Diablo Woodworkers

NEXT MEETING DETAIL

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 is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Our speaker is Roy Underhill

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, Aug 15th at 10:00 a.m. - Noon.

This is a Virtual meeting Hosted by Mike Selser.

Mike is a long time Bay Area resident who moved up to the foothills a couple of years back and build a shop from scratch – something all of us long to do. He will go through a slide show of the design and construction of the shop. Mike did most of the work himself. Following the slide show, Mike will take us on a live tour of the shop.

Mike is a “remote” member of Diablo Woodworkers since moving to the foothills. When Adult Education classes are in session, he drives back down to the Bay Area every week to attend Brian Condran’s Master Series class. Go here to check out some of Mike’s work including his award winning hall table - Hall Table

Click on the link below to join the virtual shop tour, this Saturday, August 15th. We will be on line at 9:30 a.m. and the tour starts at 10 a.m.

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88316801394?pwd=emxrVmNjaGdvT1psNmE0RVgwQlZoUT09

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Saturday, Sept. 19th at 10:00 a.m. - Noon.

This is a Virtual meeting Hosted by David Traversi.

More info coming soon.

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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.

Sept 9, 2020 Roy Underhill, of TV's The Woodwright's Shop. ZOOM MEETING - see instructions above


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PREVIOUS MEETING

Wednesday, August 12th virtual meeting, at 7:00 p.m.,
speaker: Ron Hock,

Ron HockHock Tools, located in the middle of the Mendocino’s renowned woodworking enclave, started 40 years ago in 1981. Ron started out focused on making kitchen knives but after being approached by staff and students at James Krenov’s Fine Woodworking Program in Fort Bragg, retooled his operations to produce plane irons for the students and wider woodworking community. In the early days, shaping, beveling and slotting was all done by hand-grinding and precision machining on pre-digital machinery. But in the late nineties as demand outstripped supply, he began outsourcing some of the blades to a high-precision factory in France.

Please join us on August 12, at 7PM for a conversation with Ron Hock and learn a bit about metallurgy, the true meaning of “sharp” and why sharpening is a fundamental skill for the woodworker.

For more information about Ron and Hock Tools, you can visit http://www.hocktools.com/ and for a great read and education on metallurgy and sharpening techniques, check out Ron’s excellent book: The Perfect Edge.


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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

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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 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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Bill Cooper
Bill Cooper
- I made this tissue box from an old wine box that had nice graphics. Proud box joints that I had to steam to make fit. The top is joined by four small dowels. Finished with wipe on poly. I too have a bit of time on my hands.


Heather Stewart
Heather Stewart
Cherry/Curly Cherry sewing cabinet with Claro Walnut Drawer faces I built and gifted to a 14 year old girl who was sewing masks for first responders. She was using her machine on the floor and that just didn't seem right to me. This cabinet has the hydraulic lift so she can work more safely and comfortably.



Ross Dileo
Ross Dileo
- Jake from Alameda says all lives matter so please wear a mask. Jake was bandsawn out of scrap mahogany, feet wenge with an oil finish.


Wayne Stolte
Wayne Stolte
- Sheraton card table. I'm still French polishing the tops, one is getting near, the other has a long way to go. It was especially fun to avoid changing the color of the holly stringing in the top while darkening the super light color Mahogany with potassium dichromate.


Duke Herrero
Duke Herrero
- Chip Carving Platter. Ugh... no straight lines!




Bob Hoellwarth
Bob Hoellwarth
- Sharpening a brand new chisle. - I just finished a video about Sharpening a Brand New Chisel. I bought a new 1-1/4" Marples chisel, so I filmed the process of sharpening it to usable standards. - https://youtu.be/jPWRyXW9zjs



Leland Frayseth
Leland Frayseth
- Interior seams filleted with 1-1/2 gallons epoxy putty made from silica and micro balloons then covered with 2 layers of biaxial fiberglass tape and activated resin.
Seat tops ready ready to be set in epoxy putty and fiberglassed. Boweye backing block, oar lock backing block, fishing pole backing blocks and fire extinguisher backing block ready to be epoxied.
Flipping the boat next week to prep, fiberglass and paint the bottom.



Phil Duncan
Phil Duncan
- live edge sofa table from claro walnut I just finished.


David Traversi
David Traversi
- This small cabinet is made from a figured walnut short that was too nice to toss. I also had a practice Kumiko square that was gathering dust. I decided to practice some hand cut joinery and make a fancy First-aid kit. It measures 8 1/2” x 17” Pictures attached. See more on Dave's page. Dave Traversi.


Bob Bean
Bob Bean
- After I finished my checkerboard I wanted to have a small box for the checkers. I scrolled a mahogany 1/2 inch thick butterfly and glued felt into the box which was 5 inches by 7 inches and about 3 inches deep. I purchased checkers from Rockler to finish the project. The box was something I had sitting in my shop, and repurposed it for the checkers. I just dressed it up a little and put a couple of coats of Polyurethane on it. -- Bob Bean.


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Heather Stewart
Heather Stewart
- Sliding bookcase I made out of Walnut and Sapele.


Heather Stewart
Heather Stewart
- Chess/checkerboard built from Afzalia and Gabon Ebony.


Bob Ebe
Bob Ebe
- Coffee Table made for Bob's youngest daughter over the spring shutdown.


Robert Shaw
Robert Shaw
Tool chest for chisels.




Bob Bean
Bob Bean
- Checkerboard squares are 7/16 thick Dutch Elm both heart wood and sap wood. These are scrap pieces my niece had left over from the floor she installed in her house. The heart wood flooring strips are chocolate brown and a little soft for a hardwood floor.




Bob Hoellwarth
Bob Hoellwarth
- I have been converting a bedroom in my house into a filming room with a workbench, and I built this piece of wall art as an accent piece. The randomized shape of it also diffuses sound a bit, to help reduce echoes while recording woodworking videos. - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oowKE6RJm1M



George Lucido
George Lucido
- This is a Philadelphia Rod-Back Armchair,circa 1800. Pine seat, Mahogany arms, Hickory crest-rail and Ash for everything else. Windsor chair #40



Paul Mueller
Paul Mueller
- MY GARRET RIETVELD CRATE CHAIR AND TABLE. One of the first chairs the movie studios closely is the Garret Rietveld crate chair. Built entirely with crate lumber (a European 1" by 6"), cut into a few standard sized rectangles which are overlapped, screwed together and painted white. Easy to build. Yet the museum directors insisted that the chair is a "masterpiece", a true original work of art.



Morgan Strickland
Morgan Strickland
- Ebony Hammer.



Heather Stewart
Heather Stewart
- Shedua and Ebony Jewelry Box.



Ray Evans
Ray Evans
- Turned Wood Wine Glass. For 5th Wedding Anniversary. See full description on Ray's page.






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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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