Browsed by
Tag: Toy Donations

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…

Read More Read More

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…

Read More Read More

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…

Read More Read More

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…

Read More Read More

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…

Read More Read More

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…

Read More Read More

I appear in Shire Woodworking April newsletter showing my cat scratcher!

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…

Read More Read More

Shire Woodworking Club – 2016 in Review

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 Tree for the Royal North Shore Hospital Community Christmas…

Read More Read More

680 charitable toy & item donations by Shire Woodworking Club in November

680 charitable toy & item donations by Shire Woodworking Club in November

The Shire Woodworking Club has been very busy recently preparing for 123 Christmas toys and item donations to local charities and the final year delivery of 557 items to Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick. This is the 18th year the Club has donated toys at Christmas to Shire Community organisations. This year the club donated 123 items to Sutherland Shire Family Services, John Franklin Christmas Lunch, and Kingsway Community Care. Total charitable toy & item delivery count for 2016 is 1129 My painted trucks are in the charity…

Read More Read More

Finished toy trucks for charity Christmas gifts

Finished toy trucks for charity Christmas gifts

Finally finished some toy trucks for charity Christmas gifts; had 4 partially finished from last year – they had a couple of coats of paint as shown in the photo below.  Had a variety of wheel sizes from Shire Woodworking Club so this dictated the truck sizes. Good way to use scraps of wood and plywood. Partially glued up; I have found that if I glue the tops first it is easier to clamp. I sand the back of the…

Read More Read More