Turning Trees Into Toothpicks



Whats new ?

11th August 2016 To show I haven't been sitting on my thumbs - added a couple of items to the Other wood Gallery.(Top row)

29th June 2016 Added a turned piece to the Bootlace Oak page.

26th March 2016 Added Clarkson's Bloodwood to the trees AND a small project bonus in case I don't get an update ready next month!!

14th February 2016 Added a Collectors cabinet to the flat-stuff gallery.

7th January 2016 Better late than never - a full FOUR DOZEN eggs added to the collection

31st December 2015 Added some info/images to Blue Gum, Buloke, Coolabah, Dead Finish and Yellowjacket.

26th October 2015 Added my modified dust collector to the Gadgets.

24th September 2015 Added 4 items to the Other wood gallery and 2 items to the Flat stuff gallery.

7th June 2015 Added my simplest but most effective gadget yet. Check it out - you WILL want to make one and try it!

27 May 2015 Added Silky Geebung.

21st April 2015, One big update explaining why there hasn't been any updates for the last six months!




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Many thanks to the knowledgeable staff of the Queensland Herbarium who confirm the identity of specimens that I'm not 100% sure about so visitors to this site can be assured of accurate representations.


ill titleWelcome !

This website is a reflection of my passion for woodwork, particularly wood turning, and the trees and timbers of Queensland's Central Highlands district.

Brass in-fill in a vase of Wilga Whether you're a visitor to the Central Highlands, another woodie or just browsing, I hope you find something of interest.



ill titleWhat you'll find...

I've tried to provide basic information about the timber and turnings from as many of the Central Highlands trees as  Fruit of the Emu Apple treepossible. Wherever I can, I have provided pictures of the trees, their foliage and bark etc, sawn timber and finished items I have crafted. Some of the sets are incomplete but I am continually looking for examples to finish them so keep coming back for updates. 

Naturally enough, I use wood from elsewhere too so check out the other works for some of the odds and ends I've created.

While you're here, check out the wooden egg collection - you might even be able to help me expand it!


ill titleMy latest piece...

Crafted from Bootlace Oak, Sally Wattle and
Australian Ebony...