Woodworkers in New Zealand #1: Woodcraft Gallery .... the intro....

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Blog entry by degoose posted 06-22-2010 06:28 AM 3195 reads 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Recently my wife, Deb, and I were fortunate enough to fly over to Christchurch, New Zealand … this was mainly to visit our daughter, Amanda, her partner, Paul and our grandson Malakai Deb wanted to see snow…It was also her birthday and our anniversary… so I killed a few birds with one stone…

Numer One Grandson … Malakai…

and to recharge my batteries.
This was the first overseas holiday we had taken in 24 years of marriage…. long overdue and now we have the travel bug…

We were only there for a week… and whilst there we visited various galleries and markets…

Of course I had to get my fix of woodworking somehow…and there was a lot of woodworking to see… Maori carvings at the Museum, craftsmen at the Art Centre and artisans at the local markets. And as you will have read in a previous post… got to meet up with Lumberjock Moshe… and he gave me some nice timber to bring home..

So for the next few days I will be posting a series about the wonderful New Zealand woodworkers…..

There are some absolutely brilliant woodworkers in NZ and over 60 of them are represented at the WoodCraft Gallery ... situated in the Arts Centre in downtown Christchurch, New Zealand.. This makes it the largest group of woodworkers in a single gallery in NZ.. if not the world..

The woods primarily used seem to be Kauri and Rimu…. but there are many other native timber that are made into magnificent items … and the paua shell features in many of the designs..

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#1 posted 06-22-2010 07:20 AM

What a cute little guy Thanks Larry.

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#2 posted 06-22-2010 10:57 AM

thank´s for the show Larry


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#3 posted 06-22-2010 02:01 PM

Cute grandson!

Whoooo R U, Who Who, Who Who…..

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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#4 posted 06-22-2010 02:20 PM

Larry: Nice grandson.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#5 posted 06-22-2010 04:59 PM

Sound to me like a very productive vacation Larry. Grandson look to have plenty of wide eye energy, wonder were that comes from…LOL. Thanks for the video as well have a great week…BC

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#6 posted 06-22-2010 06:29 PM

hey Larry, too bad we can’t have our gkids first, two of ours just came back from vacation, and it is GREAT to have them back.

-- Smitty!!!

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#7 posted 06-22-2010 08:23 PM

boy howdy do i know that look…and the train shirt he has on…hes one cute grandson larry…a nice mop of hair and he looks like hes ready to go…i bet you had the greatest time…i would just have loved to see the wood workers there and have taken the touring you did…so glad you got to go..yea…it sure does one good to get out and see a different part of the world…and people…great post here…grizzman

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

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#8 posted 06-23-2010 12:29 AM

A very cute little guy Larry. He had bright eyes and looks intelligent, so I think he will probably move to Australia and take over your woodworking business when he is grown and you are ready to retire. Maybe you can get him as an apprentice first.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#9 posted 06-23-2010 03:39 AM

Looks like a lovley place to visit. Your grandson is a handsome young man.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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#10 posted 06-23-2010 03:48 AM

One “happy to see his grandpa” boy, and a Thomas the Train shirt on to boot! Good for you! I know that look, it means mischief. Keep an eye on that boy around the toolz!

-- Steven.......Random Orbital Nailer

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