Turning Trees Into Toothpicks



Whats new ?

26th March 2016 Added Clarkson's Bloodwood to the trees AND a small project bonus in case I don't get an update ready next month!!

14th February 2016 Added a Collectors cabinet to the flat-stuff gallery.

7th January 2016 Better late than never - a full FOUR DOZEN eggs added to the collection

31st December 2015 Added some info/images to Blue Gum, Buloke, Coolabah, Dead Finish and Yellowjacket.

12th December 2015 Email bug hit again - Could the bloke who sent feedback today please try again (I think I saw 'Virginia' in the message before the Microsoft gremlin swallowed it!)

26th October 2015 Added my modified dust collector to the Gadgets.

24th September 2015 Added 4 items to the Other wood gallery and 2 items to the Flat stuff gallery.

7th June 2015 Added my simplest but most effective gadget yet. Check it out - you WILL want to make one and try it!

27 May 2015 Added Silky Geebung.

21st April 2015, One big update explaining why there hasn't been any updates for the last six months!

23rd November 2014 Added Blue Gum.

27th October 2014 Added another dozen eggs to the collection.

24th September 2014 Added the option to list the Trees & Turnings page by botanical name.

16th September 2014 Added Stony Ridge Wattle and a new cover shot (below)




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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 Silky Geebung...