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Shire Woodworking Club – 2017 in Review

The club achieved a lot in 2017, full details below but some highlights were: New kitchen installed at the club; great addition as old one was well past its use by date.  Toy deliveries to the Child Life and Music Therapists at the Children’s Hospital, Randwick. Toys and items plus specific requests Santa Letter Box Community requests Swish table for Vision Australia Community Christmas Toy Give Away to charity: Sutherland Shire Family Services at Jannali   Some great ph[...]

Shire Woodworking Club – January 2018 Newsletter

Shire Woodworking Club – January 2018 Newsletter posted below. Geoff Tong was a deserving winner of the SWC Excellence Award; he makes some great items, mostly turnings. Other category winners were also deserving; one of these years I need to enter something! Numbers of entries have reduced since plank competition entries were excluded. Great turnout for the Christmas lunch, and a great feed. I am in the photo at the back in the left row. Sorry to hear about the death of Bill Lewis; he was very active[...]

Shire Woodworking Club – November 2017 Newsletter

Shire Woodworking Club – November 2017 Newsletter posted below. Good pictures from the Gymea Village Spring Fair; great to see that this was the most successful in the clubs history. Photos of the plank competition winners; not a great one of me!  Another photo of me with two of my pens at the show and tell. Next years maxi day program looks ok, very difficult to confirm in advance.    Good to experience different scroll saws in use; easy to see the difference in the higher priced saws even th[...]

Shire Woodworking Club – October 2017 Newsletter

Shire Woodworking Club – October 2017 Newsletter posted below. Unfortunately 2 long time members passed away in the last month, Alan Davis hadn't been able to make it for a long time but Ray Schofield was only around 2 months ago. Ray was the next youngest member when I joined so I knew him quite well as he was only a few years older than me. His brain tumour operation a couple of years ago seemed to have been a success but unfortunately it returned aggressively.    Newsletter mainly focused on the Plank[...]

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 trucks for the club and was persua[...]

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 multiple keyrings.  Some photos of the worksh[...]

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 has provided a mixture of wheels that they a[...]

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 they are busier than when they worked!  Good[...]

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 Tre[...]