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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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The Cubby House Turners Woodies Inc – August 2017 Newsletter

The Cubby House Turners Woodies Inc – August 2017 Newsletter

Current Cubby House Turners Woodies club newsletter below. Great picture of Ray Elyard in his workshop; I have never managed to create as many streamers during one turning. Geoff Tong showing his segmented segmented lidded box that he presented at the Shire Woodworkers Club the previous week.  Some good looking boxes for show and tell items but still need more general woodwork items. They are getting back into the themed maxi days which I think is a good idea as…

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Workshop Update – Photography experimenting

Workshop Update – Photography experimenting

David, my wife’s 13 year old nephew recently got a new canon EOS camera for his birthday so yesterday I setup my small light box for him to experiment with.   I setup my three lights for him to use; the front one is on a tripod which makes it very flexible. I also provided him with various backgrounds as shown in the photos of keyrings, these are lining I have used for boxes. Since it was set up I…

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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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The Cubby House Turners Woodies Inc – July 2017 Newsletter

The Cubby House Turners Woodies Inc – July 2017 Newsletter

Current Cubby House Turners Woodies club newsletter below. Only one member passed away last month; although as the average age of members is 80 this will occur. Some good looking show and tell items but a poor showing on the day plus need more general woodwork items. They are getting back into the themed maxi days which I think is a good idea as long as there is enough warning.  

Workshop Update – Resin infused hybrid pen blanks

Workshop Update – Resin infused hybrid pen blanks

I thought it was about time that I turned these resin infused hybrid pen blanks that I bought a while ago from The Burl Shed in Perth. Decided to make a Lucinda pen (9mm tube; slightly smaller than a sierra) and some keyrings with this blank: First attempt at turning this was a keyring and the result as below Tried 5 different tools with similar results so realised that all my turning tools needed sharpening. Got the Tormek wet grinder…

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The Cubby House Turners Woodies Inc – June 2017 Newsletter

The Cubby House Turners Woodies Inc – June 2017 Newsletter

Current Cubby House Turners Woodies club newsletter below. Sadly three member passed away last month; although as the average age of members is 80 this will occur. Some good looking show and tell items but need more general woodwork items. Good to see that they are having a toy week, hope they get a good turnout.

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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