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John Speedy showed us how make one of these half bowls Wooden Bolt and Nut - made by Chris van Heeswijk
Pen with spiral inlay - how do you make this? - Poena showed us! Harlequin bowl - by Trevor Pope
Al Stirt at the AWSA 2017 congress in George Penguins with attitude - from amongst the toys donated by the WWA
Bobby at Hobby-X 2017

Display Stand - Hobby-X 2017

A few of the toys from the 2016 Toys for Charity annual braai. These toys are made by WWA club members for creches on the West-rand, where the children have limited access to toys, so these are important for their development.

Johan assisting a student at Hobby-X 2017

Peter Middleton explains how a shop-made screw chuck  is held in a scroll chuck as part of a talk on principles of work-holding on the wood turning lathe. Johan with some of his students demonstrating at Hobby-X Centurion - 2016
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. Wooden Cork Screw - made by Ken Bullivant
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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