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 […]

Workshop Update – just two pieces of wood!

Finished one set of cuff links; or just two pieces of wood as my wife’s nephew Dylan remarked after I posted them on Instagram.   Will complete some more with burls that I am in the process of sanding but wanted to see how one looked when completed. I need to get working on my Shire Woodworking plank competition entry due later this year – I managed to pickup the pine plank (1500mm x 290mm x […]

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.  

The Traditional Tools Group Inc May Newsletter

See below the Traditional Tools Group’s May 2017 Newsletter. TTTG is a not-for-profit society interested in traditional tools and skills. Members include artisans and amateurs, tool users and collectors. Four issues of NEWS, the TTTG magazine, are published each year. See tttg.org.au for full details As you can see in the newsletter the society is for both woodworking and metalworking. I attended a metalworking day a while ago and made a forged scribe; it was […]

Workshop Update – trucks and cufflinks

Workbench status has not changed since last weekend. I don’t normally get much done during the week other than batches of gluing or small tasks.   Workshop looks messy but two projects happening at the same time. The green file holds my loose sandpaper sheets.  I am working on another batch of toy trucks for the Shire Woodworking Club to donate to the Sydney Children’s Hospital, twelve new builds in progress as below: They are […]

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 […]

Workshop update – I had too much wood!

I found I had a typical small shop woodworkers problem, too much wood! It snuck up on me as I picked up some wood here and there until some of the loose pieces got in my way. I then looked at my wood rack (as shown below) and it was full so something had to be done. It was either get rid of wood (not desirable) or make something to use up some stock. I […]