The annual Shire Woodworking Club Plank competition has now been changed to the Toymaking Plank Competition with half a previous plank.
I wasn’t at the meetings where the rules were changed but it is a major shift as evidenced by the previous winning entries shown in the newsletter below on page 5. Another major change is that you cannot keep the project and pay for the timber; all entries belong to the club.
I was going to make the train below last year but had to pull out as I was travelling during the judging.
As I will only be getting a 1500 mm x 290 mm x 19 mm plank of Radiata Pine I will need to scale this down to 50% if I do make this. I purchased the plans so can photocopy and shrink them easily enough.
I am an accountant who uses woodwork as a way to escape computers. I work in the back half of a tandem garage under the house; effectively a basement that also houses my wife’s car. I have a reasonable set of tools and am getting more into hand tools, mainly due to the lack of noise and dust minimization.
I live in Sydney Australia and am a active member of The Shire Woodworking Club, Cubby House Turners & Woodies Inc and The Traditional Tools Group Inc
Why Hugo’s Woodshop?
All decent website options with Gary were taken so I had to look for something else!
Hugo is our 3 year old Ragdoll cat who is very nosy and likes investigating the garage / workshop: