Wednesday, 6 February 2019

Bags of firewood FOR SALE

There are a number of bags with firewood for sale at $ 5 each !
Be in quick because they do not last long at that price.

Please buy and collect on Wednesday's only between 10 am and 3pm.

See you there

Thursday, 24 January 2019


LATEST NEWS HOT OFF THE PRESS         by: Ivan / Peter

There will be a working bee/club day on this Saturday 26th and maybe Sunday 27 of this month. An unusual mix you may say but the working bee is to remove unused heaters and chiller plus fit ventilation guards to the vents in the foundations. This task will require drilling 6mm holes in the foundation to accommodate the fixing tappets plus we may have to knock some high spots off the foundations so the grills fit better. Masonry drills and grinder, long extension cords and hammers required. We also need a pick and shovel to clear the vents along the car park.
Ladders and pinch bars required to salvage copper tubing in the building plus if we have suitable ladders we should put our signs on the building. Inside task include mounting the notice board and photo boards plus some shelving in the display area.
Depending on the weather and turnout we may have to complete the tasks on Sunday but that call will be made on Saturday. Depending on turnout and weather there may be the opportunity to use the day as a club day so bring a project just in case.

I guess a certain level of fitness required ? :)

BURT MUNRO special being organised;

Because of this great Invercargill event it has been decided to open  our display / shop area and workshop, for visitors to the Burt Munro races and others interested, so we can show off what we are and what we are doing.

The sales / display / workshop will be open from Monday 4th February until Sunday 10th.
Opening hours from 10am - 4pm

Hands up please from member volunteers to man the 'show' and yes please bring items that you wish to have displayed or for sale thanks.

See you on the 26th of January for a nice workout for your stiff muscles. 

Saturday, 1 December 2018

Neil Kings storyline about his winning entry

Neil has written a storyline about his bike winning entry and
this can be read if you scroll down the page under the bike picture.

Monday, 19 November 2018

category winners of the 2018 exhibition

               Ross Nicoll                               Ken Welsh

                  Kevin Gerrard                        Barry McLaughlin
        Bev Wilson                                     Peter Aalders

Saturday, 17 November 2018

milling around with voting paper to select favorite

refreshments anyone ?

a bit of head scratching required

it was not that cold..

Southland Woodworkers Guild 2018 exhibition awards

The following members have been awarded a certificate
 for their entry in the  2018 exhibition

      • Best in show                           Neil King
      • Most artistic  ( runner up )       Ken Welsh
      • Best in show  ( runner up 2)     Ross Nicoll

      • Toys for children                     Adin Cockroft
      • Models                                   Barry McLaughlin
      • Scroll saw & intarsia                Bill Johnston
      • Clocks                                    Ron Sinclair
      • Bowls                                     Noel Brinsdon
      • Plates & platters                      Peter Aalders
      • Vases                                     Peter Aalders
      • Carving                                  Bev Wilson
      • Domestic ware                        Kevin Gerrard
      • Boxes                                     Barry McLaughlin
      • Furniture & cabinetry               Ross Nicoll
      • Mixed media                           Neil King
Barry McLaughlin
Bev Wilson
Adin Cockroft
Peter Aalders
Noel Brinsdon
Kevin Gerrard
Ross Nicoll
Peter Aalders
Bill Johnston
Ron Sinclair
Barry McLaughlin

Friday, 16 November 2018

Annual exhibition winner 2018 - Neil King -

our judges Lisa and Lisa and
overall winner Neil King
Overall winner of 2018 exhibition     by; Neil King

storyline by Neil King;

Inspiration for the bike first came from one I saw in a second hand shop in Milton.
I thought I could possibly make one of those so I started mine six months after I saw that one.
My bike however became a lot bigger and I also included a barrel sidecar plus rider.
I like to create something from nothing, there were no patterns used, it all came from drawing
a side elevation to start with with then trial and error until I got the proportions right.
For the rider I took photo's of my granddaughter sitting on her pushbike and then I made cardboard cutout of a rider using these photographs and then went along from there.
The body and head is carved from one piece of wood, the legs separate from Rimu.
Oak, Beech and Rimu were used so as to give depth and separation of color.
The rotating display box stand is made from Beech with a light Teak stain, the rest bar the tyres
and riders body are finished with Danish Oil.

The annual southland woodworkers guild exhibition got under way on Friday the 16th November with all exhibits being delivered and put into their respective categories ready for judging.

This process went very smoothly this year with good work from a number of members who used the computer to  make labels for the items .
There is too many members to thank for all their sterling work in getting the exhibit up and ready.
The thanks goes from the members that painted the main exhibit room , cleaned and tidied and set out the tables and displayed the exhibits and also the items the guild has for sale- all in one place.
The judges this year were Lisa from Arts Murihuku and Lisa- Maree from ILT Foundation. The wood worker judge that assists the judges was Maurice Caughey  - and what a great job they did. Our thanks goes out to the judging as they had a really difficult time picking the overall winners.
And that is how it should be.
The items put forward this year did justice to the 12 categories and what a wide range of items,
 we certainly have some talent amongst our group.

The night went extremely well, each winner had their photo taken with their item and they could make a comment or speech if they wished.
 Some told the story of why they built their item and where the wood came from – all great stuff as each item made has its own story and how issues during construction were overcome.

A great night indeed, the exhibition runs for the next couple of weeks so please encourage everyone you know to come down and view what we have done and also to purchase items if you wish
 – Merry Christmas - is just round the corner.

And finally my special thanks to all those members that put their hard work up for the exhibit – we have a vast array of skills and the annual exhibit is the place where we can display our work and have it admired by the public.

Simon Tonkin