This Adventurous Age

Adventures travelling and working around Australia.

2000 Travels April 1

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We got up fairly early.

Drove into Launceston, to the woodwork show that was on at the Inveresk Tram Shed – Launceston’s exhibition facility.

There was much that was interesting, beginning with the man outside using a portable saw mill. John would really love one of these! Some nice myrtle and sassafras logs were being cut up. Inside were many tools and finished products – ideas! We bought a couple of wood work books – on turning. John decided to buy me a little electric wood carving tool, plus chisels. I had some hope that he might get interested in hand carving and shaping and it could be his equivalent of my sewing, while we travelled.

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Portable sawmill in action at the Wood Show


We left the show about 1pm to go to the family get together and book launch, at Evandale. It was a pretty drive, there. Quite a crowd was gathered – maybe 200-250 people, mostly older folk. The book would not be ready for another couple of weeks, but I paid for the copies previously ordered for brother and myself. I did not find the gathering particularly interesting – from people’s labels, it did not seem that there was much representation of our branch.

We decided to leave and go back to the Wood Show. Much more interesting! We spent another couple of hours there, including talking to the wood turner from Geeveston, who gave us lessons earlier in the year. It was enjoyable to catch up with him again.

On the way back to camp, bought pizza for tea.

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