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Shire Woodworking Club

Geoff’s jig for gluing spaced segmented vases

Last month Geoff displayed these vases at the Shire Woodworking maxi day and was asked lots of questions about the making process so he brought his glueing assembly jig along at the next maxi day. This is his "simple jig" for spacing that he made! Basically it is an indexing plate that moves the piece a predetermined distance and you add the new piece against the stop. After you have completed a level you move the arm up. It is critical that the indexing stop has no movement at all - he said that this was one[...]

Shire Woodworking Club – November 2018 Newsletter

Shire Woodworking Club – November 2018 Newsletter posted below. I got my photo on the front page; along with other Plank Competition winners! Gymea Village Fair again was a great result for the club; great to have 20 members to assist on the day. Some great photos.  Interesting looking program for next year; the emphasis is in increasing knowledge which works well in my opinion. Had a look at the new Nova Voyager Drill Press; I am jealous as this is a great tool. The club kept the 2 old style so will be in[...]

Shire Woodworking Club – October 2018 Newsletter

Shire Woodworking Club – October 2018 Newsletter posted below. A lot to see in this months newsletter with the photos from the plank competition entries along with a delivery to the Sydney Children's Hospital of 195 items. I am featured in the division C category; I got 3rd equal this year; last year I got third! Some great entries in all three categories; quite different considering we all had the same pine planks to use and all had to make toys. We were only supposed to use 10% additional items but some of th[...]

Shire Woodworking Club – September 2018 Newsletter

Shire Woodworking Club – September 2018 Newsletter posted below. I didn't make it to the August maxi day; looks like they had a interesting presentation on spoon making by one of the members. I don't know him as he very rarely attends on Saturdays. Big blurb on the annual plank making competition judging taking place on Saturday the 8th September; my entry is ready this year. I actually finished it on the Thursday night before rather than finishing it on the Friday or not finishing it fully at all as has occurred[...]

Shire Woodworking Club – August 2018 Newsletter

Shire Woodworking Club – August 2018 Newsletter posted below. Delivery of 307 items to the therapists at Sydney Children's Hospital, Randwick on 26 July 2018. I need to one of these deliveries where I have items included; nothing of mine in this one unfortunately. They have requested space themed toys to be included in the next delivery if possible, I will try and make some space rockets. Some good books for the library; I borrowed the Animal Puzzles one to try on my new scroll saw. More stuff about the 20th an[...]

Shire Woodworking Club – July 2018 Newsletter

Shire Woodworking Club – July 2018 Newsletter posted below.   Quite a lot about the clubs 20th anniversary, I arrived at the Maxi Day late so missed the cake cutting and speeches. Did manage to win $15 in the raffle which was the first win for a long time.  Quite interesting demo on wheel making, I have one of the good cutters at home but have only tried it with pine or other light woods; sounds like it will go better with a dense wood. The clamps for the drill press are a great idea; I have already be[...]

Shire Woodworking Club – 20th Year Anniversary in June 2018

Shire Woodworking Club – 20th Year Anniversary in June 2018. I have been a member for about 15 of these years and have seen huge changes in the members and the equipment available. We were always considered as inferior at the Cubby House Woodturners; a bit strange for me as I am still a member of both clubs. While we were based there we didn't have many members who were only woodworkers but now there are less than 10 of the 70 members that are also members of the woodturners.   Also written up in a Sh[...]

Shire Woodworking Club – June 2018 Newsletter

Shire Woodworking Club – June 2018 Newsletter posted below. I wasn't able to attend the May Maxi Day so all new to me. Great to see Doug celebrating his 97th birthday at the club.  Would be great if the club can get a grant to buy a laser cutter / engraver; looks complicated though!  Some good show and tell items and photos from the box making demonstration Another follow up on the Turps article from previous months with a bit more information.  [...]

Shire Woodworking Club – May 2018 Newsletter

Shire Woodworking Club – May 2018 Newsletter posted below. Article about workshop demo; the demonstration was good but hard to convey in a article. The table lamps presented were good and quite diverse. Some good show and tell items plus me showing my small train set plus some olive pens where I imported the timber from Jerusalem. Some members were keen on the pens but no-one showed  the money!    Follow up on the Turps article from last month with a bit more information.[...]

Shire Woodworking Club – April 2018 Newsletter

Shire Woodworking Club – April 2018 Newsletter posted below. Article showing latest delivery to Sydney Children's Hospital with good photos. A lot of variety in the items delivered; nothing of mine as I have been a bit slack.    Profile of one of our youngest members @42 years; doesn't drop the average much as weighted too heavily at older members. Some photos included from the Sydney Royal Easter Show, some additional photos that I took:   A lot of good show and tell entries; I ha[...]