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IN-STORE WOODWORKING DEMONSTRATION SCHEDULE
Carbatec holds free in-store woodworking demonstrations presented by local professional woodworkers.

 

The demonstrations are designed to show you new techniques, ideas and products to help you get the most out of your woodworking while being able to interact with the demonstrators. So whether you are new to woodworking and want to learn the basics or you are an experienced woodworker wanting to expand your skills – there will be a demonstration of interest to you.

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Saturday 5th August  
Adelaide
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9:00am - 12:00pmSPOON CARVING
Tony Foord will take you through a hands on demonstration of carving your own wooden spoon and the tools and materials needed to complete it. Positions are limited so call in or phone the store to book your spot.
Brisbane
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8.30am - 12.30pmBOWL MAKING
Allan Short will be making a square edge bowl. That is, a bowl blank that starts with a square that is not cut round. Techniques will be discussed on the care of 'cutting into the air gap' between the corners.
Melbourne
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8:30am - 12:30pmSAFE TABLE SAW OPERATION
Ben Mahoney will show you how to set up a table saw for the first time and maintain alignment. Table saw blade selection is very important, therefore he will be going through the different styles of blades and their application. Afterwards he will show you how to make a myriad of cuts safety and efficiently.
Sydney
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9:00am - 12:00pmSANDING AND FINISHING END GRAIN CHOPPING BOARDS
Liam Munich will demonstrate the use of Festool Rotex and the different options available for finishing chopping boards.
Perth
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WA WOOD SHOW
WA WOOD SHOW - From the 4th to the 6th of August the WA Wood Show we will be celebrating Carbatec's 30th Year Anniversary and bringing a range of the new Carbatec Branded Machinery for customers to see and learn more about. There will also be the new Jet Machinery range on display including bandsaws, drill presses and sanders. For more information check out our events page on Facebook.
Saturday 12th August  
Adelaide
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9:00am - 12:00pmFRENCH POLISHING
Jean Luc Bourgious will take you through the materials and techniques to do your own Frech polishing. Jean-Luc is a french polishing expert who has a business on Unley Road named Oxford antiques that you may be aware of.
Brisbane
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8:30am - 12:30pmJIGS TO AID IN WOODWORKING
Allan Short will be talking about jigs in turning such as Longworth Chuck with a handout, Open Segmented Jig and Sanding Jig for Segmented Turning.
Melbourne
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8:30am - 12:30pmTURNING A SMALL WOODEN CHINESE BOX
Timothy Chen will be demonstrating how to turn a small Chinese wooden box with coolie hat and finish with EEE and Shellawax. In the process he will use some home made carbide tools to turn the box. It was inspired by an original design from a book titled Turning Boxes - 50 Designs and is a perfect gift for your loved one.
Sydney
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9:00am - 12:00pmSPOTLIGHT ON THICKNESSING
Mark Thomas will give a couple of short talks about the range of thicknessers we carry. This will be accompanied by a demonstration of a thicknesser in action.
Perth
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8:30am - 12:30pmTRITON TABLESAW
Chris Ball will be demonstrating the Triton Tablesaw.

Saturday 19th August  
Adelaide
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8:30am-12:30COME TRY WOODTURNING (SPINNING TOPS)
Tim Skilton will take you through the materials, tools and processes of turning a wooden spinning top. This is a hands on demonstration. Spots are limited so call in or phone the store for your spot because demonstrations fill fast. Students must not have loose clothing, must have long hair tied up and have closed in shoes.
Brisbane
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8.30am - 12.30pmTURNING A PEN
Lindsay Pilling will be demonstrating the process of turning a pen and the tips and tricks required for the best results.
Melbourne
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8:30am - 12:30pmHAND MADE TOOLS
Bruce will make a coffee table from scratch and, if we are clever, will reach the finishing stage. Through the construction process we will use a collection of hand made tools. The table will be held together dowels we will make on a diy dowel maker. Holes for these dowels will be cut with a small hand held drill but will be guided with a diy jig. A diy panel clamp will be used for the top. Legs and rails will be cramped using diy sash cramps. This is a demonstration for woodworkers who love the fulfillment of making their own tools and who aspire to spending less.
Sydney
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9:00am - 12:00pmTURNING ACRYLIC PENS
Tim Jacobs will demonstrate the process of turning a pen kit using acrylic blanks.
Perth
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9:30am - 11:30amTRITON ROUTER TABLE
Chris Ball will be demonstrating the Triton Router Table.
Saturday 26th August  
Adelaide
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Brisbane
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9:00am-12:00pmTRITON WORK CENTRE
Lindsay Pilling will be introducing the new Triton Work Centre modules including sawing and routering..
Melbourne
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8:30am-12:30pmMILTRED PICTURE FRAMES WITH A TWIST
Daniel Tricker will demonstrate the porcess of creating pictured frames with 'interest' added! Scroll sawed frame designs that add a twist to the plain old mitre joint.
Sydney
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9:00am-12:00pmSPOTLIGHT ON MARKING AND MEASURING
Graham Wood will take a couple of short talks and demonstrate the use of a range of marking and measuring tools we sell. Accurate woodworking starts with accurate marking!
Perth
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9:30am - 11:30amWOODTURNING DEMOSTRATION
Graham Turner will be demonstrating woodturing with wood from Kalgoorie Goldfield.

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