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Shire Woodworking Club – September 2017 Newsletter

Shire Woodworking Club – September 2017 Newsletter

Shire Woodworking Club – September 2017 Newsletter posted below. Good turnout for the AGM, I am on the toy making subcommittee again.  Good to see that all positions were filled before the AGM; definitely not the case in most clubs. The main committee does a great job and are very committed.   Overview of the years activities; I didn’t realise that we had delivered 1193 items to the Randwick Children’s Hospital plus the Christmas charity donations. I delivered 10 toy…

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Shire Woodworking Club – August 2017 Newsletter

Shire Woodworking Club – August 2017 Newsletter

Shire Woodworking Club – August 2017 Newsletter posted below.   Huge 445 items in toy delivery to  the Child Life and Music Therapists at Sydney Children’s Hospital on Wednesday 20th July. Good article showing numbers of types of toys plus some items painted by the children. I didn’t have any items in this delivery but dropped off 12 wooden trucks at the maxi day.   I am featured on page 8 displaying my stabilised burl turnings of a pen and…

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Workshop Update – trucks and cufflinks

Workshop Update – trucks and cufflinks

Workbench status has not changed since last weekend. I don’t normally get much done during the week other than batches of gluing or small tasks.   Workshop looks messy but two projects happening at the same time. The green file holds my loose sandpaper sheets.  I am working on another batch of toy trucks for the Shire Woodworking Club to donate to the Sydney Children’s Hospital, twelve new builds in progress as below: They are different sizes as the club…

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I appear in Shire Woodworking April newsletter showing my cat scratcher!

I appear in Shire Woodworking April newsletter showing my cat scratcher!

I appear in Shire Woodworking April newsletter below on page 9 showing my cat scratcher with a small commentary. Good mix the newsletter as usual with photos from the latest toy delivery of 319 toys and other items to the Sydney Children’s Hospital Randwick. Good turnout for the last maxi-day show and tell, always quite a variety of submissions. Some members are quite prolific but they are retired so should have more time; although to hear a lot of them talk…

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Shire Woodworking Club – 2016 in Review

Shire Woodworking Club – 2016 in Review

The club achieved a lot in 2016, full details below but some highlights were: Toy deliveries to the Child Life and Music Therapists at the Children’s Hospital, Randwick. Toys and items plus specific requests Donation box for Knights of St George Heart Association Community requests Table for impaired child Chairs Christmas Lights roller stand and wooden inserts (storage) for Seniors Activity Unit at Sutherland Shire Council Display cabinet for Menai Rural Fire Service Hope Tree for the Royal North Shore Hospital Community Christmas…

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680 charitable toy & item donations by Shire Woodworking Club in November

680 charitable toy & item donations by Shire Woodworking Club in November

The Shire Woodworking Club has been very busy recently preparing for 123 Christmas toys and item donations to local charities and the final year delivery of 557 items to Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick. This is the 18th year the Club has donated toys at Christmas to Shire Community organisations. This year the club donated 123 items to Sutherland Shire Family Services, John Franklin Christmas Lunch, and Kingsway Community Care. Total charitable toy & item delivery count for 2016 is 1129 My painted trucks are in the charity…

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Finished toy trucks for charity Christmas gifts

Finished toy trucks for charity Christmas gifts

Finally finished some toy trucks for charity Christmas gifts; had 4 partially finished from last year – they had a couple of coats of paint as shown in the photo below.  Had a variety of wheel sizes from Shire Woodworking Club so this dictated the truck sizes. Good way to use scraps of wood and plywood. Partially glued up; I have found that if I glue the tops first it is easier to clamp. I sand the back of the…

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Workshop Update – Toy trucks for charity and some pen turning

Workshop Update – Toy trucks for charity and some pen turning

Working on the toy trucks for Christmas charity donations; have glued up all the bodies now need to paint them and add the wheels and fenders. Not looking forward to the painting so will try spray cans first. Trucks will be a single colour, either red or blue at this stage. Also managed some turning, these are the bullet pen parts available from Timberbits. The wood is black palm which is apparently only available in northern Queensland. Needs sharp tools…

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