Diablo Woodworkers


JUNE 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.

July 12, 2017 DW Meeting, YEUNG CHAN – Making Hand Tools.
Aug 09, 2017 ANNUAL SUMMER SOCIAL, 6-9 PM. PLEASANT HILL PARK, GREGORY AND CLEVELAND STS.


NEXT MEETING DETAIL

JULY 12th, 2017 MEETING, PHEC MULTI-PURPOSE ROOM, 7-9 PM.
YEUNG CHAN – Making Hand Tools
Speaker Yeung Chan

A 1997 graduate of College of the Redwoods, Yeung likes to make (and modify) hand tools for his woodworking job. He has presented workshops/seminars of furniture and hand tool making across the United States. His work has been featured in Fine Woodworking magazine and exhibited at the Peabody Essex Museum. He is also the author of many woodworking magazine articles, and the book "Classic Joints with Power Tools" in 2002.

Yeung will bring his toolbox of handmade tools to show and explain some of the tools he has made. Describing the advantages of making the tools he uses, from selection of material to some techniques/tips, etc. and the custom design for particular uses, to the comfort of the tool in his hand.

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Speaker Yeung Chan
Tool Selection
Speaker Yeung Chan
Low Angle Plane 2

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AUGUST 9th, 2017 ANNUAL SUMMER SOCIAL, 6-9 PM.
PLEASANT HILL PARK, GREGORY AND CLEVELAND STS.

BBQOur Annual Summer Social will again be held at the Pleasant Hill Park, Gregory and Cleveland Streets. 6 pm to 9 pm, August 9th.

We need you to bring your checks for $15 per person to the July meeting so we can complete the planning for the Summer BBQ.

We are having BBQ and Roast Chicken plus Vegetarian entrees. We need a "veggie" head count so please note that when signing up or mailing your check.

We need each of you to bring a Salad, Side Dish or Dessert, enough for 6 people. Wine, beer, sodas, water and ICE CREAM will be provided.

Make your checks out to Diablo Woodworkers, and bring them to the July meeting or (if you forget) send them to:
Harold Mantle
10 Allendale Ct.
Walnut Creek, CA 94595-1401

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PREVIOUS MEETING

JUNE 14, 2017 MEETING, PHEC MULTI-PURPOSE ROOM, 7-9 PM.
RON COOK – Luthier and Craftsman.
Speaker Ron Cook

Ron Cook is a California born and bred artisan luthier and craftsman. He uses "green" methods and materials to create one-of-a-kind hand-carved furniture, medieval and Early American stringed instruments, and sculptures. He uses primarily recycled, salvaged and urban forest woods. He is particularly known for his detailed carvings and "tiled" methods of construction.

Ron has exhibited nationally at American Craft Council Shows, as well as at the Sausalito Art Festival, Scottsdale Arts Festival, and Bellevue Arts Fair. His pieces have been shown in galleries and events as far away as Barcelona, Spain, and are in collections throughout the world.

Ron Cook has appeared in, and written for, Renaissance Magazine, and his works have appeared in American Woodworker, American Craft, Early Music America, Dulcimer Players News, Crafts Report, Guitar maker, and Sunset, as well as on television: WABC in New York, KGO in San Francisco, San Jose Community TV, and Community Television of Santa Cruz.

Ron is a 35+ year member of the Guild of American Luthiers, an exhibitor and member of the American Craft Council, a member of the Santa Cruz Art League, a charter member of the Santa Cruz Woodworkers, and a Santa Cruz County Open Studios artist for over a decade. He teaches wood carving at a local community college, and also supports the National Music Museum.

Speaker Ron Cook   Speaker Ron Cook   Speaker Ron Cook

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WHAT'S NEW
NEW 2017 Community Project - July 01, 2017 news.

Show & Tell Cards - January 2017 news.
Flag Case History - August 2016

2016 Marquetry Seminar - August 2016 by Brian Condran.

2016 Community Project - December 2016 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 June 2017 meeting. We hope to see all you on a regular basis.

New members:

  1. Josh Fogerty, Danville
  2. Kirk Youngbauer, Concord
  3. Dennis Broderick, Danville
  4. Kevin Hennessy, Walnut Creek
  5. Andrew Friedley, Livermore


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Mt. Diablo Woodturning Center’s Monthly Meeting Details

JULY 13, 2017 Woodturners, PHEC ROOM-108, 7-9 PM.
Jim RodgersJim Rodgers – Making Napkin Rings. NOTE: 2nd Thursday

Presentation Description: Jim will demonstrate a spindle turning project by making a set of napkin rings. The techniques will be easy to follow and construct.

Jim will also decorate the project on the lathe and discuss various decoration techniques.

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August 3, 2017 Woodturners, PHEC ROOM-108, 7-9 PM.
Joel AlbertJoel Albert - Making Acrylic Boxes

Presentation Description: Learn how to build a mold and cast an Acrylic Blank out of Alumilite and then turn a box from that blank.

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SHOP TOURS/SAWDUST SESSION DETAILS

Saturday, July 15, 2017 Shop Tour, 10AM - Noon
Paul Mueller's Shop at 9006 Broadway Terrace, Oakland

Join us for a tour of Paul's shop.

Paul built his Frank Lloyd Wright 'Usonian' style house in a burn area of the Oakland Hills fire. He moved his wood shop to the site before the house had doors or windows and in it he built just about everything in the house. His most recent project is making precast concrete countertops.

Dogs are welcome.

Refreshments: Coffee, cookies and donuts will be available.

Directions:

  • Follow HWY CA-24 toward Oakland,
  • Take Exit 5A onto CA-13S toward Haywood,
  • Take Exit 5 onto Broadway Terrace
  • Follow Broadway Terrace for approximately 2 miles
  • Turn left and drive up hill past house at 9006 Broadway Terrace.
  • Make a sharp left at Taurus (just past house) and park. Follow the red brick path from Taurus to get to shop.

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Saturday, August 19, 2017 Shop Tour, 10AM - Noon
Len Sauer's Shop at 181 Emmons Canyon Lane, Alamo

Join us for a tour of Len's shop.

Len feels that his shop is pretty typical for a garage shop. Base setup takes 1 bay of a 3 car garage and can handle small projects. Expandable into the other bays as needed.

He is currently seasoning the walnut that he plans to use for a Maloof chair and for the Tour he is planning to have pictures of some of his projects.

When asked about whether pets were welcome, Len's response was "Any that will give my pet alligator a run for its money."

Refreshments: Coffee, cookies and donuts will be available.

Directions:

  • Follow I 680 S toward San Jose,
  • Take Exit 42A for Stone Valley Rd East,
  • Turn Right onto Stone Valley Rd,
  • Follow Stone Valley Rd for 4 miles, continuing past Monte Vista High School and the unoccupied Whitegate Guard Station,
  • Turn on 2nd left after the Brian Ranch sign onto Emmons Canyon Lane,
  • To #181 at the end on the left,
  • Plenty of street parking available

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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.





Marvin Bargagliotti
Marvin Bargagliotti
- Pepper Mill, Walnut with lacquer finish.



Kirby Elvin
Kirby Elvin
- Jewelry Box, Mistletoe Walnut and Silver Maple, general finish, "Whatever Box".



Peggy Gipps
Peggy Gipps
- Childs' Step Stool, Maple and Cherry w/Walnut Rails, Wipe-on-Poly, "This one is the 1st of 6".



Bob Hoellwarth
Bob Hoellwarth
- Slick Chisel Handles and Restore - Beech and White Oak and Beech and Walnut, boiled linseed oil, handles joined via "impossible dovetail".



Wayne Stolte
Wayne Stolte
- Inlay Casebox, Ash and Walnut, Maloof Oil and Poly finish.



Pete Nakatani
Pete Nakatani
- Steel String Guitar, Bubinga/Sitka Spruce/Mahogany, Nitrocellulose Lacquer.



Mike Selser
Mike Selser
- Hall Table, Rosewood/Mahogany/Ebony, "Emmett's Good Stuff".






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June 2017 Shop Tour Photos
June 2017 Shop Tour at Dale Chorney's and Phil Duncan's Shop
June 2017 Shop Tour at Dale Chorney's and Phil Duncan's Shops
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June 2017 Shop Tour at Dale Chorney's and Phil Duncan's Shop
June 2017 Shop Tour at Dale Chorney's and Phil Duncan's Shops
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June 2017 Shop Tour at Dale Chorney's and Phil Duncan's Shop
June 2017 Shop Tour at Dale Chorney's and Phil Duncan's Shop
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June 2017 Shop Tour at Dale Chorney's and Phil Duncan's Shop
June 2017 Shop Tour at Dale Chorney's and Phil Duncan's Shops
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June 2017 Shop Tour at Dale Chorney's Shop
June 2017 Shop Tour at Dale Chorney's and Phil Duncan's Shops
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June 2017 Shop Tour at Dale Chorney's and Phil Duncan's Shop
June 2017 Shop Tour at Dale Chorney's and Phil Duncan's Shops
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June 2017 Shop Tour at Dale Chorney's and Phil Duncan's Shop
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June 2017 Shop Tour at Dale Chorney's and Phil Duncan's Shop
June 2017 Shop Tour Lunch at Phil Duncan's House
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Carl Gentry
Carl Gentry
- Two mallets.



Pete Nakatani
Pete Nakatani
- 5-sided Dish from Bancroft Gardens Deodor Cedar.



Jim Rodgers
Jim Rodgers
- Segmented Bowl with Pyro stripes.



Jim Rodgers
Jim Rodgers
- Small Segmented Vase.



Joel Albert
Joel Albert
- Selection of Smnall Dishes.



Joel Albert
Joel Albert
- Large Platter - Dyed Maple.



Joel Albert
Joel Albert
- Serving Plates.



Joel Albert
Joel Albert
- Black Acacia Dish.



Joel Albert
Joel Albert
- Gavel Set - Rosewood.



Ed Steffinger
Ed Steffinger
- Finial Selection with Ornaments.



Pete Nakatani
Pete Nakatani
- 6-sided Walnut Coaster with inlays.



Pete Nakatani
Pete Nakatani
- Small 5-sided Dish.



Bob Nolan
Bob Nolan
- Large Dish Decorated with Basket Illusions.





Bob Nolan
Bob Nolan
- Large Dish Decorated with Basket Illusions.





Don Gouveia
Don Gouveia
- Before and After Vase Prototypes.



Don Gouveia
Don Gouveia
- Zebrawood Vase with Aquacoat finish.



Hugh Bevan-Thomas
Hugh Bevan-Thomas
- Vase with Segmented top and staved base.



Hugh Bevan-Thomas
Hugh Bevan-Thomas
- Tea Pot with Black Window Spider Decoration.



Ed Steffinger
Ed Steffinger
- Hollow Ornaments.



Ed Steffinger
Ed Steffinger
- Stadium Bowl using compound miters.






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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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