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Life in the Village and beyond, based around the interests of my life. Sunset at Telegraph Point.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Woodies With Goodies - continued

The Hastings Woodworkers Guild (HWWG)  Exhibition Weekend has come and gone.  It was great - plenty to see, do and listen to.
It is seldom appreciated by the viewing public just how much work goes into setting up and dismantling a show like this one.  It is, however, worth it.
We meet old friends and make many new ones.

We learn new techniques and exchange trade secrets (after the secret handshake of course).


Here, the great teacher woodturner - Peter Calabria - demonstrates turning a juniper bowl.


An absolute gentleman, Peter shares his time and expertise freely with anyone who is interested in wood turning.


Tony turned up a lidded box from one of his favourite Australian timbers - hairy oak.


Johnno shares his model making passion ..............
There were toys for grown ups and children to share ......


............. and toys just for kids.


Puzzles and games for big kids and little kids .....................


Robert's shop-made CNC machine attracted plenty of attention.


This year we had the Sing Australia group brighten our lives while the show went on around them. 


And so many other artists chose to join in our exhibition with samples of their beautiful creations, along with demonstrations for all to see ..................................


Last but not least, the old tools and collectables shared a long table with the buy swap and sell items from the Club woodies ....................  tool heaven for old tools ......................

While the show and exhibition is all over for another year, the memories, contacts and new friendships will linger, helping us into new directions over the next twelve months.
Enjoy your time in the shed and workshop .................
.........................and happy woodworking to all ............................

4 comments:

  1. Wow, those toys are just lovely! So intricate!

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  2. Thanks Kellie,
    some of the guys are absolutely awesome in the skills that they bring to the craft of woodworking. They are also great mates.
    Cheers
    Tom

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  3. What a great show!!! It was fantastic to see all the talent from the local area.

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  4. ...... and such handsome fellas ... ha ha.
    Thanks Rach.

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