read on if you want to hear some of the good things people have
been saying about me over the years. Click on the logo to see
the full letter of recommendation if that's what you're after...
and Working with Wood Show
many years Stan Ceglinski has been the centrepiece of these demonstrations
and has travelled the country with us. He is the consummate showman
with a deep love and knowledge of the skills of yesteryear.
If you want
to learn how to build a bark hut or a post and rail fence, or
how to use an adze, split some shingles or put together a cross
cut saw race, Stan is your man.
He is highly
combination of here and now bushman/showman and out of the past
legend is powerful entertainment and our recent Summertime Homeshow
would have been dead without him and was a great success with
I have visited
a range of historic towns with reenactments of this and that
and the difference is absolute. There is not "re-enact"
about Stan - it's the real thing.
I believe that
he could be incredible entertainment value in the year 2000"
Builder's Association of NSW
event can only be described as a brilliant attraction, exhibiting
untapped showmanship that offers education, comedy, crowd participation
- an exhibition of Australian bushcraft that would hold a crowd
at the smallest country show or a large city promotion
size and demeanour certainly complement the show and therefore
would make it difficult for another to poach the performance!
I would have
no hesitation in recommending or using this attracation in future
Northern Regions Manager
Master Builder's Association of NSW
I never really thanked you for the great time we had at the Melbourne
Working with Wood Show last year, we never miss your stand.
My son Roddy
and I won the crosscut saw race and went home with a couple of
beaut super jaws from Triton, a fantastic prize, especially since
we only entered for the fun of it and Roddy (14) had never had
a cross cut in his hands before.
My other two
younger boys Taz and Lachlan want to thank you also, the only
thing they want to see when they come to the show is your stand,
don't get too big headed though - it's Blackie they want to see!
Stan, thanks a million for the pleasure you bring to everyone,
the world (and the shows) are a better and happier place to be
with people like you around. Can you also pass our regards on
to your mate in Mullumbimby woodturning (sorry I think his name
is Ken) we called in there about 2 years ago and he was kind
enough to show us round his turning shop and pass on some great
advice, hope he gets up there again someday.
day I guess we will have to settle for the Melbourne WWW show,
it's a long drive from Geelong.
See you at
of Recreation and Health
feedback received so far, your demonstration of bush skills and
"Great Saw Race" were very well received. Comments
keep coming in. The sponsors, Australian Leisure and Hospitality
Group, were very please also. Thank you for coming to Pine Rivers
to help with the community celebration of our heritage as part
of the Pine Rivers Festival."
witnessed the Great Saw Race at the Timber and Working with Wood
Show." It was highly entertaining and drew very good crowds.
He is a master
with timber and there is nothing he doesn't know about different
species of timbers and their specific purposes. As tools are
hard to come by for the survival of and use in "Old World
Skills," Stanley manufactures and sharpens his own traditional
We admire Stanley
as like us, he understands the importance of keeping "Old
World Skills" alive. He has the full support of his family
and his trade and business is a credit to them all.
Noel and Val
staged displays and demonstrations of his skills for the 15,000
to 20,000 visitors to the nine days Festival. He put on a top-class
display and added to it by his great ability to entertain the
crowd. He interacted with the audience well, drawing them into
at the Jondaryan Woolshed is a permanent shingle splitting camp
which we greatly assisted in setting up.
We would recommend
Stan as a skilled craftsman and a top entertainer.