April 2005


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The Woodworking Show, April 22-24. Will be handled by Don Naples, Arnie Champagne and John Schmidt, who will be doing demos at our booth the entire time. Bring items you want to display in our locked display case to the April meeting. If the item is too large for the display case, call Don at 707/433-5234 to arrange pickup.

Rebuilding Together. Bill Henzel says this year's project is the last Saturday in April -- the 30th. Contact Bill @ 650/349-3062 or wjhenzel1@aol.com

Toy Workshop. On April 23, 9 am - 4 pm at Per Madsen's shop making toy blocks and boxes. 1081 Revere Ave. S.F.

Open Shops. On May 7, 9 AM-12 noon at Jerry Robinson's shop, 28 Roselyn Terrace, S.F. He has a typical San Francisco garage, sharing space with the car, etc. You can get some good ideas on organization.

Thank You Note - From Marilyn Wronsky regarding the efficient auction of the late Peter Wronsky's tools and clean up.

Email Note - From Duncan McCormick's daughter telling us that Duncan had passed away. Their address is 45452 Little Foot Place, Fremont, 94539, 510/770-0431.

Ezine. Jay Perrine recommends a new ezine called Woodezine. Check it out at www.woodezine.com

This Month's Meeting

April 21st (3rd Thursday)

6:30 pm

Paul Strayer has been a stage carpenter and shop manager for the Drama Department at Stanford University for twenty-five years. He graduated from USC with a technical and design degree in theater. He started working at Stanford when he was twenty-five. Besides the usual skills that are necessary for such a position, he is most interested and passionate about fine woodworking, especially furniture making in the Arts and Crafts style. Like most woodworkers, most of his house is full of furniture that he has made in the last ten years. Over the years he has added to the theater scene shop at Stanford his own additional tools so he can practice the craft. It is still a simple shop of 2500 sq. ft. with several work tables, multiple table, band, and radial arm saws, jointers and planers, as well as storage space for several hundred board feet of hardwood. Paul's additional joy and interest is teaching fine woodworking classes to college students. He enjoys watching Product Design, Civil Engineering and English majors have a chance to actually build the things that they have in their minds and not have to rely on Ikea for their furnishings.

Meeting Location

Stanford Drama Department Shop
Memorial Auditorium
551 Serra Mall

From HWY 101 take Embarcadero Road west, towards campus, about two miles. Cross El Camino Real, Embarcadero changes name to Galvez (the football stadium is on the left). Cross Campus Drive (4 way stop signs). Just past the stop sign at Memorial Way turn right into the parking lot. Memorial Auditorium (Drama Department) is the large building straight ahead. Park anywhere (no parking restrictions after 4 PM). As you approach the building, there is a loading ramp going down to your left, a loading ramp going up in the center, and double doors at ground level slightly to your right. You are now at the Lower Shop.
From 280
take Page Mill Road exit East to El Camino Real (about two miles or so). Turn left onto El Camino, drive north about a mile and turn left onto Galvez (a Town and Country Shopping Center is on the corner to your right). Follow the instructions above.

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