Diablo Woodworkers


NOVEMBER 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.

Dec 13, 2017 MEETING, GARDENS at HEATHER FARM, 7-9 PM.
Jan 18, 2017 MEETING, PHEC MULTI-PURPOSE ROOM, 7-9 PM.


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DECEMBER 13, 2017 MEETING, GARDENS at HEATHER FARM, 7-9 PM.
1540 Marchbanks Drive, Walnut Creek, CA.

Reserve Wednesday December 13, 2017 on your calendars for our festive end of year meeting 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 mail your check - $15 per person - to Gordon Fry at: 4625 Candlewood Ct. Concord, CA 94521. 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. To supplement the entrees that the club will provide, please bring your favorite side dish or dessert as they are always a hit. Enough for six to eight people is good. Wine, beer and soft drinks 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.

Directions/Map to the Gardens

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December Raffle

Tickets are on sale at:

December 2nd Mt. Diablo Adult Ed Craft Fair
December 13th Club meeting

The 2017 Project is a Rocking Chair (see picture below). The Rocking Chair will be raffled at the December Club Meeting. The Rocking Chair is finished with the Sam Maloof Poly/Oil and Oil/Wax finishes.

Tickets may be purchased at the meeting or ahead of time.  Anyone wishing to buy tickets via mail can send Ron Kersey a check payable to 'Diablo Woodworkers'.  He will fill out the tickets and send you the stubs via mail.  Include your name and phone number.  

Mail to:
      Ronald Kersey
      2262 Gladwin Drive
      Walnut Creek, CA  94596 

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 13, 2017

2017 Raffle Project

Click for directions to 1540 Marchbanks Dr:

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JANUARY 18, 2017 MEETING, PHEC MULTI-PURPOSE ROOM, 7-9 PM.
RICH McDANIEL – Vice President of Sales - Macbeath Hardwood

Rick will give a presentation about the differing properties of wood species, exotics and domestics.  He will describe what is meant by the various types of cuts.  He has a depth of knowledge about plywood, bamboo, and veneers. 

Rick was Manager at MacBeath Hardwood in Berkeley for years, and is currently Vice President of Sales and Purchasing.  He knows a wide variety of subjects of interest to serious woodworkers.  Bring your questions as the talk will vary in direction according to what our members wish to know.

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PREVIOUS MEETING

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 was on the construction of a matched pair of Greene and Greene style bedside tables that I made for a client last year. I talked 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 demonstrated how I execute typical Greene and Greene details like ebony detailing and inlay, cloud-lifts and exposed finger joints. I also looked 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 talked about how and why I make the decision to build in this way (and demonstrated a few hand tool skills along the way). I also looked 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

Mark Tindley

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WHAT'S NEW
NEW 2017 Community Project - October 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 November 2017 meeting. We hope to see all you on a regular basis.

New members:

  1. Kurt Jacobs, Sacramento
  2. Izzy Charc, Lafayette
  3. Rob Drown, Olivehurst
  4. Jim Tham, Alameda
  5. Mark Welther, Clayton
  6. Gary Foster, Folsom
  7. Steve Sowden, Tracy


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Mt. Diablo Woodturning Center’s Monthly Meeting Details

Invitation to the
Diablo Woodturners
Year End Festive Celebration

December 07, 2017 Woodturners, 7-9 PM.
Mat Room Wing-400 Mt. Diablo Adult Ed

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

Location:
     Pleasant Hill Education Center
     MT.Diablo Adult Education Mat-Room Wing-400
     One Santa Barbara Road
     Pleasant Hill, CA
     (Additional directions to follow)
     MT.Diablo Adult Education Mat-Room Wing-400
          MT.Diablo Adult Education Mat-Room Wing-400

Please RSVP to John Lawson:  at   for a head count.

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SHOP TOURS/SAWDUST SESSION DETAILS

Saturday, January 20, 2017 Shop Tour, 10AM - Noon
Duke Herrero's Shop at 23 Fallen Leaf Terrace, Orinda

Duke's home shop was completed about 3 years ago.  It was planned as a garage shop until Duke's son in law suggested a freestanding shop at the back of the lot.  Duke was thrilled, his wife not so much, but the result is a tasteful 650 sq. ft. building with a patio area for working outside. 

Orinda's tedious permit process left Duke plenty of time to research design ideas from over a hundred shops. Working with a friendly contractor, Duke did lots of the work himself, including PVC for dust control, copper piping for compressed air and all of the wiring after the service panel. Oh, and the insulation, trim, wood flooring and shop-built cabinets.

The shop is light and airy, but the walls conceal numerous noise suppression features including alternating studs on outside walls with continuous insulation, better insulated windows, suspended drywall to minimize sound vibration to the studs and an isolated equipment room with a weather­proof solid-core door.

We will all be saying, "I wish I thought of that."

Refreshments: Coffee, cookies and donuts will be available.

  1. Highway 24 to Orinda.
  2. Take Exit 9 and follow the signs for Orinda Village/Richmond. 
  3. Merge onto Camino Pablo. 
  4. Turn right on Miner Road and continue straight onto Lombardy Lane. 
  5. Turn right on Dalewood Drive.
  6. Turn left on Fallen Leaf Terrace to No. 23 on the 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.





Peggy Gipps
Peggy Gipps
- Child's Step Stool, Cherry & Maple, Wipe-On-Poly, "This is number 5 of 8".



Peggy Gipps
Peggy Gipps
- Child's Step Stool, Cherry & Maple, Wipe-On-Poly, "This is number 4 of 8".



Doug Sleeter
Doug Sleeter
- Shaker Table, Walnut, satin Arm-R-Seal, Project for Woodworking II.



Dave Wittenbrock
Dave Wittenbrock
- Rolling Pin, Walnut and Big Leaf Maple, Walnut Oil.



Tim Killen
Tim Killen
- English Bench circa 17th Century, Modesto Ash, Shellac



Kirby Elvin
Kirby Elvin
- Whatever Box, Claro Walnut w/assorted wood for drawer fronts, General Finish, "Fun to make".



Chuck Krieger
Chuck Krieger
- Two Small Boxes, Cherry/Walnut/Zebra/Ebony, Shellac and Transtint, Six of these were made for Craft Fair.



Andrew Baxter
Andrew Baxter
- Wooden Bowl, Cherry (maybe), Beal Wax Polishing System, "Not sure what the wood is".






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November 2017 Shop Tour Photos
November 2017 Shop Tour at Chuck Krieger's Shop
November 2017 Shop Tour at Chuck Krieger's Shop
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November 2017 Shop Tour at Chuck Krieger's Shop
November 2017 Shop Tour at Chuck Krieger's Shop
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November 2017 Shop Tour at Chuck Krieger's Shop
November 2017 Shop Tour at Chuck Krieger's Shop
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November 2017 Shop Tour at Chuck Krieger's Shop
November 2017 Shop Tour at Chuck Krieger's Shop
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November 2017 Shop Tour at Chuck Krieger's Shop
November 2017 Shop Tour at Chuck Krieger's Shop
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November 2017 Shop Tour at Chuck Krieger's Shop
November 2017 Shop Tour at Chuck Krieger's Shop
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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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