Woodworking in New Zealand…


Recently my wife, Deb, and I  were fortunate enough to fly over to Christchurch, New Zealand … this was mainly to visit our daughter, Amanda, her partner, Paul and our grandson Malakai.. and to recharge my batteries..and Deb wanted to see snow…It was also her birthday and our anniversary… so I killed a few birds with one stone…

Numer One Grandson ... Malakai...

This was the first overseas holiday we had taken in 24 years of marriage…. long overdue and now we have the travel bug…

We were only there for a week… and whilst there we visited various  galleries and markets…

Of course I had to get my fix of woodworking somehow…and there was a lot of woodworking to see… Maori carvings at the Museum, craftsmen at the Art Centre and  artisans at the local markets. And as you will have read in a previous post… got to meet up with Lumberjock Moshe… and he gave me some nice timber to bring home..

So for the next few days I will be posting a  series about the wonderful New Zealand woodworkers…..

There are some absolutely brilliant woodworkers in NZ and over 60 of them are represented at the WoodCraft Gallery …  situated in the Arts Centre in downtown Christchurch, New Zealand.. This makes it the largest group of woodworkers in a single gallery in NZ.. if not the world..

The woods primarily used seem to be Kauri and Rimu…. but there are many other native timber that are made into magnificent items … and the paua shell features in many of the designs..

About Lazy Larry

Just a woodworker sharing some of the things learnt the hard way... so you don't make the same mistakes...
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