Diablo Woodworkers


NEXT MEETING DETAIL

Jarrod DahlWednesday, June 10th virtual meeting, at 7:00 p.m.,
Featured by Jarrod Dahl.

The speaker will show a slide presentation of sharing his knowledge about the history, tools, and techniques of green woodworking, including wood preparation, spoon carving, shrink pots, and pole lathe turning as well as highlight his teachers and some of the important and creative green woodworkers working today. He will show and discuss his work and interest in some fairly obscure green woodworking projects. There will be lots of inspirational photos that he has gathered and curated over the years from research in museums, private collections, online, and through foreign travel plus links to do further research and explore green wood projects on your own.

He is a full-time craftsperson, teacher, and writer who has worked with wood professionally since 1996. With help from his wife and an assistant, he designs, makes, and sells fine domestic woodenware on his website, woodspirithandcraft.com. He specializes in turning green wood into handled cups, bowls, plates, and boxes using a foot-powered lathe, a Japanese-style electric lathe, and a Western electric lathe. He is also an accomplished spoon carver who makes a wide variety of knife-finished cooking and eating utensils. Jarrod teaches handcraft nationally and internationally as well as trains apprentices. He has studied and researched woodenware in museum archives in the US, Sweden, UK, and Japan which has been an influential part of his design inspiration. Jarrod has extensive knowledge of harvesting and processing natural materials, forging and using hand tools, and making a wide variety of craft from basketry to canoes. He takes a philosophical, historical and pragmatic approach to making, teaching, and advocating for handcraft. Jarrod writes a blog, and has written for Popular Woodworking and Mortise & Tenon magazines. He made two DVDs, The Art of Spoon Carving and One Tree about green woodworking recorded in Japan. He also has a forthcoming book with Lost Art Press on spring pole lathe turning.

Our meeting starts officially at 7 p.m. but if you’d like to sign in early to experiment with the Zoom connection, we will be online at 6:30. A few days before the meeting we will e-mail everyone a clickable link that gets you in to the meeting. Attached is a “cheat sheet” which will help you with the Zoom software. Additional on line links to “helps” are provided below.

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 DETAIL



Bob Hoellwarth
Saturday, Tomorrow May 16th at 10:00 a.m. - Noon.

This is a Virtual meeting featuring Bob Hoellwarth. Bob has a very small shop and works outside much of the time. We will tour his shop, see some of his recent projects and then be treated to a joinery demonstration. Here is your Zoom link to the shop tour - https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86433796092?pwd=WG00WVc0NVdjL2g5aldJSXpJQktsUT09. The meeting ID is: 864 3379 6092 and the password is 764539 if for some reason you need this information at sign in.

Here is what you can expect to see and hear:
  • 9:45-10:00 – Orientation and help for members signing on to Zoom
  • 10:00-10:15 - tour of my shed, outdoor shop, outdoor woodworking projects (fences, planters, gates, benches, etc.)
  • 10:15-10:30 - answer questions about shop and projects
  • 10:30-10:50 – joinery/hand tools demonstration on the workbench
  • 10:50-11:00 - questions
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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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.

June 10, 2020 Jarrod Dahl - a full-time craftsperson, teacher, and writer who has worked with wood professionally since 1996.


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PREVIOUS MEETING

Tim Killen
APRIL 8th, 2020 DIABLO WOODWORKERS VIRTUAL MEETING, 7-9 PM.

Almost 60 of you joined our first virtual meeting Wednesday night. For many this may have been your first Zoom adventure. We are interested in getting your feedback so we can improve our broadcast of the June virtual meeting – see details below. Please clink on the following link to take a quick meeting feedback survey. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/F83CTFC



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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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Doug Sleeter
Doug Sleeter
- Dog Bowl Stand.


- The new side mounted legs give the bureau a shape missing before. The brown furniture booties add a touch. The textured drawer fronts have a base coat of black milk paint covered by a coat of butter scotch buffed out with steel wool and waxed. The new pulls are ebony blocks with braided hemp cordage. The results pleased me so much I textured and painted the headboard of the bed to match.


Craig Bender
Craig Bender
- Birdseye Maple with a center grain pattern.



- Carob bowl from the tree fallen in 2018 off Ygnacio, bees wax and mineral oil finish. I believe the wavy grain is due to reaction wood to hold the limb above. I believe the smokey color is the trees reaction to rot and disease from chocolate loving bugs. The multi directional grain required sharp tools and patience sanding. Carob is a pleasure to turn and sand. I think it smells like mocha. Fine restaurants in Italy smoke fish with Carob. The husks the pigs ate in the Biblical Prodigal Son parable are believed to be Carob pods.


As much as I liked the shadow play on the wavy unfinished parts of the frame, I decided to add color again. I dyed the cherry with the newts in the middle transparent blue, and painted the rolling hills. I also made custom game pegs for playing. Because it ended up being larger than I had originally thought, I wasnt sure that it would be able to sit year round on a table without getting in the way. I added a means for hanging it on the wall, so when its not being used, its a piece of decorative funky artwork (I mean , its already framed and everything. Why not?). The cows in the corner are the start and finish point of the game.


Heather Stewart
Heather Stewart
- Redwood Garden Chair, beautiful figured redwood really set off the design.


Vicki Morse
Vicki Morse
- Chair Project for Granddaughter.


Tim Killen
Tim Killen
- Sheraton Folding Table with dyed top & legs; all parts coated with raw linseed oil.


Doug Sleeter
Doug Sleeter
- New shop extension including wood storage racks.


Doug Sleeter
Doug Sleeter
- View of Doug's Shop.


Jim LehmanJim Lehman - Natural Edge Bowl with 5 peg legs.


Stephen SmyersStephen Smyers - Walnut Hollow Vessel - I made this piece from the crotch; there are knots and voids all the way around.


George LucidoGeorge Lucido - Philadelphia fan-back Windsor chair. Pine, ash and mahogany arms with milk paint finish. Completed April, 2020, Windsor chair #36.


Mike Mays
Mike Mays
- Redwood Garden Chair, beautiful figured redwood really set off the design.


Jerry LambdenJerry Lambden - Puzzle.





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SATURDAY, February 08, 2019 SAWDUST SESSION, 10AM - NOON
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 shared his knowledge for construction of bent lamination fixtures. He discussed the necessary steps from design to use; what to make sure you do, and what to avoid. Finally we performed a glue-up.

2020 Feb Shop Tour
PAPER PATTERN FOR ROCKING CHAIR BENT LAMINATED RUNNER
2020 Feb Shop Tour
PAPER PATTERN FOR ROCKING CHAIR RUNNER ON JIG.
2020 Feb Shop Tour
SAMPLE BENT LAMINATION OF CHAIR PART.
2020 Feb Shop Tour
CONTRUCTION OF GLUE-UP JIG FOR LAMINATED PARTS.
2020 Feb Shop Tour
JIG FOR CUTTING LAMINATIONS WITH TABLE SAW.
View of Shop
LAMINATIONS CUT WITH JIG ON TABLE SAW.
2020 Feb Shop Tour
ROCKING CHAIR RUNNER JIG PREP.
2020 Feb Shop Tour
LAMINTATED ROCKING CHAIR RUNNER.
2020 Feb Shop Tour
WAXING THE JIG
2020 Feb Shop Tour
GLUING UP THE LAMINATIONS
2020 Feb Shop Tour
TEAM CLAMPING
2020 Feb Shop Tour
GLUED AND CLAMPED ROCKING CHAIR RUNNER



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Pete Nakatani
Pete Nakatani
- Flower Holder with inserted frog.


Vern Stovall
Vern Stovall
- Hollow Vessel


Ed Steffinger
Ed Steffinger
- Set of Small Vessels.


Dale Carlson
Dale Carlson
- Square Bowl with natural finish.


Dale Carlson
Dale Carlson
- Square Bowl with dye.


Dale Carlson
Dale Carlson
- Round Bowl with Inlay.


Dale Carlson
Dale Carlson
- Bowl.


Dale Carlson
Dale Carlson
- Bowl.


Joel Albert
Joel Albert
- Bowl - Natural interior and tinted exterior.



Joel Albert
Joel Albert
- Bowl in progress.



Joel Albert
Joel Albert
- Rings and jewelry storage.



John Langen
John Langen
- Small Bowl.


John Langen
John Langen
- Flat Flower Vase.


John Langen
John Langen
- Hollow Vessel.


Carl GentryCarl Gentry - Classic Tools - Brass Plumb Bob.





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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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