The 2015 Wooden Surfboard Day at the Gold Coast was held on what was most likely the most perfect winters day.
We were thrilled to be able to give a global traveller and avid Surfer 'E' the opportunity to make his own hollow wooden surfboard. During the week, E who in his words, has no woodworking experience apart from sharpening a pencil, learnt basic woodworking skills such as sharpening a hand plane, shaping, sanding of his board and fin placement. We then went on to fully glass the board.
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It was all very hands on at the recent Working with Wood Show at the RNA last weekend...
We had an overwhelming response and interest in not only our Wooden Surfboard and traditional woodworking classes, but also our custom making and furniture restoration services. Thank you to Carbatec for making this possible. Much appreciation to Michael Hoffman and David Wardrop for their invaluable help and enthusiasm over the weekend.
A very excited Tuesday night wooden board class proudly displayed their completed boards. All ready to glass. We all had a great time. Lots of laughter and fun along the way.
Don't Forget our next Class begins on September 9 ...Limited positions available.
Thank you to Pacific Longboarder Magazine for the wonderful article on our Wooden Surfboard Classes;
For more information please phone us on PH; 3259000
or email us; email@example.com.
Few people have a vision of what an old worn out wardrobe can look like if converted into a bookcase We have completed several conversion projects like these for clients and they have always been amazed at the finished piece .
So we were delighted when one of our Woodworking Students, chose to take up the challenge himself and convert his old Silky Oak Cabinet into something new and wonderful.
David was not deterred at all by the processes and time involved to complete such a makeover.
With the expert guidance from teacher Dave, David then went about on his restoration journey of stripping the old finish, removing the old mirror ...
In addition new shelves were made and fitted
Then the cabinet was sanded and David polished the cabinet to match his existing decor.
The finished product looks absolutely amazing.
Well done David on a remarkable job and for persisting to achieve what you set out to do.
You should be proud of your accomplishments.
We cant wait to see you next project !!
With no previous woodworking experience, Chloe began the Introductory to Fine Woodworking Class with a lot of enthusiasm and energy. At the completion of this introductory course Chloe was able to take home her very own gorgeous chopping/serving board.
Congratulations Chloe on your great achievement !
The students of Bywater Design School of Fine Furniture continually make us proud with their ongoing achievements. We love sharing their journeys , their finished pieces as it is inspiring for both teacher and students... The recently completed Qld Maple Entertainment Unit by Bruce, highlights the construction techniques, dovetailing and finishing methods that Bruce has learnt in class...
Congratulations Bruce on Designing and Making your Entertainment Unit !
If you would like information on Creating your own beautiful furniture Have a look here .
Our very popular Woodworking Classes are now in their 7th year ! We enjoy seeing our students learn new skills and nurture their passion for woodwork . Over the course of this time we have been lucky enough to teach students from all demographics and from all over Brisbane including The Gold and Sunshine Coasts . The high standard to which our students produce work is testament to their willingness to learn and the dedication to our craft.
One such student, who displays these qualities is Daniel.
Daniel is a vibrant and energetic gentleman in his 90's ! ! Daniel has been a student under the expert guidance of David for well over a year.
During this time, Daniel has produced work of a very high standard.
Apart form his love of woodworking, Daniel is a fierce golfer and enjoys learning Latin Dancing !!!
We would like to congratulate Daniel on his enthusiasm, joy and happiness he contributes to the class. He is an inspiration .
Flash forward to 2010 and we have had the pleasure of teaching men and women of all ages, occupations and areas of Brisbane, Sunshine and Gold Coast the fine art of Furniture Making. We are proud to say many of our original students are still with us, creating their own beautiful works of art.
Our workshop is a busy hub on weeknights, where our enthusiastic students are given guidance, enthusiasm and personalised tuition on their varied and original projects. Everyone works at their own pace, there is no deadlines, no stress, only a fun learning environmnent.
Our classes are held on weeknights from 6 - 9pm, if you are interested in learning a new craft, creating your own furniture and generally having a really fun time please Get in contact with us.