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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.



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PREVIOUS MEETING

Mike Budesilich
MARCH 11th, 2020 DIABLO WOODWORKERS MEETING, MULTI-USE ROOM, PHEC, 7-9 PM.
Mike Budesilich is an award winning master wood carver.

Mike is a Diablo Woodworkers member and teacher at the Adult Ed school.

As a young boy, Mike remembers sitting on the back porch watching his grandfather carve farm animals from a small piece of wood. Fascinated by the unlimited carving possibilities that began with whittling, he convinced his grandfather to teach him.

Mike left his grandfather's porch, went to school, joined the Navy, and returned to the area to work for Pacific Gas and Electric. But his passion for wood carving was always been with him, and it would become his full-time career more than 40 years after learning the skill of whittling farm animals from his grandfather.

On March 11th, Mike shared his experience and insights about carving techniques, tool selection and how to get started if you're new to carving. He also had several of his award-winning pieces on display and demonstrated a few fundamental techniques while working on his current project.

See his work on March 2020 Show & Tell below.

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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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Duke Herrero
Duke Herrero
- Spirit Faces, Basswood, Oil / Shellac.


Sam Altshuler
Sam Altshuler
- Business Card Boxes, Madrone, Loquat & Black Acacia, Gel Poly - 3 coats.


Sam Altshuler
Sam Altshuler
- Detail of one box.


Jeff TraegerJeff Traeger - hand turned Mini Lathe for facing automobile valves made by Albertson and Sons in 1918, Cleaned in Simple Green and bright metal parts buffed.


Jeff TraegerJeff Traeger - Back side of Mini-Lathe.


Jeff TraegerJeff Traeger - Mini-Lathe before restoration.


Tim Killen
Tim Killen
- Heppelwhite Dressing Table, Cherry, Seedlac, French Polilsh, Circa 1800. Original in Metropolitan Museum, NY.


Tim Killen
Tim Killen
- Heppelwhite Table Leg Inlay Detail


Mike BudesilichMike Budesilich - Mike and his largest fish - Steelhead 32", 18 pounds.


Mike BudesilichMike Budesilich - Lamp with unpainted fish and vermiculite shade. One of many carvings that won an award.


Kirby Elvin
Kirby Elvin
- Backgammon Game - Different Shape, assorted veneers, General Finish.


Bob Bean
Bob Bean
- Pens, Walnut / Acrylic, Polyurethane / Plastic Polish. Replaced Center ring with wood / Plastic Bead.


Jeff TraegerJeff Traeger - Stanley 45 Router Plane Restoration, cleaned in Simple Green and de-rusted in white vinegar.


Jeff TraegerJeff Traeger - Other Side of the Stanley Router Plane restoration.


Jeff TraegerJeff Traeger - Photo of original condition - router plane.


Mike BudesilichMike Budesilich - Some of Mike's carving tools.


Mike BudesilichMike Budesilich - Rancher in a hat - you can tell what a person does by their hat.


Mike BudesilichMike Budesilich - Texas Ranger entering a bar.


Mike BudesilichMike Budesilich - Eagle and salmon from the fable.


Mike BudesilichMike Budesilich - Mike in a stream fishing - see the fish?


Mike BudesilichMike Budesilich - Cowgirl in hat with scarf and jean jacket.





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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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