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 […]

2018 Plank Competition Entry – Shire Woodworking Club

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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; […]

Something different – Polymer Clay

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 […]

Shire Woodworking Club – 20th Year Anniversary in June 2018

Shire Woodworking Club – 20th Year Anniversary in June 2018. I have been a member for about 15 of these years and have seen huge changes in the members and the equipment available. We were always considered as inferior at the Cubby House Woodturners; a bit strange for me as I am still a member of both clubs. While we were based there we didn’t have many members who were only woodworkers but now there […]

Workshop Update – Slightly Different Pen

Have been experimenting with my resin casting pressure pot and decided a good test would be for the Facebook Group – Australian Pen Turners slimline challenge. The only criteria was that you had to use a slimline mechanism.    This is my submission:   I cast cake toppings in resin for the bottom and dyed some light timber I had for the top piece (see photo below for the timber).  I didn’t feature in the […]