Stan Ceglinski's References


G'day again!

So 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...


Timber and Working with Wood Show

"…for 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 recommended."

Patrick O'Reilly, Show Manager

Positive Environments

"…This 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 him.

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"

Bill Fitzgerald, Positive Environments

Master Builder's Association of NSW

"…the 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…

…Stan's 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 MBA promotions."

Peter Meredith
Northern Regions Manager
Master Builder's Association of NSW

This from a friend..

Dear Stan,
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!

Once again 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.

Until that day I guess we will have to settle for the Melbourne WWW show, it's a long drive from Geelong.

See you at the show


"The Nash Family"

Department of Recreation and Health
Pine Rivers

"From 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."

Pam Anderson
Festival Coordinator


"…We 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 tools.

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 Sullivan
Cooperage, Clontarf

Woolshed Association

"…Stan 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 his "act."

Stan's legacy 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.

David Totenhofer

The Billinudgel Wood Working Company -
Keeping the Tradition Alive!