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A readers mother recently sent me a great email as follows:  I'm Amy, a stay at home mom. My son Jack has a fascination with woodworking. His great grandfather has done it for quite some time, so he knows a bit about it from him. He did some research on his own to show his boy scouts and found your page. He really enjoyed it - thanks a lot! In return, Jack wanted to share with you another page he found handy,https://www.homeadvisor.com/r/home-woodworking-tools-projects/ . It's all about woodworking projec[...]

Shire Woodworking Club – February 2018 Newsletter

Shire Woodworking Club – February 2018 Newsletter posted below. The club had too much wood - what a disaster! There was a mess in the storeroom as shown in the photos on the front page of the newsletter; unfortunately I was unable to make the cleanup but probably a good thing as I would probably have brough excess wood home and I have full shelves already.  The show and tell was very good; some great photos and articles included.  The jewellery box looked better than the photos show; I hope she enjoys[...]

Shire Woodworking Club – June 2004 Newsletter for Triton Owners Club of Oyster Bay

The Shire Woodworking Club used to be called the Triton Owners Club of Oyster Bay before the move to Lilli Pilli. Here is the June 2004 newsletter recently redistributed to show a profile on Doug Wickens who is the clubs oldest member and will be 97 in April; and he still turns up to Saturday maxi days. I had recently joined as a member at that time but was not very active. Interesting to see that a number of the Office Bearers are still active and mostly in the same roles! Barry was doing the newsletter then but[...]

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[...]

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 train set plans from toys and joys which included all the wheels, axles and[...]

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[...]