March 2008


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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

March 20, 2008
Starts @ 6:30 PM

Our March presenter will be Tim Killen of KillenWOOD which he operates at his home in Orinda, CA. Tim, a retired electrical engineer, has been designing and building furniture for more than 36 years. He is particularly interested in reproducing 18th Century museum pieces and his home is furnished with hundreds of these handcrafted reproductions. He has used Mahogany, Maple, Cherry and Pine. He has also built a timber frame building out of reclaimed old-growth Redwood. He uses hand-tool operations and modern design in 3D computer modeling.

He is also involved in teaching three courses at the Pleasant Hill Adult Education Center. SketchUp for the Woodworker, Classic Furniture Finishes and Classic Furniture Reproduction. He has had articles in Woodwork Magazine and a recent article in Fine Woodworking on SketchUp. He is also a contributing editor to in developing and producing the Design. Click. Build Blog on SketchUp. Tim is a graduate electrical engineer from Purdue University and he also has an MBA from Golden Gate University. His web site is and his email is

His presentation at our meeting is called Pictures to Furniture.

Recently he reproduced two pieces of furniture from Williamsburg, VA. He will describe his process of re-constructing these pieces when drawings or dimensions are not available. He will show how he re-created the design in SketchUp from pictures to produce detailed shop drawings and full-size templates. He will then cover the construction process in the shop.

He will also briefly describe his teaching activities at the Pleasant Hill Education Center, and also cover his relationship with Fine Woodworking on the website with the Blog.Design.Click.Build.

Following Tim's presentation hopefully we will have members' Show and Tell or jigs and fixtures. Perhaps, a Tool and Tech and Library talks

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.