The second Covid
lock down saw our members once again truly isolated.However, you
can't keep a good Woodie down!
Eric Simes was very busy.
Below are his Silver Ash creations.
Rhona Jason Smith
was suffering from workshop separation anxiety and put her
energy and imagination into making garden fairy doors.
The one on the left is for coastal fairies, the ones that come
in with an ocean breeze and the one on the right is for a
Japanese themed garden.
Peter Brotherton's eldest daughter presented
him with a bag of old (about 100 years) Cypress tongue and
groove floor board. Offcuts from her kitchen which she was
renovating. She wanted a jewellery box made from them with a
special request. The floor board patina (knots, paint splashes
and other defects) were to be retained as much as possible.
Judging by the amount of accumulated dirt in
the grooves and on top of the tongues Peter didn't think the
boards have ever been properly joined and the first job was to
get rid of this. After cleaning, the tongue and grooves would
still not fit together so they had to be removed and the boards
were edge glued.The boards contained a number of loose knots and
visible cracks and these were stabilised with super glue. They
also had some very fine, almost invisible, hairline cracks which
caused problems during preparation. The box has a plywood base
to add some stability. It is finished with Kunos oil.
Only a Woodie,or
a Woodie's daughter,could imagine how beautiful old Cyprus pine
floor boards could look!
Peter Mc Dowell was also VERY busy!
Platters made of Silky Oak from Bournda.
Flip top band saw boxes.White Cedar,She Oak,Red Gum,Coolabah
burl,Gidgee and Walnut.
1 of 2 x 300 mm diameter Blue Gum logs to be turned into balls
One of two Balls to be used for legs of a bed base.
Now that would be worth seeing!
Now that the lock down has been lifted the Woodies can once
again meet to cut up wood and change its shape, together!