Turning Trees Into Toothpicks



Whats new ?

26th November 2021 Added Moreton Bay Ash.

25th October 2021 Added another two dozen eggs to the collection.

20th September 2021 Added Western Tea-tree.

31st July 2012 Added Acacia julifera

25th June 2021    Added some 'Bonsai lightning' boxes and my computer desk to the Flatstuff gallery.

18th May 2021    Added Wallaby Apple.

25th March 2021 Added Dawson Gum.

27th February 2021 Added Narrow-leaved Ironbark

7th January 2021 Added some boxes and a cutting board to the FlatStuff gallery.

6th December 2020 Added Weeping Emu Bush.

11th November 2020 - Added Silver Leaved Ironbark.

18th October 2020 Added my 'Infinity table' to the Flat gallery and added pics to the Other Wood gallery and Yellowberry Bush.

21st September 2020 Added my Toothpick dispenser 'how-to' to the Projects pages.

26th August 2020 Added my Scratchstock to the Gadgets plus some new pics to Hairy Oak.

10th July 2020     Added my entertainment unit to the Flatstuff gallery.

22nd May 2020 Added Purple BushPea (Hovea longipes).






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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  Swamp Mahogany and Veiny Denhamia...