November 2005


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MEMBERS - It's almost dues time for year 2006. The dues are $30 for individual members and $35 for families. You can drop off cash or a check (no clean or dirty aluminum cans please) to Mark Rand, Treasurer at the meeting or by mail to 665 27th St. San Francisco 94131. PLEASE MAKE THE CHECKS OUT TO BAWA.

Toy Workshop

Sunday November 20, 2005, San Carlos Woodcraft store 10:00AM to 4:00PM. Sign up sheets will be at the November Meeting, or contact Harold Patterson at 650-349-7922 on email The toys made at this workshop are to be donated through Woodcraft to Hurricane Katrina victims. Also please feel free to bring in toys for donation at the November meeting.

Since we will be using Woodcraft tools, this may be an opportunity to check out that special power tool that is inspiring lust.

Freedom Pen Turn-a-thon

At all Woodcraft locations will host a turnathon Friday, November 11th and Saturday, November 12th. Eric of the San Carlos store is hoping to turn in an excess of 100 pens in those 2 days to send to the troops in the Gulf region. Woodcraft, as a whole last year, turned over 9000 pens. Woodcraft will supply the pen kits, blanks and lathes for the turn-a-thon.

Free Fir

Jerry Robinson tore out an old bench that was in his home when he bought the house 18 years ago. It is 1½ inch thick by 9 inches wide Fir - two 8 footers and 1 six footer. It's flat, but not pretty-it has some parts that are painted but will probably clean up nicely. He also has some fir 4x4 and 2x4s in rough lengths. He is giving it away. Call him at 415-387-6913. His home and shop are at 28 Roselyn Terrace, SF

BAWA Apparel. Hey! Be the first one in your block to be decked out in the latest BAWA finery. Wear the finery to the meetings, to the wood shows or just show your envious woodworker friends. Jay Perrine is the source of BAWA baseball caps ($10), and BAWA work shirts ($35 or so). You can contact him at or 408/378-1585.

Or how about a nice laser-engraved name tag for BAWA meetings? Check out Mike Cooper's. He can get you one for $8. ( or 510/471-6934.)

Woodcraft. Dublin & San Carlos give the club a rebate on all purchases. Give receipts to Mark Rand.

Open Shop. Volunteer to open your shop to members. Contact Bruce Bell at or 415/681-8353.

This Month's Meeting

November 17th (3rd Thursday) 6:30 pm

Bring a chair if you want to sit

Presentation of candidates for office.

TECH TALK - Our own Neal White on holding small pieces of work to do woodworking on.

JIGS & FIXTURES night. Bring your favorite item(s) to share with the rest of us how you make those wonderful intricate cuts or other devilishly hard woodworkings or simple ones that none of us have ever thought of.

Meeting Location

Bruce Bell's Shop-Double Dragon Woodworks
2565 3rd St. San Francisco (corner of 3rd & 23rd Sts.)

Chairs are limited so bring one

FROM HWY 101 NORTHBOUND-Take HWY 101 to HWY 280 towards the Port of SF. Take the Cesar Chavez (Army) exit. Turn RIGHT on Cesar Chavez. Turn LEFT onto 3rd St. Travel to 3rd & 23rd Sts.
-Take the 5th St. exit on the left side of the bridge. Turn SHARP LEFT onto 5th St at the signal. Turn RIGHT onto Brannan (2 blocks). Turn LEFT onto HWY 280 at 6th St. Take the 25th St/Cesar Chavez exit. Keep RIGHT at the fork onto Pennsylvania Ave. Turn RIGHT onto 23rd St. to 3rd St.
-There should be parking on Illinois St just one block past 3rd St.
NOTE-Bruce will be at the door to let you in. Go up the elevator to the third floor come out of the elevator and go straight down the hall and make the one and only right hand turn and his space will be the first one right across the hall. The door will be open and he will have a sign directing to Double Dragon Wood Works. There is a restroom in his space. One thing to remember is that the building is closed so people need to understand that they should only be in his space while they are there. No wandering around the building. If you come late and the door is locked call him at 415/971-4724

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