Thursday, March 9, 2023
Mackay and Whitsunday Life
Woodturning is an age-old craft that has been around for centuries. It involves shaping wood into various shapes and sizes using a lathe and other hand tools. From bowls and platters to pens and kitchen utensils, woodturning can create beautiful and functional items that can last a lifetime.
One of the greatest benefits of woodturning is the ability to create unique, one-of-a-kind gifts. These handmade items carry a special sentimental value and can be cherished for years to come. Unlike mass-produced items, each piece of woodturning is unique, with its own character and flaws, adding to its charm and beauty.
Not only do wooden gifts make great sentimental gifts, but they also offer a number of practical benefits. Wood is a renewable resource and can be sustainably sourced, making it an eco-friendly choice. It is also durable and long-lasting, making it a practical choice for items such as cutting boards, utensils, and bowls. Wooden items can also be treated with natural oils and waxes, making them safe for food use and easy to maintain.
Whether you are looking for a thoughtful and sentimental gift or a practical item for your own home, woodturning is a great choice. Check out the range of wooden items for sale and see woodturning in action at the Mackay Woodturners Association’s Easter event. Admission is free of charge.
What: Mackay Woodturners Assn Easter Event
When: 18 and 19 March, 9am-3pm daily
Where: Snow Wright Court
Cost: Free admission
A magnificent wooden truck by Dave would delight any child and will be at the Mackay Woodturners Assn Easter Show
A red gum bowl created by Ray