Re-cycled local wood used to create a new trio of bowls

Re-cycled local wood used to create a new trio of bowls

Posted by on Jul 18, 2012 in News | No Comments

Privet grows everywhere in Grey Lynn. The local weed: A pest of sorts , sits around ,chopped and looking for a new use. While sitting on the pile of cut wood having a coffee,  this new project came into the afternoon sun. The white fine grain of the Privet  highlights any surface texture in the […]

Wooden Earlobe Stretchers

Wooden Earlobe Stretchers

Posted by on Jul 18, 2012 in News | No Comments

Start of a new series of earlobe stretchers and plugs for Cori Ribinson.  After the initial trial, these large stretchers will come down to a more even symmetrical style. The new range to include New Zealand Native timbers. They will be handcrafted in the Republic of Grey Lynn.

Educational spinning tops

Educational spinning tops

Posted by on Jul 12, 2012 in News | No Comments

These Matai spinning tops are destined to help young people learn about traditional Maori toys. An example of the interesting and unusual jobs that pop up from time to time. All the tops have been made from recycled native timber and have started a new line of spinning objects.    

Setting goals – always a challenge

Setting goals – always a challenge

Posted by on Jul 12, 2012 in News | No Comments

One of the joys of New Zealand woodturning is a positive and driving set of  competitions.  Participation in these competitions is intense and enjoyable. Each new entry provides its own individual design and production challenges. W e are always being challenged . Yes challenges: of bringing of a concept into a finished work. I enjoy this […]

Welcome to the Woodturner from Grey Lynn

Welcome to the Woodturner from Grey Lynn

Posted by on Jul 12, 2012 in News | No Comments

Welcome to my website My name is Graeme Mackay. I am a Woodturner living and working in the wonderful  Republic of Grey Lynn and happy to have this website to share my work with you. A long time woodworker:  Starting in carving, repairwork ,toy making and the odd wooden instrument. On a significant birthday. a […]

Pacific texures – moving forward

Pacific texures – moving forward

Posted by on Jul 12, 2012 in News | No Comments

Texures on the move As part of living in a community with large Pacific Islands groups, there has been a regular challenge to use the idioms of our local New Zealand and Pacific art. The bowl is part of a Pacific textures series that  incorporates  a new  approach to textural Pyrographic branding.  I have been […]