Join Richard Knight to learn the art of constructing your own milking stool using traditional mortise and tenon joints and simple hand tools. Simple techniques that can endlessly applied to different jobs...
What's on at the 2018 Maleny Wood Expo
Saturday 5 May to Monday 7 May
This free workshop is suitable for children 8 years and older.
Participants will first create a wristband or neck choker, in which they will learn 2 basic macramé knots.
If they are able to complete this easily they can then move onto making a wall hanging, where they will be introduced to another knot and mounting the work onto a quandong stick.
Bush Critters interactive market stall with Tracy Lewis has been run at the Maleny Wood Expo on previous years. Tracy’s approach to workshops with young people is all about creative freedom and getting the participants to work with different materials in combination to create incredible bush critters.
Spoon Carving is a great way to release your creative side whilst making something practical. This class is an introduction to using carving tools and getting the feel of working with wood through the making of your spoons. But beware - it's highly addictive.
Welcome back to Mullumbimby's Pat Gregory for her fourth year as guest demonstrator. Teaching is her passion, woodwork is her craft and women, mostly, are her students. Let Patt help you arm yourself with the knowledge and skills to navigate your way through the timber racks and tool aisles of timber yards and hardware stores. And she’ll spend her time at Maleny Wood Expo doing just that. Drop by and have a chat with her in the SES Pavilion - and be inspired to get into woodwork!
Zina is from Romania and is acknowledged there and around the world as the premier exponent of her craft. She is variously known as a traditional Romanian chip carver and spoon maker, a creative decorative artist, and a sculptor who exhibits internationally. She has been teaching chip carving around the world for 20 years.
Zina’s classes include explanation of simple techniques and individual hands-on guidance.
Don will be conducting his popular 2 day hand held woodcarving course at this year's Expo. Hand held carving is a good way to learn the art of wood carving and is how Don started his career. An excellent path for new carvers without the expense involved in carving larger pieces.