Historical Calendar

  2016
 Month & date
 Presenter and Venue
 link to PDF of WoodForum
 January 12
 Greg Zall , his furniture, his shop; Petaluma
  February 2016 WoodForum
 February 2
 Dugan Essick, CA Furniture;  Cotati Cottages
 
 March 1
 Scott Wynn on handplanes, probably at Scott Borski's
 
 April 9 (Saturday)
 Garry Knox Bennett, tour his shop, collection; Oakland
 
 May 3
 Scott Constable, Wowhaus, Deepcraft-- Cotati Cottages
 
 June 7
 Len Brackett, Japanese carpenter and designer; Cullen shop
 
 July 9 (Saturday)
 Tripp Carpenter, Carrying on in Art’s tradition; Bolinas
 
 August 13 (Saturday)
 Small shops: Hartman, Taft, Buttrum, Moraes, BBQ  
 September 14
 Show meeting, Judgment Day, S.C. Museum
 
 October 4
 Show meeting with Makers, S.C. Museum
 
 November 15
 John Mello, Luthier, venue: Cotati Cottages
 
 December (Saturday)  Holiday party, Don Naples' house in Healdsburg
 
 

 2015

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 Month  Presenter and Venue
 link to PDF of WoodForum
 January
Ken Napior, Antique Reproduction at Scott Borski's
 
 February  Jeff Dale, Custom Furniture at Rancho Cotate HS woodshop
 
 March  Whit McLeod, furniture from re-cycled wine tanks
 
 April
 Richmond Field Station, wood samples
 
 May
 Mark Tindley, copying a Stradivarius violin
 
 June
 A visit to Schoenstein Organ Co. in Benicia
 
 July
 Chris Weiss, modern furniture informed by Japanese tradition
 
 August
 Bob Sanderson, making hinges of solid brass
 
 September
 Artistry in Wood show with judges
 
 October  Artistry in Wood show with artists
 
 November  Brian Condran, Design...
 
 December  Holiday party at Janet and Don Naples
 


2014

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Month 
Presenter 
link to Wood Forum
 January  Ian Agrell, master carver, architectural carving, Bay Area, Britain, India  February 2014.pdf
 February  Ron Ashby, owner, Shellac.net, finishing expert, Napa
 March 2014.pdf
 March  Tom Ribbecke, master guitar maker, arch top guitars, Healdsburg
 April 2014.pdf
 April  Paul Discoe, owner, Paul Discoe Designs, Zen architect, Oakland
 May 2014 sfs.pdf
 May  Russell Baldon, Chair, Furniture Dept., CCA - S.F., post-studio furniture  June 2014 sfs.pdf
 June
 Jeff Shallenberger, furniture maker, and stave-built drums, Santa Cruz
 July 2014 sfs.pdf
 July
 Small Shops visits to Hofmann, Wallace, Hirsch, Tindley, plus BBQ
 August 2014 sfs.pdf
 August
 Guild Meeting with Michael Cullen, bringing it back home
 2014-09 SCWA newsletter sfs.pdf
 September  Annual Show meeting with Judges, Welter, Reiber, 
 2014-10 SCWA newsletter sfs.pdf
 October
Makers discuss their pieces, processes, S.C. Museum
 2014-11 SCWA newsletter sfs.pdf
 November New Materials at Rancho Cotate H. S. Woodshop, Blum hardware, Kirei products
 2014-12 SCWA newsletter sfs.pdf
 December  Holiday Pary at David Mark's shop...
 2015-1 SCWA newsletter sfs.pdf

2013


January
Nick Christianson, Urban Hardwoods, making, marketing products of urban forest February 2013.pdf
February
John Phillips, world class harpsichord builder; how to build a harpsichord  March 2013.pdf
March
Roger Heitzman, art deco furniture maker, sculptor; a re-cap of his career  April 2013.pdf
April
Elizabeth Lundburg, turner extraordinaire; carved, turned vessels  May 2013.pdf
May 
Greg Hay, local furniture builder; a re-cap of his career in woodwork
 June 2013.pdf
June Andy Jacobson, local woodworker; his new showcase home in Petaluma  July 2013.pdf
July
Evan Shively, wood sawyer, owner of Arborica, a custom mill in Marshall  August 2013.pdf
August
no meeting due to S.C. Museum postponing Artistry in Wood show  September 2013.pdf
September
Artistry in Wood, Judges decide awards, evaluate pieces; Bench Doggs hold firm  October 2013.pdf
October 
Paul Schurch, marquetry expert and teacher discusses his work and experience  November 2013.pdf
November Guild meeting w. Steve Wigfield; Steve's career, new workbench, shop processes
 December 2013.pdf
December
Holiday get-together at the home of Don Ajello and Linda Illsley  January 2014.pdf

2012

Month 
Presenter 
link to Wood Forum
 January  Robert Erickson, furniture maker, chair specialist from Nevada City  February 2012.pdf
 February  John Lavine, Chinese and Japanese Joinery; historical development  March 2012.pdf
 March  Walter Kitundu, musical instruments, sculptor, MacArthur prize winner  April 2012.pdf
 April
 Laura Mays, COR-FW chair, furniture maker, educator from Ireland
 May 2012.pdf
 May
 Bruce Johnson, sculptor; a visit to his studio in Cazadero  June 2012.pdf
 June
 John Economaki, Owner, Bridge City Tools; tool maker extraordinaire  July 2012.pdf
 July
 Art Carpenter remembered; Tripp Carpenter, Kathleen Hanna, Grif Okie
 August 2012.pdf
 August  Artistry in Wood show w. judges  September 2012.pdf
 September  Artistry in Wood show w. makers  October 2012.pdf
 October  Dan Stalzer, worker in green wood, chair building in green wood  November 2012.pdf
 November  Guild meeting: Zall, fit cabinet to walls; David Marks, overview on finishing
 December 2012.pdf
 December  Holiday get-together at the home of Don Ajello and Linda Illsley  January 2013.pdf

2011

Month 
Presenter 
link to Wood Forum
 January Don Naples, owner, Wood Artistry,  discusses high end speakers
 Feb 2011.pdf
 February Merryll Saylan, wood turner, on making her signature decorative disks
 Mar 2011.pdf
 March Ron Hock, maker of Hock blades, discusses steel, blades and sharpening
 April 2011.pdf
  April
Ejler Hjorst-Westh, COR-FW, discusses details of making chairs
 May 2011.pdf
 May Tom Segura and Dan Lyke win Wooden Boat Challenge at Bodega Bay
 June 2011.pdf
 June Kevin Drake, owner Glen-Drake Tools, specialty tools for fine woodworking
 July 2011.pdf
 July Artistry in Wood show with judges, Brian Newell, John Lavine, Julian Shaw  August 2011.pdf
 August 2011 show walk through with makers of the pieces, discussion, comments
 September 2011.pdf
 September Loy Martin, custom furniture maker, Palo Alto, reviews his career
 October 2011.pdf
 October Marketing:w. Jeff Barnell, the Kermodes, Craig Collins, Sharon Eager  November 2011.pdf
 November David Marks discusses his signature pieces, finishing techniques
 December 2011.pdf
 December Holiday get-together at the home of Don Ajello and Linda Illsley  January 2012.pdf

2010
Month
Presenter 
link to Wood Forum
January
At Luthiers Mercantile w. Harry Fleishman, Guitar builder  February 2010.pdf
February Jerry Kermode, long time all around turner
 March 2010.pdf
March Joe Amaral, finishing expert from Ft. Bragg
 April 2010.pdf
April  At Design Workshops in Oakland with owner Richard Bourdon
 May 2010.pdf
May
George Miller, maker and designer of intricate wooden puzzles  June 2010.pdf
June 
A visit with Greg Zall and Karl Shumaker, marquetry masters
 July 2010.pdf
July
A visit to Berkeley Mills and to studio of Meryl Saylan, turner
 August 2010.pdf
August Guild Members: Larry Stroud, James Stadig and John DeMarchi
 September 2010.pdf
September Artistry in Wood show with judges, winner, Michael Cooper's Ruby  October 2010.pdf
October Makers of show pieces discuss their work
 November 2010.pdf
November
An evening with Michael Cullen, who discusses collaboration
 December 2010.pdf
December
Holiday Party at Don Ajello and Linda Illsley's home in Santa Rosa
 





































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