Diablo Woodworkers


NEXT MEETING DETAIL





JANUARY 8th, 2020 DIABLO WOODWORKERS MEETING, MULTI-USE ROOM, PHEC, 7-9 PM.
Meet Lee Coleman

Dear Diablo Woodworkers;

I am honored to accept your invitation to present some of my work. My respect for the club is long-standing I am very excited about our get-together.

I will be bringing examples of my work ,starting with a lamp I did in Junior High School and then showing you three chairs- first a Nakashima inspired dining chair with my own Greene and Greene touch, then one of my Gamble House inspired dining chairs, and finally my version of the Greene and Greene Rocker, made possible by the brilliant efforts of Matthew Morris of MM Wood Studio (http://www.mmwoodstudio.com). Without his plans and video demonstrations I could not have created this piece.

Which brings me to the heart of what I hope to bring to the club, that the only thing that separates the membership from the masters is sufficient desire, as shown by the fact that very ordinary woodworkers like myself are able to create beautiful and inspiring objects.

Please take a look at YouTube/ Lee Coleman Collection (part of https://coleman.nyghtfalcon.com) if you would like to see more than I can show at the meeting. ( You don’t want to miss my version of a Greene and Greene dining room, complete with sideboard and dining table and chairs.)

Lee Coleman

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NEXT SHOP TOUR DETAIL



SATURDAY, January 18, 2019 SHOP TOUR, 10AM - NOON

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NEXT WOODTURNERS DETAIL



January 09, 2019 WOODTURNERS, ROOM-108, 7-9 PM.
Joel Albert – Turning a Square Bowl

Greeting Woodturners:

At our first meeting of the year Joel will demonstrate how to turn a square bowl.

Items covered are:

Basic tools needed to turn the bowl
Wood preparation

There should be ample time for questions.

Come join us at the Woodturning Center for an informative discussion.

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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.

Jan 08, 2020 Lee Coleman, DIABLO WOODWORKERS MEETING, MULTI-USE ROOM, PHEC, 7-9 PM.


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PREVIOUS MEETING



DECEMBER 11th, 2019 DIABLO WOODWORKERS HOLIDAY EVENT,
HEATHER FARM "THE GARDENS", 1540 Marchbanks Dr, Walnut Creek,
(off of Ygnacio Valley Road, opposite John Muir Hospital)

It's our favorite time of year when we gather to enjoy friends and family.  We had plenty of time to chat it up and check out amazing projects on display created by our members.

Social Hour 6:30 to 7:30
wine, beer, soda

Dinner and Celebrations 7:30 to 9:00
lots of food and desserts

Show and Tell Projects
Many project were brought to show off and share.

RAFFLE
Tickets were sold for the Maloof Walnut Rocker drawing! Winner was: ??

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WHAT'S NEW
2019 Community Project - Girl Scout Woodworker photos - updated 06/10/2019. Flag Case History - June 19, 2019 - Officer Tara O'Sullivan lost her life while serving her community,as a police officer. The Diablo Woodworkers provided a Memorial Flag Case to the Sacramento Police Department, for the family of Tara. Thank you for supporting the many programs we do, to make a difference.

Show & Tell Cards - 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 December 2019 meeting. We hope to see all you on a regular basis.

New members:

  1. Francis DeMartini
  2. Ron Edwall


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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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Mark Olesko
Mark Olesko
- Entry-Way Shoe Bench, Southern Magnolia Slab / Ash Base, Osmo-Polyx Finish.


John Dzenitis
John Dzenitis
- Salvage Mailbox Wine Cabinet; Walnut, Danish oil.



Kirby Elvin
- Cribbage Boards; Walnut crotch, General Finish.


Sam Altshuler
Sam Altshuler
- TURNED RING BOX, PLUM, GEL POLY.



Michael Jesse
Michael Jesse
- Lingerie Chest, Walnut & Wenge, Oil & Polyurethane.



Ryan EvansRyan Evans - CRIB SLATS-OAK, PINE-STAIN & POLY.


Duke HerreroDuke Herrero - RAINBOW TROUT CARVING-BASSWOOD, WALNUT-PIGMENTS, LAQUER.





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FRIDAY, November 22, 2019, 1:00 - 3 PM
Design Workshops, 486 Lesser Street, Oakland, California 94601, 510-485-7901

Design Workshops is one of the oldest Architectural Millwork shops in the Bay Area, in operation since 1946. They are hired by General Contractors to work in conjunction with Architects and Interior Design firms to assist in the design development, manufacture, finish, delivery and installation of woodwork and related finishes of high rise interiors for corporate firms in downtown San Francisco. Acting as a job shop, the bulk of their work uses similar building themes but every project is unique. They have done an impressive list of projects, including Davies Symphony Hall, Oracle Headquarters and the DeYoung Museum.

Our host will be Tad Beach, one of three owners of Design Workshops. In his 41st year as a woodworker, Tad’s main focus is on day to day operations. We can look forward to high energy and abundant enthusiasm. Here’s Tad in his own words: “I love my job and still get excited when I smell sawdust – especially walnut. My favorite thing is sweeping up the shop. I plan on working until either my wife makes me quit or I stop loving it.”

For a Sawdust Session, Tad discussed the progression of veneer use over solid lumber in their sector of the industry over the last 40 years, including a slide show of some of their work with an emphasis on veneer work. Tad covered veneer sourcing, trends in species selection, layout and veneering techniques. Q & A time was able to work in a demonstration.


Japanese planer - typical Japanese veneer - thinner and narrower than we're used to

Veneer Lesson: The piece goes into the heated press

CNC machine with 4 dimensions

Reception desk showing computer stations

Gate made from rescued old growth redwood formerly a bridge at Yosemite National Park

Veneer Lesson: After going through the sander, the piece is very smooth.

Joinery for another reception desk - arrows and splines

Veneer Lesson: 8 sections all glued together

A VERY. LONG. LATHE

Vacuum system used to pick up boards

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Rick Dietrich
Rick Dietrich
- Redwood Bowl.



Don Gouveia
Don Gouveia
- Segmented Bowl.



Joel Albert
Joel Albert
- Square Bowl.



Mike Vergino
Mike Vergino
- Acrylic & wood segmented bowl.



Mike Vergino
Mike Vergino
- Acrylic & wood segmented bowl.



Hugh Bevan-Thomas
Hugh Bevan-Thomas
- Large Bowl 1.



Hugh Bevan-Thomas
Hugh Bevan-Thomas
- Large Bowl 2.



Hugh Bevan-Thomas
Hugh Bevan-Thomas
- Large Open segmented vessel.



Hugh Bevan-Thomas
Hugh Bevan-Thomas
- Medium Bowl.



Andrew Baxter
Andrew Baxter
- tops - Ornaments.



David Fleisig
David Fleisig
- Redwood & Resin Platter.



David Fleisig
David Fleisig
- Redwood & Resin Tray.



Chuck Cottril
Chuck Cottril
- Carob Bowl with Lid.



Rich Nelson
Rich Nelson
- Segmented bowls.



Rich Nelson
Rich Nelson
- Segmented bowls.



Ed Steffinger
Ed Steffinger
- Christmas Ornament collection, bowl.



Gary Seidlitz
Gary Seidlitz
- Acorn Ornaments.



Pete Nakatani
Pete Nakatani
- Shiny Buttons.



Pete Nakatani
Pete Nakatani
- Eggshell Ornaments.



Carl Gentry
Carl Gentry
- 2” Custom belt sander.






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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.


09/08/2019

As you all know, the Diablo Woodworkers provide a terrific community service program,
The Memorial Flag Case, for fallen first responders. Our program reaches out to the men, and woman, who have died in the line of duty. We have been involved in this program, since 911, when our club and many other wood clubs accross the USA, provided over 3000 memorial
flag cases to those who were killed at that disaster.
Well, our supply of flag cases, that we keep on hand, has been depleted, and as the coordinator of this program, needed to make up more cases. I was able to get a great team together, who I want to thank for their expert support.
We spent 3 1/2 days to build, and, what a great job, they did !!!.

 Thanks to;
Joe Arnoth
Butch Brear
Chuck Cottril
Andy Ferguson
Margaret Lyman
Wayne Shipman
David Whittenbrock

Gordon Fry

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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