Woodworkers clubs #1: Bribie Island Woodies.

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Blog entry by degoose posted 05-28-2011 02:03 AM 1090 reads 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Yesterday I dropped over to Bribie Island to deliver the Bribie Woodies [Bribie Island Woodworkers Club], a longer arm for their Torque Workcentre… and had an opportunity to meet some of the members and look around the club room and workshop… as well as their two wood stores… The club is set up in a picturesque woodland area behind the Community Arts Centre… very peaceful….most of the time…Plenty of trees and a nice breeze blowing in from the ocean..

Very spacious and well set up… wish I had the room they have… and the timber…To list some of the things they have

5 wood lathes,

2 table saws,

3 bandsaws,

2 thicknessers,

large drum sander,

a Torque WorkCentre,

and so much more….

They have a very large machine area,

2 separate undercover areas for hand work,

separate finishing area,

2 wood stores,

bandsaw mill,

separate building for meetings, classes and morning tea etc,

fully ducted cyclone dust system…

the list goes on….but what a great set up… must be one of the best equipped clubs in Australia…

I hope you enjoy the slideshow..

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

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Joe Lyddon

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#1 posted 05-28-2011 02:26 AM

That’s quite a setup!

Looks good!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#2 posted 05-28-2011 03:59 AM

I guess I am moving to Bribie Island!

-- Every cloud has a silver lining

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#3 posted 05-28-2011 04:23 AM

Looks good!

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Eric in Florida.

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#4 posted 05-28-2011 06:33 AM

That looks like “Woodworkers Heaven” !
I think if I belonged to that club, I’d never go home !

-- Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs ~ Henry Ford

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#5 posted 05-28-2011 08:06 AM

Lary: got dizzy looking at the picture effect… It’s too fast for me.

I think It’s time to adjust my glasses.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#6 posted 05-28-2011 02:10 PM

looks like a place I saw in a dream

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#7 posted 05-28-2011 04:16 PM

looks cool they have smoething like that out here for the snow birds that come out here every year in the center of a large r/v park
it is only operating in the winter when we become infested with people from the northern states and canada

-- self proclaimed copycat

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#8 posted 05-28-2011 05:16 PM

That’s a great setup. Didn’t know that had places like that. Almost looks like an old factory at first glance…........

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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#9 posted 05-29-2011 02:40 AM


-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#10 posted 06-08-2011 01:15 PM

A wonderful idea Larry. Well equipped shop and a chance to socialize and also learn from other woodworkers. The only negative I can think of is that one would have to clean up when they are finished. Something I don’t always (read seldom) do. I know, bad habit.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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