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My version of a wooden guitar stand

Posted In: Woodworking
My version of a wooden guitar stand. I bought a guitar years ago with the intention of learning how to play; finally decided to get it restrung towards the end of last year. Went to a new guitar shop in Leichhard near me and somehow the discussion turned to stands; they were trying to buy some from Melbourne but getting no responses. These were primarily for displays in the store for expensive guitars currently on cheap looking stands. I said that I could probably make something similar; the p[...]

Shire Woodworking Club – December 2018 Newsletter

Shire Woodworking Club – December 2018 Newsletter posted below. Unfortunately this month we lost two long standing members, Fred and Ian; with Fred being a foundation member as well. Good write up on both of them I think that they are going to name a corner of the workshop as "Fred's Corner" as this is where he assembled a lot of his tables and chairs. 947 charitable toy and therapy items for the year; a great effort by the club members; I managed some trucks but will need to do more next year. A good turnout f[...]

Geoff’s jig for gluing spaced segmented vases

Last month Geoff displayed these vases at the Shire Woodworking maxi day and was asked lots of questions about the making process so he brought his glueing assembly jig along at the next maxi day. This is his "simple jig" for spacing that he made! Basically it is an indexing plate that moves the piece a predetermined distance and you add the new piece against the stop. After you have completed a level you move the arm up. It is critical that the indexing stop has no movement at all - he said that this was one[...]

Shire Woodworking Club – November 2018 Newsletter

Shire Woodworking Club – November 2018 Newsletter posted below. I got my photo on the front page; along with other Plank Competition winners! Gymea Village Fair again was a great result for the club; great to have 20 members to assist on the day. Some great photos.  Interesting looking program for next year; the emphasis is in increasing knowledge which works well in my opinion. Had a look at the new Nova Voyager Drill Press; I am jealous as this is a great tool. The club kept the 2 old style so will be in[...]

Shire Woodworking Club – October 2018 Newsletter

Shire Woodworking Club – October 2018 Newsletter posted below. A lot to see in this months newsletter with the photos from the plank competition entries along with a delivery to the Sydney Children's Hospital of 195 items. I am featured in the division C category; I got 3rd equal this year; last year I got third! Some great entries in all three categories; quite different considering we all had the same pine planks to use and all had to make toys. We were only supposed to use 10% additional items but some of th[...]

2018 Plank Competition Entry – Shire Woodworking Club

Posted In: Toy Making | Wood Turning
2018 Plank Competition Entry - Shire Woodworking Club This as my entry in the 2018 Half Plank Toy Competition (1500mm x 290mm x 19mm).  My build was based on this photo I found a few years ago when I was looking for inspiration for my 3000mm plank competition entry. As I couldn't find any details about the garage I estimated the size using matchbox cars as per the photo. I made a prototype using plywood scraps which worked well as I had various thicknesses available so I didn't have to resaw or use a[...]

Shire Woodworking Club – September 2018 Newsletter

Shire Woodworking Club – September 2018 Newsletter posted below. I didn't make it to the August maxi day; looks like they had a interesting presentation on spoon making by one of the members. I don't know him as he very rarely attends on Saturdays. Big blurb on the annual plank making competition judging taking place on Saturday the 8th September; my entry is ready this year. I actually finished it on the Thursday night before rather than finishing it on the Friday or not finishing it fully at all as has occurred[...]

Shire Woodworking Club – August 2018 Newsletter

Shire Woodworking Club – August 2018 Newsletter posted below. Delivery of 307 items to the therapists at Sydney Children's Hospital, Randwick on 26 July 2018. I need to one of these deliveries where I have items included; nothing of mine in this one unfortunately. They have requested space themed toys to be included in the next delivery if possible, I will try and make some space rockets. Some good books for the library; I borrowed the Animal Puzzles one to try on my new scroll saw. More stuff about the 20th an[...]

Shire Woodworking Club – July 2018 Newsletter

Shire Woodworking Club – July 2018 Newsletter posted below.   Quite a lot about the clubs 20th anniversary, I arrived at the Maxi Day late so missed the cake cutting and speeches. Did manage to win $15 in the raffle which was the first win for a long time.  Quite interesting demo on wheel making, I have one of the good cutters at home but have only tried it with pine or other light woods; sounds like it will go better with a dense wood. The clamps for the drill press are a great idea; I have already be[...]

Something different – Polymer Clay

Posted In: Polymer Clay | Wood Turning
Something different - Polymer Clay. I attended a Polymer Clay workshop at the local community college last weekend; I couldn't pass on the 60% course discount! Nadine from Own Sweet Time was the tutor and had thought only 5 would attend but 10 of us used the last minute discount to register.  The class was mainly about Jewelry but I took along some pen, razor and key ring tubes to see if they would work. Nadine also sent very detailed notes regarding everything she covered with appropriate links.&n[...]