Timber Shows... #11: Maleny Wood Expo is here again...

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Blog entry by degoose posted 850 days ago 3703 reads 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Well if you are into timber like I am, and you live in south east Queensland, you will be off to the Maleny Wood Festival 2012...

From chainsaw to fine furniture.Two days of clean country family fun hosted by Barung Landcare, the Wood Expo showcases sustainable timber production and our beautiful native timbers through the work of local wood artisans.

Nearly every woodworker I know in the south east goes to Maleny…. the first weekend in May…. to buy timber…. the selections are varied and the prices reasonable…

You can watch the various mills in action … slabbing logs…

“Here’s Johnny” My good mate John, slabbing a small camphor log.

You can watch the Slab Master and Torque Workcentre … dressing slabs…

You can check out the timber… at Trevor and Geoffs’ green shed… a great variety of Tasmanian timbers .. and don’t forget the Camphor Laurel.

Not sure if George will be there this year… he move a little bit west of here… more than likely he will be but have not seen him for a while… he has a lot of western and central Queensland timbers… hairy oak, osage orange to name two…thousands of pen blanks..

Then there are the displays of toys, furniture, boxes, outdoor slab furniture etc…

The main reason I am going this year is not just for all the above but to visit the instrument makers stand..

From reading previous blogs you will all know about the electric bass…need a few pointers…

Hope to see you there… if you do see me, please stop me for a chat…

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

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#1 posted 850 days ago

A bit too far for me on such short notice ;-)) Have fun!

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#2 posted 850 days ago

sooooooo…if you happen to see an odd looking person coming towards you in a really nice red dress, with a lot of make up, and is wearing a pair of leather boots….....well….......ill let you figure it out…LOL…...wish i could make it mate…....if i can get my yacht there fast enough and ive got enough room for more timber…then ill be there…....but if not, please excuse me this time….....

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

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#3 posted 850 days ago

It would be like looking in a mirror…lol….

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

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Monte Pittman

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#4 posted 850 days ago

Dearly wish I could come. Love seeing that kind of stuff. We should hold “Lumberjocks” shows around the country here so some of us could physically meet each other and compare notes. Would be a gas. Keep up the great work sir!

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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Joe Lyddon

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#5 posted 850 days ago

Hope you have a wonderful & prosperous time!

Looks like you’re going to have fun!

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

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#6 posted 850 days ago

Looks like fun. Have a good time there Larry.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#7 posted 850 days ago

Enjoy your day Larry….a lovely part of the world.

-- And my head I'd be a scratchin'

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matt garcia

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#8 posted 849 days ago

More timber?? I might go look at timber tomorrow!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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#9 posted 849 days ago

Looks like a gr8 show to be

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

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#10 posted 849 days ago

Looks good, Larry.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#11 posted 848 days ago

To think, all those years I was growing up in Ipswich, and holidaying in Caloundra, I only ever went to Maleny for the folk festival when it was still held there. I never even knew they had a wood show there.

Anything woody happening in those parts around october november december ?

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