|Blog series by degoose||updated 05-03-2010 10:55 PM||7 parts||12235 reads||45 comments total|
I do actually leave the shop occasionally B.I.O.N. LOLAny hoo this is the weekend of the Maleny wood fest.. , Maleny is in Queensland about 40 minutes drive north of my home in Caboolture.. north of Brisbane,, ok enough of the geography lesson,The wood fest has the lot: logs, slabs, boards and finished furniture..Met up with some old friends and made some new ones and had a blast Just a few crowd shotsMore next….. week/ month/ year? No just next.
Here be some pics of the timber.,.and a portable Lucas Mill fror slabbing. . . and this slab is $2500.00. . . . .My good friend George with his western Queensland timbers. I bought some ‘hairy oak’ from him.[ pics to follow in another post]..
Didn’t take too many pics was rushed for time.. next time will spend the whole day.,..This piece and the next are by Randy DeGrawThere was just so much . ..Some fantastic small bandsaw boxes.. sorry didn’t get his name…some of the woods used are ‘purple gidgee’ and ‘conkerberry’! / ::all this work was making me just a little hungry!! Emu Pie anyone??\/Hope you enjoyed my little trip.
Just a few pics of the timber I bought this morning at Maleny..Hairy Oak and Camphor laurel . .’.And Becky the dog/!!.The hairy oak will be used for a man box [or at least the top].
One of the stands that caught my eye at the Maleny Wood Expo was by Camphor Cottages.. they make Classic Timber Toys for kids of all ages…. The toys are made in northern New South Wales by Tom and Michelle and you can see them at Byron Bay Markets on the 1st Sunday of each month or Bangalow Markets on the 4th Sunday of each month
As something else to do.. A new feature.. a quick overview of one special woodworker selected for originality in design.. IMHO only..as you will be well aware there are many woodworkers who fall into this category … I had to pick just one. This year at Maleny, Danny Madigan, from Wyndham Stumps in Moonie, Queensland, caught my eye and I have made a small vid just about him. Yes the saddle is carved from a stump as well as the violin case at the back on the hay bale. If you want more i...
I failed to get around during the weekend and only captured these shots of some of the timber left last thing on Sunday afternoon… Very busy with my boards etc and answering questions about the Torque…after all that was what I was there for…Lots of different timber available and well priced… There were some bargains to be had… from what I saw being carried out of the show past the Torque Workcentre Stand… George sold out on the Saturday and had to cu...