Diablo Woodworkers


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New Program! Sawdust sessions, 2nd Saturday of each month, starting February 8. All sessions will be in room 208 (the school shop classroom), MDAE, 1 Santa Barbara Road, Pleasant Hill.

If you have a skill you'd like to share at a sawdust session, please contact Wayne Stolte .


February 08, 2020 Sawdust Session, ROOM-208, 10 AM - 12 PM.
Wayne Shipman – Construction of bent lamination fixtures.

Club member Wayne Shipman is a former college shop class instructor, contractor and architect. For the past 3 years, he has made the rockers for the raffle project Maloof chairs using bent lamination.

Wayne will share his knowledge for construction of bent lamination fixtures. He will discuss the necessary steps from design to use; what to make sure you do, and what to avoid. Finally we will perform a glue-up.

Please join us for an informative Saturday morning.

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Tim Killen
FEBRUARY 12th, 2020 DIABLO WOODWORKERS MEETING, MULTI-USE ROOM, PHEC, 7-9 PM.
Tim Killen is a Diablo Woodworkers member and teacher at the Adult Ed school. WORKING WOOD IN THE 18TH CENTURY

This was the 14th consecutive year I've attended the Colonial Williamsburg Conference, Working Wood in the 18th Century. It is an educational and inspiring event, and this year's presentation was the best yet. This year's theme was Down the Great Wagon Road: Furnishing the Southern Backcountry. Guest Speakers included Dr. Daniel Ackermann, Steve Latta and Elia Bizzarri, as well as talented and knowledgeable staff from across the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.

  1. Turning Windsor Chair pieces on a Spring Pull Lathe
  2. Shaping a Seat using an Adze
  3. Making tenons on the Shaving Horse
  4. Weaving a Seat with Cattail Rush
  5. Fitting and gluing inlay and stringing
  6. Making an inlay fan
  7. Demonstrating how to sharpen hand saws
  8. Building a Food Safe equipped with punched tin panels
  9. Applying decorative paint and candle smoke
  10. Carving complex pieces on a High Chest of Drawers I plan to show pictures and videos of the event where speakers are: This year's event was particularly diverse, showing a number of interesting skills and types of materials.

My presentation will last about 45 minutes, and there will be time for questions.

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NEXT SHOP TOUR/SAWDUST SESSION DETAIL



SATURDAY, February 08, 2020 Sawdust Session, ROOM-208, 10 AM - 12 PM.
Wayne Shipman – Construction of bent lamination fixtures.

Club member Wayne Shipman is a former college shop class instructor, contractor and architect. For the past 3 years, he has made the rockers for the raffle project Maloof chairs using bent lamination.

Wayne will share his knowledge for construction of bent lamination fixtures. He will discuss the necessary steps from design to use; what to make sure you do, and what to avoid. Finally we will perform a glue-up.

Please join us for an informative Saturday morning.

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NEXT WOODTURNERS DETAIL



March 05, 2020 WOODTURNERS, ROOM-108, 7-9 PM.
Tony Wolcott – Tree and wood identification

Greeting Woodturners:

Our presenter is our own Arborist and instructor, Tony Wolcott who is back by popular demand to continue his series on tree and wood identification. When we harvest from our "urban forest" for our woodturning use these presentations are very useful. We look forward to this continuing series from our resident expert!

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

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April 02, 2020 WOODTURNERS, ROOM-108, 7-9 PM.
Rick Nelson – Reverse Chuck Bowls with a Vacuum Cleaner

Greeting Woodturners:

Rick Nelson will be giving a very interesting presentation at the April 2 SIG Meeting, entitled "USING A SHOP VAC TO REVERSE CHUCK BOWLS". Why have a vacuum system when you can make your own using items in your shop already? Come and find out how to create your own.

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.

Feb 12, 2020 Tim Killen - WORKING WOOD IN THE 18TH CENTURY


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PREVIOUS MEETING



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

Dear Diablo Woodworkers;

Lee ColemanI 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

Lee Coleman

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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

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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 November and January 2020 meeting. We hope to see all you on a regular basis.

New members:

  1. Lee Coleman
  2. Bruce Maciver
  3. Roger Giles
  4. Stan Fukunaga


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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
- TOOL CHEST, HICKORY, OIL BASED GEL, SATIN POLY.


Wayne Shipman
Wayne Shipman
- CUTTING BOARD, PURPLE HEART-CHERRY-OAK, MINERAL OIL.


Jeff Traeger
Jeff Traeger
- JEWELRY BOX, WALNUT, LINSEED OIL & WAX.



Kirby Elvin
- OVAL BACKGAMMON GAME, CANARY WOOD-VARIOUS VENEERS, GENERAL FINISH.


Duke Herrero
Duke Herrero
- CHIP CARVED BOX, BASSWOOD, OIL/SHELLAC.



Bob HoellwarthBob Hoellwarth - SHADOWBOX FRAME, AFRICAN MAHOGANY, TUNG OIL.


Morgan StricklandMorgan Strickland - INLAID CUTTING BOARD, CHERRY- GRANADILLO-EBONY-PADUAK-PURPLE HEART, MINERAL OIL/WAX.


Gary SeyboldGary Seybold - PENS, VARIOUS MATERIALS, DANISH OIL/WAX





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SATURDAY, January 18, 2019 SHOP TOUR, 10AM - NOON
Shop of Greg Mix, 255 Morris Ranch Court, Danville, CA

Greg MixThe well-attended shop tour didn’t disappoint. Greg showed off several of his Greene and Greene chairs and tables, some modified to his desires. Greg has a 3-car garage with tools that can be moved to accommodate 2 cars. Boards are suspended from the ceiling. He demonstrated his Multi-Router by cutting angled tenons on a chair rail. Although setup was tedious, once complete it will save time for multiple identical operations. His Greene and Greene chairs had over 100 square plugs – each!

2020 Jan Shop Tour
Blacker Chair Front.
2020 Jan Shop Tour
Gamble House Tabouret Detail.
2020 Jan Shop Tour
Jewelry Box.
2020 Jan Shop Tour
Gamble House Tabouret Tables.
2020 Jan Shop Tour
Shop Tool
View of Shop
View of Shop.
2020 Jan Shop Tour
Table Top
2020 Jan Shop Tour
Shop Tour Friends.
2020 Jan Shop Tour
Group Discussion
2020 Jan Shop Tour
Shop Tour Demonstration.
2020 Jan Shop Tour
Shop Tour Demonstration
2020 Jan Shop Tour
Shop Tour Demonstration.

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Vern Stovall
Vern Stovall
- Natural Edge Bowl.



Gary SeyboldGary Seybold - Selection of Pens.


Claudia FosterClaudia Foster - Square Bowl - Cherry.


Vern Stovall
Vern Stovall
- Walnut Natural Edge Bowl.



Chuck Cottril
Chuck Cottril
- Jatoba Wood Square Bowl.






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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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