March 2006


President's corner

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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

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

Don Naples & Carl Johnson will present a tech talk on grain matching with solid woods. Our main presentation will be by Dennis Sullivan, Design Director at The Design Partnership, Architects and Planners.

Dennis Q. Sullivan describes himself as a student of architecture. He will discuss the spirit of architecture and its essence. "The inspiration to learn stems from the way we were made. Everything that nature makes, it records in what it makes how it is made. In the tree, is the record of the tree. In man, is the record of man. To design with wood for man, one has to know the essence of the tree and its sacred roots."

Dennis is currently the Director of Design at The Design Partnership, an architectural and planning firm located in San Francisco that specializes in unique Medical and Justice projects in the California. Since it was founded in 1979, the firm has built its foundation on meeting the individual needs of its clients. Their mission is to become a partner with their clients and their communities to create exceptional design solutions.

Dennis was Director of Design for Perkins Eastman Architects, a 400 person firm in Manhattan, NY that is recognized internationally for their architectural designs in NY, Europe and China. Dennis also practiced and taught art and architecture, as "Frank Lloyd Wrong" in rural Mississippi where he designed and built low cost community projects that ranged from elementary schools to senior housing to slave gardens. He describes his work as a visual poem with its own unique rhythms, a novel set of visual accents, symmetries and asymmetries enriched by its human context and material elements such as exquisite woods that are beautiful, practicable, affordable, environmentally suitable and harvested locally. His company web site is .

Meeting Location

San Mateo City Hall
330 West 20th Ave at O'Farrell

From Hwy 92 East or West: The only access to 20th Ave. is from El Camino Real (Hwy 82) on the east side or Alameda de Las Pulgas on the west side.
From Hwy 280: Take Hwy 92 East, exit at Alameda De Las Pulgas, turn right. First left turn is 20th Ave. There is a sign "City Hall, Turn Left".
Once on West 20th Ave:
The City Hall will be on the left, just after passing Serra High School on your right. Park on the street or inside the garage at City Hall. Be mindful of any reserved spaces, red zones and the Elks Club parking lot.
From Hwy 101: Take Hwy 92 West exit at Alameda De Las Pulgas, turn left, go over Hwy 92, get in the left lane for a left turn at West 20th Ave. Proceed as described above in Once on West 20th Ave.
From El Camino: There is a traffic light at 20th, with a Taco Bell on one corner and a gas station on the other. Follow the signs that say City Hall to go west on 20th Ave.. Once on 20th Ave., City Hall will be on the right. Park on the street or inside the garage at City Hall. Be mindful of reserved spaces, red zones and the Elks Club parking lot.

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