Turning Trees Into Toothpicks



Whats new ?

16th June 2024 Added Blackdown Stringybark.

8th February 2024 Added Acacia curvinervia.

3rd December 2023 Added Mobius VI to the Carvings gallery.

26th October 2023 Added a whole new gallery covering my foray into the world of carving.

28th August 2023 Added my Box squaring clamp to the Gadgets section.

15th August 2023 Added a bed and side-tables to the FlatStuff gallery.

24th July 2023 Added an end-table to the FlatStuff gallery.

14th July 2023 Added another dozen eggs to the collection.

12th February 2023 Added a box and serving-tray to the FlatStuff gallery.

13th January 2023 Added Dallachy's Ghost gum.

14th October 2022 Added Scrub Boonaree.







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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...