February 2006


President's corner

This & That

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Dues. Membership expires as of December 31st. If you have paid, thank you. For members who joined in October to December you are paid up. Dues are $30 for individual or $35 for family membership. Pay at the meeting or send checks to Mark Rand, Treasurer at 665 27th St. San Francisco 94131. PLEASE MAKE THE CHECKS OUT TO BAWA.

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 jperrine@calwater.com 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. (mlcooper94555@comcast.net 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 bell422@earthlink.net or 415/681-8353.

This Month's Meeting

February 16th (3rd Thursday) 6:30 pm

Bring a chair

Brad Heinzen will present a Tech Talk on how he bends the sides of his guitars. Robert Meier will be our main presenter, with a discussion about the furniture which he and his brother build.

Robert Meier and his identical twin brother, Christian, emigrated from Munich, Germany to California. They both obtained Masters degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Munich. They also studied the classic techniques of Fine Wood Working and Wood Finishing at the University of Art, Munich. In the 80's they opened up their studio, Meier Bros. Furniture Design, in Aptos, California. They design small lines and constantly experiment with new ideas. They also do custom work with a number of woods.

Their work has been displayed and shown in numerous galleries from Mendocino to New York, and their work has been published in the SF Chronicle, Santa Cruz Sentinel, San Jose Mercury News, Woodworker Magazine and many more. Their work is currently on display in the following galleries and showrooms:

Europa Design - Monterey, California

Nido Gallery - Moss Landing, California

Dovetail Gallery - Healdsburg, Ca.

Made in Pescadero showroom - Pescadero, California

Highlight Gallery - Mendocino, California

Artwood Gallery - Bellingham, Washington

For more, see their website at www.mbfurnituredesign.com/

Meeting Location

The Sawdust Shop
452 Oakmead Parkway
Sunnyvale 94085-4708

Bring a chair

Directions from the South on 101: Take 101 North towards San Francisco. Take the Lawrence Expressway exit. Turn LEFT onto Lawrence Expressway. Turn LEFT onto Oakmead Parkway. Follow Oakmead about 0.7 miles. The Sawdust Shop is on the LEFT.

Directions from the North on 101:
Take 101 South towards San Jose. Take the Lawrence Expressway exit. Turn RIGHT onto Lawrence Expressway. Take the next LEFT onto Oakmead Parkway. Follow Oakmead 0.7 miles. The Sawdust Shop is on the LEFT.

Directions from 280-Cupertino:
From 280 take the Lawrence Expressway East exit. Go about 3 miles on Lawrence Expy. Turn right on E. Arques Ave. Turn at the 2nd LEFT onto Oakmead. Follow Oakmead for 0.1 miles. The Saw Dust Shop is on the RIGHT.

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