Category Archives: Woodworking

You Wood if you could…

The Jakarta Airport aka – Soekarno-Hatta International Airport or Bandar Udara Internasional Soekarno-Hatta, is on the Indonesian island of Java and displays beautiful and bountiful examples of magnificent wood. The airport is  named after both the first President of Indonesia … Continue reading

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Woodsculpting query – Looking for an answer

At times I have just stated some facts, or given some opinions or just wondered about things I see and take pictures of. This time, I’m asking for a little help.  I have two photos of the same item here. … Continue reading

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Kapellbrücke (aka Lucerne’s Chapel Bridge)

Lucerne’s Chapel Bridge (or in German – Kapellbrücke) is a charming covered wooden footbridge which crosses the Reuss River over Lucerne,  Switzerland. The bridge was named after  St. Peter’s Chapel and its uniqueness and popularity is due to its exquisite,  triangular … Continue reading

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Is Mulga-wood Vulgar-wood?

Mulga-Wood -has been used extensively for Australian souvenir and gift-ware throughout the middle of the 20th century and is largely considered ‘kitsch’.  Its height of popularity probably began in the Inter-war Years and continued through to the 1960s and 1970s.  Mulga or … Continue reading

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I Would if I Could, but I Can’t, So I Won’t…It’s All Rods & Poles For Me

Does anyone remember learning mathematics using Cuisenaire rods? I enjoyed playing with these pretty-coloured wooden rods, especially making lines out of the colours from the polar opposites of the spectrum, but did it teach me the finer elements of the … Continue reading

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Spread-eagleum Totem Polem Authenticum Erecticum?

I am not being rude, I am merely expressing my concerns over this one’s authenticity. Totem poles are monumental sculptures carved from large trees, using mostly Western Red Cedar, by cultures of the indigenous peoples of the Pacific Northwest Coast … Continue reading

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May the sticks say only kind things about your fate

Fan Chan Sticks – (aka) Ancient Chinese Fortune Telling Sticks. What happens here, is that a set of bamboo sticks marked with the numbers 1-78 are placed in a cylindrical box and shaken until a single stick becomes separated and … Continue reading

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“She shouted out – I’m all yours – Babooshka…”

Had it wrong – all this time. Yep, must confess, that I had my terminology wrong and now stand to be corrected. This set of nested dolls are NOT babooshka (or Babushka) dolls BUT matryoshka dolls. So then why does … Continue reading

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