The Sydney Woodcarving Group



The Sydney Woodcarving Website is full of information about us, our carving and our members with links from page to page or to outside web pages. It includes a full calendar of events which are explained more fully on the Upcoming Events pages.

The Index below has been compiled with a link to each relevant page (other than the calendar) to make it easier if you are looking for a specific page without using the links from the strip menu.


Don’t forget the Member’s Only pages! If you are unaware where these are located ask your convenor.


The calendar pages have been deleted. Check on Upcoming Events, with your convenor or


Click on a highlighted underlined heading to go to that page or navigate from the tabs above which are on each page


Home Page:                                  SWG Home Page tells a little about us and showcases upcoming events and matters of interest to members and others                                                                                     

Website Index:                              You are here                                                                           

Upcoming Events:                         This page expands on diary dates, giving more information than available within the calendar


Recent Events:  (4 pages in total)

               Recent Events I:              Kiama Exhibition 10/14                                                  

               Recent Events II:             A.G.M.                                                                          

               Recent Events III:             Innovative Ideas                                                            

Members’ Gallery:  (6 pages in total) Where are your photo’s people????????        

               Members’ Gallery I:          SWG Members Work

               Members’ Gallery II:         SWG Members Work

               Members Gallery III          SWG Members Work

               Members Gallery IV         SWG Members Work with link to Members page

               Members Gallery V          SWG Members Work

               Members Gallery VI         SWG Members Work

Out and About:  (7 pages in total)

               Out and About I:               James Craig Restoration                                                

               Out and About II:              Kevin Gillis’ Woodcut Printing Machine            

               Out and About III:             Shellharbour at Bunnings

               Out and About IV:            Pyrography Workshop at Chester Hill

               Out and About V:             Shellharbour Village  Exhibition

               Out and About VI:            Websites for Carvers


               Out and About VII:           How To:  (4 pages in total)

               How To I:                         “Pricing Your Work”, an article on the value of your work

               How To II:                        Barley Twist Demonstration, intro by Ron O’Malley

               How To III:                       How to Carve a Barley Twist

               How To IV:                      “A Solution Carved Out” Restoration Work

Member Profiles:  (7 pages in total)      

               Member Profiles I:            Angela Johnson                                                            

               Member Profiles II:           David Crawford

               Member Profiles III:          Sandra Hamblen

               Member Profiles IV:          Ted Furlong

               Member Profiles V:           Jim Lee in Memorium

               Member Profiles VI:          Tony Nesbitt

               Member Profiles VII          Enn Muller

               Member Profiles VIII         John Unwin

               Member Profiles IX           Kevin Gillis

About Us:                                      A brief overview of Sydney Woodcarving Group and our four groups

Aims and Objectives:                     The Aims and Objectives of our wood carving group

Group Projects: (24 pages in total)

               Group Projects I:              Tarrawanna Public School Totem

               Group Projects II:             Tarrawanna Public School Totem ctd

               Group Projects III:            Shellharbour’s Totem Pole for Lake Illawarra

               Group Projects IV:            Near Completion (Totem Poles)                                     

               Group Projects V:             Working Hard (Totem Poles)                                          

               Group Projects VI:            Slow Progress (Totem Poles)

               Group Projects VII:           Staring the Carving (Totem Poles)

               Group Projects VIII:          2014 Document Boxes                                                   

               Group Projects IX             2013 Document Boxes                                                   

               Group Projects X             Shell Harbour Chess Set                                                

               Past Group Projects I:      Past Group Charity Projects inc., Noah’s Ark, Heritage Chess Set, Mirror and Bird Relief projects

               Noah’s  Ark I:                   Noah’s Ark by SWG Members

               Noah’s Ark II:                   Noah’s Ark by SWG Members

               Noah’s Ark III:                  Noah’s Ark by SWG Members

               Noah’s Ark IV:                  Noah’s Ark by SWG Members

               Mirror I:                           Mirror by Fouad Ibrahim

               Mirror II:                          Mirror by Fouad Ibrahim

               Mirror III:                          Mirror by Fouad Ibrahim

               Bird Relief I:                     Bird Relief carving by Martin Anderson

               Bird Relief II:                    Bird Relief carving by Martin Anderson

               Chess Set I:                     Australian Heritage Chess Set by  SWG Members

               Chess Set II:                    Australian Heritage Chess Set by  SWG Members

               Chess Set III:                   Australian Heritage Chess Set by  SWG Members

               Chess Set IV:                  Australian Heritage Chess Set by  SWG Members

               Chess Set V:                   Australian Heritage Chess Set by  SWG Members

               Chess Set IV:                  Australian Heritage Chess Set by  SWG Members

Meetings:                                      Our Meeting Venues and Convenor Contacts

Contact Us:                                   Our Committee Members and Membership Details

New Membership Form

Renewal of Membership Form



Website Index

Upcoming Events

Recent Events


(3 pages)

Members’ Gallery


(6 pages)

Out and About


(6 pages)


How To


(4 pages)

Member Profiles


(9 pages)

About Us


Aims & Objectives

Group Projects


(26 pages)


Contact Us