November 2004


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          ....TO TRADE?
          ....NEED SOMETHING?
          This is where to place your ad.
          Contact me by the first of the month.
          Mark Rand 665 27th St San Francisco CA 94131

Note to prospective buyers:

Please take note the date of the ad. Do not call the seller if you're reading an ad that is months out of date. Instead, look for more recent newsletters to see if the item is still offered.

Interested In Forming A Co-operative Shop? (11/2004)

BAWA member is looking for hobby/enthusiasts to share in a co-operative manner a commercial space for wood working. Space includes 24 x 41 foot machine room, wood storage room, small library space and a cold water 1/2 bath. Garage door, with space to pull in one Suburban.

Existing machinery includes Delta cabinet saw, band saw, ShopSmith with jointer accessory, slidng mitre saw, Craftsman radial arm saw (needs work) and various hand tools, including two workbenchs, plus a sharpening station. Plenty of 120/240 power, with 3 phase 240 a possibility. Shop made dust collection system, with bigger plans.

Ideal participants will enjoy helping to finish building out shop space with useful storage and machine/work stations. Being able to share time, work and effort are key to a successful relationship.

Location is in a safe industrial area of San Mateo on South Claremont, between 9th and 10th streets. Cost of space will depend on mutually agreed upon use of the space and existing tools. Parking during work day is very limited, but after 5 or 6 PM, street parking is available.

Contact: Mark Ferraro 650/375-1258

For Sale (11/2004)

Four 8' Fluorescent tubes, GE cool white 60W. Also have the 2 ballasts that came out of economy type fixtures, good for replacing your faulty ones. All this has about 1 1/2 years of light intermittent use, so lot's of life left. I am upgrading to Colortone tubes and cold start ballasts. Any reasonable offer welcome, all this is worth around $60 new. The proceeds will be donated to BAWA. Pick up is in Menlo Park. Call Claude at 650-766-3827.

Classes (11/2004)

Nov: 20-21-04 Double Bevel Marquetry Class (veneer subjects covered)

Dec: 7-8-04 (mid-week) and Dec: 11-12-04 Tools and Techniques: Dovetail constructed frame and panel with stand.

1/8-9-05 Showcase wall or cabinet on a stand with mullions.

1/22-23 Krenov style wooden plane making. Focus on tool sharpening and using the plane.

1/29-30 Double Bevel Marquetry. (See 11/20-21 for description)

2/8-9 (mid-week) Tools & Techniques: Focus on finishing the dovetail box and starting a coffee or end table.

2/12-13 Tools & Techniques-See above.

3/12-13 Rocking chair class.

3/26-27 Dovetail class. Focus on blind and through dovetails in a drawer.

4/9-4/10 Double Bevel Marquetry. (See 11/20-21 description).

4/23-24 Joinery class

5/7-8 Krenov style plane making. (See 1/22-23 for description)

For more information contact Arnold Champagne at or at 415/282-1704. Check out his web site at