Woodworkers in New Zealand #2: Riccarton Markets.

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Blog entry by degoose posted 06-22-2010 11:37 PM 1736 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Last week while in Christchurch….I visited the local Riccarton Rotary Sunday Markets.

This market is the largest in New Zealand with over 300 stall holders each week… although only a few offer woodwork, it is of a high standard..

Should you find your self in Christchurch make a point of visiting the markets…

I had a small chat with a few of the stall holders and even bought a timber photo frame…

One of the people I spoke with was Judy from Sublime Art.. she is a pyrographer… ie she burns designs into timber….and mdf…

or as she puts it… she draws with fire…

The other was Nigel from Morgan 3D CNC Ltd. where I purchased a Rimu photo frame with an inlay all round in Paua Shell.
He has a small cnc router, laser cutter and engraving machine.

There were a couple who make striped cutting boards… at a very reasonable price.. they did not have a web address but they reckon they do well with the boards..

The other gentleman whose stall I photographed was not in attendance but the work was outstanding…

Once again a small slideshow of the visit…

I hope you enjoy this look at another part of woodworking...

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#1 posted 06-22-2010 11:52 PM

Thanks Larry cool tour and little pencil thang

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#2 posted 06-23-2010 12:23 AM

Great show Larry, thanks. I hope you left your card and told them all about lumberjocks. It would be nice to meet them on the net.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#3 posted 06-23-2010 12:25 AM

I certainly did… as I always do.. I promote woodworking and the lumberjocks site at every opportunity….

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#4 posted 06-23-2010 12:47 AM

Thanks Larry, that was pretty cool. Where did you come across the new slideshow presentation?

Jim, I think it’s supposed to be a chalkboard, when it went to black, I almost had to run a finger across my screen to see if it was that dirty. Ha, ha…. love it!

-- Wish I were Norm's Nephew

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#5 posted 06-23-2010 03:34 AM

very nice tour Larry. Very informative.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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