Royal Melbourne Show

If you are going to this year's Royal Melbourne Show (17 Sep - 27 Sep) make sure you visit the Art and Craft pavilion. On display are 2 excellent exhibitions:

2016 Create from a Crate - selected samples from our exhibition earlier this year

2016 RASV Woodworking Competition and Exhibition - all prizes sponsored by the VWA

Click on an image below for a quick sample ...

 


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Why Timber Changes Colour
Rohan Baker, Chemical Engineer at Preschem, recently gave a very informative presentation to VWA Members about why timber changes colour over time and the effect of weathering.

Rohan has written up his presentation and you should check it out: Why Timber Changes Colour - Feel free to use the comments section of the article to post any questions.

Also: Did you know Victoria has a radial sawmill?

As part of the presentation, we also saw the following video. It's only 2 mins long and is really worth watching:

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Create from a Crate 2016 Prize Winners!

Click here to see the full Gallery in our Exhibitions section

1st prize, Jeremy Brown, who impressed the judging panel, with a sleek, light framed chair that he created through hand-cut joinery.
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2nd prize, David Hall, with his Stack of Crates Cabinet - a finely crafted piece that connects with the original use of the timber and incorporates the timbers damages and flaws into considered design features.

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3rd prize, Clare Solomon, with her unexpected entry, a satchel bag constructed using traditional fine woodworking techniques.

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For more information and pictures, checkout:

VWA Facebook Page

Create from a Crate Facebook Page

Create from a Crate website


 

Here is a great 2 min video about the Victorian Woodworkers Association's woodworking classes. This video was shot and edited by one of the VWA's own talented students, Josh Gardner.


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