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Joel Dubbeld

heirloom timber creations, Studio Dubbeld in Townsville

Heirloom Woodworking

PRESENTED ON JUL 20, 2016
IN TOWNSVILLE @ VOL 12

For Joel Dubbeld, working with wood is one the most delightful things to do - ever. To share his experiences with others is a great privilege.

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Recycled Skateboards, Repurposed Dreams

BY SHEENA CROOKES
@ VOL 16 ON DEC 05, 2013

Sheena Crookes has been working in the skateboarding industry for nearly a decade, and is constantly inspired by the stories that come with the broken skateboards she gathers to produce her works of jewelry. Sheena started SkateBetty to spread her skateboard accessories and the stories that go with them around the world.

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Tools of the Trade

BY MATT KINNEY
@ VOL 3 ON SEP 17, 2015

Artist Matt Kinney explains how his artistic practice of gorgeously rendered tools in exotic hardwoods was informed by his day job of carpentry.

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A Well-Played Summer

BY GINNY FIGLAR
@ VOL 21 ON DEC 06, 2016

Ginny Figlar shares what happened when a perfect storm of slow workload, bored kids and sudden gumption hit her backyard this summer.

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Art and Soul

BY JAU GOH
@ VOL 4 ON APR 15, 2017

Jau Goh shares the creative process of her work, her favourite medium timber, triangle as a constant motif and the importance of reiteration.  

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Apprentice to Journeyman, Plank to Table

BY LORIEN WOOD
@ VOL 39 ON JUL 27, 2017

Lorien Wood shares the building of a journeyman’s piece, the “final exam” of a three-year German cabinetry apprenticeship, from raw wood to the finished piece of furniture.

 

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Family Boatbuilding, Getting Kids on the Water with Their Own Hands

BY TOM HURST
@ VOL 10 ON SEP 16, 2017

Tom Hurst has been a woodworking and natural resources teacher for a good long while. He has built and guided the creation of many items of furniture, art pieces, toys, buildings and of course boats. He has built sailboats, canoes and sea kayaks with audiences from children to seniors both locally and around the US. Over 100 canoes and kayaks grace our local waters that were built in his shops. Family boatbuilding is still his favorite. It is a project to draw together people and get them on the water. A natural teacher with a love of sharing the outdoors and practical skills, He has a passion for hands-on experiential education.

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Craftsmanship in Collaboration

BY PAUL BABNEAU
@ VOL 5 ON JUL 19, 2018

Many craftsmen move through the world in a solitary manner, following their pursuits in a steadfast singularity. Others, like Paul Babneau, use their experience and skills by reaching out to make connections and create amazing things that could only be accomplished through collaborative efforts. 

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Think Space

BY NATALIE TELEWIAK
@ VOL 48 ON MAR 21, 2019

Architecture and mass timber developments. 

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Mass Timber: Changing the Way We Build Our Cities

BY ROBERT JACKSON
@ VOL 48 ON MAR 21, 2019

Mass timber is really the newest way to build a building in over 100 years. Thanks to new manufacturing technologies, these massive blocks of wood are allowing engineers to push the limits of what timber can do as a structural material. I’ll be sharing my experiences of working and designing with timber, why I’m inspired by it, and how it’s changing the way we build our cities.