for You, your Show, or your Convention...
Stan Ceglinski lives
with his family in Northern NSW, a community that has used local
timber products since 1849.
Since his start
in the local timber industry in the early 70s, Stan has seen many changes. Technology vs. tradition,
says Stan. But this man loves wood and sees it, not only as part
of Australia's heritage, but as a magnificent and vital part
of our daily lives. To become a true craftsman, he says a man
must live in wood, listen to it, learn it, love it and understand
Through his own deep
appreciation of his craft, Stan is keeping alive the old traditions.
Traditions like shingle cutting, bark hut building, furniture
making, split post fencing, broad axeing and cross cut sawing.
Stan was the
founder of the GREAT
a cross-cut sawing competition that has travelled the country,
entertaining thousands. People love a nostalgic look at their
past and this true-blue mountain of a man, with his rollicking
sense of humour and crowd participation, takes them on that sentimental
Stan Ceglinski is the
image of the timber getters of old, the early pioneers. A big
old fashioned style of a man, he represents, the romantic outback
of Banjo Patterson, the battler outback of Henry Lawson. He is
rough and unpolished (may he never be polished). Stan Ceglinski
is the real thing
showman, Stan Ceglinski is in touch with the earth, passing on
a host of knowledge our country must not lose.
Australian Bush Craft is proudly sponsored by
Australia, Triton Manufacturing, 3m, King Gee,
Arbotech, Forwood Tools & Machinery, W.M.S., M.I.K. International,
Organoil, Feast Watson, Sikkens, McJing Tools, Mullumbimby WoodTurning
& Ken Staff, Carbatec, Skills Publishing, Promac, Mullumbimby
Woodworks, Ryobi Australia, Makita Australia, Gasweld, Timbecon,
Woodworks Book & Tool Co., Peterson Portable Saw Mills, Howard
Products, Penthouse Productions, Frameco, Richard Stanley Cutters,