Boutique Timbers is my main timber supplier and recently had a delivery, I think restocking after Mark Aylward's visit was essential . Mal lives in a secret hideaway in Rolland's Plains on NSW north coast. Together with his brother Greg Ward they can be seen often with timbers for sale at.... Kiama Wood show in Feb/March each year, Brisbane,Sydney, ACT & Melbourne Wood shows. Mal even on holidays keeps a close watch out for wood sales (see his blog).
Mark Aylward is Solid Wood Furniture Company (check out Mark's works in his gallery section). He recently held an exhibition of his and his partners Helen's works (oops forgot to post that one) up in Newcastle. Mark's quirky wood carvings all with a story and Helen's ceramic's. Sue and I took a day's trip and experienced (must post that one). His works of art both in sculpture and furniture are indeed worthy of many accolades. Mark is checking out a small Fig up at Boutique Timbers.
Tom Sheppard is The Village Woodworker a Traditional woodworker, tool collector, restorer, Ukulele maker and player. A keen photographer, a hardworking member of Hastings Woodworkers. If your up that way they are located right at Timbertown Heritage Theme Park on the Oxley Hwy at Wauchope in the Hastings Valley NSW. The Guild operate seven days a week, members are rostered on one day a month, except Wednesday & Saturday. Wednesday & Saturday are our main working days
The weather here has been fickle - some stunningly beautiful spring days, mixed with winds carrying dust and smoke from hazard reduction burns.
The ukulele is still getting its layerings of shellac when weather permits.
The Hastings Woodworkers Guild is keeping me busy as well.
We retrieved some fallen timber that we will mill in our Club bandsawmill.
These logs are eucalyptus grandis - also known as flooded gum or rose gum.
Only found along parts of the east coast of Australia, this was a rare and lucky acquisition for us.
The tree blew down in a wind storm earlier this year, and has awaited collecting since then.
Rose gum is a beautiful, straight grained pink to red timber, that is easily worked and gives a lovely finish.
My friend and singing (a cappella - base/tenor) partner - Ken - seen here directing operations on the back of the truck, donated the timber - and our club is extremely grateful.
Thursday, August 30, 2012
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