Diablo Woodworkers


Toni Lambert and Laura Lee Gillespie
Laura Lee Gillespie and Toni Lambert on the left were among the first members of Diablo Woodworkers. Bob and Jeff on right went over to Toni's and Laura Lee's home to pick up some equipment they were donating to the club. See their Project page.


FEBRUARY 2018 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.

Mar 14, 2018 MEETING, PHEC MAT ROOM, 7-9 PM. JEFFREY RUTHERFORD – Owner – Rutherford Boatshop
Apr 11, 2018 MEETING, PHEC MULTI-USE ROOM, 7-9 PM. BOB HOELLWARTH Building a Japanese Hand Plane


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MARCH 14, 2018 MEETING, PHEC MAT ROOM, 7-9 PM.
JEFFREY RUTHERFORD – Owner – Rutherford Boatshop

Rutherford BoatshopJeff will give a presentation about building and restoring classic yachts, and in particular, the Cangarda.

After serving as a shipyard apprentice, a shipwright foreman at a dry dock company, a construction foreman building wooden fishing boats, and doing free-lance boat repairs, Jeff Rutherford started Rutherford's Boatshop in 1982. His Richmond, California shop constructs and restores classic yachts.

Jeff was deeply involved in the restoration of the 138-foot historic yacht Cangarda, built in 1901, and one of only three Victorian steam yachts remaining in the world. The project included removal, rebuilding and reinstallation of deck joinery, funnels, scroll work, skylights, interior joinery, plumbing fixtures, hardware and all seven of her original steam engines. Eighty percent of the material used for the restoration of theCangarda's deckhouses was the original Cuban mahogany.

This fascinating project was the subject of a PBS documentary as part of the series "Ultimate Restorations".

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APRIL 11, 2018 MEETING, PHEC MULTI-USE ROOM, 7-9 PM.
BOB HOELLWARTH - Building a Japanese Hand Plane.


Join us as Diablo Woodworkers member Bob Hoellwarth goes step by step through his experiences with building Japanese hand planes (kanna). The presentation includes building the dai (body) of a smoothing plane, scraper plane, and block plane, using a pocket microscope to get a sharper blade edge, and using a micrometer to fine-tune the plane.

Bob Hoellwarth Japanese Hand Plane.   Bob Hoellwarth Japanese Hand Plane.

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PREVIOUS MEETING

FEBRUARY 14, 2018 MEETING, PHEC MULTI-PURPOSE ROOM, 7-9 PM.
THE PEMBROKE TABLE - TIM KILLEN and six students of Building Classic Furniture Class

Pembroke TableThis month's meeting was something different: during the fall of 2016 and spring of 2017 the "Building Classic Furniture" class learned to build a classic Pembroke table.

During this evening, Tim Killen provided an introductory presentation about the table, its history and construction. This was followed by what was a lively discussion by six class members and Tim, where they showed their tables and shared the joys and challenges encountered during their construction.

See more photos below in February Show & Tell

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WHAT'S NEW
2017 Community Project - October 2017 news on Bicycle Safety.

Video of Emerson Elementary Project - July 16, 2017 news.
Flag Case History - August 2016

Show & Tell Cards - January 2017 news.

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 January 10, 2018 meeting. We hope to see all you on a regular basis.

New members:

  1. Morgan Strickland
  2. Jim Bishop
  3. David Traversi

Returning members:

  1. Heather Stewart



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Mt. Diablo Woodturning Center’s Monthly Meeting Details

MARCH 08, 2018 WOODTURNERS, ROOM-108, 7-9 PM.
Pete Nakatani – Metallic Enhancements

Greeting Woodturners!

The appearance of a woodworking project can be enhanced by the use of contrasting materials such as Metal leaf and Powder. Metals can be designed into a project, used to Highlight natural flaws in a material, as well as used to hide Un-natural flaws in a project.

Pete will discuss and demonstrate some of his enhancement techniques including Gold leafing.

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APRIL 12, 2018 WOODTURNERS, ROOM-108, 7-9 PM.
John Cobb – Creating Hollow Vessels

SCHOOL CLOSED APRIL 5

Greeting Woodturners!

Come and watch flying green wood in the turning studio!

John gets green wood from local arborists and wood piles and turns them into Hollow Vessels.

If you haven't seen John's always exciting demonstrations, come see the event. You'll be glad you did.

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SHOP TOURS/SAWDUST SESSION DETAILS

Saturday, March 17, 2018 Shop Tour, 10AM - Noon
Andy Ferguson, located at 7 Crown Court, Orinda.

Our Shop Tour for March will be in the beautiful and efficient shop of long-time member Andy Ferguson. Andy is just finishing up an impressive ribbon sapele dresser. Ask him about the classic side-hung drawers. Andy is a contractor by trade and likes to work with first-class tools. Look for his Agazzani band saw and SCM machines.

Directions: Take Highway 24 to Orinda; exit South, toward Moraga. Follow Camino Pablo/Moraga Way South about 2.3 miles; turn left on Ivy Drive and left on Crown Court. Andy's house will be on your left. Parking is on his driveway, in the Court or down the street.

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Saturday, April 21, 2018 Shop Tour, 10AM - Noon
Gary Fulcher at 3474 Moraga Boulevard, Lafayette.

This is the Craftsman-style shop of Gary Fulcher in Lafayette. Gary is a friend of several long-time club members, an accomplished boat-builder and a generous community supporter. With the help of volunteers from the Lafayette Rotary Club, Gary builds woodworking projects for fundraising raffles. Gary and his teams have used his shop to build and raffle off several sailing canoes, as well as a tear-drop camping trailer, raising thousands of dollars for charitable causes. Gary has graciously invited us to tour his open and well-planned shop. Lots of us will be seriously envious.

Parking: Moraga Boulevard, Lafayette.

Directions: From Orinda or points west, take Highway 24 to exit 12 onto Oak Hill Road toward Central Lafayette. Turn left onto Mt. Diablo Boulevard. Turn right onto Moraga Road. Turn left on Moraga Boulevard to number 3474.

From Walnut Creek or points east, take Highway 24 to exit 13 toward central Lafayette/Moraga. Turn right onto Deer Hill Road. Turn right onto First Street and continue across Mt. Diablo Boulevard. Turn right onto Golden Gate Way. Turn left onto First Street. Turn left onto Moraga Boulevard to number 3474.

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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
- Possible Box, Ambrosia Maple w/assorted drawer pulls, General Finish, "Fun to make".



Peggy Gipps
Peggy Gipps
- Child's Step Stool (design - WW1 Modified), Cherry & Maple, Wipe on Poly. "They keep on having babies".



Wayne Shipman
Wayne Shipman
- Bryce's Potty Chair, Western Red Cedar, Oil and Varnish.



Jeff Traeger
Jeff Traeger
- Jewelry Box, Highly spalted/distressed Poplar w/Mahogany Trim, Oil and Wax.



Jeff Traeger
Jeff Traeger
- Decorative Box, Highly spalted/distressed Poplar w/Mahogany Trim, Oil and Wax.




Bob Bean
Bob Bean
- Salt Shaker, Bay Laurel with Poly finish and Pepper Shaker, Walnut with Poly finish.



Bob Bean
Bob Bean
- Bottle Opener, Maple Baseball Bat.



All participant's tables
All participant's tables
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February 2018 Shop Tour Photos
Shop Tour at Laney College
Shop Tour at Laney College
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Shop Tour at Laney College
Shop Tour at Laney College
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Shop Tour at Laney College
Shop Tour at Laney College
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Shop Tour at Laney College
Shop Tour at Laney College
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Shop Tour at Laney College
Shop Tour at Laney College
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Shop Tour at Laney College
Shop Tour at Laney College
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Shop Tour at Laney College
Shop Tour at Laney College
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Laney College 900 Fallon Street,
Wood Technology Facility, Oakland.

On Saturday Feb 17, we joined Rosendo Del Toro Solis for a tour of the Laney College Wood Technology Shop. One of the unique new features at Laney since our visit in November 2016 is their sophisticated CNC machine (one of two in the US). Mike Noyes, our most recent Bill Tarleton Memorial Scholarship winner, is one of the principal students involved in getting this sophisticated machine fully integrated into the student training program. Gives one even more reasons (if you even needed more) to make the tour.






Don Gouveia
Don Gouveia
- Large Compound Miter Bowl - Spalted Pine.



Jim Rodgers
Jim Rodgers
- Open Segmented Bowls and Vase



John Lawson
John Lawson
- Rice Bowls and Chop Sticks.



Bob Nolan
Bob Nolan
- Setup for Cardboard Turning.



Bob Nolan
Bob Nolan
- Egg Shell Gift Box with turned spindle.



Pete Nakatani
Pete Nakatani
- Natural Edge Bowl.



Gary Seidlitz
Gary Seidlitz
- Small Platter - Oak with Lacquer finish.



Hugh Bevan-Thomas
Hugh Bevan-Thomas
- Unique Compound Miter Vase - Double Turnings.



Bob Nolan
Bob Nolan
- Golf Trophy with Glowing Ball.






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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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