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"UPCOMING EVENTS"
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***May 2017***

The Timber and Working with Wood Show

Brisbane
Come and visit the "Jim Davey - Hand Tools" stand, demonstrating Sharpening and Use of Planes
Sales of Planes and Sharpening Tools
Participant in the "Come Try & Learn" programme
Featuring the New Veritas Custom planes
Fri 26th - Sun 28th May  10-4
Brisbane Showground




***June 2017***


The Traditional Tools Group - "Plane Tuning"
Sunday, 4th June 2017
When: 9.00am to 3.00pm

Where: Brush Farm, Eastwood.

How to Sharpen, Tune and use Hand Planes and more                         

Brush Farm House                                         19 Lawson Street Eastwood

Refreshments provided.                              Bring your lunch.                                               

Safe shoes (FULL LEATHER UPPERS) and clothing required                           

All workshops are on a Sunday

9am Sign In                                     9.15am Start                               Old tools on sale

How much?     $50         

Enrol early to avoid disappointment.

Rescheduled from the cancelled May workshop



***June 2017***

The Timber and Working with Wood Show

Sydney
JD will be on the TTTG stand, demonstrating Sharpening and Sales of Planes and Sharpening Tools
Featuring the New Veritas Custom planes
Fri 23th - Sun 25th June 10-4pm at Homebush.





***Sept 2017***

The Timber and Working with Wood Show

Melbourne -
JD will have a stand, demonstrating Sharpening and Sales of Planes and Sharpening Tools
Participant in the "Come Try & Learn" programme
Caulfield Racecourse
Fri 8th - Sun 10th September 10-4



***Oct 2017***

The Timber and Working with Wood Show

Canberra
Note: New Venue, New Dates
JD will have a stand, demonstrating Sharpening and Sales of Planes and Sharpening Tools
Participant in the "Come, Try & Learn" Programme

Canberra Racecourse (opposite old venue)
Fri 27th - Sun 29th October 10-4










"PASTGONE EVENTS"
 - Listed Backwards, most recent event first:

***April 2017***

Plane Tuning

Shoalhaven Woodcraft Society
at Jim Davey's Shed
9:00am - 3:00pm with Sausage Sizzle lunch
members $10, visitors $20
Plane Tuning, Hands on Workshop - bring plane(s) to work on.

Shoes with Solid Leather Uppers



Saturday 22nd April 2017                               
    



***March 2017***

The Traditional Tools Group - "Sharpening Edge Tools"
Sunday, 26th March 2017
When: 9.00am to 3.00pm

Where: Brush Farm, Eastwood.
Planes, chisels, drawknives and more

Brush Farm House                                         19 Lawson Street Eastwood

Refreshments provided.                              Bring your lunch.                                               

Safe shoes and clothing required - Shoes with Solid Leather Uppers                         

All workshops are on a Sunday

9am Sign In                                     9.15am Start                               

New Tools and Sharpening Accessories for Sale  -  Old tools on sale

How much?     $50          

Enrol early to avoid disappointment.
Sunday, 26th March 2017
"Click" - for More Information and Enrollment



***March 2017***

                              Sharpening Workshop
Shoalhaven Woodcraft Society
at Jim Davey's Shed
9:00am - 3:00pm with Sausage Sizzle lunch
members $10, visitors $20

Bring Blades to sharpen, bring favourite stones to be checked for flat

Shoes with Solid Leather Uppers
                                               



Phone 44478822 for more details or registration

Saturday, 18th March 2017


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***February 2017***

The Traditional Tools Group 2017 Tool Sale

Over 60 tables of Quality Old Tools
All types of user and collectable hand tools
Hand tools to suit Tradesmen, Amateurs and Collectors
Hand Tools for all Traditional Trades
Plenty of Parking
Refreshments available
Enquiries: John Bates
E-mail
secretary@tttg.org.au
Telephone 0418 488 210

Sunday, 26th Feb 2017
When: 9:00am to 1:00pm $5.00 entry
Where: The Brickpit Sports Stadium, 1A Dartford Rd., Thornleigh.
          

More Information - "Click"

I'll be there with 3 tables of New and Old tools, plenty of G15 (which can't be Posted)
Please contact me if you need anything Special - 02 4447 8822




***February 2017***

Tools & Techniques Weekend - Sturt School for Wood

Sturt’s biggest annual event has everything for the aspiring or experienced woodworker. The historic Sturt School for Wood will feature displays and sales by Australia’s finest toolmakers and specialist timber suppliers including: HNT Gordon Classic Planes, Colen Clenton, Jim Davey Tools & Stones, Japanese Tools, Vesper Tools, Gifkins Dovetail Jig, Allwood Timber, Southern Highland Woodies Inc. and Men’s Shed. A daily program of woodwork demonstrations will be conducted by Australia’s leading furniture makers.  Note: List of exhibitors may change.




Sturt School for Wood
Mittagong NSW

Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th Feb 2017 10-4pm








***November 2016***
The Traditional Tools Group - "Plane Tuning"
Sunday, 27th November 2016
When: 9.00am to 3.00pm

Where: Brush Farm, Eastwood.

How to Sharpen, Tune and use Hand Planes and more                         

Brush Farm House                                         19 Lawson Street Eastwood

Refreshments provided.                              Bring your lunch.                                               

Safe shoes (FULL LEATHER UPPERS) and clothing required                           

All workshops are on a Sunday

9am Sign In                                     9.15am Start                               Old tools on sale

How much?     $40         

Enrol early to avoid disappointment.




***Nov 2016***

The Timber and Working with Wood Show

Canberra
JD will have a stand, demonstrating Sharpening and Sales of Planes and Sharpening Tools
Participant in the "Come, Try & Learn" Programme

Fri 4th - Sun 6th November 10-4




***October 2016***
The Traditional Tools Group - "Sharpening Edge Tools"
Sunday, 23rd October 2016
When: 9.00am to 3.00pm

Where: Brush Farm, Eastwood.

Planes, chisels, drawknives and more                         

Brush Farm House                                         19 Lawson Street Eastwood

Refreshments provided.                              Bring your lunch.                                               

Safe shoes and clothing required - Shoes with Solid Leather Uppers                         

All workshops are on a Sunday

9am Sign In                                     9.15am Start                               

New Tools and Sharpening Accessories for Sale  -  Old tools on sale

How much?     $40          

Enrol early to avoid disappointment.
Sunday, 23rd October 2016




***Sept 2016***

The Timber and Working with Wood Show

Melbourne - Note: New Dates
JD will have a stand, demonstrating Sharpening and Sales of Planes and Sharpening Tools

Participant in the "Come Try & Learn" programme
Caulfield Racecourse
Fri 9th - Sun 11th September 10-4



***June 2016***

The Timber and Working with Wood Show

Sydney
JD will be on the TTTG stand, demonstrating Sharpening and Sales of Planes and Sharpening Tools
Fri 24th - Sun 26th June 10-4pm at Homebush.



***
May 2016***

The Timber and Working with Wood Show

Brisbane
JD will have a stand, demonstrating Sharpening and Sales of Planes and Sharpening Tools
Participant in the "Come Try & Learn" programme
Fri 27th - Sun 29th May  10-4




***May 2016***

Plane Tuning

Shoalhaven Woodcraft Society
at Jim Davey's Shed
9:00am - 3:00pm with Sausage Sizzle lunch
members $10, visitors $20
Plane Tuning, Hands on Workshop - bring plane to work on
, bring blade that was sharpened at the April Sharpening Workshop
Shoes with Solid Leather Uppers



Saturday 14th May 2016


***April 2016***

Sharpening Workshop
Shoalhaven Woodcraft Society
at Jim Davey's Shed
9:00am - 3:00pm with Sausage Sizzle lunch
members $10, visitors $20

Bring Blades to sharpen, bring favourite stones to be checked for flat
Bring the Blade(s) from the Plane to be tuned at the 14th of May Plane Tuning workshop
Shoes with Solid Leather Uppers




Saturday, 30th April 2016



***April 2016***

The Traditional Tools Group - "Planes Tuning"
Sunday, 10th April 2016
When: 9.00am to 3.00pm

Where: Brush Farm, Eastwood.

How to Sharpen, Tune and use Hand Planes and more                         

Brush Farm House                                         19 Lawson Street Eastwood

Refreshments provided.                              Bring your lunch.                                               

Safe shoes (FULL LEATHER UPPERS) and clothing required                           

All workshops are on a Sunday

9am Sign In                                     9.15am Start                               Old tools on sale

How much?     $40          TTTG Members $20

Enrol early to avoid disappointment.



***March 2016***  -  NEW SHOW!!!

The Timber and Working with Wood Show

Newcastle
JD will have a stand, demonstrating Sharpening and Sales of Planes and Sharpening Tools

Newcastle Exhibition Centre
Fri 18th - Sun 20th September 10-4


***March 2016***
The Traditional Tools Group - "Sharpening Edge Tools"
Sunday, 6th March 2016
When: 9.00am to 3.00pm

Where: Brush Farm, Eastwood.

Planes, chisels, drawknives and more                         

Brush Farm House                                         19 Lawson Street Eastwood

Refreshments provided.                              Bring your lunch.                                               

Safe shoes and clothing required - Shoes with Solid Leather Uppers                         

All workshops are on a Sunday

9am Sign In                                     9.15am Start                               

New Tools and Sharpening Accessories for Sale  -  Old tools on sale

How much?     $40          

Enrol early to avoid disappointment.
Sunday, 6th March 2015



***February 2016***

The Traditional Tools Group 2016 Tool Sale

Over 60 tables of Quality Old Tools
All types of user and collectable hand tools
Hand tools to suit Tradesmen, Amateurs and Collectors
Hand Tools for all Traditional Trades
Plenty of Parking
Refreshments available
Enquiries: Clynt Sheehy
E-mail clyntsheehy@tttg.org.au
Telephone (02) 9416 7134
Sunday, 28th Feb 2016
When: 9:00am to 1:00pm $5.00 entry
Where: The Brickpit Sports Stadium, 1A Dartford Rd., Thornleigh.
          

More Information - "Click"

I'll be there with 3 tables of New and Old tools, plenty of G15 (which can't be Posted)
Please contact me if you need anything Special - 02 4447 8822



***February 2016***


Tools & Techniques Weekend - Sturt School for Wood

Sturt’s biggest annual event has everything for the aspiring or experienced woodworker. The historic Sturt School for Wood will feature displays and sales by Australia’s finest toolmakers and specialist timber suppliers including: HNT Gordon Classic Planes, Colen Clenton, Jim Davey Tools & Stones, Japanese Tools, Vesper Tools, Gifkins Dovetail Jig, Allwood Timber, Southern Highland Woodies Inc. and Men’s Shed. A daily program of woodwork demonstrations will be conducted by Australia’s leading furniture makers.  Note: List of exhibitors may change.




Sturt School for Wood
Mittagong NSW

Saturday 13th & Sunday 14th Feb 2016 10-4pm



***Nov 2015***

The Timber and Working with Wood Show

Canberra - Note: New Dates
JD will have a stand, demonstrating Sharpening and Sales of Planes and Sharpening Tools
Participant in the "Come, Try & Learn" Programme

Fri 6th - Sun 8th November 10-4



***September 2015***
The Traditional Tools Group - "Sharpening Edge Tools"
Sunday, 27th Sept 2015
When: 9.00am to 3.00pm

Where: Brush Farm, Eastwood.

Planes, chisels, drawknives and more                         

Brush Farm House                                         19 Lawson Street Eastwood

Refreshments provided.                              Bring your lunch.                                               

Safe shoes and clothing required - Shoes with Solid Leather Uppers                         

All workshops are on a Sunday

9am Sign In                                     9.15am Start                               

New Tools and Sharpening Accessories for Sale  -  Old tools on sale

How much?     $40          

Enrol early to avoid disappointment.
Sunday, 27th September 2015



***Sept 2015***

The Timber and Working with Wood Show

Melbourne - Note: New Dates
JD will have a stand, demonstrating Sharpening and Sales of Planes and Sharpening Tools

Participant in the "Come Try & Learn" programme
Fri 11th - Sun 13th September 10-4



***June 2015***

The Timber and Working with Wood Show

Sydney
JD will be on the TTTG stand, demonstrating Sharpening and Sales of Planes and Sharpening Tools
Fri 12th - Sun 14th June 10-4pm at Homebush.



***May 2015***


Members and Friends Tool Sale & Swap

The Traditional Tools Group

Sunday, 31st of May 2015, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Brush Farm House

Forster Hall
19 Lawson St
Eastwood 2102

Cost: $5.00

Lots of rare bits and pieces fro the User and Collector

This is not a TTTG “hands on” “real skills” workshop but it is a great chance to buy or sell old tools and to socialise with TTTG members




***April 2015***


Open Day at the Maker's Cottage, Nowra - just inside main gate of Nowra Showground, on left
Including Sales of works from:
Nowra Spinners & Weavers,
Nowra men's Shed and the
Shoalhaven Woodcraft Soc.

Saturday 11th of April
9-12noon.

For more info: https://www.facebook.com/themakerscottage/timeline








***April 2015***

Plane Tuning

Shoalhaven Woodcraft Society
at Jim Davey's Shed
9:00am - 3:00pm with sausage sizzle lunch
members $10, visitors $20
Plane Tuning, Hands on Workshop - bring plane to work on
, bring blade that was sharpened at the March Sharpening Workshop
Shoes with Solid Leather Uppers



Saturday 18th April 2015




***
May 2015***

The Timber and Working with Wood Show

Brisbane
JD will have a stand, demonstrating Sharpening and Sales of Planes and Sharpening Tools
Participant in the "Come Try & Learn" programme
Fri 15th - Sun 17th May  10-5




***March 2015***
The Traditional Tools Group - "Making Woodworking Joints"
Sunday, 22nd March 2015
When: 9.00am to 3.00pm

Where: Brush Farm, Eastwood.

Which Joint to Use and How to Make Them                         

Brush Farm House                                         19 Lawson Street Eastwood

Refreshments provided.                              Bring your lunch.                                               

Safe shoes and clothing required - Shoes with Solid Leather Uppers                         

All workshops are on a Sunday

9am Sign In                                     9.15am Start                               

New Tools and Sharpening Accessories for Sale  -  Old tools on sale

How much?     $40          

Enrol early to avoid disappointment.

Sunday, 22nd March 2015




***March 2015***

Sharpening Workshop
Shoalhaven Woodcraft Society
at Jim Davey's Shed
9:00am - 3:00pm with sausage sizzle lunch
members $10, visitors $20

Bring Blades to sharpen, bring favourite stones to be checked for flat
Bring the Blade(s) from the Plane to be tuned at the 18th of April Plane Tuning workshop
Shoes with Solid Leather Uppers




Saturday, 21st March 2015




***March 2015***
The Traditional Tools Group - "Sharpening Edge Tools"
Sunday, 8th March 2015
When: 9.00am to 3.00pm

Where: Brush Farm, Eastwood.

Planes, chisels, drawknives and more                         

Brush Farm House                                         19 Lawson Street Eastwood

Refreshments provided.                              Bring your lunch.                                               

Safe shoes and clothing required - Shoes with Solid Leather Uppers                         

All workshops are on a Sunday

9am Sign In                                     9.15am Start                               

New Tools and Sharpening Accessories for Sale  -  Old tools on sale

How much?     $40          

Enrol early to avoid disappointment.
Sunday, 8th March 2015




***February 2015***

The Traditional Tools Group 2015 Tool Sale

Over 50 tables of Quality Old Tools
All types of user and collectable hand tools
Hand tools to suit Tradesmen, Amateurs and Collectors
Hand Tools for all Traditional Trade
Plenty of Parking
Refreshments available
Enquiries: Clynt Sheehy
E-mail clyntsheehy@tttg.org.au
Telephone (02) 9416 7134
Sunday, 22rd Feb 2015
When: 9:00am to 2:00pm $5.00 entry
Where: The Brickpit Sports Stadium, 1A Dartford Rd., Thornleigh.
         




***February 2015***


Tools & Techniques Weekend - Sturt School for Wood

Sturt’s biggest annual event has everything for the aspiring or experienced woodworker. The historic Sturt School for Wood will feature displays and sales by Australia’s finest toolmakers and specialist timber suppliers including: HNT Gordon Classic Planes, Colen Clenton, Jim Davey Tools & Stones, Japanese Tools, Vesper Tools, Gifkins Dovetail Jig, Allwood Timber, Southern Highland Woodies Inc. and Men’s Shed. A daily program of woodwork demonstrations will be conducted by Australia’s leading furniture makers.  Note: List of exhibitors may change.




Sturt School for Wood
Mittagong NSW

Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th Feb 2015 10-4pm




***December 2014***

The Traditional Tools Group "End of Year" Tool Sale & Swap

Unfortunately I have a Date Clash - will miss this one

Members Only

$5.00 Entry

Enquiries: Clynt Sheehy
E-mail clyntsheehy@tttg.org.au
Telephone (02) 9416 7134
Sunday, 14th Dec 2014
When: 9:00am to 12:00 $5.00 entry
Brush Farm House                                         19 Lawson Street Eastwood



 ***Nov 2014***
The Traditional Tools Group - "Planes - Advanced"
Sunday, 16th November 2014
When: 9.00am to 3.00pm

Where: Brush Farm, Eastwood.

Discover the potential of Hand Planes and more                         

Brush Farm House                                         19 Lawson Street Eastwood

Refreshments provided.                              Bring your lunch.                                               

Safe shoes (FULL LEATHER UPPERS) and clothing required                           

All workshops are on a Sunday

9am Sign In                                     9.15am Start                               Old tools on sale

How much?     $40          TTTG Members $20

Enrol early to avoid disappointment.


***Oct 2014***

The Timber and Working with Wood Show

Melbourne
JD will have a stand, demonstrating Sharpening and Sales of Planes and Sharpening Tools
Participant in the "Come, Try & Learn" Programme

Fri 24th - Sun 26th October



  ***Sept 2014***
The Traditional Tools Group - "Planes - The Basics"
Sunday, 28th Sept 2014
When: 9.00am to 3.00pm

Where: Brush Farm, Eastwood.

How to Sharpen, Tune and use Hand Planes and more                         

Brush Farm House                                         19 Lawson Street Eastwood

Refreshments provided.                              Bring your lunch.                                               

Safe shoes (FULL LEATHER UPPERS) and clothing required                           

All workshops are on a Sunday

9am Sign In                                     9.15am Start                               Old tools on sale

How much?     $40          TTTG Members $20

Enrol early to avoid disappointment.



***Aug 2014***
The Traditional Tools Group - "Sharpening Edge Tools"
Sunday, 24th August 2014
When: 9.00am to 3.00pm

Where: Brush Farm, Eastwood.

Planes, chisels, drawknives and more                         

Brush Farm House                                         19 Lawson Street Eastwood

Refreshments provided.                              Bring your lunch.                                               

Safe shoes and clothing required                           

All workshops are on a Sunday

9am Sign In                                     9.15am Start                               Old tools on sale

How much?     $40          TTTG Members $20

Enrol early to avoid disappointment.



***Sept 2014***

The Timber and Working with Wood Show

Canberra
JD will have a stand, demonstrating Sharpening and Sales of Planes and Sharpening Tools

Participant in the "Come Try & Learn" programme
Fri 5th - Sun 7th September 10-5




***August 2014***

WA Wood Show
We will be in Perth for the WA Wood Show this coming August.
Looking forward to meeting people that we have dealt with over the years.
August 1,2,3 at the Claremont Showgrounds






***July 2014***
The Traditional Tool Group - "Tool Using Skills"
Sunday, 27th July 2014
When: 9.00am to 3.30pm
Where: Brush Farm, Eastwood.

Planes, chisels, saws and more

Brush Farm House                                         19 Lawson Street Eastwood

Refreshments provided.                              Bring your lunch.                                               

Safe shoes and clothing required                           

All workshops are on a Sunday

9am Sign In                                     9.15am Start                               Old tools on sale

How much?     $40          TTTG Members $20


Enrol early to avoid disappointment.



***June 2014***

The Timber and Working with Wood Show

Sydney
JD will be on the TTTG stand, demonstrating Sharpening and Sales of Planes and Sharpening Tools
Fri 27th - Sun 29th June 10-5pm at Homebush.



***May 2014***

The Timber and Working with Wood Show

Brisbane
JD will have a stand, demonstrating Sharpening and Sales of Planes and Sharpening Tools
Fri 16th - Sun 18th May  10-5




***May 2014***
Plane Tuning

Shoalhaven Woodcraft Society
at Jim Davey's Shed
9:00am - 3:00pm with sausage sizzle lunch
members $10, visitors $20
Plane Tuning, Hands on Workshop - bring plane to work on
, bring blade that was sharpened at the Mar. Sharpening Workshop



Sat. 3rd May 2014



***March 2014***

Sharpening Workshop
Shoalhaven Woodcraft Society
at Jim Davey's Shed
9:00am - 3:00pm with sausage sizzle lunch
members $10, visitors $20

Bring Blades to sharpen, bring favourite stones to be checked for flat
Bring the Blade(s) from the Plane to be tuned at the May Plane Tuning workshop




Sat. 22rd March 2013




***April 2014***


The Traditional Tool Group - Sharpening Edge Tools
Sharpening Edge Tools with Jim Davey
Sunday, 6 April 2014
When: 9.00am to 3.30pm

Where: The Epping Creative Centre, Dence Park, Stanley Road, Epping

Find out what sharp means and how to do it with chisels, plane blades, all woodworking edge tools,
dry grinding, honing, water stones, ceramics and oil stones.

That blunt tool will end the day so sharp the wood will run away in terror!

Sharpening blades, chisels etc is a continuing issue for beginning tool users and seasoned
tradesmen alike. The workshop is designed to provide you with guidance on sharpening techniques,
and the opportunity to go "hands-on" for a wide range of tools and sharpening approaches.

Sharpening expert Jim Davey leads this workshop.

Jim Davey is a hand tool legend known as Australia’s plane doctor.

Cost: $20 for financial TTTG members or $40 for non members.

Enrol early to avoid disappointment.


Sunday April 6th





***March 2014***


Kiama Woodcraft Expo and Sales
Kiama NSW
8th, 9th March 2014




***February 2014***

Tools & Techniques Weekend

Sturt’s biggest annual event has everything for the aspiring or experienced woodworker. The historic Sturt School for Wood will feature displays and sales by Australia’s finest toolmakers and specialist timber suppliers including: HNT Gordon Classic Planes, Colen Clenton, Jim Davey Planes & Sharpening, Japanese Tools, Vesper Tools, Gifkins Dovetail Jig, Allwood Timber, Southern Highland Woodies Inc. and Men’s Shed. A daily program of woodwork demonstrations will be conducted by Australia’s leading furniture makers.



Sturt School for Wood
Mittagong NSW
22nd & 23rd Feb 2014



***February 2014***
The Traditional Tools Group 2014 Tool Sale

I can't make this one due to the date clash with Sturt

Over 50 tables of Quality Old Tools
All types of user and collectable hand tools
Hand tools to suit Tradesmen, Amateurs and Collectors
Hand Tools for all Traditional Trade
Plenty of Parking
Refreshments available
Enquiries: Clynt Sheehy
E-mail clyntsheehy@tttg.org.au
Telephone (02) 9416 7134
Sunday, 23rd Feb 2014
When: 9:00am to 2:00pm $5.00 entry
Where: The Brickpit Sports Stadium, 1A Dartford Rd., Thornleigh.



***February 2014***
Bega Woodworkers Sharpening and Plane Tuning with Jim Davey
Sat 8th Feb 2014   9-3



***Nov 2013***

Advanced Hand Plane Skills with Jim Davey
Sunday, 3rd November 2013
When: 9.30am to 3.30pm
Where: Strathfield Men’s Shed, 26 Pomeroy Street, Strathfield.

Learn how to use hand planes to achieve precision and quality finish and experience what a

correctly fettled plane can do.
Bring your metal and wood planes and timber.
A good idea is to bring both planes you have tuned for an expert assessment of
how you are going, as well as planes you have yet to attack. New planes need tuning as well, so
bring those, especially those that don't seem to work "out of the box".
Jim Davey and Bob Crosbie will introduce you to the arsenal of special purpose planes and user made
planning jigs. Included will be:
Bench and special purpose planes plus planing jigs and devices
The Bailey type Planes, Infill planes, Wooden Planes, Scraper planes
Combination planes, Ploughs and Fillisters
The Trenching plane, Moulding planes, Spokeshaves and more!
Planing Boards, Shooting Boards
The workshop will include repairs, sole flattening, sharpening and set up.
Materials, spare parts and fettled planes will be for sale during the workshop.
Cost: $20 for financial TTTG members or $40 for non members.
Enrol early to avoid disappointment.



***Oct 2013***

The Timber and Working with Wood Show

Melbourne
JD will have a stand, demonstrating Sharpening and Sales of Planes and Sharpening Tools
Fri 18th - Sun 20th October


 ***Sept 2013***

Plane Tuning & Sharpening with Jim Davey
Sunday, 15th September 2013
When: 9.00am to 3.30pm

Where: Strathfield Men’s Shed, 26 Pomeroy Street, Strathfield.
Achieving ultimate performance from your plane is every plane user’s ambition. Jim Davey will show you how to get the best from your metal plane. Jim begins by flattening the sole and then sharpening the blade and tuning the plane. If you have a special purpose plane or a wooden bodied plane Bob Crosbie will show you how to achieve the best results from the plane.
The workshop is designed to provide you with guidance on sharpening techniques, and the opportunity to go "hands-on" for a wide range of tools and sharpening approaches, focusing on
planes. Bring your own planes and timber. A good idea is to bring both planes you have tuned for an expert assessment of how you are going, as well as planes you have yet to attack.The workshop will include repairs, sole flattening, sharpening and set up. Materials, spare parts and old planes will be for sale during the workshop.

Cost: $20 for financial TTTG members or $40 for non members.

Enrol early to avoid disappointment.



***Aug/Sept 2013***
The Timber and Working with Wood Show

Canberra
JD will have a stand, demonstrating Sharpening and Sales of Planes and Sharpening Tools
Fri 30th Aug - Sun 1st September 10-5

Participant in the Come Try & Learn programme



***August 2013***
Sharpening Edge Tools with Jim Davey
Sunday, 18th August 2013
When: 9.00am to 3.30pm
Where: Strathfield Men’s Shed, Pomeroy Street, Strathfield.
Find out what sharp means and how to do it with chisels, plane blades, all woodworking edge tools,
dry grinding, honing, water stones, ceramics and oil stones.
That blunt tool will end the day so sharp the wood will run away in terror!
Sharpening blades, chisels etc is a continuing issue for beginning tool users and seasoned
tradesmen alike. The workshop is designed to provide you with guidance on sharpening techniques,
and the opportunity to go "hands-on" for a wide range of tools and sharpening approaches.
Sharpening expert Jim Davey leads this workshop.
Jim Davey is a hand tool legend known as Australia’s plane doctor.
Cost: $20 for financial TTTG members or $40 for non members.
Enrol early to avoid disappointment.



***July 2013***

The Timber and Working with Wood Show

Sydney
JD will be on the TTTG stand, demonstrating Sharpening and Sales of Planes and Sharpening Tools
Fri 26th - Sun 28th July 10-5pm at Homebush.



***June 2013***
Plane Tuning & Sharpening - Woodcraft Parkersburg, West Virginia USA
Demonstration of Set-Up, Sharpening and Use of Bench Planes and other Specialty Planes
Sat. June 15th
10am - 2pm
Woodcraft Store at Parkersburg WV, USA





***May 2013***
Plane Tuning II - Advanced
Shoalhaven Woodcraft Society
at Jim Davey's Shed
9:00am - 3:00pm with sausage sizzle lunch
members $10, visitors $20

Plane Tuning Advanced - Block Planes, Specialty Planes, Planing Techniques, Shooting Boards




Sat. 25th May 2013



***May 2013***
The Timber and Working with Wood Show

Brisbane
JD will have a stand, demonstrating Sharpening and Sales of Planes and Sharpening Tools
Fri 17th - Sun 19th May  10-5



***April 2013***

Plane Tuning I

Shoalhaven Woodcraft Society
at Jim Davey's Shed
9:00am - 3:00pm with sausage sizzle lunch
members $10, visitors $20
Plane Tuning Basics, Hands on Workshop - bring plane to work on
, bring blade that was sharpened at the Feb. Sharpening Workshop
See Plane Tuning II - Advanced in April


Sat. 20th April 2013



***April 2013***
Sharpening & Plane Tuning with Jim Davey

Goulburn Woodworkers (members only)
Saturday 13th April 9am - 3pm




***March 2013***
Sharpening Workshop
Shoalhaven Woodcraft Society
at Jim Davey's Shed
9:00am - 3:00pm with sausage sizzle lunch
members $10, visitors $20

Bring the Blade(s) from the Plane to be tuned at the April Plane Tuning workshop




Sat. 23rd March 2013



***March 2013***
Woodworker Ass.n of NSW

Sharpening Day with Jim Davey
Tuition and Hands-on Workshop, Plane Blades and Chisels. 
Bring something to sharpen

Sausage Sizzle Lunch
At this stage, WWA.NSW members only, Cost $10 - Bookings essential - contact
Merv Walter at secretary@woodworkersnsw.org.au
WWA.NSW Workshop: Spring St., Abbotsford  NSW
Sunday March 17th  9:30am - 3pm




***March 2013***
Kiama Woodcraft Expo and Sales
Kiama NSW
9th, 10th March 2013




***February 2013***
The Traditional Tools Group 2013 Tool Sale

Over 40 tables of Quality Old Tools
All types of user and collectable hand tools
Hand tools to suit Tradesmen, Amateurs and Collectors
Hand Tools for all Traditional Trade
Plenty of Parking
Refreshments available
Enquiries: Clynt Sheehy
E-mail clyntsheehy@tttg.org.au
Telephone (02) 9416 7134
Sunday, 24th Feb 2013
When: 9:00am to 2:00pm  $5.00 entry
Where: The Brickpit Sports Stadium, 1A Dartford Rd., Thornleigh.




***February 2013***
Tools & Techniques Weekend
Sturt School for Wood will host a weekend of TOOLS & TECHNIQUES featuring many of Australia's finest tool makers: HNT Gordon Classic Plane Maker, Colen Clenton, Harold & Saxon Chisels, Michael Connor Woodwork, Jim Davey and others offering you the opportunity to discuss, try and buy their beautifully crafted tools. Plus specialist demonstrations on a range of woodworking techniques presented by Sturt's experienced teachers.
FREE Admission and Parking. 10:00am - 4:00pm both days. Food & drinks available on site.






Sturt School for Wood
Mittagong NSW
16, 17th Feb 2013




***Nov 2012***
Advanced Hand Plane Skills with Jim Davey
Sunday, 25 November 2012
When: 9.30am to 3.30pm
Where: Strathfield Men’s Shed, 26 Pomeroy Street, Strathfield.

Learn how to use hand planes to achieve precision and quality finish and experience what a

correctly fettled plane can do.
Bring your metal and wood planes and timber.
A good idea is to bring both planes you have tuned for an expert assessment of
how you are going, as well as planes you have yet to attack. New planes need tuning as well, so
bring those, especially those that don't seem to work "out of the box".
Jim Davey and Bob Crosbie will introduce you to the arsenal of special purpose planes and user made
planning jigs. Included will be:
Bench and special purpose planes plus planing jigs and devices
The Bailey type Planes, Infill planes, Wooden Planes, Scraper planes
Combination planes, Ploughs and Fillisters
The Trenching plane, Moulding planes, Spokeshaves and more!
Planing Boards, Shooting Boards
The workshop will include repairs, sole flattening, sharpening and set up.
Materials, spare parts and fettled planes will be for sale during the workshop.
Cost: $20 for financial TTTG members or $40 for non members.
Enrol early to avoid disappointment.




***Oct 2012***
The Timber and Working with Wood Show

Melbourne
JD will have a stand, demonstrating Sharpening and Sales of Planes and Sharpening Tools
Fri 19th - Sun 21st October


***Sept 2012***

Plane Tuning & Sharpening with Jim Davey
Sunday, 23 September 2012
When: 9.00am to 3.30pm

Where: Strathfield Men’s Shed, 26 Pomeroy Street, Strathfield.
Achieving ultimate performance from your plane is every plane user’s ambition. Jim Davey will show you how to get the best from your metal plane. Jim begins by flattening the sole and then sharpening the blade and tuning the plane. If you have a special purpose plane or a wooden bodied plane Bob Crosbie will show you how to achieve the best results from the plane.
The workshop is designed to provide you with guidance on sharpening techniques, and the opportunity to go "hands-on" for a wide range of tools and sharpening approaches, focusing on
planes.  Bring your own planes and timber. A good idea is to bring both planes you have tuned for an expert assessment of how you are going, as well as planes you have yet to attack.The workshop will include repairs, sole flattening, sharpening and set up. Materials, spare parts and old planes will be for sale during the workshop.

Cost: $20 for financial TTTG members or $40 for non members.

Enrol early to avoid disappointment.


***Sept/Oct 2012***
Creative Moments Exhibition
Wood, Wool & Clay - Exhibition & Sales
Shoalhaven Woodcraft Society, Nowra Spinners & Weavers and the Shoalhaven Potters
Shoalhaven Arts Centre, Berry St Nowra Tues - Fri 10:00 - 4:00, Sat 11:00 - 3:00, closed Sundays, Mondays
Opens Friday Sept. 14th - Wed Oct 3rd 2012



***Sept 2012***
Sydney Tool Sale & Swap
Sunday September 9th
Strathfield Men's Shed
28 Pomeroy St
Homebush   NSW
Doors open 9-1 (but it is usually dead by 12noon)
Tools for all Trades - for metal and Wood



***Sept 2012***
The Timber and Working with Wood Show

Canberra
JD will have a stand, demonstrating Sharpening and Sales of Planes and Sharpening Tools
Fri 31st Aug - Sun 2nd September  10-5



***July 2012***

The Timber and Working with Wood Show

Sydney
JD will be on the TTTG stand, demonstrating Sharpening and Sales of Planes and Sharpening Tools
Fri 27th - Sun 29th July 10-5pm at Homebush - Note new Venue and new Dates (not June)


***May 2012***
The Timber and Working with Wood Show

Brisbane
JD will have a stand, demonstrating Sharpening and Sales of Planes and Sharpening Tools
Fri 18th - Sun 20th May  10-5



***April 2012***

Sharpening Edge Tools with Jim Davey
Sunday, 29 April 2012
When: 9.00am to 3.30pm
Where: Strathfield Men’s Shed, Pomeroy Street, Strathfield.
Find out what sharp means and how to do it with chisels, plane blades, all woodworking edge tools,
dry grinding, honing, water stones, ceramics and oil stones.
That blunt tool will end the day so sharp the wood will run away in terror!
Sharpening blades, chisels etc is a continuing issue for beginning tool users and seasoned
tradesmen alike. The workshop is designed to provide you with guidance on sharpening techniques,
and the opportunity to go "hands-on" for a wide range of tools and sharpening approaches.
Sharpening expert Jim Davey leads this workshop.
Jim Davey is a hand tool legend known as Australia’s plane doctor.
Cost: $20 for financial TTTG members or $40 for non members.
Enrol early to avoid disappointment.


***April 2012***
Plane Tuning II - Advanced
Shoalhaven Woodcraft Society
at Jim Davey's Shed
9:00am - 3:00pm with sausage sizzle lunch
members $10, visitors $20

Plane Tuning Advanced - Block Planes, Specialty Planes, Planing Techniques, Shooting Boards




Sat 21st April 2012


***March 2012***

Kiama Woodcraft Expo and Sales
Kiama NSW
24, 25th March 2012



***March 2012***
Plane Tuning I

Shoalhaven Woodcraft Society
at Jim Davey's Shed
9:00am - 3:00pm with sausage sizzle lunch
members $10, visitors $20
Plane Tuning Basics, Hands on Workshop - bring plane to work on
, bring blade that was sharpened at the Feb. Sharpening Workshop
See Plane Tuning II - Advanced in April


Sat 31st March 2012


***March 2012***
The Traditional Tools Group 2012 Tool Sale

Over 30 tables of Quality Old Tools
All types of user and collectable hand tools
Hand tools to suit Tradesmen, Amateurs and Collectors
Hand Tools for all Traditional Trade
Plenty of Parking, Close to Hornsby and Asquith Railway Stations
Reasonably priced refreshments
Selling Enquiries: Horacio Rodrigues
E-mail HRodrigues@hatch.com.au
Telephone (02) 422 66 796 (home)
Mobile 0417 535 867
Sunday, 11th March 2012
When: 9:30am to 2:00pm  $5.00 entry
Where: Asquith Boys High School, Pacific Highway, Asquith.
Postal address is Jersey St, but use school entrance from the Pacific Highway.



***February 2012***
Tools & Techniques Weekend
Sturt School for Wood will host a weekend of TOOLS & TECHNIQUES featuring many of Australia's finest tool makers: HNT Gordon Classic Plane Maker, Colen Clenton, Harold & Saxon Chisels, Michael Connor Woodwork, Jim Davey and others offering you the opportunity to discuss, try and buy their beautifully crafted tools. Plus specialist demonstrations on a range of woodworking techniques presented by Sturt's experienced teachers.
FREE Admission and Parking. 10:00am - 4:00pm both days. Food & drinks available on site.






Sturt School for Wood
Mittagong NSW
18, 19th Feb 2012


***February 2012***
Sharpening Workshop
Shoalhaven Woodcraft Society
at Jim Davey's Shed
9:00am - 3:00pm with sausage sizzle lunch
members $10, visitors $20

Bring the Blade(s) from the Plane to be tuned at the March Plane Tuning workshop




Sat 25th Feb 2012



October 2011
Plane Tuning & Sharpening Workshop
Shoalhaven Woodcraft Society
at Jim Davey's Shed
9:00am - 3:00pm with sausage sizzle lunch
members $10, visitors $20
Hands on Workshop - bring plane to work on
Sat 29th Oct


October 2011
The Timber and Working with Wood Show

Melbourne
JD will have a stand, demonstrating Sharpening and Sales of Planes and Sharpening Tools
Fri 21st - Sun 23rd Oct


October 2011
Making Joints and Using Glue
The Traditional Tool Group
This workshop focuses on:
Tools and how to use them,
Joints and how to make them,
Learn how to cut joints accurately.
Glues, both modern and traditional, which one to use and how to proper apply it.
Cost: $20 for financial TTTG members or $40 for non members.
Sunday, 23 October 2011
When: 9.00am to 3.30pm
Where: Asquith Boys High School, Jersey Road, Asquith.



Sept/Oct 2011
Creative Moments Exhibition
Wood, Wool & Clay - Exhibition & Sales
Shoalhaven Woodcraft Society, Nowra Spinners & Weavers and the Shoalhaven Potters
Shoalhaven Arts Centre, Berry St Nowra Tues - Fri 10:00 - 4:00, Sat 11:00 - 3:00, closed Sundays, Mondays
Opens Friday Sept. 23th - Wed Oct 12th 2010



September 2011
Sydney Tool Sale & Swap
Sunday September 18th
Strathfield Men's Shed
28 Pomeroy St
Homebush   NSW
Doors open 9-1
Tools for all Trades - for metal and Wood


August 2011
Tool Techniques

The Traditional Tool Group
This workshop focuses on using hand planes to prepare timber and to make joints quickly and
precisely.
The special purpose planes used to make rebates, grooves, trenches and mouldings will also be
included.
The chisels used for joint cutting will be shown used safely and effectively.
The correct way to use tenon, dovetail, rip & hand saws will be demonstrated.
Cost: $20 for financial TTTG members or $40 for non members.

Where: Asquith Boys High School, Jersey Road, Asquith.
Sunday, 21 August 2011
When: 9.00am to 3.30pm


September 2011
The Timber and Working with Wood Show

Canberra
JD will have a stand, demonstrating Sharpening and Sales of Planes and Sharpening Tools
Fri 2nd - Sun 4th September  10-5


July 2011
Plane Tuning & Sharpening with Jim Davey
The Traditional Tool Group

The workshop is designed to provide you with guidance on sharpening techniques, and the
opportunity to go "hands-on" for a wide range of tools and sharpening approaches, focusing on
planes.

Bring your own planes and timber. A good idea is to bring both planes you have tuned for an
expert assessment of how you are going, as well as planes you have yet to attack.

The workshop will include repairs, sole flattening, sharpening and set up. Materials, spare
parts and old planes will be for sale during the workshop.
Strathfield Men’s Shed, Pomeroy Road, Strathfield.
Cost: $20 for financial TTTG members or $40 for non members.
Sun 3rd July 2011 - 9.00am to 3.30pm

June 2011
The Timber and Working with Wood Show

Sydney
JD will be on the TTTG stand in the Horden Pavilion, demonstrating Sharpening and Sales of Planes and Sharpening Tools
Fri 17th - Sun 19nd June  10-5


June 2011

Sharpening Edge Tools

The Traditional Tool Group
Find out what sharp means and how to do it with chisels, plane blades, all woodworking edge tools,
dry grinding, honing, water stones, ceramics and oil stones.
That blunt tool will end the day so sharp the wood will run away in terror!

Sharpening blades, chisels etc is a continuing issue for beginning tool users and seasoned

tradesmen alike. The workshop is designed to provide you with guidance on sharpening techniques,
and the opportunity to go "hands-on" for a wide range of tools and sharpening approaches.
Sharpening expert Jim Davey leads this workshop.
Strathfield Men’s Shed, Pomeroy Road, Strathfield.
Cost: $20 for financial TTTG members or $40 for non members.
Sun 5th June 2011 - 9.00am to 3.30pm

May 2011

The Timber and Working with Wood Show

Brisbane
JD will have a stand, demonstrating Sharpening and Sales of Planes and Sharpening Tools
Fri 20th - Sun 22nd May  10-5


April 2011

Tool Repairs
Workshop
The Traditional Tool Group
Repairs to Wooden planes
Making Chisel and plane handles
Making replacement parts
Asquith Boys High School, Jersey Road, Asquith.
Cost: $20 for financial TTTG members or $40 for non members.
Sun 10th April 2011 - 9.00am to 3.30pm

March 2011
Kiama Woodcraft Expo
JD will be demonstrating Sharpening, Planes & Sharpening Tools for Sale
Sat 26th and Sun 27th March


March 2011

Tool Sale
Traditional Tool Group
Asquith Boys High School, Asquith
Sunday March 13th, open 9am - 1pm

February 2011
Sharpening Workshop
Shoalhaven Woodcraft Society
at Jim Davey's Shed
9:00am - 3:00pm with sausage sizzle lunch
members $10, visitors $20
Hands on Workshop - bring plane irons or chisels to work on
Sat 26th Feb 2011


November 2010
Plane Tuning & Sharpening Workshop
Shoalhaven Woodcraft Society
at Jim Davey's Shed
9:00am - 3:00pm with sausage sizzle lunch
members $10, visitors $20
Hands on Workshop - bring plane to work on
Sat 20th November 2010


Sept/Oct 2010

Wood, Wool & Clay
- Exhibition & Sales
Shoalhaven Woodcraft Society, Nowra Spinners & Weavers and the Shoalhaven Potters
Shoalhaven Arts Centre, Berry St Nowra Tues - Fri 10:00 - 4:00, Sat 11:00 - 3:00, closed Sundays, Mondays
Opens Friday Sept. 24th - Wed Oct 13th 2010


August 2010
Sydney Tool Sale & Swap
Strathfield Mens Shed
28 Pomeroy St  Homebush NSW
Doors open 9-1    entry $6
Sunday August 15th


June 2010
Sharpening Day
The Traditional Tools Group
Asquith Boys High
Sunday 27th June


June 2010
Timber & Working with Wood Show
Sharpening Demo.s on the TTTG Stand
18th, 19th, 20th June
Sydney, NSW

May 2010

The Traditional Tools Group 2010 Tool Sale
Sunday, 2 May 2010
When: 9:30am to 2:00pm
Where: Asquith Boys High School, Jersey Road, Asquith.
$5.00 entry
Over 30 tables of Quality Old Tools
All types of user and collectable hand tools
Hand tools to suit Tradesmen, Amateurs and Collectors
Hand Tools for all Traditional Trades
Plenty of Parking
Close to Hornsby and Asquith Railway Stations
Reasonably priced refreshments
Enquiries: Clynt Sheehy clyntsheehy@tttg.org.au


May 2010
Sharpening & Plane Tuning
Saturday 8th May
Harden Men's Shed
Harden, NSW

April 2010
Sharpening & Plane Tuning
Saturday 24th April
Goulburn Woodworkers
Goulburn, NSW


April 2010

Plane Tuning Workshop
Sunday, 18 April 2010
When: 9.30am to 3.30pm
Where: Asquith Boys High School, Jersey Road, Asquith.
Learn how to get the best performance from planes and experience what a correctly fettled plane
can do.
Bring your metal and wood planes and timber.
A good idea is to bring both planes you have tuned for an expert assessment of
how you are going, as well as planes you have yet to attack. New planes need tuning as well, so
bring those, especially those that don't seem to work "out of the box".
The workshop will include repairs, sole flattening, sharpening and set up.
Materials, spare parts and fettled planes will be for sale during the workshop.
Cost: $20 for financial TTTG members or $40 for non members.
Enrol early to avoid disappointment.


March 2010
Special 'Hands On' Shooting Boards and Planing Devices
Sunday, 21 March 2010
When: 9.30am to 3.30pm
Where: Asquith Boys High School, Jersey Road, Asquith.
Learn how to assemble and use Shooting Boards, Winding Sticks and Planing Devices. These
are some key skills for the woodworker.
Cost: $20 for financial TTTG members or $40 for non members.
Enrol early to avoid disappointment.


March 2010
Sharpening Workshop
Shoalhaven Woodcraft Society
Sat. March 20th 9:00 - 2:30 (whenever)
Jim Davey's Shed, Falls Creek NSW
Sausage sizzle lunch, members $10, visitors $20


         






















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