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- Our workshop is in Albertskroon where the toymakers and Wednesday meet. The formal meetings are at the Living Link hall in Parkhurst. Click on About WWA or the button above for all the details. 
< Dries demonstrating some tools and jigs for deep hollowing. Lasers, roller steadies, custom made deep hollowing tools and jigs all come together to help him make tall turned vessels with thin walls. 
Inlay on box lid by Roger Mayes WWA stand at Hobby-X 2016 at the Dome - Northgate

 

Charlie demonstrating the turning of a pepper mill from Wild Olive to be fitted with a CrushGrind mechanism. (WWA club workshop) Wally demonstrating scroll-sawing at Hobby-X 2016 (note the new turner's jacket)

Ball in a box - made from one piece by John Speedy

Saw Stopped - Greg de Villiers from Vermont showing off the blade cartridge jammed into a saw blade after triggering by a Wiener sausage.

Ducks - WWA annual toys-for-Charity braai - 2105

Eddie and Charlie demo-ing at Hardware Centre Open day - Nov 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

At Smit demonstrating at the Pretoria Woodworking Club's turners day (25th July 2015)

Tom Howden trying out a jigsaw at a club workshop morning. 
Frans Joubert at Hobby-X 2015 New workshop before the move.

(Safety gear in place already!)

Some of about 1900 toys made and donated at the 2014 WWA annual braai

Handcut dovetails - demo by Ken Bullivant 
www.onegoodturn.co.za - stand at Decorex 2014
David Bithrey from Stihl roughing out a piece of Poplar

The finished scupture - a bulldozer with the baby chainsaw used for the fine work resting on top

Saturday, the 28th June 2014 David Bithrey from Stihl demonstrated the art of carving with a chainsaw

Matumi table - Johan showing work in progress at Schalk's workshop

Schalk demonstrating the basics of spindle turning at his Saturday morning turning club

 

Sharpen after each tank of fuel - David Bithrey from Stihl giving the low-down on chainsaw maintenance at the WWA clubhouse.

Frans Joubert making "tolletjies brei" (French knitting bobbins) at Hobby-X 2014 at the Dome on the Jet 1221VS lathe belonging to At Smit.

Some toys from the 1440 made and donated at the annual Toys for Charity braai. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Creosoting the guard house - Costa, Shaun and Barries 

Work day at the Living Link - WWA Clubhouse - 24 Aug 2013

 

 

Ari Mansur with some of his segmented work

10th Annual East Rand Woodworking Association (ERWA) Annual Fair 21st Sept 2013

Seen at the Hardware Center Open day on the 29th June 2013
< At Smit from Pretoria with his faithful, much modified Jet 1014. Anita Speedy and apprentice >

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