Diablo Woodworkers


NOVEMBER 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.

Dec 12, 2018 HOLIDAY MEETING, 7-9 pm at Gardens at Heather Farms, 1540 Marchbanks Drive, Walnut Creek, CA.
Jan 9, 2019 MEETING PHEC, 7-9 PM. Multi-Use ROOM, Laney College Scholarship recipient AND Morgan Strickland & Nate Lunt – Workbench Designs and More – plus an invitation for audience participation


NEXT MEETING DETAIL

Happy Holidays            Happy Holidays            Happy Holidays

DECEMBER 12, 2018 MEETING, GARDENS at HEATHER FARM, 7-9 PM.
1540 Marchbanks Drive, Walnut Creek, CA.

Reserve Wednesday December 12, 2018 on your calendars for:

Our festive end of year meeting is at "The Gardens at Heather Farms".

This is our favorite meeting of the year; spouses and friends are encouraged to join us. Come and enjoy yourself in the company of friends.

So that we can complete the party planning, please bring your checks for $15 per person to the November meeting or mail them to Duke Herrero at: 23 Fallen Leaf Terrace, Orinda, CA 94563. Make the checks payable to Diablo Woodworkers.

There is plenty of room for Show & Tell projects so bring your favorite items. Plenty of food will be available. Please bring your favorite side dish or dessert as they are always a hit. Enough for six to eight people is good. Wine and beer will be served.

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.

Elf

December Raffle

Tickets are on sale at:
November 14th Club meeting
December 1st Mt. Diablo Adult Ed Craft Fair
December 12th Club meeting

The 2018 Project is a 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. The Rocking Chair is finished with the Sam Maloof Poly/Oil and Oil/Wax finishes.

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 12, 2018

2018 Dec  Raffle Project

Click for directions to 1540 Marchbanks Dr:

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JANUARY 9, 2019 MEETING, MULTI-USE ROOM, 7-9 PM.
Laney College Scholarship recipient AND Morgan Strickland & Nate Lunt – Workbench Designs and More – plus an invitation for audience participation

This month we have an action-packed meeting with two sets of presenters: Our Laney College Scholarship winner will come to thank us for his award. In addition, we have two speakers from our own Mount Diablo Adult Education classes.

2019 - The Year of Ingenuity!

Woodworkers are an inventive lot! I asked January's guest speakers, Morgan Strickland and Nate Lunt, students in David Lipscomb's Emphasis Hand Tools class, to give me a few sentences on what they will be presenting, here is what they sent:

Woodworkers agree on very few things, but they can all agree on at least two: 1) wood moves, and 2) you can't do good work without first being able to hold your wood securely. Come hear the story about how two new woodworking enthusiasts discovered the most important hand tool was the workbench they didn't have. Nate and Morgan will share their journey of discovering the difference between today's manufactured workbenches and the secrets of the old masters. They'll discuss how they discovered the best workbench designs include classic joinery that could only be accomplished by hand. They'll dive into some of the fundamental principles they took from Christopher Schwarz and applied to their version of their Holtzapffel workbenches, including wood selection, vise selection, overall work-holding options and the cost/benefit of building your own bench at a fraction of the cost of commercially mass-produced reproductions.

And if a workbench is to hold your work, then a tool cabinet is to hold your tools. After completing their workbenches, Morgan and Nate turned their energies toward building matching hanging tool cabinets. If they can complete them in time, they threaten to bring those along too!

Thanks Guys, you are making my job too easy!

To continue this theme of ingenuity and shop made apparatus, we invite all members to bring along their own projects built to hold wood or hold tools. Everything from moxon vices to sliding deadmen, tool totes to shooting boards. We want to see them all at our January edition of show and tell. Share your ingenuity and inspire others with your creative solutions to everyday woodworking conundrums.

Don't have anything to show? There is still plenty of time to get out to the shop and build something.

Here is some inspiration just in case https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Th6Cu0sqhjs (extra points for building them exactly as Roy does)

See you all January 9th.

-Mark Olesko.


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Mark Olesko
Nates Bench
Mark Olesko
Tool Cabinet interior
Mark Olesko
Morgan's bench w/vise side

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PREVIOUS MEETING

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

Michael SelserMike discussed his 5-year odyssey from design through completion of his award winning hall table. His challenges included two size changes, special splines, angled drawer box, remaking a drawer and adding structural support.

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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WHAT'S NEW
2018 Community Project - September 2018 Pleasant Hill Library Maker Faire Bird Houses.

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

New members:

  1. Jeff Graham
  2. Mike Booth


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Mt. Diablo Woodturning Center's Monthly Meeting Details

December 06, 2018 WOODTURNERS, Mat Room Wing-400 Mt. Diablo Adult Ed, 7-9 PM.

Invitation to the Diablo Woodturners Year End Festive Celebration

Spouses 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 favorite 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

PHAE MapLocation:
Pleasant Hill Education Center
MT. Diablo Adult Education Mat-Room Wing-400
One Santa Barbara Road
Pleasant Hill, CA

Please RSVP to Ron Kersey: at rkersey@sbcglobal.net for a head count.

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January 10, 2018 WOODTURNERS
Tim Killen – Woodturning for Furniture Makers

Greeting Woodturners!

Tim builds mostly 17th & 18th C. Period Furniture. His most recent project is a Sheraton 4-Poster Field Bed, circa 1790. Other recent pieces include a Rod-Back Windsor Side Chair, a Sheraton Work Table, and a Chippendale Tripod Table. All of these incorporate turnings.

Tim will describe his turning methods used in reproducing these museum pieces.

Time and location details will be provided at a later date.

You can see more of his work on his YouTube Channel…. www.youtube.com/c/Killenwood:

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SHOP TOURS/SAWDUST SESSION DETAILS

SATURDAY, January 19, 2019 SHOP TOUR, 10AM - NOON
Shop of Chuck Cottril, 1687 Suncrest Court, Walnut Creek.

Chuck Cottril and his son built their woodshop at his son's house. (1687 Suncrest Ct, Walnut Creek in 2002-03.) The just less than 500 square foot shop is heated for the winter with an underground dust collection system. Chuck does flat work and turning. Chuck has offered to give an introduction to his technique of bowl coring on the lathe. Please no pets or children for safety and liability reasons.

Chuck is going to clear out some of the excess lumber and whatnot for attendees to take home. A few items may be priced to sell.

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

Directions:

  • From South 680 take the Treat exit. Turn left onto Treat, turn right onto North Main. Take a left at first light onto Sunnyvale. 3/10 of a mile turn left on Suncrest Ct.
  • From North 680 take the Treat exit (scales area), turn right (no traffic onto Sunnyvale), go one block, make a U-turn and return to the same light you were at when you got off the freeway. Turn right onto Sunnyvale. 3/10 of a mile turn left on Suncrest Ct.

The shop is located at 1:00 o'clock on the court. You will not see the shop until you are in the driveway. Park on the left side of the driveway, or head in on the circle at the end of Suncrest Court, so access is not blocked to leave the house. Parking is somewhat limited on the court.

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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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Mike Selser
Mike Selser
- Hall table Rosewood, Mahogany, ebony,
Unknown finish.



Dante Paulazzo
Dante Paulazzo
- Jacobean bench, Modesto Ash, Ebony, Maple, Wipe-on Poly.



Robert Simpson
Robert Simpson
- bread cutting board, various woods, mineral oil.



Gary Seybold
Gary Seybold
- Animal puzzles, Cherry and Natural finish.



Jim Lehman
Jim Lehman
- Vase, Walnut, unknown finish.



Margaret Lyman
Margaret Lyman
- Laptop box carrier - Poplar - no finish yet.



Michael
Michael
- Mock-up of "Snark", Jack London's boat, Redwood.



Bill Cooper
Bill Cooper
- Cube Puzzle Redwood Unfinished. For Craft Fair.



Mike Selser
Mike Selser
- Hall table (view 2) Rosewood, Mahogany, ebony, Unknown finish.



Tom Baily
Tom Baily
- Serving Tray Cherry w/ ebony inlay, no finish yet.




Peggy Gipps
Peggy Gipps
- Simple box with barrel hinges, Walnut, Maple, & Cherry wood, wipe-on poly.


Jeff Graham
Jeff Graham
- Orinda box, Cherry and Mahogany, Unknown finish.



Jim Lehman
Jim Lehman
- Vase, Wood, Ink & ebonized pearlex lacquer.



Pete Nakatani
Pete Nakatani
- Walking stick - Maple, walnut, mother of pearl.



Pete Nakatani
Pete Nakatani
- Chopsticks - Curly maple - Epoxy. For Craft Fair.






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June 2018 Shop Tour Photos

Thomas Meyers is a lifetime woodworker, metalworker, machinery restorer, and shade tree car, motorcycle, and boat mechanic. They shared stories of current and past projects.

November Shop Tour cancelled due to poor air quality.

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Thomas Meyers' Wood and Metal Shops,
Thomas Meyers' Wood and Metal Shops



Thomas Meyers' Wood and Metal Shops,
Thomas Meyers' Wood and Metal Shops



Thomas Meyers' Wood and Metal Shops,
Thomas Meyers' Wood and Metal Shops



Thomas Meyers' Wood and Metal Shops,
Thomas Meyers' Wood and Metal Shops



Thomas Meyers' Wood and Metal Shops,
Thomas Meyers' Wood and Metal Shops



Thomas Meyers' Wood and Metal Shops,
Thomas Meyers' Wood and Metal Shops



Thomas Meyers' Wood and Metal Shops,
Thomas Meyers' Wood and Metal Shops



Thomas Meyers' Wood and Metal Shops,
Thomas Meyers' Wood and Metal Shops



Thomas Meyers' Wood and Metal Shops,
Thomas Meyers' Wood and Metal Shops








Chuck Cottril
Chuck Cottril
- Serving Dish - Black Locust with Tung Oil finish.



Carl Gentry
Carl Gentry
- Classic - Starrett 'Oilgager' Steel Tape - used to measure the depth of petroleum in tanks.


Andrew Baxter
Andrew Baxter
- Collection of Drop Spindles.


Pete Nakatani
Pete Nakatani
- Drop Spindles for spinning yarn and Ornament.



Wendy Lacy
Wendy Lacy
- Drop Spindle with pyro decoration.






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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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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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