOR CUTTING LAMINATIONS WITH TABLE SAW.
View of Shop
LAMINATIONS CUT WITH JIG ON TABLE SAW.
2020 Feb Shop Tour
ROCKING CHAIR RUNNER JIG PREP.
2020 Feb Shop Tour
LAMINTATED ROCKING CHAIR RUNNER.
2020 Feb Shop Tour
WAXING THE JIG
2020 Feb Shop Tour
GLUING UP THE LAMINATIONS
2020 Feb Shop Tour
TEAM CLAMPING
2020 Feb Shop Tour
GLUED AND CLAMPED ROCKING CHAIR RUNNER



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Vern Stoval
Vern Stoval
- Golden Bowl with Coves.


Pamela Andenmatten
Pamela Andenmatten
- Burl with Tinted Epoxy.


Ed Steffinger
Ed Steffinger
- Cherry Square Bowl.


Chuck Cottril
Chuck Cottril
- Liquid Amber Square Bowl.


Hugh Bevan-Thomas
Hugh Bevan-Thomas
- Square Bowl - Dyed poplar with Burnt corners.


Rich Nelson
Rich Nelson
- Two Bowls into a Hollow Vessel


David Fleisig
David Fleisig
- Segmented Bowl with Expoxy Rim and Accent Rings.


Claudia FosterClaudia Foster - Square Bowl with Curved Edges.


Andrew BaxterAndrew Baxter - Square Bowl.


Andrew BaxterAndrew Baxter - Square Coaster.


Andrew BaxterAndrew Baxter - Round Coater.


Don Gouveia
Don Gouveia
- Cherry Bowl with Compound Miters.



Ed Steffinger
Ed Steffinger
- Walnut Box with Finial.


Ed Steffinger
Ed Steffinger
- Ash Square Bowl.


Chuck Cottril
Chuck Cottril
- Liquid Amber Square Bowl.



Rich Nelson
- Two Bowls into a Box.


George SchillerGeorge Schiller - Keep Sake Box.


Claudia FosterClaudia Foster - Sycamore Square Bowl.


Claudia FosterClaudia Foster - Square Bowl.


Josh SylvesterJosh Sylvester - Large Natural Edge Deodaror Cedar Bowl with Bark.


Josh SylvesterJosh Sylvester - Small Natural Edge Deodaror Cedar Bowl with Bark.


Josh SylvesterJosh Sylvester - Set of 4 Mulberry Bowls.





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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.


09/08/2019

As you all know, the Diablo Woodworkers provide a terrific community service program,
The Memorial Flag Case, for fallen first responders. Our program reaches out to the men, and woman, who have died in the line of duty. We have been involved in this program, since 911, when our club and many other wood clubs accross the USA, provided over 3000 memorial
flag cases to those who were killed at that disaster.
Well, our supply of flag cases, that we keep on hand, has been depleted, and as the coordinator of this program, needed to make up more cases. I was able to get a great team together, who I want to thank for their expert support.
We spent 3 1/2 days to build, and, what a great job, they did !!!.

 Thanks to;
Joe Arnoth
Butch Brear
Chuck Cottril
Andy Ferguson
Margaret Lyman
Wayne Shipman
David Whittenbrock

Gordon Fry

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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