Diablo Woodworkers


October 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.

Nov 9, 2016 DW Meeting, MYRON FRANKLIN–Department Chair, ROSENDO DEL TOROSOLIS–Instructor, OGHENEOVO MEKIZEDEK EVRO–Scholarship Recipient.
Nov 17, 2016 Shop Tour, Laney College, 900 Fallon St., Wood Technology Facility, Oakland. Thursday - 11 AM - 1 PM. NOTE: Date and Time change.
Dec 14, 2016 DW Meeting, 'THE GARDENS' at HEATHER FARM
Jan 11, 2017 DW Meeting, Mike Brawn - SFFD Senior Equipment Specifications Writer
Feb 8, 2017 DW Meeting, Ron Cook - Restoration services and medieval furniture
Mar 8, 2017 DW Meeting, Scott Wynn - Constructing abstract patterns on a wooden cabinet


NEXT MEETING DETAIL

NOVEMBER 9, 2016 MEETING, PHEC MULTI-PURPOSE ROOM, 7-9 PM.
MYRON FRANKLIN –Department Chair, ROSENDO DEL TOROSOLIS – Instructor, OGHENEOVO MEKIZEDEK EVRO – Scholarship Recipient.

Laney College Wood Technology

Speaker for November 2016 MeetingThe Wood Technology department at Laney College offers daytime, evening and weekend classes for beginning and experienced woodworkers. Classes include design and construction for the woodworking professional (one and two-year programs), computer-aided design and manufacture (CAD-CAM), traditional Japanese hand tools and joinery, studio furniture-making, beginning and intermediate classes for the hobbyist as well as the opportunity to do special projects.

Courses are taught by working professionals in a well equipped, state-of-the-art woodshop. Class sizes are small and emphasize safety, as well as technique and procedure. Traditional and contemporary woodworking skills are taught in a hands-on, project based format. The Laney College team coming to our Wednesday meeting include:

  • Myron Franklin – Department Chair
  • Rosendo Del Toro Solis – Instructor
    • After coming to the US in 1993, Rosendo grew up in Oakland, eventually graduating from San Leandro High School. During his early schooling he developed a passion for woodworking and ended up winning a number of blue ribbons for his woodworking projects at the Alameda County Fair. During his senior HS year he took first place state as well as best of show. After HS he continued his education at Laney College and essentially apprenticed himself to Ron Mackrodt, the department chair at that time. Rosendo secured a position with Berkeley Mills, a local cabinet shop where he worked for eight years. After this he went back to Laney where he helped Ron in starting a new class, and where he also completed all credits necessary to obtain his AA and teaching credentials. He became an instructor at Laney in 2011, and has been teaching there ever since.
  • Ogheneovo Mekizedek Evro ("Ovo") – Current Scholarship Recipient. Currently in his second semester at Laney. Ovo was chosen for his dedication and persistence in his woodworking projects at Laney.

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Diablo Woodworkers December Raffle

The 2016 Shop Tour Project is a Maloof 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.



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 14, 2016




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DECEMBER 14, 2016 MEETING, "THE GARDENS" at HEATHER FARM, 7-9 PM.
1540 Marchbanks Drive, Walnut Creek, CA

Reserve December 14th 2016 on your calendars.

This is our festive end of year meeting, and friends and spouses are welcome.

The December club meeting, on Wednesday night the 14th of December, will be held at the Gardens at Heather Farms.

The function will be from 7PM to 9PM, however those members wishing to bring 'show and tell' items to exhibit should deliver them between 6:30 and 7:00 so that we can set them up. All items need to be removed at the end of the meeting.

Wine, and beer will be served, but feel free to bring your favorite dessert or fruit dish to share, enough for 6.

As well as door prizes, the winning ticket for the 'Maloof Rocking Chair' will be drawn. Follow its progress at shop tours.

Come along, for the final Diablo Woodworkers get together for 2016

There is off street parking in front of the Gardens at Heather Farms facility.

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


Christmas Elf Our December 2016 Raffle is a Maloof Rocking Chair.
Tickets are on sale at:
      November Club meeting
      December Mt. Diablo Adult Ed Craft Fair 
      December 14th Club meeting

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JANUARY 12, 2017 MEETING, PHEC MULTI-PURPOSE ROOM, 7-9 PM.
MICHAEL BRAUN – SFFD Senior Equipment Specifications Writer Fleet Administration, Central Shops

Michael was the supervisor of the Fire Shop and the Ladder Shop for the last 21 years for the San Francisco Fire Department. He also serves on the Board of Directors for the Guardians of the City, which is the History museum for the SFFD, SFPD. He is also the Chairman of the Apparatus Committee and knows the history of the wood fire ladders which are fabricated in the ladder/pattern shop. Michael is going to talk about the history and building of the wood ladders and a general history of the Fire Dept.

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PREVIOUS MEETING

OCTOBER 12, 2016 MEETING, PHEC MULTI-PURPOSE ROOM, 7-9 PM.
JIM RODGERS – Woodturner & Tool Maker

Jim RodgersJim Rodgers discussed the process of turning pieces of steel and wood into woodworking tools.

  • Types of steel used for the blades
  • Sources for the steel
  • Machining requirements
  • Types of wood for the handle
  • Mounting technique

Attendees were encouraged to bring samples of their homemade tools for Show & Tell.

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WHAT'S NEW
NEW 2016 Community Project - October 2016 news.

NEW 2016 Marquetry Seminar - August 2016 by Brian Condran.


Pleasant Hill Library Cabinet Activity: The Diablo Woodworkers Display Cabinet has recently been moved to the Pleasant Hill Library. New photos posted June 27, 2016

NEW Flag Case History - August 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 September 2016 meeting. We hope to see all you on a regular basis.

New members:

  1. Michael Reiling

Returning members are:




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Mt. Diablo Woodturning Center’s Monthly Meeting Details

November 3, 2016 Woodturners, PHEC ROOM-108, 7-9 PM.
Martin Osborn - Creative Pen Turning

Pen turning is creative, fun and functional with endless variety! Martin of MartinPens.com will demonstrate eliminating pen parts with closed-end turning to allow for greater variety in creative design. Martin also has a personal method for applying the CA finish that many of us are now using.

Martin is a member of the IAP, BAWA and is recognized as a producer of high end collector pens.

Website: http://www.martinpens.com/

Martin Osborn turned pens
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December 1, 2016 Woodturners, PHEC ROOM-114, 7-9 PM.
Year End Festive Celebration

We are changing the format of our December meeting. It will be an 'End-of-Year-Celebration' with food and drinks.

Spouse 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 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.

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SHOP TOURS/SAWDUST SESSION DETAILS

Thursday, November 17, 2016 Shop Tour, 11AM - 1PM

** Thursday, November 17, 2016 Shop Tour, 11AM - 1PM**
Laney College, 900 Fallon St., Wood Technology Facility, Oakland

** Note - the day & time change **

Join Rosendo Del Toro Solis for a tour of the Laney College Wood Technology Shop.  This will be an opportunity to visit the facility where we, the Diablo Woodworkers, have endowed the Bill Tarleton Memorial Scholarship.

Directions:
The College is across the street from the Oakland Museum of California and is close to Lake Merritt and the Lake Merritt BART Station. Since parking in the area may be limited, traveling to Laney College via BART is suggested. There is public parking on the street (metered), at the Oakland Museum of California, and the Convention Center.

Bart:Utilize the 10:00 AM BART parking areas and take the train to Lake Merritt BART station, which from the East Bay will necessitate a train change at MacArthur Station,  Walk 1 1/2 blocks east on 8th Street to Laney College entrance at 900 Fallon Street.  Follow campus directions to the Wood Technology Shop in Building G Room 150.

Driving: Jackson St exit from I-980, left on Jackson to 7th St, right on 7th to Fallon St, left on Fallon St. to 10th St if parking at the Oakland Museum or the Convention Center.  Walk to Laney College at 900 Fallon St. Follow campus directions to the Wood Technology Shop in Building G Room 150.

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No Shop Tour in December




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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.





Steve Stierwalt
Steve Stierwalt
- P. Derby & Co Rocker restoration, looking for suggestions to repair.



Dante Paulazzo
Dante Paulazzo
- Mallet, IPA, Wipe on Poly.



Wayne Shipman
Wayne Shipman
- Vase, Myrtle Burl, Poly.



Wayne Shipman
Wayne Shipman
- Tools.



Bob Bean
Bob Bean
Corkscrew, Bay Laurel, Polyurethane, Two axis turning using steb center.



Kirby Elvin
Kirby Elvin
- Jewelry Box, Ambrosia Maple & Pine, General Finish - Semi Gloss, 'Fun to make'.



Terry Bramblet
Terry Bramblet
- Keepsake Box w/Tumbling Blocks, Ambrosia Maple & Walnut/Cherry, Spray on Satin Lacquer, "An exercise in precision cutting".



Steve Stierwalt
Steve Stierwalt
- Magazine Holders, Pallet Slats & Drawer Bottoms, 'Used leftover and reclaimed lumber'



Jim H. Fleming
Jim H. Fleming
- Design & Construction of a Small Lantern, Paper/plywood/walnut, Wipe on Polyurethane, This is the design process.



Bob Hoellwarth
Bob Hoellwarth
- Serving Tray, Cherry & Cherry Plywood, Iron Acetate/Tung Oil.



Bob Hoellwarth
Bob Hoellwarth
- Hard Forged Tools, Steel.



Dave Wittenbrock
Dave Wittenbrock
- Hollow Vessel, Walnut Burl, Poly/Oil.



Dave Wittenbrock
Dave Wittenbrock
- Turned and Carved Bowl, Bay Laurel,
Shellac, Beal Buffing System.



Peggy Gipps
Peggy Gipps
- Wedged Thru-Tenon Stepstool, Cherry & Maple, Polyurethane, 'Pretty but a lot of work'.



Tim Killen
Tim Killen
- Orinda Chip Boxes, Various Woods, Various Finishes, "Examples of finishes for finishing class".






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August 2016 Shop Tour at Jeff Traeger's Shop in Orinda
August 2016 Shop Tour at Jeff Traeger's Shop in Orinda
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August 2016 Shop Tour at Jeff Traeger's Shop in Orinda
August 2016 Shop Tour at Jeff Traeger's Shop in Orinda
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Joseph Xavier
Joseph Xavier
- Snowman - Hollywood Juniper.



Andrew Baxter
Andrew Baxter
- Lazy Susan.



Carl Gentry
Carl Gentry
- Classic Tool - Screw holding screwdriver patent date 1899.



Carl Gentry
Carl Gentry
- Classic Tool - Delta turning gouge, myrtle wood handle.



David Fleisig
David Fleisig
- Ring Box - Cebil wood, multi-axis turning.



David Fleisig
David Fleisig
- Laminated Spatulas - multi-axis turning.



David Fleisig
David Fleisig
- Holly and Walnut bowl with segmented feature ring.



Mike Vergino
Mike Vergino
- Beer Mug - Vase, maple.



Pete Nakatani
Pete Nakatani
- Bobble head snowman.



Pete Nakatani
Pete Nakatani
- Small walnut bowl, multi-axis.



Ed Steffinger
Ed Steffinger
- Snowman with candle holder stand and snowman tree ornament.



Gary Seidlitz
Gary Seidlitz
- Snowman.



Jim Rodgers
Jim Rodgers
- Turned Aluminum Pen.



Joel Albert
Joel Albert
- Birdhouse



Joel Albert
Joel Albert
- Multi-axis three-sided tool handle.



Joel Albert
Joel Albert
- Birdhouses



Joel Albert
Joel Albert
- Letter Openers



Joel Albert
Joel Albert
- Multi-axis Spindle Turnings



John Lawson
John Lawson
- Small Hollow Vessel.



Joel Albert
Joel Albert
- Multi-Axis Turning Examples - Offset Spindles



Carl Gentry
Carl Gentry
- Classic Witherby Turning Gouges



John Lawson
John Lawson
- Snowman



John Lawson
John Lawson
- Snowman Tree Ornament



Hugh Bevan-Thomas
Hugh Bevan-Thomas
- Turned Teapot



Jim Rodgers
Jim Rodgers
- Turned Aluminum Pen.






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craft fair donation 01
Made by Wayne Shipman
craft fair donation 01
Made by Wayne Shipman
craft fair donation 01
Made by Wayne Shipman
craft fair donation 01
Made by Wayne Shipman
craft fair donation 01
Made by Wayne Shipman
craft fair donation 01
Made by Wayne Shipman
craft fair donation 01
Made by Wayne Shipman
craft fair donation 01
Made by Robert Shelton


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Pleasant Hill Library Cabinet Displays
Craft items on display by Diablo Woodworkers
at the Pleasant Hill Library. June 27, 2016.
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

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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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