Shire Woodworking Club – January 2019 Newsletter
Shire Woodworking Club – January 2019 Newsletter posted below.
Good to see a great turnout for the December Maxi-day and Christmas lunch; unfortunately I was unable to attend this time.
Some great entries in the club’s excellence awards; I may submit something one of these years. Quite good quality of entries, the lack of entries has been a problem in previous years.
Geoff looked to be a deserving winner of the overall award; his work is always of a very high standards.
1358 charitable toy and therapy items delivered for 2018 was a major achievement; well done to all that contributed. Some photos of the latest delivery and one showing a previous build of a Santa post box in use. There was a huge variety of items in the final delivery including Electric Guitars, Worry Boxes, Memory Boxes, Owl Boxes, Rockets, Duck Cutouts, Small Tip Truck with Driver, Road Rollers, Christmas Trees, Christmas Decorations, Reindeer, Turned Cars, Vase, Alphabet Trolley, Dragons, Dinosaurs, Helicopters, Play Dough Rolling Pins, Trucks, Hand Puppets and a Bead Kit.
More information on the laser cutter / engraver; looks complicated so will be a steep learning curve for some (including me). I still haven’t got my little laser engraver going that I bought late last year.
For the second consecutive year the Club was nominated for the award of “Community Group of the Year” in the Council’s 2019 Australia Day Awards.
There are three awards which honour the Citizen of the Year and the Young Citizen of the Year who have achieved the most distinguished performance, and/or made the most outstanding contribution to the Shire community, also the Community Group which has achieved similar aims.
I am an accountant who uses woodwork as a way to escape computers. I work in the back half of a tandem garage under the house; effectively a basement that also houses my wife’s car. I have a reasonable set of tools and am getting more into hand tools, mainly due to the lack of noise and dust minimization. I live in Sydney Australia and am a active member of The Shire Woodworking Club, Cubby House Turners & Woodies Inc and The Traditional Tools Group Inc Why Hugo’s Woodshop? All decent website options with Gary were taken so I had to look for something else! Hugo is our 3 year old Ragdoll cat who is very nosy and likes investigating the garage / workshop: