Diablo Woodworkers



March 2016 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.

Turners Meeting - Chuck Cottril – Lidded Hollow Vessels.
Apr 13 DW Meeting, NIKI ULEHLA - artist, jewelry designer, puppet maker and performer.
Shop Tour, Peggy Gipps’s Home Shop.
May 11 DW Meeting, ROGER COMBS – Designer and Woodworker.
Shop Tour, Andy Ferguson’s, Home Shop.


NEXT MEETING DETAIL


APRIL 13, 2016 MEETING, PHEC MULTI-PURPOSE ROOM, 7-9 PM.
NIKI ULEHLA, Artist, jewelry designer, puppet maker and performer

Niki Ulehla is an artist, jewelry designer, puppet maker and performer.  Her work is all hand-made in her San Francisco studio. She first learned to make marionettes in the Czech Republic at the age of 20. Many of the techniques and materials she uses in making jewelry come from techniques or discoveries in the puppet-making process. Wood, paint, gold leaf, fabric and plastic are paired with traditional materials of gold, silver and gemstones. You can view Niki's work at http://nikiulehla.com/

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MAY 11, 2016 MEETING, PHEC MULTI-PURPOSE ROOM, 7-9 PM.
ROGER COMBS – Designer and Woodworker

Roger Combs is an original designer and accomplished woodworker and a native of Central California. His pieces are distinguished by seamless joinery, and fine finishes. The beauty and sophistication of Roger's furniture is enhanced by his use of natural materials and hand selected domestic and exotic hardwoods. You can check out Rogers work at http://www.rogercombs.com.

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MARCH 09, 2016 MEETING, PHEC MULTI-PURPOSE ROOM, 7-9 PM.
ROBERT BEAUCHAMP, Furniture Maker and Urban Logger

Robert BeauchampRobert works out of Davis, California and has been making commissioned furniture for 29 years. He logs and mills his own lumber but tries to concentrate on dead or diseased trees consistent with his philosophy of keeping trees alive as long as possible. Robert strives to make furniture that is simply elegant using an exquisite array of domestic woods available. You can read more about Robert and view his portfolio of work at www.robertbeauchamp.com.

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WHAT'S NEW
NEW 2015 Community Project - December 2015 news.

NEW 2016 Community Project - March 2016 news.



Pleasant Hill Library Cabinet Activity: The Diablo Woodworkers Display Cabinet has recently been moved to the Pleasant Hill Library. New photos posted March 11, 2016

Diablo Woodworkers Google Groups Newsletter

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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 March 9, 2016 meeting. We hope to see all you on a regular basis.

New members:

  1. Peter Nakatani
  2. Christine Loehrlein
  3. Tom Baily

Returning members are:

  1. Marlene Pringle



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Mt. Diablo Woodturning Center’s Monthly Meeting Details

April 7, 2016 Turners Monthly Meeting, PHEC ROOM-108, 7-9 PM.
Chuck Cottril – Lidded Hollow Vessels

Chuck Cottril will discuss and demonstrate the process of turning hollow lidded vessels using a home-made laser pointer to define the cutting position of the hollowing tool.

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SHOP TOURS/SAWDUST SESSION DETAILS

Saturday, April 16, 2016 Shop Tour, 10AM - Noon
Peggy Gipps, Home Shop, 3608 Winchester Place, Walnut Creek, CA.

Join us for a tour of Peggy's shop which she shares with her husband and their automobiles.

Her three-car garage is not only a woodworker's shop, but also a shop for do-it-yourselfers who dabble in just about anything! She says it's an adventure to work in her shop.

Refreshments: Coffee, cookies and donuts will be available

Directions:

  1. From the West: follow signs to Mount Diablo on Ygnacio Valley Road,
  2. Turn right onto Walnut Ave,
  3. At the roundabout at the end of Walnut Avenue, exit right and then turn left onto Northgate Road.
  4. Take the first left onto Sutton Drive - about 0.4 miles (past the Mormon Church),
  5. Take the first right onto Winchester Place.
  6. 3608 is the second house on the left, with old-fashioned brick trim.

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Saturday, May 21, 2016 Shop Tour, 10AM - Noon
Andy Ferguson’s, Home Shop, 7 Crown Court, Orinda, CA

Join us for a tour of Andy's shop.

Refreshments: Coffee, cookies and donuts will be available

Directions:

  1. Hwy 24 West toward Oakland,
  2. Exit 9 toward Orinda,
  3. Turn rt. on Camino Pablo toward Moraga,
  4. Follow Moraga Way to Ivy Drive,
  5. Turn left on Ivy Drive,
  6. Turn left onto Crown Court.

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Diablo Woodworkers Name Tag

Lost your name tag or never received one? Just e-mail Jeff Traeger at and provide your name as you would like it to appear. Your new name tag will be available at the next meeting at the sign-in table.








Bob Hoellwarth
Bob Hoellwarth
- Redwood Planter, unfinished.



Arlen Schecathan
Arlen Schecathan
- Jewelry Box, Zebra Wood, unfinished.



Peggy Gipps
Peggy Gipps
- Footstool with wedged thru tenons, Quarter Sawn White Oak, Wipe-on-Poly



Mike Selser
Mike Selser
- Waterfall Bench, Parota (Guanacaste), Maloof Oil



Tom Baily
Tom Baily
- Shaker Lap Desk, pine with linseed oil finish.



Richard O'Neal
Richard O'Neal
- Small table, Mahogany center/Maple edges/Padauk legs, Varnal/wax



Dave Greenhill
Dave Greenhill
- Shaker Writing Desk, Pine, Good Stuff.



Ed Steffinger
Ed Steffinger
- Compound Miter Bowls Maple and Walnut - Maple and Chechen, Aqua coat.






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March 2016 Shop Tour at Tim Killen's Shop in Orinda
March 2016 Shop Tour at Tim Killen's Shop in Orinda
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March 2016 Shop Tour at Tim Killen's Shop in Orinda
March 2016 Shop Tour at Tim Killen's Shop in Orinda
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March 2016 Shop Tour at Tim Killen's Shop in Orinda
March 2016 Shop Tour at Tim Killen's Shop in Orinda
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March 2016 Shop Tour at Tim Killen's Shop in Orinda
March 2016 Shop Tour at Tim Killen's Shop in Orinda
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Jim Rodgers
Jim Rodgers
- Pen with Holder.



Tony Pereyra
Tony Pereyra
- Magnum Acrylic Pen.



Tony Pereyra
Tony Pereyra
- Fruit Bowl.



Don Gouveia
Don Gouveia
- Amapola Vases.



Andrew Baxter
Andrew Baxter
- Home Made Woodturning Tools.



John Hile
John Hile
- Completed Open Segmented Fire Hydrant Lamp - wood Mahogany.



Jim Rodgers
Jim Rodgers
- Selection of Pens.



Tony Pereyra
Tony Pereyra
- Box with Rotating Lids.



Dave Wittenbrock
Dave Wittenbrock
- Iron Bark Eucalyptus Box.



Don Gouveia
Don Gouveia
- Creating the Vases.



Andrew Baxter
Andrew Baxter
- Natural Edge Bowl.



Carl Gentry
Carl Gentry
- Classic Timber Framing Chisels.



Ed Steffinger
Ed Steffinger
- Compound Miter Bowls Maple and Walnut - Maple and Chechen.



John Lawson
John Lawson
- Home Made Woodturning Tools.






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Pleasant Hill Library Cabinet Displays
"Craft items by Missy Barnett. This is part of her collection of Ukrainian Eggs made by Missy on display at the Pleasant Hill Library. March 11, 2016. Must see in person.
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

FLAG CASE PRESENTATION HISTORY

Starting with the 9/11/2001 tragedies, we are proud to have provided flag cases for many families. It is a small token of our appreciation for the great risks police and firefighters take to keep our communities safe.

In 2001 and 2002 we sent approximately 160 flag cases to families of firefighters, police, and military who lost their lives at the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. This was done in cooperation with a number of other woodworking clubs across the country who also provided many flag cases.

Closer to home, in 2001 we provided a flag case to the family of an Oakland Police officer who lost his life while on an undercover narcotics stakeout.

In 2002 we honored a Norcal firefighter who lost his life in a forest fire.

In 2004 flag cases honoring two police officers were donated. One officer was with the SFPD and the other with Oakland. The SFPD officer died when a suspect pulled and fired an assault rifle at the officer and his partner.

In 2005 three police officers were honored. These men worked for the San Leandro, Pittsburg and Daly City Police Departments. One was shot while attempting to arrest two robbery suspects and another was shot in an ambush attack at a residence.

2006 resulted in four local police and firefighters losing their lives. One was a firefighter from Santa Clara who was electrocuted while fighting a fire. The other three were police officers from San Francisco and Palo Alto. One of the SFPD officers was killed while pursuing robbery suspects who used their van to ram the police car. In Palo Alto an officer was shot while trying to break up a fight.

We were fortunate to not have to present any flag cases in 2007.

In 2008 two flag cases were given to families of officers from Richmond and Martinez. While the Richmond officer died in a car wreck, his organs were donated to a man in San Francisco “who had 24 hours to live”. As the Richmond police department said “ the last thing he did was save a life”.

In 2009, five flag cases were presented. Four Oakland police officers lost their lives this year all resulting from a traffic stop where the suspect opened fire and killed the two investigating officers. In the resulting manhunt the assailant killed two more officers when he was cornered in a building in Oakland. The fifth officer was from SFPD.

In 2010 one Richmond Police officer lost his life in the line of duty.

2011, however, found one police officer and two firefighters giving their lives to protect us. Both firefighters were critically injured during an explosion while bravely fighting a house fire in the Diamond Heights neighborhood. The Vallejo police officer used his patrol car to cause a suspect's SUV to spin out. The suspect then fled on foot and was pursued by the officer. The suspect hid behind a fence and when the officer closed on him he shot the officer.

One Concord Police Officer lost his life in the line of duty in 2012. He was shot during a traffic stop.

In 2013 we were fortunate that again only one local police officer lost his life. He was with the Santa Cruz police.

Thus far in 2014 we have provided flag cases to the families of three policemen. Two CHP officers were killed in a vehicle crash while responding to a 911 call. The third officer was with the BART police and the victim of an accidental shooting by another officer.



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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.

Marlene's Embroidery & Designs - The place to get your embroidered Diablo Woodworkers' shirt and many other embroidered designs.


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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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