Diablo Woodworkers


FEBRUARY 2019 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 13 2019 MEETING PHEC, 7-9 PM. Multi-Use ROOM, Artist and Wood Sculptor Christopher B. Wagner


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MARCH 13, 2019 MEETING, MULTI-USE ROOM, 7-9 PM.
Artist and Wood Sculptor Christopher B. Wagner

Christopher B. Wagner is a sculptor originally from Kentucky but now lives and works San Jose, CA. He received a B.A. in art history and sculpture from Georgetown College after which he studied Sculpture at Edinboro University, Pennsylvania from which he graduated in 2010 with an M.F.A.. Since then he has traveled the country making and exhibiting his unique figurative wood carvings.

His work focuses on recycled or reconstituted wood as the medium utilizing traditional carving skills in the creation of contemporary sculpture. The reclaimed lumber he predominantly sculpts in provides a sense of history that influences what he creates. Throughout his travels he allows the native materials and people he encounters to feed into his art.

Along with his own active studio he has worked as a Shop Manager for Eichinger Sculpture studio in Portland, OR; along with most recently as an Instructor and Instructional Technician at Mission College in San Jose, CA. His awards have included a Jurors Choice at Cherry Creek Art Festival, exhibitor at Smithsonian Craft Show, the Glean Artist Grant, and the Emerging Artist Award from Portland Open Studios.

I first heard about Christopher Wagner on a woodworking podcast. I was intrigued hearing his account of traveling around the country in an RV, carving wood sculptures out of reclaimed wood in his mobile workshop.

When I looked at his website and saw the sculptures he was creating I was an instant fan.

By creating beautiful, original works of art out of material many would consider scrap, Christopher truly embodies the spirit of ingenuity we are celebrating this year. Please Join us for a talk and presentation of Christopher's unique carved wood sculptures.

Mark Olesko

March Speaker Carvings 01
Speaker Carving 01
March Speaker Carvings 02
Speaker Carving 02



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FEBRUARY 13, 2019 MEETING, MULTI-USE ROOM, 7-9 PM.
TIM KILLEN, COLONIAL WILLIAMSBURG ANNUAL CONFERENCE

After retiring from a 36-year career in the engineering and construction industry, Tim Killen has pursued a life-long interest in woodworking. He is particularly interested in reproducing 18th C museum pieces, and his home is already filled with dozens of furniture reproductions. In this pursuit, he utilizes a spectrum of old and new technologies which includes considerable hand-tool operations, along with a modern design in 3D computer modeling.

Tim is also involved in teaching woodworking at Mt. Diablo Adult Education in Pleasant Hill, CA, with classes in:
* SketchUp for the Woodworker
* Classic Furniture Finishes
* Classic Furniture Reproduction

Tim has written several articles on furniture making for Woodwork Magazine and Fine Woodworking including an article on SketchUp. He is a contributing author to Fine Woodworking involving the "Design. Click. Build." Blog on SketchUp.

Tim has authored two books published by Fine Woodworking and Taunton Press. The titles are Google SketchUp Guide for Woodworkers, and SketchUp Guide for Woodworkers, Traditional Cabinets.

On February 13th Tim gave a presentation on Colonial Williamsburg:

For the last thirteen years, Tim has attended the Colonial Williamsburg annual conference, "Working Wood in the 18th Century". Supported by photographs taken during the conference, Tim will show how the cabinetmakers and joiners demonstrate making reproductions of the subject examples. Their procedures of woodworking represent those used by the original craftsmen.

Colonial Williamsburg
Colonial Williamsburg Fifes and Drums






WHAT'S NEW
2019 Community Project - Girl Scout Woodworker Badge- February 2019.

2018 Community Project - September 2018 Pleasant Hill Library Maker Faire Bird Houses.

Video of Emerson Elementary Project - July 16, 2017 news.
Flag Case History - February 2019

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 January 2019 meeting. We hope to see all you on a regular basis.

New members:

  1. Phillip David
  2. Pamela Peacock
  3. Vicki Morse


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Mt. Diablo Woodturning Center's Monthly Meeting Details

MARCH 07, 2019 WOODTURNERS, ROOM-108, 7-9 PM.
Gerald (Jake) Jakubowski Bottle Coasters and Non-Traditional Stoppers

Speaker Gerald (Jake) JakubowskiGreeting Woodturners:

Speaker Gerald (Jake) JakubowskiTraditional Bottles Toppers, Non-Traditional Stoppers, Coasters and a "T-Top Stopper" I assume most woodturners have turned at least one traditional bottle stopper where the stopper itself is external and exposed to the turning. A non-traditional stopper is where the stopper is hidden inside the turning. A step-by-step process for making non-traditional bottles stoppers will be presented. Making bottle coasters will also be discussed. See right photo.

Traditional Bottles Toppers, Non-Traditional Stoppers, Coasters and a "T-Top Stopper". See left photo.

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APRIL 11, 2019 WOODTURNERS, ROOM-108, 7-9 PM.
Kim Wolfe "oh snap" "it's ok"

Speaker Kim WolfeGreeting Woodturners:

"it's ok"

Not round, no problem.
No interest in filling, not a problem.
Hole in the bottom of the bowl, totally ok.

The "Oh snap", mistakes that lead to design opportunities and the simple solutions that save my turnings from the trash can.

I have been turning for three years and have had plenty of "oh snap" moments. In my view the trash can is only an option for turnings that have exploded.

 

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SHOP TOURS/SAWDUST SESSION DETAILS

SATURDAY, MARCH 16, 2019 SHOP TOUR and SAWDUST SESSION, 10AM - NOON
Shop of Jim Fleming, 11 Snow Court, Orinda CA 94563 and Bandsaw Box Making Demonstration by Paul Mueller.

Jim has a dedicated shop and adjacent studio for which he is building cherry cabinets and bookcases, along with numerous other unfinished projects, including a kayak named Millennium that is even older than Adam White's unfinished kayak named Decade. Jim also has a few new machines to show off and one or two old ones that he wants to get rid of.

In addition, for a Sawdust Session, Paul Mueller will have a display of bandsaw boxes made with methods explained by Michael Cullen in several Fine Woodworking articles. Paul will show us how it is done, along with his bandsaw set-up, glue-up, carving and painting tricks.

Sorry, no pets or minor children due to liability issues.

Directions: Google Map

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SATURDAY, APRIL 20, 2019 SHOP TOUR and SAWDUST SESSION, 10AM - NOON
Studio and Work Shop of Berkeley Mills, 2830 Seventh Street, Berkeley CA. 94710

Kaidan TansuSince 1988, Berkeley Mills has been designing and building high quality wooden furniture and architectural items at their state of the art shop in Berkeley.  The Berkeley Mills craftsmen take special pride in their wood selection and acquisition, including premium American cherry, Honduras mahogany and eastern white maple, often with accents of sapele, figured cherry and others. And what they do with that choice wood is stunning.  Their design style is eclectic, ranging from Japanese tansu and shoji to Craftsman, Arts and Crafts and Greene and Greene and on to Frank Lloyd White-inspired Prairie-style and lots of others.  Check their website at berkeleymills.com for some real woodworking eye candy. 

We are looking forward to a tour of the shop floor, where some work may be going on, and of course the extensive show room.

Sorry, no pets or minor children due to liability issues.

Directions: Google Map

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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.



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Ed Steffinger
Ed Steffinger
- Ornaments - Various/Pear Wood w/Aqua coat; Hollow Vessel - Pear Wood, Aqua Coat.


David Howe
David Howe
- Board Game - Ash, Walnut, Purple Heart; Beeswax, turpentine, linseed oil.


Peggy Gipps
Peggy Gipps
- Updated photo of Peggy.



Tim Killen
Tim Killen
- Speaker, Tim Killen.



Morgan Strickland
Morgan Strickland
- Cotswold Valet - Cherry; linseed oil and shellac.



Morgan Strickland
Morgan Strickland
- Garden Bench - Cedar; Penofin.



Marvin Bargagliotti
Marvin Bargagliotti
- Water dipper - Birch; Mineral oil.






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June 2018 Shop Tour Photos

SATURDAY, February 16, 2019 SHOP TOUR, 10AM - NOON
Shop of Adam White, 908 Windward Drive, Rodeo, CA 94572.

Adam has a hybrid metal/woodworking shop in his two car garage. He's currently working to finish a kayak built out of dog ear fence pickets that he started probably 9 years ago. It has been appropriately named "Decade". Adam showed us how he is using Home Depot materials to build this stripper kayak. He also has a large Powermatic drill press on which he replaced the 3ph motor with a 1ph motor, but hasn't installed a mag switch yet. Many of us recognized long-term projects and improvements in process.

Adam White
Adam White Shop Tour



Adam White's Shop Tour
Adam White Shop Tour



Adam White's Shop Tour
Adam White Shop Tour



Adam White's Shop Tour
Adam White Shop Tour



Adam White's Shop Tour
Adam White Shop Tour



Adam White's Shop Tour
Adam White Shop Tour



Adam White's Shop Tour
Adam White Shop Tour



Adam White's Shop Tour
Adam White Shop Tour



Adam White's Shop Tour
Adam White Shop Tour



Adam White's Shop Tour
Adam White Shop Tour



Adam White's Shop Tour
Adam White Shop Tour



Adam White's Shop Tour
Adam White Shop Tour



Adam White's Shop Tour
Adam White Shop Tour



Adam White's Shop Tour
Adam White Shop Tour



Adam White's Shop Tour
Adam White Shop Tour








Carl Gentry
Carl Gentry
- Classic's Tools - Stanley Butt and Rabbet Marking Guage.



Don Gouveia
Don Gouveia
- Compound Miter Bowl & Lid with Chevrons. Alder and Walnut.



Hugh Bevan-Thomas
Hugh Bevan-Thomas
- Redwood Vase.


Vern Stovall
Vern Stovall
- Vase with carvings.


Vern Stovall
Vern Stovall
- Black Walnut Vase with carvings.


Vern Stovall
Vern Stovall
- Ash Vase with carved face.


John Langen
John Langen
- Bowl with Decorated Rim.


Pete Nakatani
Pete Nakatani
- Budhist Altar with mother-of-pearl inlay and brass base.



Rich Nelson
Rich Nelson
- Vase with open segmented feature ring.



Hugh Bevan-Thomas
Hugh Bevan-Thomas
- Bowl - Burned wood with dye.


Hugh Bevan-Thomas
Hugh Bevan-Thomas
- Acacia Bowl with Feature indents.


Vern Stovall
Vern Stovall
- Vase with carved leaves.


Ed Steffinger
Ed Steffinger
- A collection of Xmas ornamants.





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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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