Diablo Woodworkers


OCTOBER 2017 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.

Nov 08, 2017 DW MEETING, MARK TINDLEY – Building Tables in the Greene and Greene style.


NEXT MEETING DETAIL

NOVEMBER 08, 2017 MEETING, PHEC MULTI-PURPOSE ROOM, 7-9 PM.
MARK TINDLEY – Building Tables in the Greene and Greene style.

Mark TindleyThe focus of the talk is on the construction of a matched pair of Greene and Greene style bedside tables that I made for a client last year. I will talk briefly about the history of the Greene brothers and the details that you can include in your projects that define the Greene and Greene style. I will demonstrate how I execute typical Greene and Greene details like ebony detailing and inlay, cloud-lifts and exposed finger joints. I will also look at how I plan out a project like this and how I prepare my cut lists and stock. You will see that my work is very much a hybrid of hand-tool and machine woodworking and I will talk about how and why I make the decision to build in this way (and demonstrate a few hand tool skills along the way). I also plan to look at some of common issues that arise in table construction that are not related purely to building in the Greene and Greene style but that often come up on projects like this - things like building square, using shooting boards, cutting mortise and tenons and making central drawer runners. Click on image to enlarge

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PREVIOUS MEETING

OCTOBER 11, 2017 MEETING, PHEC MULTI-PURPOSE ROOM, 7-9 PM.
MIKE NOYES – Scholarship Recipient.

Mike Noyes being awarded the 2017 Diablo Woodworkers Bill Tarleton Scholarship is pictured below. Mike discussed his current woodworking project at the meeting.

2017 Tarleton Scholarship Winner, Mike NoyesMike Noyes Bio: My experience with woodworking was in the Boy Scouts in Southern California. One of my favorite activities was the Pinewood Derby where we carved a car out of a single block of wood and raced it (I even came in first place one year). My friends and I also built a fort in the field behind my house. The fort was built over a large ravine that we dug out big enough to make into a basement of sorts. Many hours were spent that summer working on and hanging out in the fort.

As I got older my interests were quickly drawn to more creative endeavors. I began drawing cartoons and writing stories. This creative passion continued into my high school years when I wrote short plays and made movies with my friends. College brought me to the North Bay where I majored in Communication Studies with an emphasis in film production. I was determined to get into the film business.

In college I met my (now) wife and we returned to Southern California together for a few years after graduation. Eventually I was drawn back to the Bay for film school where I got my Masters degree in Motion Picture and Television production.

After finishing my graduate work a series of misfortunes befell me. In 2011, I had a heart attack at the age of 33. Thankfully I made a full recovery, but it changed my priorities and career. A couple of years later my back was injured at work, which led to several long years of struggle and recovery.

During that time we moved from an apartment to a house. I spent a lot of my days working on projects around the house with my dad: installing the floorboards, building an arbor for the front yard, and a dog run in the backyard. Eventually I struck out on my own and built a vegetable planter by myself. Working with wood ignited a passion in me hadn't felt in a long time. There were many other projects around my house that I wanted to do, but I realized I did not yet have the skills to do them.

With the encouragement of my wife, I went back to school to learn more about woodworking. I realized, not long into my first semester, not only do I thoroughly enjoy working with wood, but this could be a viable career for me in the future (which had all but stalled up to this point). Currently I am working hard towards finishing my degree at Laney so that I can start the next exciting chapter in my life. My long-term goal is to combine my passions for film/theater and woodworking in some way.

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WHAT'S NEW
NEW 2017 Community Project - September 2017 news on Bicycle Safety.

NEW 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 2017 meeting. We hope to see all you on a regular basis.

New members:

  1. Leland Frayseth


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Mt. Diablo Woodturning Center’s Monthly Meeting Details

November 02, 2017 Woodturners, PHEC ROOM-108, 7-9 PM.
Chuck CottrilChuck Cottril – Coring Bowl Sets – Oneway System

Presentation Description: Chuck will demonstrate how to core bowls using the Oneway system. Coring is how you get three or four bowls out of a large chunk of wood on the lathe. The bowls then sit inside each other like a set of bowls you might buy.

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SHOP TOURS/SAWDUST SESSION DETAILS

Saturday, October 21, 2017 Shop Tour, 10AM - Noon
Bob Barnett's 's Shop at 3639 Sugarberry Ln, Walnut Creek

Bob says that his shop has taken over the garage and the cars have never seen the inside. He has been in this house for 50 years. He makes a book for each project, which will be displayed for the Tour, along with the status of his current project - a curved jewelry box.

Pets are welcome.

Refreshments: Coffee, cookies and donuts will be available.

Directions:

  1. Exit I 680 onto Treat Blvd,
  2. Treat Blvd to Citrus Ave,
  3. Turn right onto Citrus Ave,
  4. Citrus Ave to Sugarberry Ln,
  5. Turn right on Sugarberry Ln
  6. Sugarberry Ln to #3639 on Left.

Click for Google Maps Directions

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Saturday, November 18, 2017 Shop Tour, 10AM - Noon
Chuck Krieger's Shop at 315 Rio Grande Place, San Ramon

Chuck says "My shop is a total mess. It is an example of what happens when little or no thought is given to layout and organization." The shop is in a three car garage in which he normally parks one car, but when he is involved in a project the car is relegated to the driveway.

He has several note worthy items that give the shop character: two jointers - an eight inch that needs new bearings and a six inch that will be for sale, an unusual router table, self built cabinets; "repurposed" shelving units, 50+ year old benches that he built, and a "temporary" dust collection system.He has several note worthy items that give the shop character: two jointers - an eight inch that needs new bearings and a six inch that will be for sale, an unusual router table, self built cabinets; "repurposed" shelving units, 50+ year old benches that he built, and a "temporary" dust collection system.

Chuck is currently working on some small boxes for the December Craft Fair.

He has no objections to pets, however the neighbor is a very protective of an old cat. To keep peace with the neighbor Chuck would appreciate no pets.

Refreshments: Coffee, cookies and donuts will be available.

  1. I 680 S toward San Jose
  2. Take Exit 36 for Crow Canyon Rd.,
  3. Turn left onto Crow Canyon Rd.,
  4. There are two Canyon Crest Drives, Turn left on the second Canyon Crest Dr, about ½ mile after the first one.  At the first one a turn would take you through a guard gate, but the only turn possible at the second Canyon Crest Dr. is a left turn.
  5. Turn right onto Rio Grande Place,
  6. #315 is on left

Click for Google Maps Directions

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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.





Jerry Lambden
Jerry Lambden
- Sponge Bob Square Pants, unknown wood, Acrylic Paint.



Wayne Stolte
Wayne Stolte
- Titanic Deck Chair, Penafin Oil, Stainless and Brass Fittings



Peggy Gipps
Peggy Gipps
- Child's Step Stool, Cherry & Maple, Wipe-On-Poly, "This is number 3 of 8".



Dave Greenhill
Dave Greenhill
- Jewelry Box, Box - Walnut w/purple heart hinges, Trays - Aromatic Cedar, Arm-R- Seal.



Kirby Elvin
Kirby Elvin
- Fly Rod Cases, Bamboo and Cherry or Walnut, General Finish, Donation to Healing Waters.



Kirby Elvin
Kirby Elvin
- Fly Fishing Net, River Alder, General Finish, "Hope I use it.".



Dave Wittenbrock
Dave Wittenbrock
- Carved Bowl, Bay Laurel, Shellac.



Robert Simpson
Robert Simpson
- Cutting Board/Trivet, Mystery Wood, Mineral Oil, "Repurposed found wood"






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July 2017 Shop Tour Photos
September 2017 Shop Tour at Sturgeon's Mill, Sebastopol, CA
September 2017 Shop Tour at Sturgeon's Mill, Sebastopol, CA
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September 2017 Shop Tour at Sturgeon's Mill, Sebastopol, CA
September 2017 Shop Tour at Sturgeon's Mill, Sebastopol, CA
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September 2017 Shop Tour at Sturgeon's Mill, Sebastopol, CA
September 2017 Shop Tour at Sturgeon's Mill, Sebastopol, CA
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September 2017 Shop Tour at Sturgeon's Mill, Sebastopol, CA
September 2017 Shop Tour at Sturgeon's Mill, Sebastopol, CA
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September 2017 Shop Tour at Sturgeon's Mill, Sebastopol, CA
September 2017 Shop Tour at Sturgeon's Mill, Sebastopol, CA
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Don Gouveia
Don Gouveia
- Compound Miter Vase - Pine & Cherry - Ash & Cherry.



Joel Albert
Joel Albert
- Collection of Small Boxes & Vases.



Andrew Baxter
Andrew Baxter
- Collection of Small Ornaments.



Bob Nolan
Bob Nolan
- Collection of Small Ornamental Birdhouses.



Vern Stovall
Vern Stovall
- Natural Edge Ash Bowl.



Vern Stovall
Vern Stovall
- Rosewood Bowl with Purpleheart Rim.



Gary Hargrave
Gary Hargrave
- Redwood Tulips with Pyro Decoration.



David Morris
David Morris
- Collection of Small Ornaments.






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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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