Knysnawoodworkers festival entrance

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Project by johan posted 08-06-2013 07:06 PM 1632 views 3 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Me and my wife organised the first knysnawoodworkers festival in 2012.we had lots of fun,stress,sleepless nights,new frends but overall at the end it was considered a sucsess.This door and entrance was build with the help of a friend Robbie ponting who did the carvings and door.The roof was made out of 6mm ply the rest was made out of salvaged trees that was blown over in a storm,and logs that came of the beach.

-- Johan, South Africa,

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#1 posted 08-06-2013 08:02 PM

now that would be so much fun and i understand the work involved, but to me its worth it, its a fantastic entrance…you do some marvelous work…..keep at it johan…thanks for sharing.

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

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#2 posted 08-06-2013 08:49 PM

Down right awesome and super fantastic…! That is one of the largest dovetails I have ever seen. i can just imagine how great it looks in person.

-- Each step of every Wood Art project I design and build is considered my masterpieceā€¦ because I want the finished product to reflect the quality and creativeness of my work

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#3 posted 08-06-2013 10:18 PM

Looks Great,what a cool idea.

-- Custom furniture

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#4 posted 08-07-2013 01:52 AM

Great work Johan. Aside from the entrance (which is awesome), lots of good stuff in the pictures, especially the canoe.

I visited Knysna back in 2008 and found it to be a gorgeous area. Enjoyed the beaches, oysters and pinotage. Would love to make it back there someday.

-- Jay Gargiulo, Naples, FL "Once you understand the way broadly, you can see it in all things."- Miyamoto Musashi

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#5 posted 08-07-2013 04:26 AM

Wish I was there. Knysna – Wildernis has always been my favorite holiday place

-- Dreaming patterns

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#6 posted 08-07-2013 06:53 AM

Johan, when is the next festival? maybe just maybe i can attend.

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#7 posted 08-07-2013 07:17 AM


-- Chris Harrell - custom callmaker "Quacky Calls" Eastern NC.

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#8 posted 08-07-2013 08:36 AM

Love it…. Great stuff…..

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#9 posted 08-07-2013 10:48 AM

Wow that is one huge dove tail….all the carving is amazing, awesome work.

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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#10 posted 08-07-2013 12:44 PM

Awesome setup. Would have loved to walk thru it.

-- jerry

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#11 posted 08-07-2013 04:39 PM

Love to know when the next festival is. Would definitely take a bike ride to see.

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#12 posted 08-07-2013 04:42 PM

SeanRed, I am right in there with you..would love to take a bike ride to see, (slight dilemma) – I think it might have been held across the pond, over in South Africa perhaps. Not sure

-- Chris Harrell - custom callmaker "Quacky Calls" Eastern NC.

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#13 posted 08-07-2013 04:47 PM

Chris, I am only 600 k’s away, and I have a sister who lives in Knysna, so I have a place to stay. SA indeed, and a great ride down.

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#14 posted 08-08-2013 12:04 AM

Lucky you, take plenty of pictures for us stuck over thanks!

-- Chris Harrell - custom callmaker "Quacky Calls" Eastern NC.

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#15 posted 08-08-2013 07:07 AM

You can still walk thru on You tube, with the festival we also did a wooden boat show that you can see on you tube the festifal the wooden boat show

The next festival is planned for March/April 2014

-- Johan, South Africa,

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