Turning Trees Into Toothpicks



Whats new ?

20th January 2019 Completed the set for Yarran, adding pics of A.omalophylla timber and a finished item.

14th January 2019 Added a Planter/Hall stand to the FlatStuff gallery.

2nd September 2018 Added a corner cabinet to the FlatStuff gallery.

16th July 2018 Added Hopbush.

25th June 2018 Added BroomBush

9th May 2018 Added Zig-Zag Wattle.

13th April 2018 Added the other Myrtle (Psydrax Oleifolia)

11th February 2018 Added a couple of items to the Flat Stuff gallery.

9th January 2018 Added 3 dozen more eggs to the collection.

8th December 2017 Added Torulosa Wattle

10th August 2017 Added some items to the Flat-stuff gallery.

30th July 2017 Added a  project for our club challenge competition.

1st June 2017 Added Red-barked Bloodwood

27th April 2017 Added Weeping Tea-tree

22nd March 2017 Added an unusual item to the Gidgee collection.

8th March 2017 Added some pics and notes to Vine Tree

12th February 2017 Added Milkwood.

12th January 2017 Added the Egg collection display - all visible in one place at last!

16th December 2016 Added a Display cabinet to Projects.

28th October 2016 Added AxeGapper






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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...