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    • #2556
      BurntPhoenix
      Keymaster
    • #2558
      BurntPhoenix
      Keymaster

      Felder have agreed to generously sponsor the SWA again – for another two years. In return Felder have asked for images and a brief testimonial from SWA members who are currently using their equipment. Those members who have provided images etc previously, new words & images would be appreciated. This content will be listed on the Felder website. This will again enable SWA to provide additional benefits to members including exhibitions and conferences. Please send images and text to Will Matthysen at matthysen@bigpond.com.

    • #2559
      BurntPhoenix
      Keymaster

      Welcome to our new Accredited Members, Kanun Onsel, Isao Takezawa, Ben Percy and Stuart Faulkner. SWA is fortunate to have these talented designer -makers on board. This is a call to all General Members to take the plunge and become accredited!

    • #2560
      BurntPhoenix
      Keymaster

      The Cult initiative is moving ahead smoothly. Around 10 members have applied to have their work assessed by Richard Manao of Cult with a view to the further production and marketing of their work. Many thanks to David Muston and Leon Sadubin for organizing this initiative. The meeting with Richard will take place in May at the Powerhouse Museum. Dates and details yet to be finalized.

    • #2561
      BurntPhoenix
      Keymaster

      The Mentoring Program is up and running with Accredited Members looking forward to General Members seeking their advice and assistance with their work. The idea behind the scheme is to match up General Members with Accredited Members and to assist makers starting out in their careers with technical and business information necessary to successfully set up their businesses. On the other side, established makers who have large projects in hand, can engage General Members to assist them…..both benefit. SWA will put members in touch with each other and provide a checklist to both parties, but ultimately it is an understanding between the parties concerned. Alby Johnston is the co-ordinator and can be contacted on alby@bayspokestudio.com.

    • #2562
      BurntPhoenix
      Keymaster

      We are planning an exhibition for early 2020 at Sturt to coincide with the Tools and Techniques weekend. We ask all members for ideas for a theme for the exhibition.

    • #2563
      BurntPhoenix
      Keymaster

      Now the Forum is up and running again, we need members to make posts to the topics listed.

    • #2585
      Tmorr
      Participant

      I’m very pleased to see that the Forum is up and running again and in a new and improved format. Thanks guys.

    • #2588
      Wwrig
      Moderator

      I cannot find a heading in The Forum for requesting advice or information from members.
      On a recent trip to Japan I admired the beautifully light coloured pine furniture. I suspect it is hoop pine or similar. There were also some pieces made from what looked like walnut.
      Does anyone know what these timbers are?

    • #2738
      BurntPhoenix
      Keymaster

      AGM and Members Forum
      Will Matthysen welcomed the 20 members to the AGM and Members Forum on 22 September.
      David MacLaren, proprietor of Bungendore Woodworks Gallery, was elected as a director of Studio Woodworker Australia Limited replacing Darren Fry .
      Members passed a resolution to amend the constitution to enable established makers to join SWA as Accredited Members without first becoming General Members. Further details are available under Membership
      That the following criteria will be used by the Accreditation Committee in assessing an individual who has applied to become an Accredited Member. “Experience as a practicing designer maker and/or artist and be able to demonstrate a high level of skill in designing and making furniture and other timber objects.

    • #2739
      BurntPhoenix
      Keymaster

      New Sponsor
      Anagote Timbers of Marrickville has agreed to be a sponsor. Members not familiar with the the range of cabinet timbers available from Anagote are encouraged to do so. https://anagote.com
      Remember to introduce yourself as a member of SWA.

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