Fibre Spectrum Exhibition November 2016
Nelson Guild of Woodworkers invite you to see their
exhibition of lovingly crafted
"For everyone interested in expanding their knowledge and improving their skills as woodworkers".
To know more visit http://www.ngow.org.nz
I am a retired farmer and hobby woodworker. My interest in hammers and nails began at an early age. My parents told me, I was found in the farm workshop hammering live 303 bullets into boltholes in a piece of hardwood. Need I say more?
At age 30 I took up woodworking after attending a course taken by Mark Christianson, and turned many bowls out of native timber acquired from the chip mill over the road from where we lived in Queen Street.
I attended the first meeting of the Nelson Guild of Woodworkers, and over the last 30 years have learnt from fellow woodworkers there is more to woodwork than woodturning. I now only turn wood to make components for furniture, and use recycled timber for most of my pieces. I have made a lot of pieces for family and friends, and will make furniture on commission when time permits.
I can be contacted on 03 5447309 or 027 2980178
I am a full time furniture maker based in the village of Tasman.
My training came via the Centre for Fine Woodworking in Nelson, in 2009.
Since that time I have been inspired to create pieces for customers.
My inspiration for my work comes from the wood, the form and textures. In the studio I create anything from tables to cabinets. My favourite pieces are boxes of all shapes and sizes.
The studio is shared with a weaver, so it has both textiles and woodwork on display for sale.
413 Aporo Rd
Bill Filmer (BEM)
I have been retired for two years, following 20 years in the RNZN, and 28 years at TNL Group working in administration.
I have always had an interest in woodworking but never had the time to do much, owing to helping my wife raise two boys and being busy in sports and outdoor activities, as well as work.
I have always carried out DIY projects as time allowed, but retirement gave me the
opportunity to finally commit to doing
woodwork, progressively buying machinery and equipment as I went along.
So that I could advance and learn new skills, I joined the Nelson Guild of Woodworkers where the members' great depth of knowledge and expertise has been invaluable.So far I have made furniture and toys for family, this is my first time at a public exhibition of pieces I have made.
I have been a hobbyist woodworker most of my life.
My particular interests are furniture and toy making, wood carving and woodturning.
I have been involved in furniture restoration and repair, including heritage pieces damaged in the Christchurch earthquakes.
I undertake selected commissions.
Also exhibiting: Fergus McEwan