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Bucca Creek Wood & Textiles - About Neil Scobie


Neil Scobie

Neil began his woodwork career, by training as an Industrial Arts Teacher in the early 1970 s, teaching in NSW high schools for twenty years. He had worked in the woodwork area, semi professionally, during this time, taking the plunge and resigning from teaching in 1993 to full time woodworking. The focus of his work is shared between creative woodturning- carving and designing and making custom made furniture for private clients and select galleries, namely, Bungendore Woodworks, near Canberra, Australian Woodworks at Darling Harbour and the Sydney International Airport and Leura Fine Woodwork Gallery.

Neil really enjoys the relationships that are built when designing special pieces for clients; feeling a real sense of pride and satisfaction making them happy with their unique piece of furniture or turned and carved art piece. Most clients will then commission Neil to create additional pieces. Through word of mouth, their family and friends often request furniture to be made, which ensures future work. He hopes that the pieces that he designs and makes will be treasured for years to come and will become tomorrows antiques.

Teaching others to make furniture and woodturning / carving is an important part of Neil’s business, running night classes, weekend workshops and five-day classes in his workshop. These workshops have become very popular with people having to book in close to twelve months ahead to secure a position.

Neil also enjoys demonstrating his skills for woodworking clubs and special wood conferences and feels that special skills need to be passed on so these will not be lost to future generations.

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