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Blog series by degoose updated 12-12-2010 02:17 AM 11 parts 33150 reads 118 comments total

Part 1: DIY Woodworking Show.

11-25-2010 12:19 PM by degoose | 14 comments »

Well it has all been and gone and now I have enough material to write several blogs..I have so much material, pics and vids that I have started a new series.. First off the whole trip was a comedy of errors but more of that later.. Here are a few shots taken at the show. Walking down the ramp into the Silverdome itself…Taken on the Thurday afternoon during set up. This venue is the home of the Tasmanian Institute of Sport and houses a velodrome and a highly polished timber f...

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Part 2: Black Heart Sassafrass.

11-25-2010 10:30 PM by degoose | 12 comments »

For those of you who love Black Heart Sassafrass and for those who have never seen it Here is a quick collage of furniture exhibited at the DIY Woodworking Show in Launceston..made predominately using the wonderful Black Heart Sassafras. The last pic shows some timber in the raw state.

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Part 3: Guilds.

11-25-2010 10:47 PM by degoose | 7 comments »

There are several Woodworking Guilds in Tasmania and three were represented at the the DIY WW Show..Here are a few pics I managed to take during a small lull.. And a few other shots especially for Alaskan Jim…

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Part 4: Something at the HIGHER END..

11-26-2010 12:47 AM by degoose | 10 comments »

Needs no explaining… just enjoy the photos of some of the HIGHER END pieces… And these were just a sample… Larger photos, with identification of timber species used, can be seen at my blog..

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Part 5: Designs.

11-26-2010 02:01 AM by degoose | 8 comments »

Up and coming designers… designers of the future being trained in Tasmania… Not only does Tasmania have some of the most exotic timbers in the world but there are a lot of furniture design schools in Tasmania… they do not only teach design but they take a hands on approach… Some fabulous designers coming out of these colleges. From large items to the smaller pieces.. Some handcrafted and some made using computer controlled tools…

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Part 7: Timber for a cutting board?

11-26-2010 12:33 PM by degoose | 17 comments »

I had a timber merchant want to swap timber for one of my end grain butcher boards… This is the board… and for it I received several pieces of Tasmanian Black Heart Sassafras, some Tiger Myrtle and a few bits of Huon Pine.. His wife had seen the board the day before and I think he made some brownie points.. I reckon I got the better part of the deal and so does he… we both win…

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Part 8: Value adding.

11-26-2010 11:32 PM by degoose | 9 comments »

A number of show attendees purchased burls last weekend… they dropped by to have some value added to their pieces.. This shows how simple the TWC makes flattening a burl… and as you know it is one of the most difficult procedures to accomplish without tear out or damage of some kind… This is not the case using the TWC… so simple … so effortless .. and so effective..

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Part 9: For lovers...

11-27-2010 09:27 AM by degoose | 10 comments »

Of old hand tools.There was an excellent display of older tools for working with wood… This last photo is of an army of rabbits.. these rabbits were cut on a scroll saw and the smallest is only 1/8 inch tall..[3 mm]

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Part 10: The Morning After..

11-30-2010 02:35 AM by degoose | 12 comments »

Last Monday, after the DIY WoodWorking Show in Launceston finished… Luke and I were fortunate enough to be invited out to Myrtle Creek, just a short drive into the hills from Launceston… A new found friend, Cranston Shaw, Managing Director of Shaw Engineering, the largest Civil Engineering Company in Tasmania, took time from his busy schedule to drive us out there and then make sure we were at the airport in plenty of time. We also had time to drop in for a bite to eat and a b...

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Part 11: A sawmill on a mountain..

12-12-2010 02:17 AM by degoose | 16 comments »

Down south in Tasmania, at a little place called Myrtle Creek, you will meet the Carins Brothers… Rory, Roderick and George… The family have been timber loggers for 5 generations and have recently moved into milling the timber they log on the 600 acre family property… And what a great location to go to work… the views down the valley are breathtaking… I took some video footage while I was there last month and have just now got around to editing it into s...

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