January 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

January 19th (3rd Thursday) 6:30 pm

Jamie Buxton will present a Tech Talk on the basics of metallic leaf and its application to woodworking. Mark Dutka will be our main presenter, with a discussion about home office design.

Mark Dutka has a Bachelor's degree in Interior Architecture from the California College of Arts and Crafts (now California College of the Arts). In 1999, Mark was named a "Recent Graduate of Distinction" in the field of Interior Architecture. He also has two Masters Degrees from the University of Pennsylvania, one in City Planning and one in Social Work.

Mark initially worked as an Interior Designer for Gary Hutton Design in San Francisco. In 1995, he founded InHouse Furniture & Design, a furniture and design store for quality home office furniture. In 2001, the store evolved into InHouse Design Studio, a venue for custom furniture design with a specialty in home offices. www.inhousesf.com

Mark has designed a line of furniture for Directions, a prominent manufacturer of contemporary residential furnishings and is currently working with several other manufacturers, both wholesale and retail, on furniture design projects. His work has been featured in Sunset Magazine, California Home and Design, This Old House Journal, Design Times, Home Magazine, The San Francisco Chronicle, The San Francisco Examiner, Furniture Today, SoHo Today, "New Workplaces for New Workstyles" and "Practical Home office Solutions" (both by Marilyn Zelinsky). Mark speaks frequently on home office planning as well as design issues in the workplace.

Meeting Location

Woodcraft-San Carlos
1121 B Industrial Road, San Carlos

Bring a chair

HWY 101 FROM THE NORTH-Take the Brittan Av off-ramp. Make almost an immediate left into the complex parking lot. The store is at the far end of the complex.
-Take the Whipple Av West off-ramp and travel north on Industrial. Turn right into the driveway just before you reach Brittan. (The previous intersection is Howard).
-Take the Edgewood Rd off-ramp and travel to Alameda De Las Pulgas. Turn left and travel to Brittan and turn right. (it's the first signal). Cross Industrial and turn right into the complex driveway. The store is at the far end of the complex.
You cannot make a left turn into the store driveway if you are traveling south on Industrial Rd. There is a raised median. In addition, there is a NO U TURN at the next intersection.

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