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The Handcut Dovetail Class

Dovetails, sweet dovetails, wasp waisted dovetails, created at the bench, quietly, with the whispers of a well-tuned saw and crisply sharpened chisel. It just doesn't get any better than this, in two days you will learn to make these most beautiful joints under the careful guidance of master craftsman Brian Reid
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Rene' G. Raulin Profile

Rene G. Raulin will be demonstration instrument making and the Melbourne Timber & Working with Wood show in 2016 for Carbatec. Read more about Rene G. Raulin and see some of his amazing work...

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Woodgram - July 3rd

We take a look at some of the amazing wood creations making the rounds on Instagram from the past week. 

Hashtag #carbatec on your Instagram picture to show us your design and you may get featured on our weekly "Woodgram".

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Wood Review Writers Festival

You are invited to come and engage with our woodworking authors at the inaugural Wood Review Wood Writers Festival on Saturday 4th June, presented by Carbatec and Australian Wood Review magazine.

This half day event presents a program of talks and discussions for those who enjoy words on wood.

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Kid's Space - Maleny Wood Expo

This year, at the Maleny Wood Expo, Carbatec will again be running our free Kid's Workshop where children from 3 years plus can put together an easy Pencil Case Box project under the guidance of their parents and our supervising staff.  

Our staff will be showing you and your kid’s how to make these pencil boxes and so you are also able to get involved. 

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Newcastle Show Wrap Up

On the 16th March, the Carbatec team assembled in Newcastle to exhibit in the Timber and Working with Wood’s first ever Newcastle show.  

Read our wrap up of the 2016  Newcastle show and see some of our favourite exhibitors. 


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Mortise & Tenon Magazine - Now in-stock

The beautifully presented 'MORTISE & TENON' magazine written by US conservator/maker Joshua A Klein, is now available at Carbatec!

This inaugural issue showcases premier furniture artisans and scholars in an elegant and artful manner over 144 page.

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Carbatec Hobart - Now Open

Carbatec Hobart in Glenorchy - is now open!
The newest Carbatec store opened it's doors on the 29th January with live demonstrations, 10% off store-wide and featuring our new Zoned store layout.

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Fun times at the Christmas Decoration Making Day

This year we held our first ever Family Christmas Decoration Making Day where children could come along to our stores and assemble, decorate and take home their very own wooden Christmas Decoration.  The day was a great success across all 4 participating stores with 148 children attending the event and creating a fantastic buzz and Christmas atmosphere in-store.

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