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Blog series by degoose updated 798 days ago 11 parts 28678 reads 65 comments total

Part 1: Starting at the beginning.

1404 days ago by degoose | 3 comments »

They tell me that the best place to start is the beginning… so that is where I will start…I have been going to Timber and Working with Wood shows for many years but only in the last 12 months have I been fortunate enough to be part of the exhibitors side of these Shows… I got to go to Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and now Canberra… There is a lot of organising to do to get to one of these shows… it is not just getting up early and catching a plane…doing ...

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Part 2: Some of the Work Displayed.

1404 days ago by degoose | 9 comments »

Here are a few shots of some of the work that was displayed at the Canberra Timber and Working with Wood Show…

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Part 3: The Rogues Gallery....

1403 days ago by degoose | 6 comments »

As promised in an earlier blog.. I intend to take you behind the scenes at a Wood Show.. and a major part of any wood show are the characters who make it informative, educational and entertaining…the people who bring in the crowds… the people you want to come and see… The Demonstrators.. These folk come along and do various demonstrations from traditional woodworking, woodturning, box making, dovetails and showing the basics to beginners as well as tips and tricks for ...

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Part 4: Making a cricket bat...

1402 days ago by degoose | 5 comments »

The following video was filmed on Sunday at the Canberra Timber and Working with Wood Show… in it you will be able to see Stan Ceglinski making a small cricket bat from Ash… using a Froe and Maul [a froe is a riving knife used for splitting palings or shingles and a maul or mall is a mallet used to drive the froe] This is just one of the many entertaining demonstrations that Stan puts on over the three days of the show… others include Various components of a treeSplittin...

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Part 5: Looking out...

1402 days ago by degoose | 2 comments »

If you were standing in the middle of the Torque Workcentre stand at the Canberra Timber and Working with Wood Show last weekend this is what you would have been looking at… out over the two TWCs…. we did take three but one went to it’s new home early on the first day… and the display table with what was left of the display items I took… they sold well too… You may have noticed the two TV screens that were playing the TWC DVD on a loop…. there wa...

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Part 6: Whisper quiet wood lathe

1402 days ago by degoose | 8 comments »

While at the Canberra Timber and Working With Wood Show… I managed to take a few minutes to wander around… this particular stand grabbed my attention… a foot powered lathe… I have already seen a pedal powered table saw and a foot powered scroll saw..but this was the first time I had see the foot powered lathe in action… oh sure in books… but to see it used live… wow…

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Part 7: I need your help...

1401 days ago by degoose | 3 comments »

As you know from one of my earlier posts I met up with Bob at the Canberra Timber and Working with Wood Show…The help I need is on Bob’s behalf…He posted recently about a trip he and his wife are taking and is asking for some advice….I am re-posting it here and I would appreciate any help you can give Bob…as a personal favour to me… “Hi all,My first post here but I’ve been lurking for years.Love this site and the format of the forum. The reason ...

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Part 8: Walking around the Canberra show...

1401 days ago by degoose | 5 comments »

Turned the video camera on and walked about the show… there is something for everyone to see…

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Part 9: Various Photographs... Canberra...

1400 days ago by degoose | 7 comments »

Various photographs taken during the Canberra Timber and Working with Wood Show… Not much more to say …. the pics tell it all…If you have any questions about any of the pics PM me… Assembling 3 TWC for the show.Woodworking for Women Stand…Table made from a Pallet…Liz Scobie’s stand.Boxes made by Neil Scobie.Brass ware for boats..Building a plywood punt.My mate Kevin Naden with his Didgeridoo.Steve from Microclene Systems...Lie Nielsen… hand t...

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Part 10: Why I go to Timber Shows.......!!

1398 days ago by degoose | 6 comments »

If you thought … to sell Torque Workcentres, network, meet girls, drink beer and have fun you would be correct but…. One of the main reasons to go to a wood show is to learn more about woodworking…The Canberra Timber and Working with Wood Show was no exception… there were a few things I picked up from chatting with various folks at the woodshow…. The one I want to discuss in this post is about the Router Table…and what you can do to make using one jus...

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Part 11: Maleny Wood Expo is here again...

798 days ago by degoose | 11 comments »

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 select...

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