Diablo Woodworkers


MARCH 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.

Apr 11, 2018 MEETING, PHEC MULTI-USE ROOM, 7-9 PM. BOB HOELLWARTH Building a Japanese Hand Plane
May 9, 2018 MEETING, PHEC SMALL GYM, 7-9 PM. JOHN COBB - Introduction to the wood lathe - demonstration.


NEXT MEETING DETAIL

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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MAY 9,2018 MEETING PHEC, SMALL GYM, 7-9 PM.
JOHN COBB - Introduction to the wood lathe - demonstration

John CobbJohn Cobb, a professional woodturner and one of the woodturning instructors next door, will wheel a lathe across the parking lot and give us an introduction on how to use a lathe and its application for furniture making. Many furniture projects require or can be enhanced with turned features so it's a good idea for us all to get comfortable with using the lathe as a tool.

John Cobb's project

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PREVIOUS MEETING

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


Speaker Jeffrey RutherfordJeff gave 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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WHAT'S NEW
2018 Community Project - March 2018 news.

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

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 March 14, 2018 meeting. We hope to see all you on a regular basis.

New members:

  1. Hank Hanig
  2. Levi Bricco
  3. John Schatz
  4. Stephan Johnson
  5. Steve Hunt



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Mt. Diablo Woodturning Center’s Monthly Meeting Details

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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MAY 3, 2018 WOODTURNERS, ROOM-108, 7-9 PM.
Michele Freeze – Sharpening Lathe Tools Preview

Greeting Woodturners!

Michele will demonstrate sharpening your woodturning tools, including how to set up your sharpening equipment. She will also use the equipment to sharpen a gouge and scraper. These demonstrations are a preview of her summer class on 'Sharpening Lathe Tools' where you get hands on experience sharpening your own tools.

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SHOP TOURS/SAWDUST SESSION DETAILS

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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SATURDAY, MAY 19, 2018 SHOP TOUR, 10AM - NOON
Gordon Fry at 4625 Candlewood Court, Concord.

Gordon is a long-time club member. He also serves on our Planning Committee and has been responsible for our December holiday party as well as the Flag Case project. Gordon has also taken on the Bicycle Safety Village project to reconstruct the village signs that teach kids safe bicycle habits. Gordon builds beautiful boxes, elegant furniture and a variety of useful objects. His backyard shop was constructed from prefab panels and trusses and was erected with the help of several club members. It is a good place to socialize.

Directions:

From Orinda or points west, take Highway 24 to east to Highway 580 north and follow the directions from Walnut Creek.

From Walnut Creek or points south, take Highway 680 north to exit 48 for Treat Boulevard. Turn right on Treat Boulevard for 4.8 miles. Turn right on Clayton Road. Turn left at the first signal, Thornwood drive. Drive approximately 5 blocks to Candlewood Court, turn right, and go 5 homes to 4625 on the left.

From Concord or points north, take Highway 680 south to exit 48. Turn left on North Main Street. Turn left on Treat Blvd. for 4.8 miles. Then follow the second paragraph of the Walnut Creek 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.





Kirby Elvin
Kirby Elvin
- Game Boards, Assorted veneers, General Finish.



Ed Steffinger
Ed Steffinger
- Compound Mitered Plate, Bloodwood & Maple, Aqua Coat.



Ed Steffinger
Ed Steffinger
- Compound Mitered Plate, Walnut/Figured Maple/Hickory/Chechen, Aqua Coat.



Joe Arnoth
Joe Arnoth
- Sack-Back Windsor Chairs and Comb-Back Windsor Settee circa 18th Century, Pine seat - Ash legs/spindles/rails, burnished Milk Paint.



Bob Barnett
Bob Barnett
- Curved Jewelry Box, African Bubinga Rosewood, Maloof Poly/Oil & Lacquer Spray.



Marvin Bargagliotti
Marvin Bargagliotti
- Bandsaw Box, Birch, Lacquer.



Tom Baily
Tom Baily
- Chippendale Candle Stick Table circa 18th Century, Mahogany, Potassium Hydroxide - Linseed Oil - and Shellac .



Paul Mueller
Paul Mueller
- Sea Chest, Pine, Varnish.



Peggy Gipps
Peggy Gipps - Child's Step Stool
, Cherry & Maple, Wipe on Poly & Wax, #7 of 9.



Peggy Gipps
Peggy Gipps - Child's Step Stool
, Cherry & Maple, Wipe on Poly & Wax, #8 of 9.



Bob Farnell
Bob Farnell
- Salt and Pepper Grinders, Walnut, Buffed.



Pete Nakatani
Pete Nakatani
- Coasters, Walnut & Mother-of-Pearl, Thru-Oil.



Pete Nakatani
Pete Nakatani
- Coaster, Purple Heart & Gold Leaf, Thru-Oil.



Duke Herrero
Duke Herrero
- Lazy Susan Turning Tool Holder, Cherry-Walnut-Fir, Linseed Oil.



Mark Olesko
Mark Olesko
- Toolbox and Workbench Tote, Ponderosa Pine, Tannic Acid - Ferrous Sulfate - Llinseed Oil - Shellac.






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March 2018 Shop Tour Photos
Shop Tour at Andy Ferguson's Shop
Shop Tour at Andy Ferguson's Shop
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Shop Tour at Andy Ferguson's Shop
Shop Tour at Andy Ferguson's Shop
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Shop Tour at Andy Ferguson's Shop
Shop Tour at Andy Ferguson's Shop
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Shop Tour at Andy Ferguson's Shop
Shop Tour at Andy Ferguson's Shope
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Shop Tour at Andy Ferguson's Shop
Shop Tour at Andy Ferguson's Shop
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Shop Tour at Andy Ferguson's Shop
Shop Tour at Andy Ferguson's Shop
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Andy Ferguson, located at 7 Crown Court, Orinda.

Our Shop Tour for March was 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.






Ed Steffinger
Ed Steffinger
- Compound Mitered Plate, Bloodwood & Maple, Aqua Coat.



Ed Steffinger
Ed Steffinger
- Compound Mitered Bowl, Walnut/Figured Maple/Hickory/Chechen, Aqua Coat.



George Schiller
George Schiller
- Open Segmented Bowl.



Chuck Cottril
Chuck Cottril
- Bowl Set - 4 bowls one piece of wood.



Jack Giolitti
Jack Giolitti
- Cork Trivet.



Carl Gentry
Carl Gentry
- Drill set circa 1800's.



Vern Stovall
Vern Stovall
- Segmented Vessel with Large Finial Top.






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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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