Diablo Woodworkers

NEXT MEETING DETAIL

Wednesday, October 14th virtual ZOOM meeting, at 7:00 p.m.,

John Spivey Join us for a discussion with John Spivey about the creative process of designing and building beautiful furniture - from soil through wood into a functional sculpture. Spivey's design inspiration lies in the flow of lines within Zen calligraphy and painting. John will be sharing stories about where he draws design inspiration, such as a 94 -year old Japanese woman calligraphy teacher who was the daughter of Emperor Meiji, or how he had a brief encounter with Sam Maloof that helped get him going on his own work.

John Spivey is a studio furniture maker who lives in Santa Barbara, California. His work is executed in North American hardwoods--primarily walnut, maple, and cherry. Much of the work utilizes flitch cut boards that he buys in sets in order to match color and grain throughout a project.

When people decide to work with John, they’re making a choice to not just buy a piece of furniture but enter into a relationship, a relationship between the tree, maker, and client.

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

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 DEMO DETAIL



Saturday, Oct. 17th at 10:00 a.m. - Noon.

This is a Virtual meeting Hosted by Doug Sleeter.

More info coming soon.

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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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NEXT WOODTURNERS DETAIL



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.

Oct 14, 2020 Speaker is John Spivey. ZOOM MEETING - see instructions above


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PREVIOUS MEETING

Wednesday, September 9th virtual meeting, at 7:00 p.m.,
speaker: Roy Underhill, of TV's The Woodwright's Shop

Roy Underhill Roy Underhill is the host and creator of The Woodwright's Shop TV series focused on traditional American woodworking. After 37 years and over 400 episodes it is one of the longest running "how to" shows on PBS. Using only the hand tools of early America, Roy proves that woodworking doesn’t have to be noisy, dangerous or expensive. His insights into the principles of the craft reveal the enduring relationship between tools, and material between human hands and creations of culture.

Roy has published several books, including six woodworking guidebooks for UNC Press, along with a non-fiction best-practices guide for successful public speaking/performance and his 2014 debut novel Calvin Cobb: Radio Woodworker!

Additionally, Roy has started The Woodwrightschool.com in the pleasant town of Pittsboro, NC.

Please join us for an evening with Roy Underhill in which he will be discussing a rare artifact of woodworking history that he’s recently become the custodian of - The 1868 tools and day-book of the carpenter-joiner who did all the work on Robert E Lee’s house in Lexington, VA. Aside from the issues around the customer, it is a rare, day by day, account of a woodworker's life. The tools along with the written record tell a wonderful, revealing story. (As an aside, the day-book was discovered in a secret compartment in a travelling desk that belonged to Patrick Henry). Specifically, Roy will discuss the tool set of a woodworker in 1868 by looking at how they were used in constructing windows - one of the most common entries in his day-book.

Diablo Woodworkers was a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Our speaker was Roy Underhill

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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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Morgan Strickland
Morgan Strickland
- Finished the second Williamsburg garden bench, this time using wet deodar cedar. In the attached photos, you’ll see the contrast of the deodar to the earlier bench I made about a year ago using western red cedar. The new bench is for my Father in-law.


Bob Hoellwarth
Bob Hoellwarth
Tensegrity Table, also known as an impossible table or anti-gravity table. The table is supported by one string in the middle, and the outside 6 strings stabilize it to prevent it from falling.



Ed and Mary Ralston
Ed and Mary Ralston
- The 4 side wraps are not perfect, but look pretty good to me.


Ryan Evans
Ryan Evans
- Foot Stool. It is being used next to the crib when dropping the little one down into it.

Made of cherry, finished with oil-based stain and polyurethane.


Bob Bean
Bob Bean
- I watched an episode of the Wood Right Shop with Roy Underhill and he made an Andre Roubo book stand and I was fascinated by the process.

I just had to try my hand at trying to make one also. The stand has 7 knuckle joints which took a lot of time to produce. The stand is 16 inches tall, 6 inches wide, and 1 inch thick. After cutting the 14 knuckles I split the board in two and cut the decorative top and bottom with my scroll saw before separating the hinge with a box knife and chisel. The book shelf is 1 1/2 inches deep.

The side view shows the how the split board connects the top to the bottom.

I recorded Roy Underhill's show and watched it several times so I could make the correct cuts on the hinge. I also watched a Utube video which had a plan for the stand.

Bob Bean
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Jimmy Wong
Jimmy Wong
- outdoor chest to store gardening stuff. Construction cedar, remnant Trex decking boards, and Penofin oil finish.


Paul Mueller
Paul Mueller
- Plant Stand made from Bob Hoellwarth's plans.


Bob Hoellwarth
Bob Hoellwarth
- Gate Stile Repair. See on Youtube: https://youtu.be/q49LBSzIXpM


Jeff Traeger
Jeff Traeger
See Jeff's page for full information.




Bob Hoellwarth
Bob Hoellwarth
- I have just published the video for Joinery Class Episode 3, which shows a Mitered Half Lap Joint. I explain the strengths of the joint and show how I cut it with hand tools.

https://youtu.be/7APVUC5vbrM

I have already released Episode 5, because Ep. 3 took extra time to make, since a friend of mine composed a musical score for the video.


Reece Kerley
Reece Kerley
- Reece made this coffee table out of 3 pieces of Bill Tarleton's oak. He gave it to his daughter for her new apartment.





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SATURDAY, February 08, 2020 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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