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The Cubby House Turners Woodies Inc – May 2017 Newsletter

The Cubby House Turners Woodies Inc – May 2017 Newsletter

Current Cubby House Turners Woodies club newsletter below. Not a lot happening in this months newsletter; some good looking items at show and tell but mostly turned items plus an article on hand planes.. There are always brain teasers if you are interested in these; most are reasonably difficult.   Unfortunately two members died recently; I went to Ken Stuart’s funeral which had a good turnout of club members – he will be missed.  

Workshop update for Easter projects and to date!

Workshop update for Easter projects and to date!

Some old and new projects completed over the Easter break and last weekend.  Finally finished updating my wife’s file storage cabinet. As shown below this is part of a built in wardrobe that she uses for storing cardboard files The main problem with this is that they fall over and are hard to get to at the back. She has tried stands to separate the files but with limited success. I suggested using additional drawers with a gap so the…

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The Cubby House Turners Woodies Inc – February 2017 Newsletter

The Cubby House Turners Woodies Inc – February 2017 Newsletter

Current club newsletter below. Merv Larsson was a deserving winner of the “best of the best 2016” with his impressive looking weather station and clock.   Merv joined the club around the same time as me quite a few years ago and has gone from strength to strength; helps that he was a toolmaker by trade! Good to see that the club has finally introduced a best displayed joinery category for show and tell at the maxi days – great…

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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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Managed to do a bit of woodturning over the weekend:

Managed to do a bit of woodturning over the weekend:

Haven’t done any turning for about two years so started off slowly; had to locate everything I needed first! Turned these only using a roughing gouge; a bit of practice before the pine below. First time I tried the sierra pen blank also first time I have turned a razor handle What happens with blunt tools and delicate blanks!   Engine for my train entry in this years plank competition, quite pleased with the result. Had to use a few…

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Sydney Working with Wood Show

Sydney Working with Wood Show

Visited the show for a long lunch on Friday and managed to limit my purchases: Looking to get back into turning so bought some pen parts, blanks and new Micro-Mesh Micro Finishing System Pack.  The butt chisel is Narex and looks promising for small trimming without cutting my hand. The show was OK with a good selection of timber available but I don’t have a lot of space so resisted.