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March 2014 Meeting Newsletter

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MAY 14, 2014 MEETING, PHEC MULTI-PURPOSE ROOM , 7-9 PM.
JULIE COHEN, Artist.

Julie Cohen has been a member of the Diablo Woodworkers for close to 10 years and has created some spectacular works of art. Check out the "Members Projects" section at the top of the page. Julie has recently discovered a niche for her woodworking that reflects her values. She builds plain wooden kosher caskets that will biodegrade, with three holes cut in the bottom to give the deceased contact with the earth. If you look down the page to the “What's New” section there is recent article on Julie's work.

3 Marquetry pictures she made by stacking the veneers giving different color wood to the pictures.
3 Marquetry pictures she made by stacking the veneers giving different color wood to the pictures.

 

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APRIL 09, 2014 MEETING, PHEC MULTI-PURPOSE ROOM , 7-9 PM.
DARRELL STIMSON, Restoration

Darrell StimsonDarrell Stimson, the Wood Wizard takes pride in bringing old fashioned hands-on craftsmanship to nicked or gnarled wood furniture. Darrell began his career in furniture touch-up at age 14. One of his neighbors in Los Gatos owned an antique shop where he started. sanding and stripping furniture for $1.25 an hour.

Darrell got fully onto his career track when he went to work at a Santa Clara refinishing shop operated by an elderly Italian craftsman named Phil Castanza. "Mr. Castanza taught me the old-world technology of furniture touch-up," Stimson says. "He would tell me to watch carefully because I was the last kid he would ever teach this to." I learned all the basics from him. You can learn a lot more about Darrell at http://awoodwizard.com/

 




WHAT'S NEW
NEW Planning for the December 2014 Craft Fair - March 2014 news.

NEW Disabled Veterans Community Project - Feb 2014 news.

Julie Cohen's work was published in the Lamorinda Sun a section of the Contra Costa Times on Friday June 14th 2013

Campolindo Woodshop Safety Manual - Copies of the 'Campolindo Woodshop Safety Manual' are available to club members. Please contact: Ron Kersey at or (925) 944-5471.

CCT Another news article about Woodworking is Therapy for the Vets. Aug 2013

“Hats off” to David Lipscomb, Harold Mantle and Tim Killen who started this program and Dan Salter and Ron Kersey who have also assisted. Thanks also to member donations and Mt. Diablo Adult Education for making this program possible. -- Jeff Traeger.

CCT news article about the Vets. Aug. 2013

Martinez Jury Room Cabinet Activity

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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 Turning Special Interest Group (SIG) 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.


Turning SIG, Group Presentation - Safety Topics (Breathing)
May 14 DW Monthly Meeting, JULIE COHEN, Artist
SHOP TOUR, Duke Herrero, Orinda, CA
Craft Fair, 36th Annual Arnold Peddler's Faire, Arnold, CA
Turning SIG, John Cobb, Hollow Vessels
June 18 DW Monthly Meeting, STEVE RAMSEY - 3rd Wednesday
SHOP TOUR, Dave Wittenbrock, Walnut Creek, CA
Craft Fair, 42nd Annual Sierra Nevada Arts & Crafts Festival, Arnold, CA (Parade on Saturday!)
July 9 DW Monthly Meeting, Open
Turning SIG, Corwin Jones, Spheres

SHOP TOUR, DeWayne Ruwe Pleasant Hill, CA
Aug 13 DW Monthly Meeting, Open
Craft Fair, 42nd Annual Cedar Center Arts & Crafts Festival, Arnold, CA
Craft Fair, 38th Annual Napa Artisan’s Festival (new name, formerly Napa River Wine & Crafts Fair), Napa, CA
Sept 10 DW Monthly Meeting, Open
Oct 8 DW Monthly Meeting, Open
Nov 12 DW Monthly Meeting, Open
SHOP TOUR, Gordon Fry, Concord
Craft Fair, Annual Gifts 'n Tyme Holiday Faire, Napa, CA
Dec 10 DW Christmas Meeting, The Gardens at Heather Farms on Marchbanks Road, Walnut Creek


MAY 14, 2014 MEETING, PHEC MULTI-PURPOSE ROOM , 7-9 PM.
JULIE COHEN, Artist.

Julie Cohen has been a member of the Diablo Woodworkers for close to 10 years and has created some spectacular works of art. Check out the "Members Projects" section at the top of the page. Julie has recently discovered a niche for her woodworking that reflects her values. She builds plain wooden kosher caskets that will biodegrade, with three holes cut in the bottom to give the deceased contact with the earth. If you look down the page to the “What's New” section there is recent article on Julie's work.

3 Marquetry pictures she made by stacking the veneers giving different color wood to the pictures.
3 Marquetry pictures she made by stacking the veneers giving different color wood to the pictures.

 

JUNE 18, 2014 MEETING, PHEC MULTI-PURPOSE ROOM , 7-9 PM.
STEVE RAMSEY


--- 3rd Wednesday ---

Steve Ramsey is dedicated to changing the perception of woodworking to Woodworking should be fun. He has produced a huge library of wood working videos at http://www.youtube.com/user/stevinmarin and has ongoing discussions on Facebook, Twitter Google+ and other social media. Check out his web page at Woodworking for Mere Mortals which is dedicated to making woodworking easy, fun and accessible. http://www.woodworkingformeremortals.com/ I know you will enjoy the variety of subjects Steve addresses and don't forget to bring any questions you might like to discuss.

Steve Ramsey


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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 April 9, 2014 meeting. We hope to see all of you on a regular basis. Please send your e-mail address to Jeff Traeger to receive notice of club events and other announcements.

New Members:

  • Bob Dahl
  • William Hinds


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SATURDAY, May 17th 2014 Shop Tour, 10AM - NOON.
Duke Herrero, 23 Fallen Leaf Terrace, Orinda, CA

This is a new shop, and I have been trying to get Duke to sign up for a while. Well he has agreed, so don’t disappoint him, turn up and see his new digs. What's more, even though Duke is a dentist by profession, he hasn't banned me from bringing donuts and cookies for our coffee

Ron Kersey will be giving an update on the Christmas raffle project, some of you may have seen the plans at the April Shop Tour. Come drink coffee eat cookies and discuss woodworking techniques.

Refreshments: Cookies and coffee will be served.

Directions:

  • Take 24 West
  • Exit at El Nido Ranch Road/Upper Happy Valley Road
  • Turn Right onto El Nido Ranch Road
  • Turn Left onto Upper Happy Valley Road
  • Turn Left onto Happy Valley Road
  • Turn Left onto Sundown Terrace
  • Turn Right onto Dalewood Drive
  • Turn Left onto Fallen Leaf Terrace

See you there


SATURDAY, June 21st 2014 Shop Tour, 10AM - NOON.
Dave Wittenbrock, Walnut Creek, CA

SATURDAY, July 19th 2014 Shop Tour, 10AM - NOON.
DeWayne Ruwe, Pleasant Hill, CA



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May 1st , 2014 Turning SIG, Room-108, 7-9 PM. – Group Presentation - Safety Topics (Breathing)

Safety Topics:

  1. Sharpening – Jim Rodgers
  2. Machine Safety – Jim Rodgers
  3. Breathing – Ed Steffinger
  4. Toxic Woods – John Doyen / Tony Wolcott
  5. Chemical – Ron Tinay
  6. Clothing / Shop Tidiness – Andrew Baxter

Calculating Safe Operating Speeds for the lathe:

Formula:
Minimum Speed = 6000 ÷ Diameter of Blank
Maximum Speed = 9000 ÷ Diameter of Blank

Example: Blank to 8” Diameter
Minimum Speed = 6000 ÷ 8 = 750 rpm
Maximum Speed = 9000 ÷ 8 = 1,125 rpm


June 5th , 2014 Turning SIG, Room-108, 7-9 PM. – John Cobb - Hollow Vessels

July 10th, 2014 2nd Thursday Turning SIG, Room-108, 7-9 PM. – Corwin Jones - Spheres

August 7th, 2014 Turning SIG, Room-108, 7-9 PM - John Lawson – Piggy & Mouse Banks.

September 4th, 2014 Turning SIG, Room-108, 7-9 PM - Jim Rodgers – Threaded Lidded Boxes.


October 2nd, 2014 Turning SIG, Room-108, 7-9 PM - Bruce Lichti – Christmas Ornaments.

November 6th, 2014 Turning SIG, Room-108, 7-9 PM - Jim Rodgers – Tool Making.

December 4th, 2014 Turning SIG, Room-108, 7-9 PM - Jim Rodgers – Sharpening.


2015

January 8th, 2015 Turning SIG, Room-108, 7-9 PM - Andrew Baxter – Routed Fluted Turnings.

February 5th, 2015 Turning SIG, Room-108, 7-9 PM - John Doyen and/or Jan Blumer – Wood Storage and Preparation.

March 5th, 2015 Turning SIG, Room-108, 7-9 PM - Jan Blumer – Finishing.

April 2nd, 2015 Turning SIG, Room-108, 7-9 PM - Tim Killen – Windsor Chairs / Finishing.

May 7th, 2015 Turning SIG, Room-108, 7-9 PM - Mike Budesilich – Carved Bowls / Boxes.





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Bob Benson
Bob Benson
- Micronesian ivory nut turnings.



Bruce Thom
Bruce Thom
- Multiwood Breadboards.



Harold Mantle
Harold Mantle
- Cherry Japaned Step-stool.



Tim Killen
Tim Killen
- Top Bar Style Bee Hive in Pine.



Bob Benson
Bob Benson
- Walnut Bowl.



Don Husslein
Don Husslein
- White Oak Bench.



Harold Summerset
Harold Summerset
- 2 (of 4) Sackback Windsor Chairs.



Dorrie Hardin
Dorrie Hardin
- Bottlebrush Shoehorn and Deer Antler Pens.






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March 29, 2014 Shop Tour
Our March Speaker, Rich Bourdon of Design Workshops 486 Lesser St, Oakland CA., gave us a tour of their workshop. We toured around the shop and saw where the Design Workshop's fantastic projects were created.



Don Gouveia
Don Gouveia
- Maple Bowl with floating foot.



Jim Rodgers
Jim Rodgers
- Describing a bowl from a board.



Jack Giolitti
Jack Giolitti
- Segmented Vessel and Bowl from a board.



Tom Howard
Tom Howard
- Knotted Goblet and Carved Box.



John Doyen
John Doyen
- Eucalyptus Bowl.



Ron Tinay
Ron Tinay
- Segmented Vessel.


Gene Wagg
Gene Wagg
- Describing a milk painted bowl.


Bruce Seguine
Bruce Seguine
- Segmented Platter.


Andrew Baxter
Andrew Baxter
- Fluted Platter.


Obie Gilkerson
Obie Gilkerson
- Carob Bowl.





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Martinez Cabinet
Art from a local artist, Carole Dwinell.
Martinez Jury Room Cabinet
The right cabinet displays Diablo Woodworkers art.
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

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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 Traeger to get it in the Newsletter or emailed to members.

Diablo Woodworkers Logo and Members Name Shirts and other clothing are available from Marlene Pringle, see her at a coming meeting. She has a catalog of a large variety of garments that are available. Phone: 925-682-3919, http://www.companycasuals.com/marleneemb//start.jsp



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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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