Diablo Woodworkers


NEXT MEETING DETAIL

Wednesday, January 13th virtual ZOOM meeting, at 7:00 p.m.,
Darrell PeartDarrell Peart is speaker about his work and workshop.

He started his career making and selling small wooden items at Seattle’s Pike Place Market. To broaden his experience, he then worked for many years in various high-end custom shops throughout the Puget Sound area gaining an extensive background in both commercial and custom furniture making.

The influence of Greene & Greene can clearly be seen in Darrell’s work, but he rarely does exact reproductions anymore. Exploring new design work is where his passion lies, and it has brought him acclaim in the woodworking world.

Darrell also writes and lectures about design, woodworking, and the history of Greene & Greene. He has written articles for Home Furniture, Today’s Woodworker, Fine Woodworking, Woodwork, Popular Woodworking, American Woodworker, Woodworker West, Style 1900, British Woodworking, 360 Woodworking, The SAPFM Journal, and Australian Wood Review.

His first book, Greene and Greene: Design Elements for the Workshop, was published in April 2006 by Linden Press. His second book, In the Greene & Greene Style: Projects and Details for the Woodworker, was published in 2013, also by Linden Press. He is currently at work on his third book (to be published by Linden Press in 2020) which will be on furniture design.

In 2011, Darrell was voted on to the Board of Directors of the Friends of the (FOTH), a restoration effort of one of Greene & Greene’s Ultimate Bungalows. His work has appeared in various galleries; has been featured in both local and national newspapers, magazines, and books; and in private collections throughout the United States and Canada.



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ZOOM Instructions: Keep an eye out for the Zoom meeting link that will be emailed to you by Jeff Traeger.



Don’t let this virtual meeting and the software overwhelm you. It is really pretty simple –
• Download the application
• Save the link to the meeting that we will provide a few days before the meeting
• Click on the link just before the start of the meeting and then you’re all set to enjoy our first on line virtual meeting.

By the way, this will probably be our means of meeting for the next several months.

Go here to download the Zoom application: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/360034967471-Quick-start-guide-for-new-users.

In addition to the attachment, here are two links which will help you with Zoom: https://www.youtube.com/embed/ygZ96J_z4AY?rel=0&autoplay=1&cc_load_policy=1https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/360034967471-Quick-start-guide-for-new-users


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NEXT SHOP TOUR/SAWDUST SESSION DEMO DETAIL


Saturday, January 16th Shop Tour at 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Via Zoom.
Gary Johnson's Shop

Gary JohnsonGary Johnson has been a lifelong hobbyist woodworker, beginning with his one-and-only class in 7th grade. Thankfully his father taught him well. Also, his grandfather owned a carpentry shop in Illinois, having been trained in Sweden in the late 1800s. Some of his tools are now in Gary's hands. After graduating from college in 1980 as an electronics engineer, he moved to California and quickly set up shop, beginning in a spare bedroom in his apartment. The "light went on" after attending lectures by James Krenov and Sam Maloof, followed by memorizing books written by all the big names in the world of fine woodworking. Through the 1980s, he took on a number of commissioned jobs including some furniture and cabinets. Since then, he's enjoyed the hobby and is currently operating from a 2-1/2 car garage that also has a car in it... Gary is a multi-hobbyist, also having significant skills and shop capability in metalworking, electronics and especially amateur radio. After focusing intensely on ham radio for about 10 years and retiring a few years ago, he's now returning to woodworking and looks forward to the fellowship of other Diablo Woodworkers. His website is http://wb9jps.com/Gary_Johnson/Woodworking.html.

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Go here to download the Zoom application: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/360034967471-Quick-start-guide-for-new-users

Here are two links that will help you with Zoom: https://www.youtube.com/embed/ygZ96J_z4AY?rel=0&autoplay=1&cc_load_policy=1

https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/360034967471-Quick-start-guide-for-new-users

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SCHOOL IS CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE


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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 13, 2020 Virtual Meeting on Wednesday featuring Darrell Peart at 7 pm - 9:00 pm.


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PREVIOUS MEETING

Virtual Christmas Party - Wednesday, December 9th at 6:30 p.m.

Come and join us for our Christmas Party on Zoom. Although we won’t be able to be together in the same room, we can still raise a glass and share some festive spirit. Cocktail hour begins at 6:30 sharp, followed by our annual Show and Tell slide show at 7pm, featuring member projects built during 2020. Oh, and did we mention prizes for the best festive attire and the most outrageous holiday drink? So put on your party hat, pour your favorite holiday beverage and click the Zoom link for our December Christmas meeting, Wednesday December 9th at 6:30pm.

2020 Member Show and Tell Photos

Let’s have some fun together and usher out a difficult year and enjoy seeing fellow woodworkers’ beautiful projects.

Cheers!

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WHAT'S NEW
2019 Community Project - Girl Scout Woodworker photos - updated 06/10/2019.

2020 Community Projects

Flag Case History - Officer David J. Neece, Sergeant Is 10-42, End of Duty 9/31/2019. That was the call that went out to his fellow officers, as, San Jose Lost one of their officers. 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 February 2020 meeting. We hope to see all you on a regular basis.

New members:

  1. Greg Mix
  2. David Libby


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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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Tom Baily
Tom Baily
- Small Sheraton Chest - to hold silverware. See Tom's page for full description of Sheraton Chest.



Heather Stewart
Heather Stewart
- Claro Walnut Rocking Horse.


Heather Stewart
Heather Stewart
- A bench made of Gabon Ebony.



Heather Stewart
Heather Stewart
- Canarywood Cabinet.


Heather Stewart
Heather Stewart
- Teak Table made for a friend.


Ryan Evans Ryan Evans
Ryan Evans
- The first ring was black walnut, orange wood, and three layers of .01" brass sheet metal. The second "X" ring and the fourth were also black walnut and orange (no brass). The third was madrone burl and paduak. I had one more (not pictured) that I made out of basswood.

I saw people online using CA glue as finish. That was a surprise to me. The guy at Rockler confirmed it makes a great finish for pens too. I used it and i was very satisfied with the results... except the occasional piece of towel stuck to my finger.


John Dzenitis
John Dzenitis
- Part 1. I finally completed the piece that took me down the many new roads of bent lamination, steam bending, wood-drying kiln, aluminum-based L tenons, shop-sawn veneer (including drum sander), and fine-woodworking-level hinges, catch, and glass pane! I have reported on several of those over the last year, but not yet the final product. This is for displaying some nice carved chess pieces (NOT by me). I wanted it to have an arch or some kind of curve because a rectilinear box didn't seem right for these pieces. See Part 2-3 on John's page.


Paul Mueller
Paul Mueller
- Small Occasional Table.


Dante Paulazzo
Dante Paulazzo
- Photo Essay of Dante Paulazzo's Project.


Kevin Hennessy
Kevin Hennessy
- Redwood Picnic Table. See Kevin's page for more information.


Phil Duncan
Phil Duncan
- Just finished this garden chair designed by Michael Fortune. Great learning experience with first time doing bent laminations for the arms, seat, and back slats. African mahogany with spar varnish finish as it will be outside year round. I’ll be adding a matching ottoman soon.


Mike Mays
Mike Mays
- Cabinet made in Brian Condran's Master Series Class to hold Judo sashes and awards. Front view with cabinet doors closed. See Mike's page for more views. March 2020.


Don Husslein
Don Husslein
I started making Christmas gifts. This year I tried something new using the Rockler Wireless Speaker kit. The lighter one is Spalted Tamarind just buffed and waxed. The darker is Lacewood finished with Maloof 3 coats of Poly/Oil and 2 coats of Oil/Wax.


Virtual Christmas Party - Wednesday, December 9th at 6:30 p.m.

Come and join us for our Christmas Party on Zoom. Although we won’t be able to be together in the same room, we can still raise a glass and share some festive spirit. Cocktail hour begins at 6:30 sharp, followed by our annual Show and Tell slide show at 7pm, featuring member projects built during 2020. Oh, and did we mention prizes for the best festive attire and the most outrageous holiday drink? So put on your party hat, pour your favorite holiday beverage and click the Zoom link for our December Christmas meeting, Wednesday December 9th at 6:30pm.

2020 Member Show and Tell Photos

A day or so before the meeting you'll receive an e-mail with the meeting link. Spouses are invited, too. Let’s have some fun together and usher out a difficult year and enjoy seeing fellow woodworkers’ beautiful projects.

Cheers! See you on the 9th at 6:30.

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Heather Stewart
Heather Stewart
- Sushi and Saki caddy I built these for a couple of friends who love Sushi and Saki. Made from Bubinga, Ebony, and Figured English Sycamore.

Heather Stewart
Heather Stewart
- Walnut Rocking Horse.


Heather Stewart
Heather Stewart
- Curly Cherry Dresser.


Heather Stewart
Heather Stewart
- Canarywood Cabinet. This is a cabinet I made in Brian's class from Canarywood with a Padauk base. Back is Pyinma.


Heather Stewart
Heather Stewart
- Teak Bench. I built for a friend's Steam Room.


Heather Stewart
Heather Stewart
- Shop Cart.


Gary Johnson
Gary Johnson
- Machinist chest derived from a classic Gerstner model 2610. 26 x 17 x 11. Made from some planks of goncalo alves that I bought at Handloggers on their very final day of existence (I hope Tim is doing well; it was my favorite lumber yard for many years). Everything was resawn and the grain wraps around the chest. Finger joints on the main cabinet and lil’ thru dovetails on the side-hung drawers. Finish is wipe-on poly to resist oily fingers. Blue felt liners. I found some nice self-adhesive acrylic felt (Benco, from Woodcraft) that was easy to apply and is pretty tough. After 40 years without such a toolbox, all my little precision tools finally have a comfy home. See more photos of this on Gary's page.


Ed and Mary Ralston
Ed and Mary Ralston.
- Oven Helper. See more detail on their page.

Duke Herrero
Duke Herrero.
- Home Gym Organizer. With the gym closed, my home gym was expanding. Jill was very tolerant for awhile, then the subtle hints about the family room turning into a gymnasium began. With the help of Tim and my developing skills on sketchup, I designed an organizer (kept in my study) that I can wheel to the family room or outside depending on the weather. Cherry plywood back which allowed me to glue everything for strength and rigidity. Oil/poly finish.

Jerry Lambden
Jerry Lambden.
- Puzzle. Christmas gifts for the great great grandchildren. Bubinga and maple with a lacquer finish.

Jerry Lambden
Jerry Lambden.
- Puzzle. Christmas gifts for the great great grandchildren. Bubinga and maple with a lacquer finish.



Bob Hoellwarth
Bob Hoellwarth.
- I've made another video in my Hand Plane Parts series. This one is entitled All About the Lever Cap. It goes over some of the basics of how a lever cap works, and how to tune and hone it.



Bob Hoellwarth
Bob Hoellwarth.
- My latest project and video is a leaning planter box. It uses one 8-foot redwood 2x6 and three redwood fence boards. The boxes are housed in dado joints in the legs. Video: https://youtu.be/tK93oWPhNmA. March 2020.






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SATURDAY, NO NEW SESSIONS, 10AM - NOON



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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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