North Shore Woodturners Guild


Local Links

New Zealand National Association of Woodworkers - (Commonly called the "NAW")
South Auckland Woodturners Guild - Very nice galleries, including Easter Show winners, members' web sites, newsletters.
Waikato Guild of Woodworkers - Very nice site with lots of information about different species of wood
Hawkes Bay Woodturning Guild - Lots of information
Manawatu Woodworkers Guild - New Site with wood Turning, Scroll Sawing, Joinery, Toy making, Carving and Pyrography
Guild of Woodworkers Wellington - Carving and furniture making as well as turning
Christchurch Woodturners Association - Offering Certificate in Woodturning at local polytech, meets once a month
Terry Scott - South Auckland's famous son, wonderful site with beautiful pieces
Graeme Mackay - The Grey Lynn Woodturner
Ian Outshoorn - Turned By Ian, a collection of Turnings
Gordon Pembridge - Gordon has developed a series of thin turned pieces with a pierced fern as a signature piece.
David J Gillard - Specialist in metal leaf pattern and finishes on his WoodArt.

New Zealand Tools:

Carbatec - Wood Working and Wood Turning Tools and Supplies. NZ agents for Teknatool.
Timberly Woodturning
Kelton Industries
Woodcut Tools
Soren Berger - Christchurch
Wood Grain NZ Rolly Munro hollowing tools and woodturning finishes & supplies - Hollowing tools
Teknatool - Nova lathes 
Regal Castings - Best place to buy the bits for dremel style tools
Native Pens  - Many different Pen kits and Native timber blanks
Record Power  Established 1909. Suppliers of Woodworking Machinery and Accessories.

Pages with useful woodturning hints / projects

The wood workers Institute
How to turn chess pieces - a lot of info
Project page - at South Auckland Woodturners - great collection of projects
Woodcentral - photos of every grind you could imagine
Darrell Feltmate
Using a chatter tool on a finger spinning top
How to make a very elegant chatter tool from stuff you have in the workshop

Supplies in New Zealand

Natural Oils