August 2007


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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.

NEW ITEM! BAWA 25th Anniversary T-Shirts. See Stan Booker.

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 Per Madsen 415/928-4509 or

This Month's Meeting

16 August (3rd Thursday) 6:30 pm

We will have our own Yeung Chan this month who will do a talk/demo on a Chinese Hall Table.

Yeung came to America from China in 1973 with a hunger to learn and excel. After briefly working in the printing trade, Yeung with his wife came to California where he started working for the Metropolitan Furniture Company. Being promoted through various parts of the company, he became manager of Research and Development. He helped develop many award winning designs.

After 12 years there, he built a shop in his home and started making studio furniture. In that time, he also took a 9 month course with the renowned teacher, James Krenov at the College of the Redwoods.

He has traveled around the country with other prominent woodworkers at wood shows. He has also been teaching at the College of the Redwoods, Marc Adams School of Woodworking, the North Bennett School in Boston and many others.

Since he was a boy in China, Yeung has been making his own tools and now as a woodworker, he has made chisels, planes and other tools. The lucky ones in the club have seen some of these tools at various meetings.

He became interested in historically correct Chinese joinery and has done research and lectured on the intricate and intriguing joinery used by the old Chinese masters most of which has been forgotten. By studying old pieces and interviewing some surviving masters, he became adept in recreating these joints.

We all witnessed and marveled through the years at Yeung's mastery of furniture and particularly joints some dating back to the Ming Dynasty.

Yeung has written a book titled Classic Joints with Power Tools and continues to teach and lecture.

We will be on the edge of our chairs as he demonstrates the Chinese Hall Table.

Meeting Location

Bluebird Room,
William Walker Recreation Center
650 Shell Blvd., Foster City


HWY 101
-Take the East Hillsdale exit. Drive a mile plus toward the bay. Turn right at Shell Blvd. See FOR ALL DIRECTIONS below.

-From the San Mateo Bridge take the Foster City exit and head southeast. Turn right on East Hillsdale and left on Shell. See FOR ALL DIRECTIONS below.

-Take the Foster City exit turn right on Hillsdale, turn left on Shell. See FOR ALL DIRECTIONS below.

Once on Shell, go past the first signal. Look for the Recreation Center, a low building on your right. You will see a small parking lot adjacent to the building and a large parking lot just past the building.