Diablo Woodworkers


2019 Community Projects

Project Overview: The Diablo Woodworkers have been reaching out to non-profit organizations for woodworking opportunities. In addition, we get calls from others who have heard of our work. Please use the Index of Community Projects below.

Index of Community Projects and Leaders:

 



Girl Scout Woodworker Photos

After several months of planning and fitting into other obligations, 10 members from Girl Scout Cadet troop 33331 built tool boxes at the shops of Diablo Woodworker Tom Meyers on May 19.  Diablo Woodworkers participated as assistants to the girls.

A preparation team from Diablo Woodworkers had cut the pieces necessary the pieces necessary for assembly at Dante Paulazzo’s shop.  That team consisted of Tom Baily (Project Leader), Dante Paulazzo, Tom Meyers, and Bob Barnett.

The Scouts used drills, screwdrivers, hammers and saws to complete the boxes.  Parents were in ample supply to provide some tools, photography, and advice for the girls. 

Diablo Woodworkers on the build team: Tom Baily, Tom Meyers, Harold Mantle, David Yee, Victoria Morse, Dave Wittenbrock, Gordon Fry, and Peggy Gipps.

A group of Girl Scouts in the 6th grade (11&12 years old) will be working on the Woodworker Badge activities:

Before we cut: -- (Click on images to enlarge)

Gordon describes the process to David Yee, Dave Wittenbrock,and Harold. Tools in foreground
Gordon describes the process to David Yee, Dave Wittenbrock,and Harold. Tools in foreground.
The Girl Scouts show off their new tool boxes.
The Girl Scouts show off their new tool boxes.
The helpers join the Scouts.
The helpers join the Scouts.
Only a handle.
More listening.
More listening.
Only a handle.
Only a handle is needed.
Only a handle is needed.
The tool boxes are already in use.
The tool boxes are already in use.
Everybody is busy.  At least one helper per Scout.
Everybody is busy. At least one helper per Scout.
 


In Action
Only a handle is needed
Everybody is busy. At least one helper per Scout.

We're done!
The Girl Scouts show off their new tool boxes.
The helpers join the Scouts
The tool boxes are already in use.

If you are willing to join the project, contact the Project leader.

Girl Scout Woodworker Badge

A group of Girl Scouts in the 6th grade (11&12 years old) will be working on the Woodworker Badge: Girl Scout Woodworker Badge.

The badge has 5 skills:
  1. Swing a hammer,
  2. Keep it level,
  3. Use a screwdriver,
  4. Saw some wood and
  5. Build something yourself.
The girls plan to work on skills 1-4 at their leader's house, and will need our leadership on the 5th step, which needs to involve the 4 skills already learned. They'd also appreciate tips on safety.

The project will require a person or team to design an item, and perhaps a group to pre-cut some of the wood for the item, letting the girls also do some cutting of their own. They usually meet Thursdays from 3-4:30, and sometimes on Sundays.

If you are willing to join the project, contact the Project leader.



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