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Shire Woodworking Club – October 2017 Newsletter

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…

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Workshop Update – turning, selling & purchasing

Workshop Update – turning, selling & purchasing

Plank Competition I have spent a lot of my time on my Shire Woodworking Club plank entry; but did manage to finish it on time. See separate post regarding the making of the train set below:    Pen Sales Sold a pen out on eBay out of the blue; I had forgot that I had posted pens for sale here and had a moment of panic that I had already sold or given away the pen. Luckily I still had…

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Wooden train set for Shire Woodworking Club 2017 pine plank competition

Wooden train set for Shire Woodworking Club 2017 pine plank competition

This was my entry in the 2017 Shire Woodworking Club pine plank competition: We received a dressed radiata pine plank (approximately 1500mm x 290mm x 19mm or equivalent). The main rule is: There is no restriction on the number, size, type and design of the entry providing it is used to make one or more toys for the Club. It is to be made predominantly from the timber supplied. Quite a while ago I had bought a set of full size…

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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 – a bit of turning and buying

Workshop Update – a bit of turning and buying

Workshop Update – a bit of turning and buying Helped out at a working bee / wood clearout at Shire Woodworking club during the week and was able to restrict myself to only bring a small amount home. The PNG Rosewood block has some major cracks so will need to be cut into pieces for turning. The narrow pieces are oak and I am intending to use these in a chopping board (I have not made one yet). can’t remember…

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Shire Woodworking Club – July 2017 Newsletter

Shire Woodworking Club – July 2017 Newsletter

Shire Woodworking Club – July 2017 Newsletter posted below. Interesting presentation at last maxi day by Ray Tregoning on saw blades; article with pictures included below. Good article about the Sydney Timber & Working with Wood Show with some photos. I was also disappointed with the stalls this year as it has been getting smaller each year. I was able to go in my lunch break and I was back in 1.5 hours including the walk from the office! I…

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Shire Woodworking Club – June 2017 Newsletter

Shire Woodworking Club – June 2017 Newsletter

Shire Woodworking Club – June 2017 Newsletter posted below. Great article with pictures about the club’s toymaking activities; unfortunately I am unable to attend due to work. The member profile is on Maurice Smith who actually contacted me via this site to obtain contact information and subsequently joined.  The Sutherland Shire Council has been very good to the club and good to see that the new staff are welcomed appropraitely. Great photo of Terry Murphy on page 3 demonstrating woodturning…

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Workshop Update – just two pieces of wood!

Workshop Update – just two pieces of wood!

Finished one set of cuff links; or just two pieces of wood as my wife’s nephew Dylan remarked after I posted them on Instagram.   Will complete some more with burls that I am in the process of sanding but wanted to see how one looked when completed. I need to get working on my Shire Woodworking plank competition entry due later this year – I managed to pickup the pine plank (1500mm x 290mm x 19mm) last month    …

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Shire Woodworking Club – May Newsletter

Shire Woodworking Club – May Newsletter

Shire Woodworking Club – May Newsletter posted below. I was not able to attend the club’s April maxi day so was interested in viewing the jigs presented by members; good photos and articles but nothing like actually seeing the jigs and hearing the comments yourself.   Some great photos from the Sydney Royal Easter Show woodworking entries; good to see that a Cubby House member won a prize with his perforated platter. I actually visited the Royal Easter Show this year…

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