Woodpeckers’ Article for the July 2023 Hotline
The June meeting was not quite as project-busy as last month.
The guys helped Roger Lamm finish his kitchen cabinet remodel.
Thom gave a lesson on pocket-hole joinery using the Kreg pocket-hole jig. Jackie Kaneshiro chipped in with tips as well, as he also owns a Kreg jig and has experience using it.
Thom used pocket holes to assemble the base for his new kitchen table project (see photos).
Roger brought some trivets and artworks constructed using wine corks that occupied his and Eveline’s (his bride) covid lockdown time. He gave some of his creations to the guys along with some corks so OK, I will give it to you that corkworkingis not exactly woodworking in the traditional sense; but cork does come from trees, so technically there is a tie-in.
Jackie brought a laptop that he donated to Woodpeckers to be used as the controller for the CNC machine.
We finished the day with Brats & Beer and non-woodworking conversation.
Remember: Life Is Wood.
See you next month.
Last update 06/25/23 by SM.
The April Woodpeckers’ Meeting consisted of a grand total of two of the members: Bob Wheaton and me. The other regulars had coincidental commitments.
However, despite the lack of bodies, the “Bob and Thom Duet” soldiered on and produced a sandwich board that had been requested by the 18-hole Activity.
The construction of the sandwich board required the use of “pocket-hole joinery” for the assembly and “dadoes” for the insertion of the sign’s panel – both were newly-learned skills for Bob.
The sign turned out to be rather large as the design required it to be able to accommodate a 24-inch by 36-inch poster. (see photo)
Bill Koski accepted it on behalf of the Golfing Activity. (see photo)
Do you want to design and build wood items for personal use? Would you like to repair items that have broken or need attention?
The SIR Woodpeckers are members who can help you. They are a group that designs, builds, and repairs primarily wood objects that are used in your home or yard. Activity members may work individually or collectively on projects. The Woodpeckers provide a great source of information, and bring their woodworking expertise to the monthly sessions.
This activity provides a safe environment where members can learn the use of power tools, hand tools, joinery, woodcarving, and finishing techniques. Members share woodworking articles, websites, and related information. They also have access to an extensive collection of books on woodworking.
The Woodpeckers meet monthly at the home of Thom Watkins, the Activity Chairman. These sessions are on the first Saturday of the month, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm, 213 Heartwood Drive, Oakley, CA 94561. For more information, Thom can be reached at 925-330-3780 or “email@example.com”.
NOTE: Items will NOT be sold or donated to organizations or other parties. The created or repaired items will be for personal use only.