Timber Workshop held at Studio Dubbeld & demonstration of processing equipment by Joel Dubbeld
Workshop, 26-3-18, Studio Dubbeld. Mahogany Processors Co-operative
The rain was bucketing down and some roads in the area were closed. This did not deter some hardy members of Mahogany Processors Co-operative from attending a most interesting workshop run by Joel Dubbeld. from Studio Dubbeld, Heirloom Timber Creations in Townsville. So sorry the downpour meant that some could not attend.
Joel , maker of fine furniture, also runs very successful wood working classes and guitar making, schools.
His large workshop “The Hanger”was built by the Americans during the Second World War in an igloo shape. The studio which holds many benches and wood working tools was an old grain storage shed the first cast concrete building in Townsville.
Both the Hanger and the Studio contain a myriad of wood working benches, hand tools, drill presses, belt sanders, routers, wood lathe, drop saw, band saw and planers.
We began the Workshop with a discussion about the timber we all produce, African Mahogany or Khaya Sengalensis. Joel uses this timber as do many of his students. He likes the properties of Khaya and the way it performs and how it can be turned so well. At the front of his workshop Joel has built a gallery to display beautiful pieces. He has even lined the entrance with Khaya to create a beautiful entrance.
Members heard how Joel really likes the timber and many of his students are using Khaya to make beautiful pieces. All enjoyed the practical demonstrations and discussion that took place.
It was great to be shown how African Mahogany performs and see the workshop in action.