WOOD CARVING, TURNING AND PYROGRAPHY
LAKE BOLAC ASSOCIATION (CARAVAN PARK)
115 Frontage Road,
03 5350 2329
My hobby is working with wood, wood-carving, wood-
turning and pyrography, which is the art of burning
pictures onto wood. If you ever wanted to do the same or
just want to see how it’s done, just ask in the office or
inquire at the time of booking.
So, happy campers, we are your Men’s Shed (Ladies
welcome) away from home, where you can meet like-
minded people who enjoy working with wood and you
never know, maybe you’ll pick up a new hobby or new
Occasionally, I like a game of chess and here are some
pics of my chess set, just click on it to enlarge it.
The wood is just normal Radiata Pine, very cheap and not
too bad for carving/shaping. I recommend Radiata for
Here are some pics of my “Australian Jewels” a carving of
a frilled neck lizard, unique to Australia, with Australian
Opals set into the carving. It took me about 3 months in
my spare time to complete this carving. It’s carved from
Huon Pine and sits on a Blackwood base.
Shearing of the Rams: by Tom Roberts. This painting is a
truly Australian Icon, I have recreated this Australian icon
in a wood-carving. I am happy to explain how to carve a
deep relief carving, such as this. BTW, the picture on the
right is the wood- carving.
Pyrography is a very effective way of harnessing your
creativity into something absolutely beautiful. Please
visit Sue Walter’s website for some incredible art work.
Her skills are amazing, but I can show you the basics.
The latest rage is making wood-pens of various designs,
including the “Celtic Knot” and other forms of “inlay”.
Australian woods can be very distinct with their colours
and pens made from Australian woods are very suitable
as a useful and welcome gift. You will be able to learn of
how to make these pens, even using my lathes under
certain conditions. Just imagine if someone asks you -
‘Where did you get this?’ And you can say - ‘I made it!’
THE ART OF PYROGRAPHY:
Check out Victoria’s pyrography artist Sue Walters
Segmented wood-turning is the art of using precision
pre-cut pieces of wood and gluing them together in a
In this instance, I used plywood, which I cut into pre-
determined pieces of varying widths and re-glued them
into various sized rings and then re-glued those rings
into a raw bowl. The effect I wanted to achieve has the
look of a weave pattern.