Diablo Woodworkers


MARCH 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.

Apr 12, 2017 DW Meeting, JIM WIDRESS -- Caning
May 10, 2017 DW Meeting, GEORGE LUCIDO – Windsor Chairs


NEXT MEETING DETAIL

APRIL 12, 2017 MEETING, PHEC MULTI-PURPOSE ROOM, 7-9 PM.
JIM WIDRESS -- Caning.


Jim owns and operates the Caning Shop in Berkeley Ca. The Caning Shop has been supplying gourd crafters, basket-makers, and chair caners with superior quality materials since 1969.

Recognizing that high quality materials are easiest to use, are longer lasting, and make a finer finished product, The Caning Shop offers only the finest grades of chair cane, binder cane, cane webbing spline, flat oval and round reed, rattan poles, seagrass, ash splints, hickory bark, rawhide, gourds, leather dyes, raffia, waxed linen threads, and tools.

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Caning Shop Open Studio

Free Classes Every Friday and Saturday.

You tell us what you want to learn and pay for the materials, and we will show you how to do it.

Open Studio Hours:
Friday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Please call ahead to tell us what you'd like to do, and to put you on the schedule.


Visit Jim's web site at: http://www.caning.com/html/aboutus.html

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MAY 10, 2017 MEETING, PHEC MULTI-PURPOSE ROOM, 7-9 PM.
GEORGE LUCIDO – Windsor Chairs .


George Lucido has been building Windsor chairs since 2008. He has learned this craft thanks to Tim Killen and all of his patience. George has completed 22 Windsors since that time and will be here in May to discuss the building of these chairs along with a brief history of The Windsor, how it got here and how it has changed from the old English version to the beautiful American Windsors that are seen in many homes and museums today.

There are seven basic versions of a Windsor, all are different and yet have a lot in common. If you have ever wanted to know something about how to build one of these chairs, the May presentation would be a good place to start.

This presentation will cover all aspects of making the chairs and describe all the tools and wood species required.

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PREVIOUS MEETING

MARCH 08, 2017 MEETING, PHEC MULTI-PURPOSE ROOM, 7-9 PM.
SCOTT WYNN – Decorative Elements on Shoji.


Scott WynnI've been exploring the decorative and figurative possibilities of lattice patterns, or "kumiko", for decorative elements on Shoji for several years now, often incorporating curves, random patterns, carved and found objects, and differing paper patterns into the designs. This is my most complex design so far. The talk will be on the different techniques used to design and make this cabinet, called "Autumn Rain", that employ shoji style kumiko as an expressive element. A number of practical and expedient techniques were used to finalize the design and speed up the work, and I will talk about those in some detail, along with a detailed progressive photographic essay showing the process.

I am a professional woodworker who has been designing and building furniture since 1976. I have a workshop in San Francisco where I specializes in limited production, one of a kind, and commissioned work. I am also a licensed and practicing Architect and I use the shop to produce furniture and installations for my architectural designs.

I have written articles on woodworking for Fine Woodworking (I was on the cover of issue #118!), Woodwork Magazine, Fine Homebuilding, taught classes and workshops, and have written the book, The Woodworkers guide to the Handplane. I have three more books coming out on woodworking: one on the Bailey plane due out this spring; another on setting up, making, and using Japanese plane; and another on the use, repair, modification, and making of traditional wood planes. You can see my work at scottwynnatelier.com and scottwynnarchitect.com.

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WHAT'S NEW
NEW Show & Tell Cards - January 2017 news.

NEW 2017 Community Project - March 2017 news.

2016 Community Project - December 2016 news.
NEW Flag Case History - August 2016

NEW 2016 Marquetry Seminar - August 2016 by Brian Condran.



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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 February 08, 2017 meeting. We hope to see all you on a regular basis.

New members:

  1. Max Shoka
  2. Vick Patrick
  3. Michael Jesse
  4. Hank Grebe

Returning members are:




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Mt. Diablo Woodturning Center’s Monthly Meeting Details

April 13, 2017 Woodturners, PHEC ROOM-108, 7-9 PM.
Chuck Cottril – Toxicities of Wood.

2nd Thursday

Presentation Description: Chuck will provide a handout followed by a short presentation. Then a discussion of member experiences and problems they have encountered.

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May 05, 2017 Woodturners, PHEC ROOM-108, 7-9 PM.
Ed Steffinger – Making Coasters.

Presentation Description: Learn how to quickly make your own coasters then impress your guests during any dining occasion with them. This drinking accent is perfect for entertaining while protecting your furniture and tabletops. Custom made coasters also can serve as a promotional devise when you are reaching out to potential customers.

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SHOP TOURS/SAWDUST SESSION DETAILS

Saturday, March 18, 2017 Shop Tour, 10AM - Noon
Robert Nisbitt's Home Shop, 1880 Camino Ramon, Danville.

He designs and makes display cabinets and chairs mainly by hand. He was at the College of the Redwoods for 2 years where he studied under James Krenoff.

His shop has some large machines: 12" table saw, 20" bandsaw, 14" planer, 12" jointer, many hand tools, and an installed dust collector.

He has a nice collection of fine furniture in the house which he has indicated we are welcome to see.

Pets are not welcome.

Refreshments: Coffee, cookies and donuts will be available.

Directions:

  • Exit 680 at either Sycamore or Crow Canyon and go East for one block to Camino Ramon,
  • From Sycamore go Right on Camino Ramon, which is south, for 1 mile to #1880 on right,
  • From Crow Canyon go Left on Camino Ramon which is north for 1/2 mile to #1880 on left,
  • There is plenty of parking on the street.

Click for Google Maps Directions

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Saturday, April 15, 2017 Shop Tour, 10AM - Noon
Dante Paulazzo's Shop, 211 Stone Valley Ct., Martinez.

Join us for a tour of Dante's shop.

His shop is a stand alone two car garage that has been made into a wood shop. The shop is fairly new and he is still building and setting things up.

He is currently working on a dining room buffet and hutch out of white quarter sawn oak, and he always has other small projects underway.

Pets are not welcome.

Refreshments: Coffee, cookies and donuts will be available.

Directions:
Dante lives in a gated community He will arrange for the gates to be open for our tour.

  • From I 680 N exit at CA-4 W toward Martinez and Hercules,
  • Exit at Alhambra Ave and turn left,
  • Follow Alhambra Ave and take a slight right onto Alhambra Valley Road,
  • Continue on Alhambra Valley Rd after turning right at intersection with Reliez Valley Rd.,
  • Exit onto Vaca Creek Rd on right,
  • Turn left through gates onto Stonehurst Drive,
  • Turn left onto Stone Valley Ct,
  • There will be plenty of parking on the street.

Click for Google Maps Directions

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Saturday, May 20, 2017 Shop Tour, 10AM - Noon
Ed Steffinger's Shop, 1128 Keith Drive, Concord.

Join us for a tour of Ed's shop. Ed feels that his shop is pretty typical for a garage shop.

Pets are not welcome.

Refreshments: Coffee, cookies and donuts will be available.

Directions:

    From the South:
  • From I 680 N exit at Treat Blvd/Geary Rd,
  • Turn Right onto Treat Blvd,
  • Follow Treat for 4 miles and turn left onto Cowell Road,
  • 0.2 miles and turn left on to Kaski Lane,
  • 0.2 miles and turn right onto Hitchcock Rd.,
  • 0.1 Miles and turn left onto Keith Dr.,
  • Keith Dr #1128.
    From the North:
  • From I 680 S, exit Willow Pass Rd,
  • Turn Left onto Sunvalley Blvd,
  • Sunvalley Blvd becomes Willow Pass Rd,
  • Willow Pass Rd for 0.7 miles,
  • Slight Right and then slight left on Gateway Blvd to Clayton Rd,
  • Clayton Rd for 0.5 miles, turn right onto Galindo St,
  • 0.4 miles and turn left onto Cowell Rd,
  • 1.3 miles and turn right onto Court Ln,
  • 0.2 miles and turn left onto Hithcock Rd,
  • 0.3 miles and turn right onto Keith Dr,
  • Keith Dr #1128.

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.





Tim Killen
Tim Killen
- Williamsburg Kitchen Stool, Monterey Pine and Ash, unfinished.



Jerry Lambden
Jerry Lambden
- 'The Gordian Knot', Six Piece Wooden Puzzle, Poplar, Enamel.



Michael Jesse
Michael Jesse
- Oak Burl Rocker, White oak, oil and wax finish.



Bob Bean
Bob Bean
- Screwdriver Handle, wood unknown, Polyurethane, Harbor Freight Screw driver.



Sam Altshuler
Sam Altshuler
- Picture Frames, Claro Walnut, Gel Poly.



Dante Paulazzo
Dante Paulazzo
- Rope Leg, Gate leg table repair, quarter sawn white oak, stain and wipe on poly.



Bob Hoellwarth
Bob Hoellwarth
- Chisel and Handle Modification, Padauk and lpe, boiled linseed oil.



Ed Steffinger
Ed Steffinger
- Compound Mitered Lidded Box, Figured Maple and Claro Walnut, Aqua Coat.



Ed Steffinger
Ed Steffinger
- Gavel, Claro Waolnut, Aqua Coat.



Pete Nakatani
Pete Nakatani
- Pool Cues, Maple and Claro Walnut/Mop/Carbon, Polyurethane.






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November 2016 Shop Tour at Jeff Traeger's Shop in Orinda
November 2016 Shop Tour at Laney College in Oakland
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November 2016 Shop Tour at Jeff Traeger's Shop in Orinda
November 2016 Shop Tour at Laney College in Oakland
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Pete Nakatani
Pete Nakatani
- Turned Cue Stick. See his page for close-up views.



Bob Nolan
Bob Nolan
- Large sized Mallet with Pyro decoration.



Jim Rodgers
Jim Rodgers
- Wenge Mallet with Brass Heads and Turned Mallet with shot weight.



Don Gouveia
Don Gouveia
- Tall Staved Vase - Ash and Walnut.



Joel Albert
Joel Albert
- Spalted Maple Pendant and Ear Rings.



Joel Albert
Joel Albert
- Closed End Pens.



Detlef Boehme
Detlef Boehme
- Classic Shoe Repair Tools



Vern Stovall
Vern Stovall
- Bolivian Rosewood Bowls



Vern Stovall
Vern Stovall
- Bolivian Rosewood Bowls



Carl Gentry
Carl Gentry
- Collection of Mallets.



Gary Seidlitz
Gary Seidlitz
- Turned Mallet.



Jim Rodgers
Jim Rodgers
- Small Mallet with Brass Heads.



Don Gouveia
Don Gouveia
- Tall Staved Vase - Ash and Walnut.



Joel Albert
Joel Albert
- Special Chuck for Closed End Pens.



Detlef Boehme
Detlef Boehme
- Large and Small Abalone Hammers, turned with aluminum.



Bill Mellberg
Bill Mellberg
- Longworth Style Chuck.



Andrew Baxter
Andrew Baxter
- Making a Gavel Presentation.
See his page for follow-up photos.






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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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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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