Diablo Woodworkers


MAY 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.

June 14, 2017 DW Meeting, RON COOK – Luthier and Craftsman.
July 12, 2017 DW Meeting, YEUNG CHAN – Making Hand Tools.


NEXT MEETING DETAIL

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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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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PREVIOUS MEETING

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

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 was a good place to start.

This presentation covered all aspects of making the chairs and descriptions of all the tools and wood species required.

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

NEW 2017 Community Project - April 24, 2017 news.

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

NEW 2016 Marquetry Seminar - August 2016 by Brian Condran.



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 May 2017 meeting. We hope to see all you on a regular basis.

New members:

  1. Bob Weeks
  2. David Howe
  3. Christine Loehrein


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Mt. Diablo Woodturning Center’s Monthly Meeting Details

JUNE 01, 2017 Woodturners, PHEC ROOM-108, 7-9 PM.
David Fleisig – Making Square Platters.

Presentation Description: David will demonstrate his method of making square platters.

David Fleisig

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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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SHOP TOURS/SAWDUST SESSION DETAILS

Saturday, June 17, 2017 Shop Tour, 10AM - Noon
Dale Chorney's Shop, 742 Trinity Hills Lane, Livermore & Phil Duncan's Shop, 1000 Shotwell Court, Pleasanton.

Join us for a unique progressive tour consisting of 2 shops - Dale's & Phil's - which are fairly close together in the Livermore/Pleasanton area.

The first stop on this Tour is at Dale's from 10 to 11 AM. Dale says there is nothing special about his shop other than it's a little messy and dusty. He may have a project underway, depending on how quickly he finishes things.

Refreshments: Coffee, donuts and cookies will be available at Dale's shop. No pets please.

Directions to Dale's shop:

  • Take I 580 East of I 680,
  • Exit Isabel Ave South,
  • South for 2 mi then left(East) on Concannon,
  • Turn Right (south) at first traffic light onto Murdell,
  • Turn Left (east) at stop sign onto Alden Lane,
  • Take second right (south) onto Wood Hollow Drive,
  • Left (East) onto Trinity Hills Lane,
  • 742 Trinity Hills Lane
  • Street Parking
The second stop on this progressive tour is at Phil's from 11 to Noon.

Following the tour of his shop, he will demonstrate to us another of his hobbies - by serving a light lunch consisting of smoked pulled pork sandwiches, cole slaw, potato salad, water and soft drinks. Phil would like a head count of how many for the lunch. Please call him at (408)515-4275.

Directions from Dale's to Phil's
  • Trinity Hills east then,
  • left on Lexington.
  • Turn right on Holmes then (turns into Vallecitos Rd),
  • right on Vineyard.
  • Two stoplights (about 3 miles) then,
  • left on Manoir.
  • Please park on Manoir Parking is limited on Shotwell Court.
  • His house is the first house on the left - 1000 Shotwell court.

Click for Google Map Directions to Dale's House

Click for Google Map Directions from Dale's House to Phil's House

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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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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.





Kirby Elvin
Kirby Elvin
- Whatever Box, Ash & Olive, General Finish Top Coat, "Another weird box".



Greg Davis
Greg Davis
- Viewing Birdhouse, Redwood, No Finish, All Salvaged Wood.



Tim Killen
Tim Killen
- Low Cupboard-Virginia circa 1620, Monterey Pine, Painted Geometric Figures and Shellac.



D Charmot
D Charmot
- Chair. Cherry; Maloof Finish (10 coats), Copy of a Maloof chair.



Bob Hoellwarth
Bob Hoellwarth
- Scrabble Tile Names - Maple, Tung Oil Finish.



Jim H Fleming
Jim H Fleming
- Sow's Ear Cabinet, Poplar/Cherry/Cocobolo, Shellac, Class Project "Tools & Techniques".






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May 2017 Shop Tour at Ed Steffinger's Shop
May 2017 Shop Tour at Ed Steffinger's Shop
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May 2017 Shop Tour at Ed Steffinger's Shop
May 2017 Shop Tour at Ed Steffinger's Shop
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May 2017 Shop Tour at Ed Steffinger's Shop
May 2017 Shop Tour at Ed Steffinger's Shop
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May 2017 Shop Tour at Ed Steffinger's Shop
May 2017 Shop Tour at Ed Steffinger's Shop
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May 2017 Shop Tour at Ed Steffinger's Shop
May 2017 Shop Tour at Ed Steffinger's Shop
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Pete Nakatani
Pete Nakatani
- Claro Walnut Disk.



Gary Hargrave
Gary Hargrave
- Carob Bowl - Turned green, interesting shape.





Joel Albert
Joel Albert
- Prototype Gavel Head.



Andrew Baxter
Andrew Baxteri
- Napkin Ring and Coaster Set.



Jim Rodgers
Jim Rodgers
- Pen with angled top and inset clip.



Herb Caraway
Herb Caraway
- Spalted Maple Hollow Vessel.



Chuck Cottril
Chuck Cottril
- Bottle Stoppers and Bottle Coaster - Zebra and Poplar woods.



Carl Gentry
Carl Gentry
- Brace with Hollow Auger (tenon cutter).



Joel Albert
Joel Albert
- Acrylic Pen Blank Casting.






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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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