LumberJocks

Woodworkers in New Zealand #1: Woodcraft Gallery .... the intro....

  • Advertise with us
Blog entry by degoose posted 1523 days ago 1867 reads 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
no previous part Part 1 of Woodworkers in New Zealand series Part 2: Riccarton Markets. »

Recently my wife, Deb, and I were fortunate enough to fly over to Christchurch, New Zealand … this was mainly to visit our daughter, Amanda, her partner, Paul and our grandson Malakai Deb wanted to see snow…It was also her birthday and our anniversary… so I killed a few birds with one stone…

Numer One Grandson … Malakai…

and to recharge my batteries.
This was the first overseas holiday we had taken in 24 years of marriage…. long overdue and now we have the travel bug…

We were only there for a week… and whilst there we visited various galleries and markets…

Of course I had to get my fix of woodworking somehow…and there was a lot of woodworking to see… Maori carvings at the Museum, craftsmen at the Art Centre and artisans at the local markets. And as you will have read in a previous post… got to meet up with Lumberjock Moshe… and he gave me some nice timber to bring home..

So for the next few days I will be posting a series about the wonderful New Zealand woodworkers…..

There are some absolutely brilliant woodworkers in NZ and over 60 of them are represented at the WoodCraft Gallery ... situated in the Arts Centre in downtown Christchurch, New Zealand.. This makes it the largest group of woodworkers in a single gallery in NZ.. if not the world..

The woods primarily used seem to be Kauri and Rimu…. but there are many other native timber that are made into magnificent items … and the paua shell features in many of the designs..

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...



10 comments so far

View a1Jim's profile

a1Jim

112011 posts in 2204 days


#1 posted 1523 days ago

What a cute little guy Thanks Larry.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

View Dennisgrosen's profile

Dennisgrosen

10850 posts in 1742 days


#2 posted 1522 days ago

thank´s for the show Larry

Dennis

View Cozmo35's profile

Cozmo35

2198 posts in 1663 days


#3 posted 1522 days ago

Cute grandson!

Whoooo R U, Who Who, Who Who…..

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

View Karson's profile

Karson

34870 posts in 3027 days


#4 posted 1522 days ago

Larry: Nice grandson.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

View blackcherry's profile

blackcherry

3156 posts in 2450 days


#5 posted 1522 days ago

Sound to me like a very productive vacation Larry. Grandson look to have plenty of wide eye energy, wonder were that comes from…LOL. Thanks for the video as well have a great week…BC

View woodsmithshop's profile

woodsmithshop

1116 posts in 2172 days


#6 posted 1522 days ago

hey Larry, too bad we can’t have our gkids first, two of ours just came back from vacation, and it is GREAT to have them back.

-- Smitty!!!

View grizzman's profile

grizzman

6920 posts in 1930 days


#7 posted 1522 days ago

boy howdy do i know that look…and the train shirt he has on…hes one cute grandson larry…a nice mop of hair and he looks like hes ready to go…i bet you had the greatest time…i would just have loved to see the wood workers there and have taken the touring you did…so glad you got to go..yea…it sure does one good to get out and see a different part of the world…and people…great post here…grizzman

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

View stefang's profile

stefang

12875 posts in 1961 days


#8 posted 1522 days ago

A very cute little guy Larry. He had bright eyes and looks intelligent, so I think he will probably move to Australia and take over your woodworking business when he is grown and you are ready to retire. Maybe you can get him as an apprentice first.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

View donjoe's profile

donjoe

1360 posts in 1658 days


#9 posted 1522 days ago

Looks like a lovley place to visit. Your grandson is a handsome young man.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

View Dark_Lightning's profile

Dark_Lightning

1691 posts in 1736 days


#10 posted 1522 days ago

One “happy to see his grandpa” boy, and a Thomas the Train shirt on to boot! Good for you! I know that look, it means mischief. Keep an eye on that boy around the toolz!

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase