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Category Archives: Member’s Stories

Jane’s Lifetime Love of Working with Wood

By Jane Ruehmkorff. I grew up on a farm in the Highlands of Kenya and emigrated to Australia in 1972, with a husband and two children under the age of 3. We had both grown up in Kenya, having moved out from England at a very young age with our respective parents.

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Developing a Style in Wood Turning by Simon Begg

I have been turning for ten years’ now and, in that time, I have tried many different designs and styles. Some I love and have spent countless hours developing then there are others that remain hidden away on a bookshelf at my parents’ place. Of the first two designs that I ever had accepted into […]

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From Israel to Hornsby Men’s Shed

By Yuval Cohen. I was born in 1971 in a small town in Israel called Migdal Haemek (not far from Nazareth). I am the eldest child of Esther, a school teacher, and Victor, an electronics technician. I have one younger sister. My early childhood, though a bit vague now, is filled with “scientific experiments”, from […]

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The Story of a Local Craftsman and Member

By Kevin Wallace My Early Life I can remember watching an advertisement on TV for Parker Furniture, depicting a “craftsman”   fashioning furniture and telling my mother, Phyllis, that that is what I wanted to do when I left school (in 1967). I guess I must have been about 13 or 14 at the time. I […]

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A Wonderful Story from One of Our Members

As one nearing ‘three score years and ten,’ it is hard to know how much to include in such an article about myself, the good, the bad or the ugly? Since finishing my coffin, I did wonder if this summary of my life could complete the set by forming part of my Eulogy. My twin […]

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